6 “Glimpse Joji of Us”


“GLIMPSE OF US” by Joji (above) debuts at No. 6 on the Billboard Global 200, starting with 52.2 million streams and 3,000 downloads sold worldwide in the week ending June 16, according to Luminate.

The ballad marks the first appearance in the top 10 (and the chart’s top half) for the Japanese-born singer-songwriter, who originally broke through as a comedian-personalit­y on YouTube, notably helping build buzz for Baauer’s 2013 viral hit, “Harlem Shake.”

The single is Joji’s first release since his album Nectar arrived and peaked at No. 3 on the U.S.-based Billboard 200 in October 2020. He previously reached the chart’s top 10 after Ballads 1 also debuted at its No. 3 high in November 2018. “Glimpse” concurrent­ly opens as Joji’s first entry on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart at No. 9, with 33.9 million streams and 1,000 sold outside the United States.

Meanwhile, BTS’ “Yet To Come” arrives at No. 1 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart (96.5 million streams, 42,000 sold). The song, from BTS’ new Billboard 200-topping album, Proof (see story, page 9), is the group’s recordexte­nding sixth leader on Global Excl. U.S. since the chart launched in September 2020. It follows “My Universe,” with Coldplay (one week at No. 1, Oct. 9, 2021); “Permission To Dance” (one, July 24, 2021); “Butter” (five weeks, beginning June 5, 2021); “Life Goes On” (one, Dec. 5, 2020); and “Dynamite” (eight, starting Sept. 26, 2020).

Harry Styles’ “As It Was” returns for a 10th week atop the Global 200. It’s just the second song to hold the No. 1 slot for at least 10 weeks after The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s “Stay” led for 11 beginning in August 2021.

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