BTS is back at No. 1 on Billboard’s Global 200 chart, the recently-launched tally which ranks the 200 most-consumed songs on the planet every week…though it’s not with their single which reigned just two turns ago.
As the beloved boy band shoots to the highest rung on the multinational ranking once again, another act from their home country starts off between their two wins, showing how massively popular South Korean groups are today all around the world.
Jason Derulo and Jawsh 685’s “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” jumps from No. 8 to No. 1 this frame, reaching the penthouse for the first time. The cut rises thanks primarily to the fact that the catchy cut now features BTS. A new version of the tune was released recently with the seven-member act lending their writing and singing talents to the title. All the sales and streams the new edition racked up in the past tracking period were enough to help push the viral sensation to the peak spot.
Right behind Derulo, 685 and BTS’s “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” comes “Lovesick Girls,” the latest focus track from Blackpink, another immensely successful and popular act from the Asian nation. The quartet’s new single opens in second place, granting the act their first top 10 on the new tally.
The cut is one of eight on the chart from the band’s first full-length The Album, which itself launches inside the top 10 in dozens of territories. Five of those tracks appear inside the top 40 on the Global 200 ranking.
Down from second to third place this time around is BTS’s solo smash “Dynamite.” That tune has already spent one spin atop the Global 200 chart, and it is one of only three tracks that have managed to reach the No. 1 spot on the ranking, which is only a month old.
South Korean musicians have been hitting new highs and breaking records on official charts outside of their home country for years now, but this week shows just how massive they’ve become, as there is now a widely-recognized chart that reflects what is really being purchased and streamed by the entire human race. It’s also worth noting that there isn’t just one act from the nation that’s doing well, but at least two.