Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers” remains the biggest song in the world, as it adds a second week at No. 1 on both the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts. As it gains in streams, it notches the biggest worldwide streaming week for a soloist, and the second-greatest week overall, since the Global 200 began in September 2020.
The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts rank songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world, as compiled by Luminate. The Global 200 is inclusive of worldwide data and the Global Excl. U.S. chart comprises data from territories excluding the U.S.
Chart ranks are based on a weighted formula incorporating official-only streams on both subscription and ad-supported tiers of audio and video music services, as well as download sales, the latter of which reflect purchases from full-service digital music retailers from around the world, with sales from direct-to-consumer (D2C) sites excluded from the charts’ calculations.
‘Flowers’ Logs Second-Biggest Global 200 Streaming Week
“Flowers” holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 with 217.1 million streams (up 21%) and 107,000 sold (up 12%) worldwide in its second full tracking week, Jan. 20-26 (after it arrived Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. EST).
A week after the song claimed the greatest global streaming week for a soloist, and the third-biggest frame among all acts, since the Global 200 began in September 2020, it now boasts the second-biggest week overall.
Biggest Worldwide Streaming Weeks in Global 200 History:
289.2 million, “Butter,” BTS, June 5, 2021
217.1 million, “Flowers,” Miley Cyrus, Feb. 4, 2023
212.1 million, “Pink Venom,” BLACKPINK, Sept. 3, 2022
179.1 million, “Flowers,” Miley Cyrus, Jan. 28, 2023
178.2 million, “Easy on Me,” Adele, Oct. 30, 2021
170.8 million, “Permission To Dance,” BTS, July 24, 2021
169.8 million, “Butter,” BTS, June 12, 2021
152.8 million, “Shut Down,” BLACKPINK, Oct. 1, 2022
152.6 million, “Lalisa,” Lisa, Sept. 25, 2021
152.5 million, “Life Goes On,” BTS, Dec. 5, 2020
Cyrus first announced during her Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party NBC special that “Flowers” would be released Jan. 13, which fans noticed doubles as her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth’s birthday. That juicy narrative and fervent interaction on TikTok have helped swell the profile of the song, which introduces Cyrus’ eighth studio album, Endless Summer Vacation, due March 10.
Bizarrap and Shakira’s “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” holds at its No. 2 Global 200 high; SZA’s “Kill Bill” keeps at No. 3 after two weeks on top; Rema and Selena Gomez’s “Calm Down” repeats at No. 4 after reaching No. 3; and Sam Smith and Kim Petras’ “Unholy” rises 6-5, after it notched four weeks at the summit in October.
Cyrus Also No. 1 for Second Week on Global Excl. U.S.
As on the Global 200, “Flowers” crowns the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart for a second week, with 162.4 million streams (up 26%) and 45,000 sold (up 20%) outside the U.S. Jan. 20-26.
The rest of the Global Excl. U.S. chart’s top five also holds in place, with Bizarrap and Shakira’s “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 53” at its No. 2 best; SZA’s “Kill Bill” at No. 3 after reaching No. 2; Rema and Selena Gomez’s “Calm Down” at No. 4, after two weeks at the summit; and David Guetta and Bebe Rexha’s “I’m Good (Blue)” at No. 5, after it hit No. 2 in September.
The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated Feb. 4, 2023) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Jan. 31). For both charts, the top 100 titles are available to all readers on Billboard.com, while the complete 200-title rankings are visible on Billboard Pro, Billboard‘s subscription-based service. For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.
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