Each week, Billboard updates the 25 songs listed on their World Digital Song Sales chart to show which international singles are performing the best in the United States. With K-Pop becoming increasingly popular in the country, it often takes up a good portion of the list, and this week, 14 of the songs are from the K-Pop genre, 5 of which are brand new to the chart!
The highest charting new K-Pop song this week is “Fav Boyz” by A.C.E, spending their debut week at #4 on the chart. The boy group has only had two other songs make the list before — “Cactus” and “Undercover” — and they reached a peak of #21 and #23 respectively. This makes “Fav Boyz” their highest-charting song by a long shot!
The next new song to debut this week is (G)I-DLE‘s “HWAA”, taking the #8 place. It is their eighth song to rank on the chart, with their highest-ranking song being “HANN (Alone)” which made it all the way up to #2. Time will tell if “HWAA” gets up there too!
A couple places down at #10, MONSTA X is charting with “Nobody Else” for its debut week. This is their 20th song to rank on the World Digital Song Sales chart, and they’ve had one song — “From Zero” — that reached the top of the chart at #1 back in early 2020.
The fourth new K-Pop song this week is “What I Said” by VICTON, coming in at #21 for its debut. They’ve only had one other song — “Mayday” — rank on the list before, and it peaked at #23, so this is an improvement for this talented group!
And finally, wrapping up the end of the list is MCND‘s “Crush”, which made it onto the chart at #25. This is the rookie group’s very first song to make it onto the list, so it’s a huge accomplishment for them, especially since they are still such a young group!
As for the 9 other K-Pop songs charting this week, BTS takes up 5 of them: “Life Goes On” spending its 8th week at #3; “Filter” at #7, now on its 45th week on the chart; “Euphoria” a couple places down at #9 for its 48th week; “My Time” a little below it for its 45th week at #11; and finally, “Mic Drop” (ft. Desiigner) ranking at #16 for its incredible 131st week on the chart. It’s now the fourth longest-ranking K-Pop song on the chart!
BLACKPINK take up two of the other K-Pop spots: “How You Like That” at #12, now on its 28th week on the chart, and “Kill This Love, spending its 80th week on the chart at #15.
Finally, TWICE finishes things off with two songs charting as well: “Cry For Me” ranking at #17 for its 4th week, and “I Can’t Stop Me” placed just below it at #18 and now on its 12 week ranking on the chart.
Congratulations to all the artists that made the list this week!