BTS’s new single “Film Out” has only been out for less than two weeks, but it’s already become one fo the most successful songs in Japanese history, at least in one respect.
“Film Out” jumps to No. 1 on the Oricon Streaming chart, the weekly ranking of the most-streamed songs in Japan composed by Oricon, an organization in the country’s music industry that collects sales and streaming data to compose the charts. The title lifts to the highest rung on the list in the week dated April 5 through 11. The catchy tune racked up 11,671,865 plays on streaming platforms, and that’s not just an impressive sum, it’s one that has helped the band make history in the territory.
BTS’s new smash is their second to rack up at least 10 million streams in Japan in just a single week. Last year, the seven-member vocal band’s “Dynamite” achieved the same showing.
According to Oricon, BTS is now the first male act to manage this incredible feat twice, which speaks to their power and popularity in the country.
While they are primarily known for their output in their native tongue of Korean, BTS have expanded their offerings throughout their time together. They’ve been releasing Japanese albums and songs for some time now, and last year they officially dipped into English for the first time (at least entirely) with “Dynamite.”
“Film Out” serves as the lead single (the only single, it seems) from the septet’s upcoming compilation BTS, the Best, which is set to arrive in mid-June. The title will feature all of their biggest hits in Japanese, as well as the new cut…which does now rank among their best-performing tracks in that language.
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