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Where In the World Is Harry Styles? ‘As It Was’ Blankets Billboard’s Hits of the World Charts

The British superstar's new song debuts atop 16 tallies.

As previously reported, Harry Styles‘ “As It Was” bounds in atop the April 16-dated Billboard Hot 100, Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts. It’s the ninth song to complete the opening-week trifecta since the global charts launched in September 2020, but the first to do so since Billboard‘s Hits of the World charts premiered in February.

“As It Was” arrives at No. 1 on a hefty 16 Hits of the World lists, or a third of the full international chart well. It places in the top 10 of 30 rankings and appears on a total of 37 tallies. The song’s debuts reflect the April 1-7 tracking week (after the song was released at 7 p.m. ET March 31), when it drew 122.1 million official streams and sold 19,000 worldwide, according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data.


An English-language song by a British singer-songwriter, it’s perhaps unsurprising that “As It Was” is No. 1 on U.K. Songs and other primarily English-language territories such as Australia and Ireland, as well as in many European countries, including Belgium, Luxembourg and Sweden.

Further, Styles’ international reach spreads geographically to where English has a notable presence, as the song starts at No. 2 on Singapore Songs and No. 3 on South Africa Songs.

The 30 top 10 placements for “As It Was” also include Malaysia Songs (No. 4), Peru Songs (No. 5) and Spain Songs (No. 10). Styles’ status in South America and Asia extends to No. 14 debuts on both Chile Songs and Philippines Songs, plus bows in Colombia (No. 15) and Turkey (No. 23).

Of 11 Hits of the World charts where Styles does not debut, eight are in Asia, including India, Japan and Taiwan. The others are Argentina, Italy and Russia.

In the U.S., “As It Was” soars in at No. 1 on Streaming Songs, No. 2 on Digital Song Sales and No. 19 on Radio Songs, fueling his arrival atop the Hot 100.