Bizarrap’s “Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52” Collaboration with Quevedo Notches Second Week at No. 1 on Both Billboard Global 200 & Billboard Global Excl. U.S. Charts

Bizarrap is celebrating the global success of his latest single…

The 23-year-old Argentine record producer and DJ’s collaboration with Spain’s QuevedoBzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52” has notched a second week at No. 1 on both the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts.

Bizarrap, Quevado, A week earlier, Bizarrap’s track became the first leader on the lists for each act. 

The two 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 Billboard Global 200 is inclusive of worldwide data and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart comprises data from territories excluding the U.S.

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.

“Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52” spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 after it drew 92 million streams (up 4%) and sold 1,000 downloads (up 34%) worldwide in the July 22-28 tracking week.

“For me, he was the perfect bridge between the Argentine urban movement and the world,” Federico “Fede” Lauria, president of Bizarrap’s label, Dale Play Records, told Billboard last week of his 2019 signing of the artist whose “Sessions” series began in 2018. “You could already see his impact in Argentina. His sessions were already having an effect.”

“My music is now heard around the world, and it’s something that’s honestly just incredible,” marveled Quevedo, who noted that Bizarrap reached out to him via Instagram for their collaboration. “He told me he liked what I was doing and was hoping we could do music together. The timing was perfect because I was in Argentina recording. So, we decided to do the session then. We recorded the song [and] then just spent the day laughing and watching videos on YouTube.

“Whatever Bizarrap touches turns gold,” Quevedo further mused. “Also, the song is perfect for summer and festivals, and people can sing along and dance to it. Plus, I’m a new artist, so I think people are intrigued about what I’m doing.”

“Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52” by Bizarrap and Quevedo concurrently crowns the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart for a second week, with 86.7 million streams (up 2%) and 800 downloads sold (up 28%) in territories outside the U.S. in the July 22-28 tracking week. (Of the song’s global totals in that span, 94% of its streams and 79% of its sales were from beyond the U.S., slightly gaining domestically from respective splits of 96% and 82% a week earlier, as the track holds at No. 5 on the U.S.-based Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and surges 20-13 on Hot Latin Songs.)

Bizarrap will speak at Billboard Latin Music Week, on September 26-30, at the Iconic Songwriter Q&A, presented by Sony Music Publishing.

Farruko Earns First No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart with “Pepas”

Farruko is celebrating a dancetastic first…

The 30-year-old Puerto Rican singer and songwriter has completed a flight to his first No. 1 on Billboard‘s multi-metric Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated August 21) with “Pepas.”


The song hits the top with 9.7 million U.S. streams, up 33%; 7.2 million radio airplay audience impressions, up 11%; and 2,500 downloads sold, up 25%, in the tracking week ending August 12, according to MRC Data.

“Pepas” leads the Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs chart for a third frame and Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales for the first time, also marking Farruko’s first leader on both lists.

The track by Farruko improves 6-3 on the Hot Latin Songs list. Helping spark its gains, its official video premiered August 6.

“Pepas” is the fourth song to hit No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs this year, following Surf Mesa‘s “ily,” featuring Emilee (Jan. 2-Feb. 6; six weeks); Travis Scott and HVME‘s “Goosebumps” (Feb. 13-June 19, 19 weeks); and Regard, Troye Sivan and Tate McRae‘s “You” (June 26-August 14, eight weeks).


Previously, Farruko charted on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with “On My Way,” with Alan Walker and Sabrina Carpenter (No. 8, 2019), and “Aire,” with Steve Aoki (No. 36, this July).

Demi Lovato & Marshmello Perform “OK Not To Be OK” at LA’s Legendary Troubadour Nightclub

Demi Lovato is taking her ‘okay’ message on the road…

The 28-year-old part-Mexican American singer/actress has joined voices with Marshmello at Los Angeles’ legendary Troubadour nightclub to perform their smash collaboration “OK Not To Be OK.”

Demi Lovato & Marshmello

Lovato and Marshmello performed the mental health-themed single as part of the Save Our Stages Fest, an initiative that’s raising money for independent music venues on the verge of closing due to the pandemic.

Marshmello and Lovato’s confidence-boosting ballad is currently at No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs.

The Troubadour is just one of thousands of venues threatened with closure due to COVID-19. The West Hollywood nightclub is famous for incubating the Los Angeles music scene of the ’60s and ’70s, with acts including Linda Ronstadt, Jackson BrownEaglesElton JohnJoni Mitchell and more all playing the stage early in their careers.

Save Our Stages is aiming to raise $5 million to help fund the Troubadour, and thousands of other venues like it, over the next few months as doors remain shut amidst the global pandemic.

FKA Twigs’ “Magdalene” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

FKA Twigs is back on top…

The 31-year-old part-Spanish singer, who earned her first-ever Grammy nomination this week, debuts at No. 1 on BillboardTop Dance/Electronic Albums chart dated November 23 with her sophomore album Magdalene


The set launches with 11,000 equivalent album units (5,000 in album sales), according to Nielsen Music.

