This week is a big one for new K-Pop songs trending on the Billboard world charts! The last couple of weeks have only seen a couple of new songs and albums from the music genre debuting on the World Digital Song Sales chart and World Albums chart respectively, but this week, nine of the twenty-five songs on the former list are newly debuted K-Pop songs! One new K-Pop album is also trending on the latter chart as well.
The World Digital Song Sales chart lists the top twenty-five best-selling international singles in the United States each week, and the World Albums chart does the same for the top fifteen international albums.
Starting with newly debuting songs, the top-ranking new K-Pop song this week is “Hot Sauce” by NCT Dream! For its first week on the list, it’s ranked at #10. It’s also NCT Dream’s 10th song to make the chart so far, with “Chewing Gum” being it’s top-ranking with a peak at #2 back in 2016.
MONSTA X claims the next highest-ranking song on the chart, though interestingly, it’s from an album, The Clan Pt. 2 Guilty, that came out in 2016. “Be Quiet” is ranking at #14 this week, and it’s not the only old MONSTA X song to debut this time around!
In fact, several songs of theirs from various albums made their first appearance on the World Digital Song Sales chart this week: “Rush”, from the 2015 album of the same name, ranks at #15; “Myself”, from the 2018 album Take.1 Are You There?, is at #18; “Ready or Not”, from the album The Clan Pt. 2.5: The Final Chapter released in 2017, ranked at #19; the 2019 song “Mirror” off of their Follow: Fine You album, ranked at #20; and finally, “Stand Up”, from their 2020 album Fantasia X, comes in at #25.
The second to last new song to debut this week is Cosmic Girls: The Black‘s new song, “Easy”! For its first time on the chart, the song comes in at #17. It’s also Cosmic Girls’ first song to make it onto this chart, either as a full group or a sub-unit!
And finally, the last new K-Pop song to chart this week is “Hurt” by Baekhyun and Seomoontak! Ranked at #21, this collaboration is Baekhyun’s 12th song, and Seomoontak’s first, to make it onto the Billboard chart!
As for the World Albums chart, the one new K-Pop album to debut this week is NCT Dream’s Hot Sauce! Ranked at #10, this is the sub-unit’s 5th album to rank on this chart, with We Young being their top-charting with a peak at #3 in 2017.
Congratulations to all the newly charting artists!