Here Are All The K-Pop Songs On Billboard’s Brand New Global Charts
This week, Billboard created two new authoritative worldwide charts: the Billboard Global 200 (which counts all world territories), and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. (which counts all territories outside the United States). Aiming to finally give music lovers an insight into the most popular tracks across the globe, Billboard’s new charts launched with a number of K-Pop groups in its ranks. Here are all the songs that made it onto the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart in its debut week (alongside their respective rankings on the Billboard Global 200).
#2. “Dynamite” – BTS
After spending two weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and breaking numerous records, BTS’s “Dynamite” hits the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart at #2. This makes it the highest-ranking K-Pop song for the chart’s first week in action.
“Dynamite” is also #2 on the new Billboard Global 200 chart.
#6. “Ice Cream” – BLACKPINK x Selena Gomez
“Ice Cream” was BLACKPINK’s first song to break the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and it’s doing even better on the Billboard Global Excl U.S. It hits the chart on it’s premiere week just shy of the top 5.
“Ice Cream” is also #8 on the new Billboard Global 200 chart.
#20. “How You Like That” – BLACKPINK
Alongside debuting at #20 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, “How You Like That” broke the record for most YouTube views in 24 hours and most-watched premiere at the time of release.
“How You Like That” is also #33 on the new Billboard Global 200 chart.
#70. “Not Shy” – ITZY
ITZY’s new track may not have made the Billboard Hot 100 chart, but it’s taking the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart by storm. Charting across the world, from Japan to New Zealand, “Not Shy” debuts at #70 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart.
“Not Shy” is also #124 on the new Billboard Global 200 chart.
#84. “Make You Happy” – NiziU
Termed “K-Pop 3.0” by JYP Entertainment, NiziU has been surprisingly successful with their pre-debut track, “Make You Happy”. Many people still debate whether the all-Japanese group can be considered K-Pop, but they’re certainly winning over a lot of fans.
“Make You Happy” is also #192 on the new Billboard Global 200 chart.
#121. “Kill This Love” – BLACKPINK
Over one year after its release, BLACKPINK’s “Kill This Love” is still big enough to reach #121 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart. In its first week, the song racked up 7,000 pure sales and 18.6 million streams.
#125. “Boy With Luv’ – BTS ft. Halsey
Often considered one of BTS’s biggest “breakout” songs when it comes to worldwide popularity, “Boy With Luv” has made it to #125 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart over one year after its release.
“Boy With Luv” is also #194 on the new Billboard Global 200 chart.
#129. “DDU-DU DDU-DU” – BLACKPINK
The oldest song on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart is BLACKPINK’s “DDU-DU DDU-DU”, which debueds at #129 despite being released over two years ago. No wonder it was the first and fastest K-Pop group music video to reach 1 billion views.
#181. “Stay Gold” – BTS
Alongside NiziU’s “Make Me Happy”, another Japanese track makes the chart—BTS’s “Stay Gold”, in at #181 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart. It previously peaked at #1 on the Billboard U.S. World Digital Song Sales chart back in June.