FKA Twigs adds her second No. 1, following her first full-length, LP1, which topped the chart in September 2014. 

Magdalene is her fifth title to make the chart and fourth top 10, a run which commenced with EP2(No. 5, October 2013).

On the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, FKA Twigs boasts six songs from the set, including “Sad Day,” the chart’s leading debut at No. 16, as it logged 1.6 million U.S. streams in the tracking week. 

Plus, “Holy Terrain,” featuring Future, which hit No. 18 in September, returns to the list at No. 22 with 995,000 clicks.

Selena Gomez Notches 11th Top 20 Hit on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart with “Wolves”

It’s Lucky No. 11 for Selena Gomez

The 25-year-old Mexican American singer/actress has notched her eleventh Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, as her collaboration with Marshmello, “Wolves,” soars 51-20 on the chart dated December 9.

Gomez’s notable surge on the chart was fueled by her performance of the song at the American Music Awards, as well as the November 18 debut of its official video.

The collaboration vaults 34-5 on the Digital Song Sales chart (35,000, up 194 percent, marking the Hot 100’s top sales gain) and 44-24 on Streaming Songs (16.5 million, up 46 percent) and enters Radio Songs at No. 47 (23 million, up 25 percent).

Marshmello makes his first trip to the Hot 100’s top 20, while Gomez earns her 11th appearance, and first since “Bad Liar” reached No. 20 in July.

“Wolves” additionally tops Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for a second (nonconsecutive) week, dethroning Marshmello’s other current hit, “Silence,” featuring Khalid.

Selena Gomez & Marshmello’s Single “Wolves” Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart

Selena Gomez is having a dancetastic week…

The 25-year-old Mexican American singer/actress’ collaboration with Marshmello, “Wolves,” rises 7-1 on BillboardHot Dance/Electronic Songs chart dated November 18, following its first full tracking week.

Selena Gomez

The song debuted a week ago with a day’s worth of streaming and sales data.

Gomez, Billboard‘s 2017 Woman of the Year honoree, earns her second No. 1 and first as a lead act, after “I Want You to Know” (by Zedd featuring Gomez), which spent six weeks at No. 1 in March and April 2015. “Wolves” is Marshmello’s first leader on the list.

“Wolves” reigns with 13 million U.S. streams, 8 million in all-format radio audience and 28,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music.

It holds at No. 1 on the Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart and soars 13-2 on the Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs chart, behind Marshmello’s “Silence” (featuring Khalid) in the latter’s 10th week at the top.

On the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, “Wolves” vaults 88-35. Gomez earns her 19th top 40 Hot 100 hit, and 14th in a row, dating to “Love You Like a Love Song” (by Gomez and The Scene), which hit No. 22 in March 2012. She’s notched four top 40 entries apiece in both 2016 and 2017.

Meanwhile, a toast to Marshmello, who celebrates his first top 40 Hot 100 hit. He previously hit a No. 42 high with “Silence,” which remains near its peak this week, at No. 50.


Selena Gomez Debuts in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart with Marshmello Collaboration “Wolves”

Selena Gomez is dancing her way onto the Billboard charts…

The 25-year-old Mexican American singer/actress and Marshmello have scampered onto Billboard‘s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated November 11) at No. 7 with their new collaboration “Wolves.”

Selena Gomez

Released October 25 (a day before the close of the streaming and sales tracking week), the song starts with 19,000 downloads sold and 3.8 million U.S. streams, according to Nielsen Music.

It bows at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales and No. 13 on Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs.

On Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, the collaboration is the third top 10 for both artists.

The track concurrently opens on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 88.

Gomez’s Collaboration with Kygo “It Ain’t Me” Rises Up Billboard’s Dance Charts

Selena Gomez is dancing her way up the charts…

The 24-year-old Mexican American actress and singer’s collaboration with Kygo, “It Ain’t Me,” rises imto No. 9 Billboard‘s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated March 4 has reached No. 9 on the charts.

Selena Gomez

“It Ain’t Me” (crediting both Kygo and Gomez as leads) is the second top 10 debut for both acts. Kygo’s “Stay,” featuring Maty Noyes, started at No. 8 in December 2015, while “I Want You to Know” (by Zedd featuring Gomez) made a No. 9 entry in March 2015. The new track is the third overall top 10 for Kygo and the second for Gomez.

Following its February 16 release, “It Ain’ Met” sold 19,000 downloads in the week ending that day, according to Nielsen Music, also good for a No. 4 start on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales. That sum plus 1.7 million U.S. streams and 14 million radio airplay audience impressions (through Febriury 19) all contribute to the track’s high Hot Dance/Electronic Songs debut. Following a full first week of tracking, ” It Ain’t Me ” should make a notable advance on the March 11-dated list, as well as jump from its No. 93 debut on the Billboard Hot 100.