Jung Kook reigns supreme for fifth week running [GLOBAL K-POP CHART]


Circle Chart’s Global K-pop chart remains largely unchanged, as the end of 2023 rapidly approaches.

Jung Kook yet again maintained his No. 1 position — for the fifth week running — on the Global K-pop chart for the first week of December (Dec. 3–9) with “Standing Next to You,” while LE SSERAFIM's English single, “Perfect Night,” held second place for the fourth week in a row.

Jung Kook had a rock-solid year as a solo artist. His digital singles “Seven” and “3D,” which dropped in July and September, respectively, both topped the Global K-pop chart for multiple weeks after their release. Those were succeeded by Jung Kook's first full-length album, “GOLDEN,” which he released on Nov. 3.

“GOLDEN” sold more than 2.43 million copies in the first week of its release, making it the most-sold K-pop album by a solo artist in its first week of release as well as the seventh most-sold Korean album in its first week.


LE SSERAFIM's“Perfect Night” also broke records following its Oct. 27 release. The song, collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment's online shooter game Overwatch 2, became the first English track by a K-pop girl group to reach No. 1 on Melon's Top 100 real-time streaming chart, Melon's weekly chart and Circle Chart's weekly digital and streaming charts.

The Global K-pop chart also features aespa’s “Drama” at No. 3, Jungkook’s “3D (feat. Jack Harlow)” and “Seven (feat. Latto) – Explicit Ver.” at No. 4 and 5 — again, unchanged from last week.


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.

“Super Shy,” one of the three lead tracks from NewJeans’ first single, “Get Up,” landed No. 6, a step higher than last week. BabyMonster’s debut track, “BATTER UP,” dropped one step to No. 7.

NewJeans [ADOR]

NewJeans’s “Ditto” (2022) saw a resurgence on the Global K-pop chart this week, as the song returned to the Top 10, two steps higher than the previous week. Perhaps “Ditto,” with its end-of-year vibe, can be NewJeans' holiday track in the future.