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Younha and BTS' RM Earn First No. 1s on World Digital Song Sales Chart

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Peter Ash Lee

RM photographed on Jan. 19, 2018 at Korea House in Seoul. 

"Winter Flower" is RM's first chart-topper nearly five years after his first appearance on the tally.

RM is kicking off the new year with a new No. 1 to add to his collection.

Younha's new track "Winter Flower" that features RM of BTS debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's World Digital Song Sales chart, selling 5,000 copies in the week ending Jan. 9, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. This marks not only the first appearance on the chart for singer-songwriter Younha, but also the highest chart position yet for the BTS leader.

The comforting-yet-surging ballad track marks RM's ninth appearance on World Digital Song Sales as a solo artist. The rapper-singer first appeared on the tally as part of his collaboration with Warren G titled "P.D.D" in 2015 (which hit No. 9 in 2015, when RM was known as Rap Monster), which landed six songs on the chart from his Mono. mixtape project (lead by "Seoul" which peaked at No. 5 in October 2018) and most recently hit the chart with a featured spot on Tiger JK's "Timeless" (which peaked at No. 4 in November 2018, his previous high).

In the past, RM has proven to be a valuable collaborator with a featured spot leading to new chart highs for the likes of Younha and Tiger JK, in addition to big sales week (after jumping on the remix to Fall Out Boy's "Champions" the track sold 18,000 copies and led the song to a new peak on the Rock Digital Song Sales chart).

Among all the BTS members, RM now joins J-Hope as the only other member to top World Digital Song Sales so far. While songs performed by other band mates have topped the chart (such as when "Dream Glow" that features Charli XCX alongside members Jin, Jimin and Jungkook) these songs have been attributed to BTS as a whole -- who currently lead the chart with 17 total No. 1s to date and should expect to see new song "Black Swan" top the chart soon too.

When it comes to Younha, the singer is now just the third solo female star from the K-pop world to top the chart following CL (who first hit the top spot with PSY as the featured artist on "Daddy" in 2015) and Jennie's "Solo" (which topped the chart in late 2018). "Winter Flower" is the opening track to her newly released Unstable Mindset EP which is fronted by the single "Dark Cloud." 

Take a listen to "Winter Flower" below:

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