Cardi B and Maluma Top Billboard’s Newly Launched Global Charts

    Maluma in a 2018 concert. Photo by MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock (9459471b)

    After their Hot 100 chart has been used to measure the success of the biggest hits in the U.S. for decades, Billboard is now making an effort to fully expand to other territories. This media brand introduced two new charts this week—Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S.

    Billboard’s senior vice president, Silvio Pietroluongo, said that their main goal was to “present charts that are reflective of a world view” and added they’re “committed to the continued expansion of territories and digital service providers contributing to the global charts”.

    Billboard’s Global 200 will be based on worldwide streams and download sales from more than 200 territories. The inaugural chart was topped by “WAP” by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, just like Billboard Hot 100 that same week.

    Billboard Global Excl. U.S. will put emphasis on all territories outside the United States. It doesn’t account for radio play, just like Billboard Global 200, because they’re not consistent and reliably measured from country to country. There’s already a major difference between these two charts, as Maluma’s “Hawái” topped Billboard Global Excl. U.S. this week.