BTS' 'Fake Love' Is Group's First Top 10 on Streaming Songs Chart
The song debuts at No. 7, becoming the first K-pop track in the top 10 since 2014.
“Fake Love,” from BTS’ new Billboard 200-topping album Love Yourself: Tear, debuts at No. 7 on Streaming Songs with 27.4 million streams earned in the week ending May 24, according to Nielsen Music, giving the K-pop group its first top 10.
Previously, the group peaked at No. 38 on the Oct. 14, 2017-dated chart with “DNA,” the lead single from previous album Love Yourself: Her, with 11.4 million streams.
“Fake Love” is the first K-pop song to reach Streaming Songs’ top 10 since PSY’s “Hangover,” featuring Snoop Dogg, in June 2014. It’s also one of only four K-pop songs to hit the top 10; in addition to “Love” and “Hangover,” the others are PSY’s “Gangnam Style” and “Gentleman.”
Though a significant chunk of its overall streams come from video views, “Fake Love” also has a good start on the On-Demand Streaming Songs chart, which measures on-demand audio streams. There, it debuts at No. 9 with 12.7 million on-demand audio streams, marking BTS’ first top 10 on the chart (“DNA” peaked at No. 22). Only PSY’s “Gangnam Style” had previously represented K-pop in the chart’s top 10 (No. 1).