Fewer than 10 songs debut on this week’s Billboard Global 200 chart, which is a fairly low number for a ranking that includes 200 spots. The tally, which lists in order the most-consumed songs in the world using a methodology that takes into account sales and streams, sees several of the biggest names in the K-pop field launch new hits, and two of them move up on an important all-time roster with their latest placements.
Both NCT 127 and Seventeen debut new singles on this week’s Billboard Global 200, and with another win on the all-genre tally, the bands tie with two other all-male acts from their home country in a notable manner. Both NCT 127 and Seventeen double their total appearances on the ranking this frame, going from just one to two, and in doing so, they match Tomorrow X Together and Stray Kids for the second-most wins on the tally.
The highest-ranking of the two alluded-to hits on the Billboard Global 200 comes from Seventeen, whose new single “Rock With You” launches at No. 68. That track is actually the third-loftiest start of the frame, coming in behind Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd’s “Moth to a Flame” (No. 10) and Ozuna, DJ Snake, Megan Thee Stallion and Lisa’s “SG” (No. 19). “Rock With You” is featured on the band’s new EP Attacca.
NCT 127’s “Favorite” opens at No. 186, narrowly breaking onto the Billboard Global 200. The track serves as the lead single from the repackaged edition of the South Korean band’s recent full-length Sticker, which is now titled Favorite.
Seventeen first debuted on the Billboard Global 200 in July with “Ready To Love,” which peaked at No. 188. NCT 127 only placed on the lengthy list last month, when “Sticker” opened and stalled at No. 101.
Ahead of Seventeen, NCT 127, Tomorrow X Together and Stray Kids (who have all appeared on the Billboard Global 200 twice) among only South Korean acts is, unsurprisingly, BTS. The globe-dominating band has already pushed a lucky 13 tracks to the chart, reaching the summit with nearly half of them.
A handful of other South Korean boy bands have also reached the Billboard Global 200, but only once, at least so far. Names like NCT and NCT Dream (which are both connected to NCT 127, but separate entities), Treasure and Exo have also performed well enough to see one of their singles land on the tally.