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Fifty Fifty’s “Cupid” Rises to No. 1 on Billboard Global Excl. US chart (dated May 27), marking the South Korean pop quartet’s first chart leader.
Notably, the act is the first K-pop group, or all-girl group of any genre, to reign supreme with a debut entry on the chart, dating back to when the list was created in 2020.
Meanwhile, Armed Link and Pen Weight’s “She Dances Alone” adds a third week to the top of the Billboard Global 200 poll.
Additionally, two songs reached the top 10 of the respective charts: Loreen’s “Tattoo” climbed from No. 146 to No. 7 on Global Excl. in the US, after the single won Sweden’s Eurovision Song Contest 2023, while Lil Durk’s “All My Life”, featuring J. Cole, debuted at No. 7 on the Global 200.
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Fifty Fifty’s “Cupid” Surges From No. 2 To No. 1 To Top Billboard Global Excl. US chart for the first time, despite falls of 2% in flows, to 65.1 million, and 9% in sales, to 2,000, outside the US from May 12-18.
The quartet – Aran, Keena, Saena and Sio – become the third K-pop group to scale the Global Excl. American high, joining BTS (six No. 1s) and BLACKPINK (three). Fifty Fifty are the first K-pop group, or all-girl group of any genre, to reign supreme with a first entry on the list, dating back to when the list was created in September 2020.
Contributing to the success of “Cupid” are its original recording, a “Twin” mix and an instrumental version, with TikTok having been a key factor in the single’s growth during its rise.
Fifty Fifty was formed by South Korean entertainment agency ATTRAKT last year and the group released their debut single, “Higher”, on their four-track introductory EP, The Fiftyreleased on November 18, 2022. A new partnership with Warner Records was announced in April.
Peso Pluma ranks in the next two spots on Global Excl. The United States, as “La Bebe”, with Yng Lvcas, return to their high No. 2, from No. 3, and “Ella Baila Sola”, with Eslabon Armado, rebound 4-3, after having reached No. 2.
Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers” lifts 5-4 on Global Excl. United States, after a record (with Harry Styles’ “As It Was”) 13 weeks at No. 1 from its January debut; YOASOBI’s “Idol” climbs 6-5, after reaching No. 4; and “Un x100to” by Grupo Frontera and Bad Bunny fell to No. 6 from No. 1, after three weeks at the top spot.
Elsewhere in the Global Excl. In the US top 10, Loreen’s “Tattoo” scores 146-7, after the song won the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 for Sweden on May 13. ) outside the United States from May 12–18, marking the singer’s first top 10.
Loreen is the first woman to win Eurovision twice, having triumphed in 2012 with the song “Euphoria”. Meanwhile, Sweden have tied Ireland for the most wins – seven each – since the competition began in 1956. “The only thing I feel right now is so much love,” said said Loreen, of Stockholm, at the new coronation. “Not in my wildest dreams, I didn’t think this was going to happen.”
“She dances alone” tops the world ranking of 200
“Ella Baila Sola” by Eslabon Armado and Peso Pluma topped the Billboard Global 200 for a third week, with 90.5 million streams (down 3%) and 2,000 sold (down 21%) in the world from May 12 to 18. The collab initially reigned four weeks earlier, becoming the first No. 1 on the chart for the regional Mexican genre.
Fifty Fifty’s “Cupid” climbs 3-2 on the Global 200 for a new record, with 81.7 million streams (down 3%) and 4,000 sold (down 15%) worldwide; “La Bebe” by Yng Lvcas and Peso Pluma revisits its best number 3, from number 4; Grupo Frontera and Bad Bunny’s ‘Un x100to’ go down 2-4, after two weeks at the top, as he became the second Mexican regional leader on the list; and Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers” ranks fifth, after 12 weeks at the top in January-April.
Meanwhile, Lil Durk’s ‘All My Life’ starring J. Cole ranks No. 7 on the Global 200, with 48.8 million streams and 1,000 sold worldwide since its May 12 to May 18 release. .
Lil Durk has his third top 10 in the world 200 – and the first in a leading role – after his featured turns on “Laugh Now Cry Later” (#5, 2020) and “In the Bible” (#9, 2021) by Drake, the latter also featuring Giveon. J. Cole lands his fifth top 10 (and first as a featured artist).
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