Billboard Officially Launches Two New Global 200 Charts
Billboard has officially launched two charts today to better represent hits all over the world: Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S., in collaboration with MRC Data/Nielsen Music.
The Billboard Global 200 is inclusive of worldwide songs including the U.S. while Billboard Global Excl. U.S. focuses on all territories outside the United States. The charts will rank songs based on streaming and sales activity amassed from more than 200 territories around the world.
How will the charts be calculated? Official-only streams on both subscription and ad-supported tiers of audio and video music services will be counted, in addition to download sales from full-service digital music retailers from around the world.
‘WAP’ By Cardi B Featuring Megan Thee Stallion leads the inaugural Billboard Global 200 (100.9 million global streams and 23,000 global downloads), while the first Billboard Global Excl. U.S. is ruled by Maluma’s ‘Hawai’.
24kGoldn’s Mood’ (60.2 million streams, 12,000 sold), Maluma’s all-Spanish-language ‘Hawai’ (94 million streams, 3,000 sold) and Drake’s ‘Laugh Now Cry Later,’ featuring Lil Durk (51.4 million streams, 6,000 sold), occupy the Billboard Global 200 chart’s top five at Nos. 3, 4 and 5, respectively.
“As the steward of the definitive industry charts,” comments MRC Data and MRC Media & Info president Deanna Brown, “we’re thrilled to unveil out our global charts which give the industry insights into the most powerful artists worldwide, what songs have an international impact, as well as what songs may start trending outside of the United States.”
Billboard also notes that of the 16 acts in the top 10 of Billboard Global 200, nine are from the U.S. (including both Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion), two each are from Canada (Drake and The Weeknd) and South Korea (Blackpink and BTS) and one each is from Colombia (Maluma), New Zealand (Jawsh 685) and the U.K. (Harry Styles).
The full charts will be made available on Billboard.com on Tuesday (Sept. 15), and be published every Tuesday going forward.
Rapper Snow Billy Claims Legendary DJ Kay Slay Died Of AIDS
DJ Kay Slay Allegedly Died Of AIDS
A former friend of DJ Kay Slay is spreading a very disturbing rumor about him – saying that he knows what truly killed the legendary NYC DJ. This former friend is telling people on Clubhouse that Kay Slay “died of AIDS.”
Snow Billy, is a former friend of Kay Slay and NYC rapper who once managed Tekashi 6ix9ine. He went on Clubhouse yesterday and told his listeners, “DJ/rapper Kay Slay had full blown AIDS.”
Officially, Kay Slay’s family released a statement at the time of his death – saying that the legendary DJ passed away after a long bout of Covid-19. The family did not reveal any other comorbidity that may have contributed to his death.
We are not able to confirm the veracity of Snow Billy’s statements – and it doesn’t appear that he has any evidence to back up his claims either.
But even without any evidence, Snow Billy’s ‘AIDS’ rumor is spreading like wildfire all over social media.
Listen to the hundreds of people on Clubhouse discussing the rumor that Snow Billy started. We’re not posting the audio here, because it contains a lot of bad language, and many questionable assertions.
Texas Man Punched In The Face After Telling Child To Be Quiet At A Restaurant
<>Man Punched In The Face After Telling Child To Be Quiet At A Restaurant
According to reports gathered A Texas man was punched in the face by a parent after he reportedly told their child to “be quiet” at a taco restaurant.
The Brownsville Police Department is currently searching for a man who punched the reported victim on Easter Sunday at the Taco de Marcelos restaurant.
In a statement, police said: “the male subject got up from the table and started assaulting another customer. The male subject then exited the location and left the area.”
“The only other detail we can release is that the victim told the suspect’s child to be quiet because they were trying to eat. And the subject got mad and went over there and started punching the victim.”
The suspect is reportedly still on the loose and no one has come forward with his identity
Investigator Martin Sandoval said the victim had “a couple of bruises” but appeared to be fine despite the unexpected attack. In a video clip provided by police, the suspect appears to be a white male wearing a red T-shirt, black shorts, and sneakers.
However, the public has not reached out to the police about the suspect’s identity.
DaBaby “Shot Home Intruder in the Leg” at North Carolina Estate
According to reports circulating the internet, there was a shooting at DaBaby’s estate in North Carolina earlier today and DaBaby was home when the incident happened.
Around 7:45 p.m. on April 14th, Troutman Police officers went to the home on Stillwater Road after receiving a call about a shooting at the rapper’s estate. When officers arrived, they found a person with a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening to their “lower extremities,” Troutman Police Chief Josh Watson told The Charlotte Observer.
DaBaby was inside the home at the time of the shooting, Watson said, adding that the person was shot on the football field outside of the home. The identity of the injured person was not revealed.
TMZ now reports citing law enforcement sources that DaBaby was the one who shot the intruder. The rapper reportedly exchanged words with the person and soon after shot him in the leg. DaBaby then called 911 and has been cooperative with cops.
WSOC TV reports that someone called 911 and told the dispatcher, “I shot him in his leg.”
“OK. And why did you do that?” the dispatcher asked.
“He’s trespassing on my property,” the man told the dispatcher. “(Inaudible) about my name. I don’t know what he’s here for. What he’s here to take. What he’s here to do. He’s neutralized until you guys get here.”