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BTS Remains As Only Act To Chart On Billboard Global Excl. U.S. In 3 Languages

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Global idol BTS continue to break boundaries as they set another record with the release of Film Out.

Following the release of BTS’ new Japanese single Film Out at 12 AM KST on April 2, the group made history yet again as the only act to ever chart on Billboard’s Global Excl. U.S. Chart with three songs in different languages. This is the second time the group has achieved such a feat.

Film Out debuted at Number 185 on the chart, which was released on April 10. The Global Excl. U.S. Chart measures streaming activity and sales of songs in over 200 countries and territories globally, excluding the United States.

According to MRC Data, the music data provider of the Billboard charts, the Japanese single garnered 15 million streams and recorded around 2,400 downloads outside of the U.S. alone.

Additionally, along with Film Out, other songs by the idol group that made it onto the chart were DynamiteLife Goes On, and Boy With Luv.

Dynamite, the group’s first English song, charted at Number 6. BTS’ most recent Korean release, Life Goes On, from studio album, Be, ranked at Number 107. Finally, Boy With Luv, the group’s collaboration with American singer Halsey, came in at Number 168.

Second Time Around

However, this isn’t the first time the world stars were able to achieve this momentous feat. The Billboard Global Excl. U.S. Chart was first launched in September of 2020.

The first full list of the aforementioned chart was released on 15 September 2020. The chart featured BTS’ “Dynamite”, “Boy With Luv”, and “Stay Gold”. These songs were sung in English, Korean & English, and Japanese respectively.

Film Out will be part of the group’s Japanese album, BTS, The Best, which is scheduled to come out on June 16.

Source: Billboard

 

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