It’s a very busy week on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart, as half a dozen tracks from eight different musicians make impressive debuts, while two beloved compositions hit milestones rarely seen on the multi-genre ranking.
Here are five tracks whose moves are worth noting on this week’s World Digital Song Sales chart.
No. 1 – eAeon – “Don’t (ft. RM)”
South Korean singer-songwriter eAeon hits No. 1 for the first time in his career on the World Digital Song Sales chart with his latest single “Don’t,” but he didn’t do it all on his own. The musician is joined by BTS member and global superstar RM, and the pair take the cut right to the top in its first go on the tally.
RM has now placed at least 10 tracks on the World Digital Song Sales chart without his bandmates, with two controlling the tally for at least one frame.
No. 3 – Itzy – “In The Morning”
As their new EP Guess Who arrives at No. 2 on the connected World Albums chart, the lead single from the short project finds its way to the highest tier on the World Digital Song Sales ranking at the same time. New cut “In The Morning” kicks off at No. 3, bringing the girl group back to the top 10 for the sixth time. Only two tunes from the band have missed the loftiest space, as they have now appeared on the list with eight tracks.
No. 16 – (G)I-DLE – “Last Dance”
As one South Koren girl group lands a new hit album and single, another one from the same country does the same, just a few spots further down. (G)I-DLE is back with a new EP titled I Burn, which itself lands at No. 10 on the World Albums list. The set’s lead single “Last Dance” is another win for the band on the World Digital Song Sales tally, as it enters the race at No. 16.
No. 19 – Psy – “Gangnam Style”
One of the biggest success stories of all time on the World Digital Song Sales chart, Psy’s “Gangnam Style” is still selling well enough almost every week to find space on the ranking. This frame, the track keeps at No. 19 as it hits 364 weeks on the roster, or exactly seven years. Very few titles spend even one year on the list, so this is a major win for the K-pop pioneer.
No. 23 – Carmen Twillie & Lebo M – “Circle Of Life”
A standout track from the Lion King soundtrack that accompanied the remake that came out two years ago, the updated “Circle of Life,” performed by Carmen Twillie and Lebo M, has turned out to be one of the bestsellers from the project. This frame, the cut hits 52 weeks on the tally, or exactly a full year.