Atop a double-digit list of debuts by international acts on the June 12-dated Billboard global charts, four Japanese and South Korean acts add to their countries' increasingly long list of chart exports.
The week's highest debut on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart is Kenshi Yonezu's "Pale Blue" at No. 48, while it starts on the Billboard Global 200 at No. 134. The song is the theme to the TBS mini-series Rikokatsu (translation: How to Get a Divorce For the Whole Family). It follows Yonezu's "Kanden," which hit No. 46 on the Sept. 19, 2020-dated survey.
It's not uncommon for acts from Japan to make chart hits out of songs associated with TV or film, with LiSA's "Homura" having hit No. 2 on the Global Excl. chart and No. 8 on the Global 200 last October, after it was released alongside Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train.