The biggest global singles of 2019 have been revealed, with Billie Eilish topping the list with Bad Guy.
The track shifted a massive 19.5 million track equivalents worldwide, made up of audio streams, video streams and permanent downloads, global music industry body the IFPI reports. Bad Guy beat Lil Nas X's Old Town Road to the top spot, finishing just over 1 million units ahead.
Bad Guy debuted at Number 2 on the Official UK Singles Chart in 2019, held off the top spot that week by Lewis Capaldi's Someone You Loved - the UK's biggest song of that year and the ninth biggest song globally (9.1m). Bad Guy topped the charts in more than 15 countries, including America, Australia and Canada, and won a Grammy for Song Of The Year.
Frances Moore, chief executive of IFPI, said: "Billie Eilish has taken the world by storm with her incredible voice and genre-defying sound. She is also an artist who addresses important issues like mental health in her lyrics that clearly resonate with her fans all over the world. We wish her success for what will no doubt be another standout year."
Meanwhile, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's Senorita was the world's third biggest song last year. The latin-inspired track topped the charts in 3 countries, including Official UK Singles Chart, where it spent six weeks at the summit in July/August. Camila claimed 2018's biggest global single with Havana.
Australian artist and former busker Tones and I scored the world's sixth biggest song of 2019 (11.4m), and US singer-songwriter Halsey rounds out the Top 10 with Without Me (9.1m).
Top 10 Global Singles 2019
|RANK||ARTIST||TRACK NAME||GLOBAL CONVERTED TRACK EQUIVALENTS (MILLIONS)|
|1||Billie Eilish||bad guy||19.5|
|2||Lil Nas X||Old Town Road||18.4|
|3||Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello||Señorita||16.1|
|4||Post Malone, SwaeLee||Sunflower||13.4|
|5||Ariana Grande||7 rings||13.3|
|6||Tones and I||Dance Monkey||11.4|
|7||Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber||I Don't Care||10.3|
|8||Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper||Shallow||10.2|
|9||Lewis Capaldi||Someone You Loved||9.1|
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