The K-pop fever is officially soaring! The Billboard Global 200 announced its top-ranking songs on Monday. And needless to say, BTS and Blackpink have ticked off another feat by grabbing the top 10 spots in the Global 200 Music Charts. The announcement came collectively through Billboard and MRC which ranked it based on worldwide streams and download sales of the songs.
The Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. US will be announcing their list every week starting 14th September. On Monday, the first list included BTS’ Dynamite ranking at a distinct 2nd on the chart just after Cardi B’s ‘WAP‘. The song had over 83.4 million streams and 36,000 sales according to the Billboard website.
The BTS Billboard ranking comes after combining sales and download of 200 territories outside the United States. These include an official stream-only formula with a digital ad-supported tie up and also, download from online music retailers.
Another feat by the Bangtan Boys included in the inaugural Billboard Global Excl. U.S. Chart where they ranked 2nd with 70.9 million streams and 15,000 sales. The first position was held by Maluma’s ‘Hawái’.
BTS makes Billboard history
BTS’ success comes just days after the K-pop band made it to the number one spot at the Billboard Hot 100 for straight two weeks, a historic achievement in the Korean music industry. Congratulating the BTS boys on their historical achievement, South Korean President Moon Jae-in tweeted: “Congratulations to the Seven Music-loving Boys and Their Wings, ‘ARMY’! The songs, dance, dreams, and enthusiasm of BTS energized and gave strength to young people around the world.”
Check out his tweet on BTS Billboard achievement:
Congratulations to the Seven Music-loving Boys and Their Wings, ‘ARMY’!
The songs, dance, dreams and enthusiasm of BTS energized and gave strength to young people around the world. https://t.co/6ZL4XdrZVv
— 문재인 (@moonriver365) May 28, 2018
On the other hand, Blackpink’s latest hit Ice cream featuring Selena Gomez made it to the comfortable eighth position on the Billboard Global 200 Chart. Whereas on the Billboard Global Excl US chart, the song managed to grab the sixth position.
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