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GAYLE’s “abcdefu” is No. 1 on Billboard Global Charts

GAYLE's debut hit "abcdefu" has taken over as the biggest song globally, soaring to No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts (dated Jan. 15). 

The Nashville-based singer-songwriter's "abcdefu" leaped from No. 5 to No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 with 58.8 million streams (up 2%) and 16,800 sold (down 2%) worldwide in the Dec. 31-Jan. 6 tracking week.

The song has surged thanks to multiple versions, including "angrier," "chill" and "nicer" (i.e., no expletives) mixes; a demo; a remix with Royal & the Serpent; and its "The Wild Mix". It's also gone viral on TikTok.

GAYLE additionally made her late-night TV debut last week on Jan. 5, appearing on NBC'sThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In March she is set to perform headlining shows in Nashville, West Hollywood and New York.

Meanwhile, "abcdefu" joins two other songs positioned as acts' first properly promoted singles to have topped the Global 200: Olivia Rodrigo's "Drivers License" launched at No. 1, beginning an eight-week reign, on the Jan. 23, 2021, chart, and Rosé's "On the Ground" opened at the top of the summit on March 27, 2021.

GAYLE's "abcdefu" is also No. 1 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, leaping from No. 3. As on the Global 200, the song is the third debut for an act on the Global Excl. U.S. chart, following Olivia Rodrigo's "Drivers License" (9 weeks) and Rosé's "On the Ground" (1 week).

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