BTS members' songs still top K-pop charts even during military service [GLOBAL K-POP CHART]

j-hope, Jimin, Jung Kook and Suga of BTS pose for the camera as Jung Kook and Jimin start their mandatory military service. [SCREEN CAPTURE]

BTS is taking a break from official activities, but their presence is still palpable in the K-pop world.

Jung Kook’s solo release “GOLDEN” topped Circle Chart’s Global K-pop chart for the second week of December (Dec. 10 – 16), now having reigned from the top of the chart for six weeks in a row following the song's release on Nov. 3.

Jung Kook had a total of four solo tracks land in the top 10 of the chart, with “3D (feat Jack Harlow)” at fourth followed by the explicit and clean version of “Seven” taking fifth and seventh place.

Jimin’s solo track “Like Crazy,” also released in March, landed at No. 10 on the Global K-pop chart, one rank higher than last week, while V’s solo track “Love Me Again” sat at No. 13, four notches higher than last week.

V started his mandatory service on Dec. 11, followed by Jimin and Jungkook, who started their military services on Dec. 12. Their military services will end in June 2025.

The rest of this week's Global Chart remains unchanged, with LE SSERAFIM's English single “Perfect Night” landing in second place, followed by aespa’s “Drama” in third and NewJeans’s “Super Shy” in sixth.

BABYMONSTER debut track “Batter Up” ranked at No. 8, one step down from the previous week, while NewJeans’s “Ditto” kept its position in ninth place.

Many of the artists in the top 10 also released a variety of special tracks for the festive seasons. LE SSERAFIM dropped a “Holiday Remix” version of “Perfect Night” and aespa dropped a reinterpreted version of “Jingle Bell Rock,” both in late November, while NewJeans dropped its first remix album “NJWMX” on Dec. 19, with six of the group’s hit tracks remixed in different styles.

BABYMONSTER also released a cover of “Christmas Without You” (2020) by Ava Max on Wednesday. The cover video saw more than 7 million views in less than three days.

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