"Unholy" by SAM SMITH & Kim Petras returns to #1 on the United World Chart for a 5th week, scoring another 298,000 points, including 214,000 points from streaming, 35,000 points from sales (up 3%) and 49,000 points from airplay (up 8%)!

Posted on November 26, 2022


Released on September 22, 2022 as the lead single from Sam's upcoming 4th studio album, 'Gloria, "Unholy" debuted atop the UK Singles Chart, becoming Smith's 8th UK #1 to date, putting them on par with Oasis and the Rolling Stones, and Petras's 1st. It also debuted atop the ARIA Singles Chart, Smith's 2nd number-one single in Australia and Petras's first! In the US, the song hit #1 in its 4th week, becoming the 1st song from either artist to reach the top of the chart and Smith's highest charting single, surpassing 2014's "Stay with Me" which peaked at #2. The song made history with Petras became the first openly transgender woman to reach #1, and Smith the first openly non-binary person to do so. The collab tallied 25.3 million streams, 21.5 million radio airplay audience impressions and 19,000 downloads sold. "Unholy" has been nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards, marking Smith's first nomination since 2015 and Petras's first nomination overall. The song has reached #1 in Australia, Austria, Belgium (Wallonia), Bulgaria, Canada, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Slovakia, Turkey and the UK, and is a top 10 hit in Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Indonesia, Japan (Billboard), Lebanon, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Sweden & Switzerland. The Song has been certified Platinum in New Zealand (30.000), and Gold in Australia (35.000), Austria (15,000), Italy (50.000), Poland (25.000), UK (400.000) and Platinum in the US (1M)!


Taylor Swift's 'Anti-Hero' dips 1-2 after 3 weeks atop the United World Chart, earning another 282.000 points.Taylor broke a United World All Time Record upon the release of her 10th studio album 'Midnights', with 5 songs charting simultaneously in the top 10 for the very 1st time, including “Lavender Haze” at no.3, “Snow On The Beach” with Lana Del Rey, at #4, 'Midnight Rain' at #5 and 'Maroon' at no.8! "Anti-Hero" is the lead single from ‘Midnights’ and was written and produced by Swift and Jack Antonoff. Its lyrics are about self-loathing, depression and anxiety, inspired by Taylor's nightmares, and her issues with depersonalization and self-hatred!
"Anti-Hero" scored over 17.4 million plays in its first 24 hours on Spotify globally, setting a new record for the biggest opening day for a song in the platform's history. The single also debuted atop the Billboard Global 200 and Global Excl. US charts, and returns to #1 on the Global 200 for a 3rd week! "Anti-Hero" scores a 4th week atop the Billboard Hot 100, Swift's 9th #1 single, with Swift becoming the 1st artist to simultaneously occupy the top 10 spots of the Billboard Hot 100 chart (in its 1st week), the 1st artist to debut atop the Hot 100 with solo songs five times, the female artist with the most top10 entries (40), surpassing Madonna, the 1st artist to debut atop both the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 simultaneously 4 times and the 1st artist to occupy the entire top10 of the Hot 100, and the Streaming Songs and Digital Songs charts simultaneously! In Australia, "Anti-Hero" marked Taylor’s 9th #1 song and has spent 4 consecutive weeks atop the singles chart. "Anti-Hero" marked Swift's 2nd #1 single in the UK after "Look What You Made Me Do" in 2017 and holds for a 4th week at #1. Swift became the first woman to simultaneously debut atop the UK Singles and Albums chart since Miley Cyrus in 2013 with ‘Bangerz’ and "Wrecking Ball". The song marked Taylor’s third chart-topper in Ireland, and scored a Chart Double with Midnights' debuting atop the IRMA Albums Chart! Ant-Hero holds at #1 in Ireland for a 4th week ! In Germany, "Anti-Hero" scored Swift her 1st top 10 song on the official Top 100 Songs chart since "Look What You Made Me Do", debuting at #8! It has also reached #1 in Belgium (Flanders), Canada, Indonesia, Israel, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Philippines & Singapore and has entered the top 10 in Austria, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan & Vietnam! “Anti-Hero” has already been certified Platinum in Canada for 80.000 sales units, Gold in New Zealand for 50.000 units and Silver in the UK for 200.000.


