Though it’s caused some fierce reaction from some members of the music community, including Atlantic’s Rita Ora herself, there’s no denying that her tune “Girls”, which features three great girls (labelmates Cardi B and Charli XCX, plus Warner Bros.’s Bebe Rexha) is a global hit. Last Friday, it became one of Ora’s highest-ranking songs to date on iTunes when it reached #5 on the U.S. chart, one of 23 countries where the release reached the top five. (Overall, it entered the all-genre list in 72 total at the service.) Currently, it’s somewhere in the top 40 on Apple Music in at least two dozen countries, though the U.S. is not among them as of last check. The collaboration has settled just below the top 50 globally on Spotify, where it continues to reach over 1.1 million streams daily, aided by a pair of top ten chartings on the U.S. (#3) and Global (#8) Viral lists. As it heads to the Top 40 format, “Girls” is also sporting a decent total on Shazam, with over 40,000 tags to date around the world. A lyric video is also performing well on YouTube, entering the Trending list and totaling more than 5.3 million views to date. Will it rank as the next “Lady Marmalade” or “Bang Bang” in women’s music history? We’ll see soon! (Images courtesy of Atlantic Records / YouTube: Rita Ora)
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