It’s her first solo leader and the second for a member of the K-pop group.
Jennie’s “You & Me” jumps onto the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. songs chart (dated Oct. 21) at No. 1. The song marks the first solo leader for the BLACKPINK member and the second for a member of the group, following Rosé’s “On the Ground” in March 2021; as a group, BLACKPINK boasts three No. 1s on the survey.
The group makes history on Global Excl. U.S., as BLACKPINK becomes the first act with multiple members that have led the list, thanks to Jennie and Rosé (along with its own No. 1s as a group).
Also in the latest Global Excl. U.S. top 10, Bizarrap and Milo J debut at No. 10 with “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 57,” marking the former’s fourth top 10 and the latter’s first.
The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts, which began in September 2020, 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 United States.
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.
“You & Me” debuts atop Global Excl. U.S. led by 60 million streams outside the U.S. Oct. 6-12. The song is the first No. 1 (and second chart entry) for BLACKPINK’s Jennie, with the group having led with “Lovesick Girls” in 2020 and “Pink Venom” and “Shut Down” in 2022. She becomes the second member of the group to reign as a soloist, after Rosé’s “On the Ground” began on top in March 2021.
As BLACKPINK becomes the first act with multiple members having topped Global Excl. U.S., all four members of the South Korean group have now hit the top 10, totaling five top 10 hits (outpacing BLACKPINK’s four): Prior to Jennie’s new No. 1, Lisa logged two top 10s, “Lalisa” and “Money,” which hit Nos. 2 and 7, respectively, in 2021; Rosé has earned one top 10, the No. 1 “On the Ground”; and Jisoo has also tallied one top 10, “Flower,” which reached No. 2 this April.
Jung Kook and Jack Harlow’s “3D” descends to No. 2 after spending its first week on Global Excl. U.S. at No. 1; Jung Kook’s “Seven,” featuring Latto, dips 2-3, following nine weeks at No. 1 beginning in July; Doja Cat’s “Paint the Town Red” descends 3-4, following two weeks on top starting in September; and Tate McRae’s “Greedy” backtracks to No. 5 from its No. 4 high.
Also in the Global Excl. U.S. top 10, Bizarrap and Milo J debut at No. 10 with “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 57,” with 39.3 million streams outside the U.S. The track is Argentinian Bizarrap’s fourth top 10, following the series’ “Vol. 55,” with Peso Pluma (one week at No. 1, this June); “Vol. 53,” with Shakira (No. 2, January); and “Vol. 52,” with Quevedo (six weeks at No. 1, beginning in July 2022. (Amid that run, “Vol. 56,” with Rauw Alejandro, hit No. 17 this July after “Vol. 54,” with Arcangel, reached No. 22 in April.)
The new entry is the first top 10 on the chart for Milo j, also from Argentina.
The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated Oct. 21, 2023) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Oct. 17). 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 X, formerly known as Twitter, and Instagram.