Jungkook dominates, Le Sserafim rise 40 places [GLOBAL K-POP CHART]
“Standing Next to You,” the lead track from Jungkook’s first solo full-length album “Golden,” landed No. 7 on Circle Chart’s Global K-pop weekly rankings for the first week of November (Oct. 29 — Nov. 4), upon its release on Nov. 3, with “3D (feat. Jack Harlow)” and “Seven (feat. Latto) — Explicit Ver.” remaining on No. 1 and 2 on the chart. The clean version of “Seven,” was in fourth place, two places higher than last week.
“3D (feat. Jack Harlow)” remained on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the same week, at No. 75.
“Golden,” released Nov. 3, has been breaking multiple K-pop records. The album sold more than 2 million copies on the first day of release, making it the most-sold album by a K-pop solo artist. In fact, with just first day sales, Jungkook had already beaten the K-pop solo artist’s first week sales record, held by V’s solo album “Layover” (2.10 million copies sold).
As of Friday, “Golden” landed on top of the first week album sales chart by K-pop solo artists, with 2.43 million copies sold in the first week.
B-side tracks from “Golden” are also seen on the chart, with “Hate You” landing on No. 27, followed by “Yes or No,” “Please Don’t Change (feat. DJ Snake),” “Closer to You (feat DJ Snake),” “Somebody,” “Shot Glass of Tears” and “Too Sad to Dance” landing on No. 28, 34, 36, 38, 40 and 41 respectively.
Le Sserafim’s first English single “Perfect Night” ranked No. 3 on the weekly chart, climbing 40 places since the song first landed on the previous week’s chart at No. 43. The digital single was released in collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment’s online multiplayer shooter game Overwatch 2. Le Sserafim also made appearances at Blizzard’s yearly gaming convention “BlizzCon” held over the weekend in Anaheim, California, performing the group’s hit tracks and even participating in Overwatch 2 gaming sessions.
Seventeen’s latest release, “God of Music,” which ranked No. 8 upon its release on last week’s Global K-pop Chart, moved down to No. 10 this week.
Circle Chart’s Global K-pop Chart combines K-pop streaming data from platforms around the world, including local steaming services Melon, Genie, Flo, Bugs and Vibe, and international streaming services Apple Music, Spotify and YouTube.
BY CHO YONG-JUN, BAE JUNG-WON [firstname.lastname@example.org]