Jung Kook is all over the Billboard charts this week following the release of his debut solo full-length, Golden. The BTS singer scores his first placement on the albums chart, while the set’s newest single has become not only a win for him in America but all around the world.
“Standing Next To You,” the latest single from Golden, has been named the biggest song in the world. The track debuts at the top of the Billboard Global 200, the chart company’s namesake ranking of the most-consumed individual tunes in the world, based on a methodology that combines streams and sales.
The song hit No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 thanks to impressive consumption figures, but it performed best when it comes to pure purchases. “Standing Next To You” sold 121,000 copies globally, according to Billboard. That sum includes all the many versions of the cut that were made available, which include remixes like Future Funk, Holiday, and Slow Jam.
“Standing Next To You” also performed incredibly well on streaming platforms of all kinds. The track opens with 81.6 million plays on sites like Spotify in its debut tracking frame.
Jung Kook has now reached the summit on the Billboard Global 200 three times as a solo artist. All three of the singles spun off of Golden: “Seven” with Latto, “3D” with Jack Harlow, and now “Standing Next To You” have spent time at No. 1.
As “Standing Next To You” rules, “Seven” is still going strong, settling at No. 2, which is impressive, because the song has been out for months now.
Jung Kook is the king of the Digital Song Sales chart this week, with even more tracks from his Golden invade Billboard’s ranking of the bestselling tunes in America. He claimed not only number 1, but seven of the spaces inside the top 10 on the latest edition, with “Standing Next To You” being Jung Kook’s fifth No. 1 on the tally.
The Beatles fell from No. 1 to second place with their new single “Now and Then,” and immediately after that cut, Jung Kook takes over again. The singer filled the next four spaces in a row. His former Hot 100 champion “Seven” with Latto returns to third place on the Digital Song Sales chart, selling another 14,000 copies.
The next two spots feature Jung Kook solo cuts, with “Yes or No” debuting at No. 4 and new at No. 5 is “Hate You”. Back on the ranking again is former Digital Song Sales chart No. 1 “3D”.
Rounding out Jung Kook’s seven top 10 hits on this week’s chart are a pair of collaborations from Golden. “Please Don’t Change,” his tune with DJ Snake, launches at No. 8. Down at No. 10 is “Closer to You,” a track he worked on with Major Lazer.
Written by: Yanika