As Lil Nas X and Justin Bieber, Giveon and Daniel Caesar swap spots on the Billboard Global 200, with the former ascending to No. 1 while the successful team mentioned second dip to No. 2, one group debuts a just-released single on the tally, and in doing so, they help one language hit a new high.
BTS score the loftiest debut on this week’s Billboard Global 200 with their single “Film Out,” which begins its time on the ranking of the most-consumed songs in the world at No. 5. While the band has lifted higher in the past, this latest placement is special for them.
“Film Out” marks their first top 10 performed in Japanese, and it’s not just their best showing in that tongue. No other track sung in that language has risen higher on the tally, and it may be some time until another one does, as there are only a handful of acts in the world who could hope to accrue enough streams and sales in a single tracking frame to lift into the uppermost tier.
BTS follow fellow superstar Lisa as just the second musical act to hit the top 10 on the Billboard Global 200 with a song performed in Japanese, and “Film Out” is only the second tune in that tongue to find itself somewhere between Nos. 1 and 10. Lisa’s single “Homura” turned heads not too long ago when it rose as high as No. 8 on the tally.
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BTS have now scored five top 10 hits on the Billboard Global 200, which stands as one of the greatest accumulations among all acts. The group has appeared in the important region with tracks sung in Korean, English and now Japanese.
“Film Out” is taken from BTS’s upcoming compilation BTS, the Best, which is slated to drop in mid-June. The set will feature all of the band’s biggest Japanese hits. They added just one new track to the project, and now it has become a major win for them as well, which is typically the case whenever they have something to deliver that fans haven’t heard before.