K-pop superstar groups BTS and BLACKPINK have topped the major charts of the U.S.-based music media company Billboard.
The boy band’s remix of its collaborative song “Savage Love” topped the main U.S. chart Billboard Hot 100, the group’s second No. 1 on that chart after “Dynamite,” which was second this week.
Billboard on Oct. 12 said “Savage Love,” a collaboration by Jawsh 685, Jason Derulo and BTS, topped the latest Hot 100.
“Savage Love” also topped the Billboard Global 200, and BLACKPINK’s latest song “Lovesick Girls” vaulted to No. 2 and “Dynamite” to No. 3.
The Global 200 is a new chart that ranks singles based on streaming and album sales worldwide.
Billboard said, “BTS becomes the first act to have tallied multiple No. 1s on the Global 200.”
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“South Korean acts boast three songs in the Global 200’s top three,” it added.
Released on Oct. 2, “Savage Love” is a remix of the song “Laxed” by New Zealand producer Jawsh 685 featuring vocals by U.S. singer Jason Derulo and chorus and rap by BTS.
“Lovesick Girls” is the title track of BLACKPINK’s first regular album “The Album.” The song topped the Billboard Global Excl. U.S., which ranks songs based on global streaming and sales excluding the U.S.
“The Album” climbed to second on the Billboard 200, showing the global power of K-pop.