Doja Cat’s ‘Paint the Town Red’ Rises to No. 1 on Billboard Global 200 Chart

Doja Cat’s “Paint the Town Red” reaches No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 chart (dated Sept. 16). It’s her first leader on the list, since it began in September 2020, and the first rap No. 1 on the ranking this year.

Meanwhile, Jung Kook’s “Seven,” featuring Latto, adds an eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, encompassing its entire run on the survey so far.

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Elsewhere, Japanese band King Gnu notches its first Global Excl. U.S. top 10, as “Specialz” debuts at No. 8.

The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts 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.

New Coat of ‘Paint’ Atop Global 200

Doja Cat’s “Paint the Town Red” rises 2-1 on the Billboard Global 200, with 84 million streams (up 31%) and 12,000 sold (up 37%) worldwide Sept. 1-7. The viral hit is the rapper/singer’s first No. 1 since the list launched in September 2020, among six top 10s. It’s also the first rap leader this year; most recently for the genre before, Drake and 21 Savage’s “Rich Flex” topped the tally dated Nov. 19, 2022, upon its debut.

Jung Kook’s “Seven,” featuring Latto, drops to No. 2 on the Global 200, after spending its first seven weeks on the chart at No. 1; Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” keeps at its No. 3 high; Myke Towers’ “LaLa” lifts 7-4, after reaching No. 3; and Dua Lipa’s “Dance the Night” holds at No. 5, after hitting No. 3.

Eight Weeks for ‘Seven’ at No. 1 on Global Excl. U.S.

Jung Kook’s “Seven,” featuring Latto, leads the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart for an eighth week, with 83.8 million streams (down 5%) and 3,000 sold (down 58%) outside the U.S. Sept. 1-7. Upon its debut, the song became the first No. 1 on the chart, as well as the Global 200, for a member of BTS as a soloist.

The entire Global Excl. U.S. top five holds in place, with “Seven” followed by Doja Cat’s “Paint the Town Red,” at its No. 2 high; Myke Towers’ “LaLa,” at No. 3 after it led for a week in July; Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer,” at its No. 4 best; and Dua Lipa’s “Dance the Night,” at No. 5 after it hit No. 3.

Plus, King Gnu claims its first Global Excl. U.S. top 10, as “Specialz” debuts at No. 8 with 15.9 million streams and 30,000 sold outside the U.S. Sept. 1-7. The Japanese group logs its fourth top 40 entry on the chart, having previously peaked as high as No. 26 with “Chameleon” in March 2022.

The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated Sept. 16, 2023) will update on tomorrow (Sept. 12). 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.

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