The only debut this week is from Japanese idol group King and Prince whose 7th Top 10 hit “Tsukiyomi” lands at no.3 with 216,000 points. According to Oricon, the track sold 791,799 CD sales units in its first week!


David Guetta's "I'm Good (Blue)" with Bebe Rexha holds at #4 on the United World Chart, scoring another 213.000 points in its 12th week on the list! Released on August 26, 2022, via What a DJ and Warner UK, the song was written by Kamille and Rexha who also composed the track with Deba Dakaj, Phil Plested and Guetta. I’m good” samples Eiffel 65's 1998 global hit "Blue (Da Ba Dee)” and after going viral on Tik Tik this year, it has topped the charts in 20 countries so far, including Australia, Belgum, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. It has also reached the top ten in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia & South Africa! The song has been certified Platinum in Brazil for 40.000 sales units, Canada (80.000) and Italy (100,000), and is already gold in Austria (15.000), Denmark (45.000), France (100.000), New Zealand (15.000), Spain (30.000) and the UK (400.000). “I’m Good” is nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Recording at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards.


Harry Styles' chart-topper "As It Was" holds at 5 in its 33rd week on the United World chart, scoring another 202,000 points, and holds the record for the longest run at #1 in United World chart history (22 weeks)! "As It Was" is the title track from Harry’s record-breaking album, ‘Harry’s House’, and is the World's top-selling song of 2022, at #1 on the United World year-to-date list! "As It Was" earned the Guinness World Records title for the most streamed track on Spotify within 24 hours by a male artist, and broke the Apple Music streaming record for most 1st-day streams for a 2022 release. It's the fastest song to reach 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800 & 900 Million streams on Spotify, the fastest Solo song to reach a Billion, and the fastest Song to reach 1.2 Billion, 1.3, 1.4 & 1.5 Billion streams! It's the longest-running #1 song of the decade on the US Hot 100, the longest running #1 solo song of All Time and the 4th longest running #1 Song in Hot 100 history! The song also opened atop the Billboard Global 200 with the greatest global streaming week of 2022, becoming Styles's 1st #1 on the chart ! In the UK, "As It Was" became Styles's 2nd solo #1 on the Official singles chart, debuting with the biggest sales and streaming weeks of any single in 2022. It spent 10 weeks at number one on the UK chart, becoming the longest-running #1 of the year . "As It Was" has topped the weekly charts in 35 countries including Australia where it topped the ARIA Singles Chart for 7 weeks, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Sweden & Switzerland! The song hit #2 in Argentina, Bolivia, Finland, Japan (Billboard Hot Overseas), Norway, Peru, Russia & South Africa! It's a top 5 hit in Costa Rica, Indonesia, Italy, Panama, Paraguay & the Philippines, and is a top 10 hit in the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Indonesia, Spain, Uruguay & Vietnam. The Song has been certified Diamond in France (333.333), 5x Platinum in Australia (350.000), 4x Platinum in Canada (320.000), 3x Platinum in Mexico (420.000) & Portugal (30.000), 2x Platinum in Austria (60.000), Italy (200.000), New Zealand (60.000), Spain (120.000), Switzerland (40.000), UK (1.2000.000) and the US (2 Million) and Platinum in Denmark (90,000), Germany (400.000) & Poland (50.000). It's been certified Platinum in Greece for 2M streams!


Drake’s new song “Rich Flex” with 21 Savage slips 3-6 in its 2nd week on the United World Chart, earining another 183,000 points, and is the first track from Drake's and 21 Savage's collaborative studio album ‘Her Loss’. The song interpolates "Savage" (2020) by Megan Thee Stallion, "24's" (2003) by TI, and "Red Opps" (2016) by 21 Savage, as well as sampling "I Want You, Girl" (1973) by Sugar and "Nora's Transformation" (1973) by Charles Bernstein. "Rich Flex" debuted at #1 in Canada, South Africa and on the Billboard Global 200, landing at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and in Iceland & New Zealand! It has debuted at #3 in Australia, Ireland, Lithuania and the UK, #4 in Luxembourg & Switzerland, #5 in Portugal, #7 in Slovakia, #9 Romania and #10 in Austria & Norway!


