Adele's new "Easy On Me" rockets to #1 on the United World Chart with 561,000 points, the biggest debut in two and a half years since Lil Nas X' "Old Town Road" in 2019!

Posted on October 27, 2021

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Adele’s new “Easy On Me” rockets to #1 on the United World Chart with 561,000 points, the biggest debut since Lil Nas X’ “Old Town Road” in 2019! 408,000 of “Easy On Me”’s points are from streaming, 88,000 points are from sales and 65,000 points come from airplay! Released on October 15 via Columbia Records as the lead Single from Adele's long-awaited 4th studio album ‘30’, "Easy on Me" was produced by American record producer Greg Kurstin who also co-wrote the song with the Superstar!
The somber ballad explores themes of nostalgia, regret, and forgiveness, and the lyrics are a plea to Adele’s son, asking him to be undemanding by citing her troubles post-divorce. Music critics praised the song for its poignant lyrics and emotional vocals. An accompanying music video, directed by Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan and shot in Sutton, Quebec, was released with the song, continuing the setting established in the music video for Adele's 2015 song "Hello", where she is seen entering a furnished house. In the "Easy on Me" video, Adele vacates the house and drives off in a truck as a pile of music lists fly out of the vehicle. "Easy On Me" broke the Spotify and Amazon Music records for most streams for a song in a day of all time, and the record for most streams in a single week in Spotify history (84,9 Million). The song scored a Billboard All Kill, debuting at #1 on the Hot 100, Adele’s 3rd chart topper, and also landing atop the Billboard Global 200 and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S., drawing 178.2 Million streams and selling 136,300 downloads worldwide in its first full week, ending Oct. 21, according to MRC Data. “Easy On Me” also topped the weekly charts in 20 countries, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, LIthuania, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom where it has already been BRIT certified silver for 200,000 units!


"Stay" by The Kid LAROI.. and Justin Bieber slips 1-2 this week, scoring another 381,000 points after 10 weeks atop the United World Chart! “Stay” dips 1-2 on the Billboard Global 200 after 11 weeks atop the chart, the longest running #1 hit in Billboard Global 200 chart history. "Stay” also dips 1-2 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. list, after topping the chart for 9 weeks! “Stay” is the first track in 2021 to score 9 weeks of over 100 million global streams, ie. 106.2 milllion (Oct 9), 115.6 million (Oct. 2), 115.7 million (Sept. 25), 119.8 million (Sept. 18), 125.7 million (Sept. 11), 124.9 million (Sept. 4), 123.7 million (Aug. 28) and 108.5 million (Aug. 21)! "Stay" holds at #2 on the Hot 100 after 7 weeks atop the chart, tying with Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder’s "Ebony and Ivory" (1982) for the 2nd-longest No. 1 run for a song by two or more male lead soloists in the chart's 63-year history! It’s Bieber's longest run atop the chart as a lead artist! “Stay” rebounds 16-15 on the Official UK chart after peaking at #2 for 8 weeks behind Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits”, Laroi's 2nd top ten hit in Britain and Bieber's 27th. It's Laroi's joint-highest charting song in the UK along with "Without You". The song debuted at #1 on the ARIA Singles chart in Australia, and dips 1-2 this week, after 14 weeks atop the chart, the 3rd longest run at #1 in ARIA chart history! It's Laroi's 2nd No.1 single in Australia after "Without You" topped the chart for a week in May and Bieber's 5th #1 as a lead artist. "Stay” debuted atop the New Zealand Singles Chart, securing Laroi's first No. 1 single in the country and Bieber's 11th overall. “Stay” topped the Gaon Digital chart in South Korea for 6 consecutive weeks, a first ever for a non Korean act! "Stay" has also topped the weekly Singles charts in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, India, Israel, Latvia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia and Sweden. It has also peaked at #2 in Greece, Ireland, Lebanon, Lithuania & South Africa & Switzerland, and has reached the Top 10 in Bolivia, Croatia, France, Honduras, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania & Russia. "Stay" has already been certified double Platinum in the US for over 2 MILLION sales units! It has also gone 3x Platinum in Australia (210,000), 2x Platinum in Italy (140,000), and Platinum in Denmark (90,000), New Zealand (30,000), Portugal (10,000), Spain (40,000) & Switzerland for 20,000 sales units! It is already Gold in Germany with 200,000 sales units!
“Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)” by Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer Chukwuka Ekweani, better known as CKay, dips 2-3 with 295,000 points! The song dips 2-3 on the Global 200 and the Global Excl. U.S. CKay is the 1st African song to have peaked at #2 in the history of Billboard's 2 global charts! The song has reached #1 in France, India, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Switzerland, after going viral on Tik Tok. It also peaked at #2 in New Zealand & South Africa, #3 on the Official UK chart and Top 10 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Malaysia, Singapore, Slovakia & Sweden. "Love Nwantiti" has been certified Gold in italy (35,000) & Portugal (5,000) and Silver in the UK for 200,000. The song has reached No. 31 this week on the US Hot 100 chart! CKay is the African Artist with the most monthly listeners on Spotify with over 29 MILLION! "Love Nwantiti" is the 1st African song to reach #1 on the YouTube Global Chart, setting a new all time record for most global views by a Nigerian song in a week ie. 73.7 million!


Ed Sheeran's 'Bad Habits' dips 3-4 in its 17th week on the United World Chart, scoring another 258.000 points after topping the chart for 3 consecutive weeks. "Bad Habits" slips 4-6 on the Billboard Global 200 after a week atop the chart and 4x weeks at #2, and drops 3-7 on the Billboard Global Excl. US after 5 weeks at #1! The song dips 4-5 this week on the US Hot 100 after peaking at 2 and stays at 8 on the Official UK chart after holding at #1 for 11 weeks! "Bad Habits" also peaked at number-one in Ireland for 11 weeks and also topped the weekly charts in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa & Switzerland !


