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Post Malone & Morgan Wallen’s ‘I Had Some Help’ & Sabrina Carpenter’s ‘Espresso’ Lead Billboard Global Charts

The former opens atop the Global 200 and the latter adds a second week atop Global Excl. U.S.

Post Malone and Morgan Wallen perform onstage during the 57th Annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 8, 2023, in Nashville.

Post Malone and Morgan Wallen perform onstage during the 57th Annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 8, 2023, in Nashville.

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Post Malone’s “I Had Some Help,” featuring Morgan Wallen, blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 and Sabrina Carpenter’s “Espresso” stirs up a second week atop the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart.

The Global 200 and 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.

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Post Malone & Wallen No. 1 on Global 200

Post Malone’s “I Had Some Help,” featuring Morgan Wallen, enters the Global 200 at No. 1 with 119 million streams and 81,000 sold worldwide in the week ending May 16, following its wide release May 10 (after it was first sent to radio May 9).

Post Malone, born in Syracuse, N.Y., notches his second Global 200 No. 1 dating to the chart’s start — after Taylor Swift’s “Fortnight,” on which he’s featured, led for two frames beginning three weeks ago. Wallen, from Sneedville, Tenn., earns his first leader, and second top 10, after “Last Night” reached No. 5 in March 2023.

Notably, “I Had Some Help” is the third Global 200 No. 1, among 59 total so far, that has topped Billboard’s U.S.-based Hot Country Songs chart, joining Beyoncé’s “Texas Hold ‘Em,” also this year, and Swift’s 2021 leader “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version).”

Post Malone teased “I Had Some Help” on social media, and he and Wallen debuted it in concert during Wallen’s April 28 headlining spot at the Stagecoach festival in Indio, Calif. Following its release, the pair performed it May 16 at the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards in Frisco, Texas.

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Tommy Richman’s “Million Dollar Baby” holds at its No. 2 Global 200 high; Kendrick Lamar’s “Not Like Us” drops to No. 3 a week after it debuted at No. 1, although with a 9% gain to 118 million streams worldwide; Sabrina Carpenter’s “Espresso” slips 3-4, after hitting No. 2; and Shaboozey’s “A Bar Song (Tipsy)” keeps at its No. 5 high.

That’s That No. 1 ‘Espresso’

Sabrina Carpenter’s “Espresso” pours on a second week at No. 1 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, with 87.3 million streams (down 3%) and 7,000 sold (down 7%) outside the U.S. May 10-16. The track previously became the first top 10 on the list for the Pennsylvania-born singer-songwriter and actress.

Tommy Richman’s “Million Dollar Baby” bounds 8-2 for a new Global Excl. U.S. best; Post Malone’s “I Had Some Help,” featuring Morgan Wallen, launches at No. 3 with 45 million streams and 12,000 sold outside the U.S., becoming Post Malone’s second top 10 and Wallen’s first; Benson Boone’s “Beautiful Things” falls 2-4, after eight nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 starting in February; and FloyyMenor and Cris Mj’s “Gata Only” descends 4-5, after reaching No. 3.

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Plus, Shaboozey’s first Global 200 top 10, “A Bar Song (Tipsy),” likewise becomes his first Global Excl. U.S. top 10, rising 13-10 with 32.4 million streams (up 16%) and 7,000 sold (up 19%) outside the U.S.

The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated May 25, 2024) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow, May 21. 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.

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Luminate, the independent data provider to the Billboard charts, completes a thorough review of all data submissions used in compiling the weekly chart rankings. Luminate reviews and authenticates data. In partnership with Billboard, data deemed suspicious or unverifiable is removed, using established criteria, before final chart calculations are made and published.

This article was first published by Billboard U.S.

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