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New Around the World: BTS Extends Global No. 1 Record With ‘Yet to Come’

"Yet to Come" leads four BTS debuts on the Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S. chart.

Once again, BTS has released new material and shot it straight to the top of the global charts. “Yet to Come” debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, while arriving at No. 2 on the Billboard Global 200.

BTS banks its latest impressive arrival – “My Universe,” with Coldplay, debuted at No. 1 on both lists on the Oct. 9, 2021-dated lists. Last summer, “Permission to Dance” and “Butter” entered atop each ranking simultaneously. And stretching back to 2020, “Life Goes On” immediately claimed the top spot following the release of BE.


Including “Dynamite,” BTS now has six No. 1s on the Global Excl. U.S., matching their mark on the Global 200, which includes a week on top for “Savage Love,” the group’s collaboration with New Zealand’s Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo. That’s more chart-toppers than any other act on both lists, and not by a small amount.

No other artist has claimed more than two No. 1s on either global chart. Olivia Rodrigo has two on the Global 200 with “Driver’s License” (eight weeks) and “Good 4 U” (six), while Justin Bieber has hit the top twice on both lists, with “Peaches,” with Daniel Caesar and Giveon (two weeks Global 200; five weeks Global Excl. U.S.) and “Stay,” with The Kid Laroi (11; nine).

Beyond its newest No. 1, the South Korean septet floods the global charts with additional debuts from Proof, a three-disc anthology collection released on June 10. “Run BTS” enters at No. 8 on Global Excl. U.S. and No. 12 on the Global 200; “For Youth” at Nos. 21 and 30, respectively; and “Born Singer” at Nos. 31 and 36.

That bumps BTS’ total catalog of global chart hits to 19 on the former chart and 16 on the latter, dating back to the lists’ launch in September 2020.

The four new tracks combined for 183.5 million streams worldwide in the week ending June 16, according to Luminate. Each song derived 86-90% of its clicks from outside the U.S., lining up perfectly with the act’s older charting songs. “Butter” and “Dynamite,” both returning to the top 40 of Global Excl. U.S., sport international shares of 88% and 87% in the latest tracking week.

“Yet to Come” leads the new material on Billboard’s Hits of the World chart, topping lists in the Philippines and South Korea, while hitting the top 10 in Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan. Interestingly, while the other three songs follow in the Philippines and Malaysia, “Yet” is the group’s only debut (and first charting song since the chart’s premiere in February) in its native South Korea.