'My Universe’, a collab by British legendary rock Group Coldplay and Korean mega stars, BTS rebounds 7-5, scoring another 251.000 points, the largest points increase this week. It's the 12th United World Top 10 hit for Coldplay as a lead act! “My Universe” which debuted with a Billboard All Kill, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the Billboard Global 200 and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S simultaneously, is the 1st Song by a British Band to debut at #1 on the US Hot 100 and the 1st collab by 2 lead groups to top the chart in Billboard Hot 100 history! This week the song rebounds 9-7 on the Billboard Global 200 chart and 8-4 on the Billboard Global Excl. US. “My Universe” also debuted atop the Rolling Stone Top 100 Song Chart marking both group’s 1st time atop the chart! BTS also made history as the 1st Korean Act to top the RS chart! The Song hit #1 in Hungary, Malaysia & Singapore, #2 in South Korea and #3 in India, Japan (Hot 100) & the UK, scoring the biggest week of downloads in Gt. Britain in 2021! It also landed at #7 in Australia & Belgium (Flanders), at #9 in Canada, at #10 in El Salvador &Ireland, at #11 in the Netherlands & Switzerland, at #12 in Uruguay, at #13 in Belgium (Wallonia), Denmark & Germany, at #14 in Norway, #17 in Bolivia & New Zealand, and #19 in Sweden.


Lil Nas X’s 'Industry Baby', a collab with American rapper Jack Harlow, slips 4-6 after 13 weeks on the United World Chart, scoring another 232.000 points. The song slips 1-3 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, and dips 3-4 on the Billboard Global 200, dropping 4-8 on the Billboard Global Excl. US. It has already peaked at #1 in Greece, New Zealand & Portugal, and the Top 10 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Lithuania, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland & the UK.


Ed Sheeran’s “Shivers” drops 5-7 on the United World Chart, in its 6th week, scoring another 226,000 points! The Song dips 2-3 on the Official UK Singles Chart after 4 consecutive week at #1, and dips 4-5 on the ARIA chart in Australia. “Shivers” rebounds 10-9 on the US Hot 100, and holds at 5 on the Billboard Global 200 while dipping 5-6 on the Billboard Global Excl. US! Shivers" debuted at #1 in Germany, Ireland and Sweden!


Elton John & Dua Lipa’s “Cold Heart”, remixed by Australian Trio Pnau, dips 6-8 after 10 weeks on the chart, scoring another 218.000 points! “Cold Heart” is Elton’s 28th Global Top 10 hit! “Cold Heart” lifts 25-21 on the US Hot 100, and dips 7-8 on the Billboard Global 200 while lifting 6-5 on the Billboard Global Excl. US! The single has hit #1 in the UK, John’s first UK #1 since 2005. "Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)' has also reached #1 in Bulgaria, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Lithuania & New Zealand, #2 in Australia, Belgium, El Salvador, Ireland & Latvia, and top 10 in Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovakia & Switzerland. “Cold Heart” has already been certified Gold in Australia (35,000), Italy (35,000), New Zealand (15,000), Spain (20,000), Switzerland (10,000) and Silver in the UK (200,000).
Elton broke the record for the 1st artist in Official UK Chart history to score a Top 10 single in six different decades! Exactly 24 years ago, in October 1997, Elton’s hymn to Princess Diana, “Candle In The Wind”, broke all sales records in music history, becoming the Biggest Hit of All Time on the United World Chart and holds that record till today!


BLACKPINK's Lisa’s “Money” dips 8-9 on the United World Chart, scoring another 180,000 points. “Money” peaked at 10 last week on the Billboard Global 200. It’s Lisa’s 2nd Global 200 top 10, after "Lalisa" debuted at its No. 2 peak on the Sept. 25 chart. Lisa's "Money" dips 7-9 this week on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, her 2nd Global Excl. U.S. top 10, after "Lalisa" (No. 2, Sept. 25). BLACKPINK has also had 2 Global Excl. U.S. top 10s: "Ice Cream" (No. 6, September 2020) and "Lovesick Girls" (No. 1, upon its debut, October 2020). "Money" debuted last week at #8 on the Billboard Digital Song Sales chart, selling 6,900 online copies. It also debuted atop Rap Digital Song Sales, making Lisa the 1st female K-pop artist to so and at #2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales. "Money" debuted on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 at #7 and at #49 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, the highest-charting K-pop song on the latter. In Canada, the song debuted at #14 on the Canadian Digital Song Sales chart, and entered the Canadian Hot 100 at #95, reaching #43. In the United Kingdom, "Money" debuted at #81 on the UK Singles Chart lifting 22 spots to 59 the following week, making it the first song by a female K-pop soloist to chart for multiple weeks! The song also peaked at #1 in Malaysia, #2 in Singapore, #6 in Greece & India, #7 in the Czech Republic & Hungary, #9 in Slovakia, #12 in Austria, #14 in Germany, #15 in Lithuania and #20 in Switzerland!


Farruko's "Pepas" slips 9-10 in its 13th week on the United World Chart after scoring another 176,000 points! The song dips 27-29 on the US Hot 100 after peaking at #25 and slips 8-10 on the Billboard Global 200, and 9-10 on the Billboard Global Excl. US. “Pepas” has reached #1 in El Salvador, Honduras, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Portugal & Spain. It has reached #2 in Belgium, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Switzerland and is a Top 10 hit in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, France, Guatemala, Israel, Italy, Panama, Paraguay & Venezuela.


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