Colombian star, Manuel Turizo holds at 7 on the United World Chart after peaking at #5 with his new smash hit "La Bachata", scoring another 165.000 points in its 17th week on the list! "La Bachata" was written by Turizo, Edgar Barrera, Andrés Jael Correa Rios, Miguel Andrés Martinez and Turizo's manager Juan Diego Medina. The song was released in May 2022 and reached number one in Argentina, Mexico, Spain and the US Billboard Latin Airplay charts, his 5th No. 1. The track has reached #6 on the Global 200 and #3 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart. As of October 28, 2022, the track has been #1 on the Billboard Argentina Hot 100 for 7 weeks! “La Bachata” has already been certified 5x Platinum in Spain (300.000), 3x Platinum in the US (Latin) (180.000) and Platinum in Mexico (140.000)!


OneRepublic's "I Ain't Worried" holds at #8 on the United World chart in its 21st week scoring another 160.000 points, after peaking at #4. It’s the 2nd and final single to the soundtrack for the film Top Gun: Maverick (2022). Written and produced by Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle, and Tyler Spry, the song also contains elements of Peter Bjorn and John's 2006 hit single "Young Folks" and features backing vocals from Tedder's son, Copeland.


OneRepublic was the only band to present an original song for the film. "I Ain't Worried" hit 13 in the UK, the band's biggest hit in the UK since "Love Runs Out" (2014) and peaked at no.6 on the US Hot 100, becoming their 4th top ten hit there and in Canadia the song debuted at #3! It has also hit #1 in Belgium Wallonia, Iceland and New Zealand, #2 in Australia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lebanon & Russia, #3 in Belgium Flanders, Japan (Billboard), Malaysia & Singapore, #4 in Ireland, #5 in Lithuania, the Netherlands & Poland, #6 in Slovakia, Switzerland & Taiwan, #7 in France, #8 in Finland & Korea, #9 in Norway, #10 in Austria, Greece & South Africa, #12 in Denmark, #15 in Portugal & #19 in Germany. The song has been certified Double Platinum in Australia (140.000) & Canada (160.000), Platinum in France (200.000), New Zealand (30.000), Poland (50.000), Switzerland (20.000), the UK (600.000) & the US (1M) and Gold in Denmark (45.000), Italy ( 50.000), Portugal (5.000) and Gold in Greece for 1M streams!


Nigerian star heisrema re-enters the Top 10 at #9 with his new smash hit "Calm Down" from his debut studio album 'Rave & Roses' (2022), earning another 155.000 points in its 12th week on the chart! The song charted across Europe, reaching number one on the Belgian Ultratop 50, the Dutch Top 40 and Dutch Single Top 100. A remix of the song with American singer Selena Gomez was released on 25 August 2022. The new version has been #1 on the Billboard US Afrobeats Songs chart for 12 weeks, breaking the record for the longest-charting #1 single of All Time, and has peaked at #5 on the Global 200 chart! “Calm Down" has so far reached #1 in Belgium (Wallonia), the Netherlands, Romania & Switzerland, #2 in France, Lebanon, Luxembourg & Romania, #4 in Portugal, #8 in South Africa, #10 in Belgium (Flanders) & the UK, #15 in Ireland, #21 in Austria & Germany, #20 in Malaysia, #21 in Austria, #26 in Singapore, #29 in Italy, #55 in Sweden and #94 in Canada!!


"Bzrp Music Sessions Vol.52" by Argentine record producer and DJ Bizarrap and Spanish singer and rapper Quevedo holds at 10 on the United World Chart after 5 consecutive weeks at #2 and after scoring another 150,000 points in its 19th week on the chart! The song hit #1 on the Billboard Global 200 and reached #10 on the US Hot Latin songs chart. It has reached #1 in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Spain & Uruguay. On the Billboard Hot 100, "Quevedo: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52" has reached #79! The song has been certified Platinum in Italy for 100.000 sales units and 8x Platinum in Spain for 480.000!


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