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“Drivers License” Leads Global Charts for 7th Week

Billboard‘s two global charts (the latest of which are dated March 6) rank songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world, as compiled by MRC Data. The Billboard Global 200 is inclusive of worldwide data and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart comprises data from territories excluding the U.S.

Chart rankings 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.

‘License’ Lengthens Record Global 200 Reign

Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” dominates the Billboard Global 200 for a seventh week, with 63.5 million streams, the week’s top streaming sum (down 7%), and 20,000 sold (up 33%) worldwide in the Feb. 19-25 tracking week. (Aiding the song’s profile in the tracking week, NBC’s Saturday Night Live aired a skit Feb. 20 feting its popularity.)

The single by the singer-songwriter and actress, initially known for her roles in Disney Channel’s Bizaardvark and Disney+’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, extends its mark for the longest Global 200 command yet.

The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears” hits a new Global 200 high, rising 3-2, while his “Blinding Lights” pushes 4-3, after reaching No. 2.

Lil Tjay’s “Calling My Phone,” featuring 6LACK, dips to No. 4 on the Global 200, a week after it debuted at No. 2, and Cardi B’s “Up” lifts 6-5, two weeks after it launched at No. 4.

Rodrigo, Tiësto, Evans, Scott & HVME Highlight Global Excl. U.S. Chart

Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” concurrently leads the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart for a seventh week, with 43.1 million streams (down 9%) and 7,000 sold (essentially even week-over-week) in territories outside the U.S. in the Feb. 19-25 tracking week.

It’s the first song to lead the list for seven consecutive weeks and trails only BTS’ “Dynamite” (eight total weeks at No. 1, nonconsecutively) for the chart’s longest reign so far.

As on the Global 200, The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears” hits a new Global 200 Excl. U.S. high with a 3-2 climb. His “Blinding Lights” drops to No. 3, from its No. 2 best, and BTS’ “Dynamite” holds at No. 4.

Tiësto’s “The Business” bumps 7-5 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart. The song by the Dutch DJ has hit the top 10 of multiple global rankings, including No. 2 on the Official UK Singles chart, while it reaches a new No. 3 high on the U.S.-based Hot Dance/Electronic Songs survey. (It includes uncredited vocals by London-based James “Yami” Bell.)

Nathan Evans’ “Wellerman” sails to the Global Excl. U.S. top 10 (19-9), as the Scottish musician has ridden the recent wave of sea shanties on TikTok with his rendition of the New Zealand whaling song “Soon May the Wellerman Come” (whose origins date to the 1860s). Formally released Jan. 22, his take drew 17.8 million streams and sold 11,000 worldwide (up 33% in each metric) outside the U.S. in the latest tracking week. As with Tiësto’s “The Business,” “Wellerman” hit No. 2 on the Official UK Singles chart, this week ranking at No. 3.

Travis Scott and HVME’s “Goosebumps” also enters the Global Excl. U.S. top 10 (13-10; 21.6 million streams, up 8%; 3,000 sold, up 11%).

The song was originally released on Scott’s 2016 album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight and hit No. 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 2017. The new version by Houston native Scott and Spanish producer HVME rules Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for a fourth week and reaches a new best rank on the Hot 100 (60-56).

The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated March 6) will update on Tuesday (March 2). For both charts, the top 100 titles are available to all readers on, 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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