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Tate McRae’s ‘Greedy’ No. 1 on Both Billboard Global Charts

Plus, holiday hits surge and new top 10s for Tyla, LE SSERAFIM and Jack Harlow.

​Tate McRae

Tate McRae


Tate McRae’s “Greedy” rules both the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated Dec. 2), leading the former for a second week and the latter for the first time.

Two seasonal chestnuts return to the Global 200’s top 10: Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” up 17-3, and Wham!’s “Last Christmas” (26-9). Carey’s carol also rebounds to the Global Excl. U.S. top 10 (29-8), where three songs are new to the region: Tyla’s “Water” (11-6), LE SSERAFIM’s “Perfect Night” (13-9) and Jack Harlow’s “Lovin On Me” (20-10).

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.

McRae Scores Second Week Atop Global 200

Tate McRae’s “Greedy” spends a second week at No. 1 on the Global 200, with 59.4 million streams (up 7%) and 4,000 sold (up 26%) worldwide Nov. 17-23. A week earlier, the song became the first leader on the list for the singer-songwriter from Calgary, Alberta, now based in Los Angeles. During the tracking week, McRae performed for the first time on both NBC’s Saturday Night Live (Nov. 18) and the 2023 Billboard Music Awards (Nov. 19).

Jack Harlow’s “Lovin on Me” lifts 4-2 in its second week on the Global 200.


Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” jingles 17-3 on the Global 100, with 48.8 million streams (up 49%) and 4,000 sold (up 59%) worldwide Nov. 17-23. Carey performed “Christmas” on an awards show for the first time as part of the 2023 Billboard Music Awards (Nov. 19). She was also honored with the Billboard Chart Achievement Award for the song.

The song, originally released in 1994, has spent 13 weeks atop the Global 200 (four weeks in both the 2020 and 2021 holiday seasons and five frames over last year’s holidays).

Rounding out the Global 200’s top five, Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” rises 5-4, following a week at No. 1 earlier in November, and Jung Kook’s “Standing Next to You” falls 2-5, two weeks after it debuted at the summit.

Additionally, Wham!’s “Last Christmas” returns to the Global 200’s top 10 (26-9) with 40.4 million streams and 2,000 sold (up 61%) worldwide. The song, from 1984, has spent six weeks at its No. 2 high (one, two and three weeks over the 2020, 2021 and 2022 holidays, respectively). (The pair’s George Michael became a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee posthumously Nov. 3.)


McRae Gets ‘Greedy’ to No. 1 on Global Excl. U.S.

Tate McRae’s “Greedy” ascends 2-1 for its first week atop the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, with 45.3 million streams (up 4%) and 2,000 sold (up 7%) outside the U.S. Nov. 17-23.

McRae, who hit a prior No. 15 Global Excl. U.S. best with her first entry, “You Broke Me First.,” in 2021, becomes the fourth Canadian – and first Canadian woman – to top the chart, following Justin Bieber (two No. 1s), Daniel Caesar and The Weeknd (one each).

Jung Kook’s “Seven,” featuring Latto, rebounds 3-2 on Global Excl. U.S., following nine weeks at No. 1 beginning in July, and his “Standing Next to You” drops to No. 3 after spending its first two weeks on the tally at the top spot; Iñigo Quintero’s “Si No Estás” holds at No. 4, following two weeks at No. 1 earlier in November; and Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” climbs 7-5, after reaching No. 4.


Tyla’s “Water” flows 11-6 on Global Excl. U.S. with 33.6 million streams (up 10%) and 2,000 sold (up 15%) outside the U.S. The song marks the first top 10 for the singer-songwriter born and raised in South Africa, in her first visit to the chart.

LE SSERAFIM’s “Perfect Night” bounds 13-9 on Global Excl. U.S., led by 26.1 million streams (up 3%) outside the U.S. The South Korean quartet notches its first top 10 on the ranking, after reaching a previous No. 14 high with “Unforgiven” – featuring Nile Rodgers – in May.

Plus, Jack Harlow’s “Lovin on Me” surges 20-10 in its second week on Global Excl. U.S. (20-10; 23.7 million streams, up 27%). The Louisville, Ky., native posts his fourth top 10, after “3D,” with Jung Kook (No. 1 debut and peak, for one week in October), “First Class” (No. 2 peak, 2022) and “Industry Baby,” with Lil Nas X (No. 2, 2021).

The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated Dec. 2, 2023) will update on tomorrow (Nov. 28). 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 X, formerly known as Twitter, and Instagram.

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 originally published by Billboard U.S.

Vanessa Heins


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