Each week, Billboard updates their World Digital Song Sales chart to show which international singles are making the most sales in the United States. As is often the case, K-Pop makes up a large portion of the list — 19 of the 25 spots, in fact — and 9 of these spots are taken up by songs that just debuted this week!
Unsurprisingly, BTS‘s new album, BE, has taken up the top of the chart. In the #1 spot is the title track, “Life Goes On”. In the #2 position is “Blue & Grey”; #3 goes to “Stay”; #4 is taken by “Telepathy”; #5 goes to “Dis-ease”; and #6 belongs to “Fly to My Room”.
These spots are the same as they are on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart, which includes U.S.-based artists — which gave BTS one of many new milestone achievements for K-Pop!
At #8 this week is GOT7‘s newest single, “Breath”. This is their 31st song to rank on the chart, with their highest-charting songs being “Fly”, “Hard Carry”, and “Lullaby”, all of which have ranked at #2. Still, it’s one of their higher-ranking songs, and it could still rank higher in the future!
Next on the list is NCT U‘s “90’s Love”, which comes in at #15 for its debut week. Along with this single, they are also have the last new song to debut on the chart this week, with “Work It” making it onto the list at #25. These are their 6th and 7th songs respectively to rank on the chart, with “The 7th Sense” and “Baby Don’t Stop” still their top highest ranking songs at #2 in the past.
Along with these newly debuted songs, BTS has 5 other songs ranking this week: “Filter” (#7), “My Time” (#9), “Euphoria” (#12), “ON” (#17), and “Boy With Luv” ft. Halsey (#18).
aespa‘s “Black Mamba” spends its 2nd week on the chart at #14, down from #5 last week. BLACKPINK‘s “How You Like That” ranks at #19 for its 21st week, down from #12 last week. “I Can’t Stop Me” by TWICE spends its 5th week on the list at #21, down from #14 last week.
Finally, K/DA takes up the last two spots for K-Pop this week, with “Villain” at #22 for its 3rd week (down from #6 last week), and “More” at #24 for its 5th week (down from #13 last week).
Congratulations to all the charting artists, both new and old!