BabyMonster's debut shines on the charts [GLOBAL K-POP CHART]


BabyMonster’s much-anticipated debut in late November didn’t boost YG Entertainment’s stock prices, but the song is surely gaining popularity in the global K-pop scene.

“Batter Up,” BabyMonster’s debut digital single that dropped on Nov. 27, landed No. 6 on Circle Chart’s Global K-pop chart for the week of Nov. 26, a notable result for a debut track.

Six-member band BabyMonster is YG Entertainment's first new girl group in seven years since Blackpink's debut in 2016. The six members are Ruka, Chiquita, Rami, Pharita, Rora and Asa. The group’s seventh member, Ahyeon, did not participate in the group’s debut due to health issues.

“Batter Up” also debuted at No. 101 on Billboard’s Global 200 and No. 49 on Billboard’s Global (Excl. U.S.) chart.

The first and second place on the Global K-pop chart remains unchanged this week, as Jungkook’s “Standing Next to You” and Le Sserafim’s “Perfect Night” are holding their positions of No. 1 and No. 2 for the third week in a row.


“Standing Next to You” is the lead track of Jungkook’s first full-length album, “Golden,” which dropped on Nov. 3. The song has also held steady on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for four consecutive weeks. “Standing Next to You” currently sits at No. 80 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for the week of Dec. 9.

Le Sserafim's English single “Perfect Night” was released on Oct. 27 in collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment's online multiplayer shooter game Overwatch 2. The English easy-listening track is seeing widespread popularity in Korea and abroad. The song landed No. 1 on Melon's Top 100 real-time streaming chart, Melon's weekly chart and Circle Chart's weekly digital and streaming charts, all firsts for an English track released by a K-pop girl group.

aespa’s latest track, “Drama,” saw a small boost this week; the song landed No. 3, one position higher than it did on last week’s Global K-pop chart. aespa’s fourth EP, “Drama,” sold more than a million copies in the first week of its release, making it the group’s third consecutive album to achieve such numbers.

The Top 10 chart remains relatively unchanged this week, with Jungkook’s “3D (feat Jack. Harlow)” in fourth, the explicit version of “Seven (feat. Latto)” in fifth and its clean version in eighth place. NewJeans’s “Super Shy” and IVE’s “Baddie,” too, are holding their positions at No. 7 and No. 9, while Stray Kids’ “Lalalala” landed No. 10, two steps down from last week.

Circle Chart's Global K-pop Chart combines streaming data from platforms worldwide, including Korean steaming services Melon, Genie, Flo, Bugs and Vibe and international streaming services Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube.