BTS usually occupies more real estate on the World Digital Song Sales chart than any other name, but that’s not the case this time around. Beyoncé herself appears in seven rungs this turn, while she had a hand in three other tunes that are currently present on the list, as they are all featured on her latest project The Lion King: The Gift.
Fittingly, that makes Beyoncé the queen of the World Digital Song Sales ranking, at least for this week…though that doesn’t mean BTS doesn’t also appear in more than one space.
Here are five tracks whose moves are worth noting on this week’s World Digital Song Sales chart.
No. 1 – BTS – “My Time”
Months after their latest Korean-language full-length Map of the Soul: 7 was released, another track from the set rises as high as a song can on the World Digital Song Sales chart. This frame, album cut “My Time” jumps from No. 15 to No. 1, giving the septet their twenty-second leader on the ranking and their fifth of 2020.
“My Time” is also the third No. 1 hit on the World Digital Song Sales chart from Map of the Soul: 7, following “Black Swan” and “On.”
No. 2 – Beyoncé – “Already (ft. Shatta Wale & Major Lazer)”
Beyoncé dropped her album The Lion King: The Gift last summer as a tie-in to the film of the same name, which she co-starred in (with her voice only). At the time, the project performed well, but now it’s surging in popularity again thanks to the release of Black Is King, a film by the singer-songwriter that uses the music from the full-length to tell a new story.
As a new deluxe edition of The Lion King: The Gift returns to No. 1 on the World Albums chart, 10 songs from the set find their way to the 25-spot tally, with “Already,” a collaboration with Shatta Wale and Major Lazer, leading the way at No. 2. The track is now the highest-charting entry for Lazer and Wale (it’s the only placement for the latter artist).
No. 13 – Taemin – “2 Kids”
“2 Kids,” which appears to be the first single pushed from Taemin’s forthcoming album Never Gonna Dance Again, enters the World Digital Song Sales chart this week at No. 13, a very lucky number for the K-pop star. The tune is his tenth to make it to the ranking and his first in well over a year.
No. 15 – (G)I-DLE – “Dundi Dundi”
The title track from their debut full-length album, it’s no surprise this latest single from one of the most popular names in South Korea reaches the World Digital Song Sales chart. The tune kicks off at No. 15, giving them another win on the ranking…though it launches a bit lower than the group is used to, as most of their cuts rise into the top 10 without issue.
No. 25 – BTS – “Outro: Ego”
As one Map of the Soul: 7 track rises all the way to No. 1, another cut from the same full-length lands in last place, meaning BTS bookmarks this week’s World Digital Song Sales chart. Fan favorite “Outro: Ego” returns to the list this frame at No. 25, and it has now spent a full month on the roster…though its four turns on the tally have not been consecutive.