Not only has the one-two punch of G-Dragon and Taeyang on “Good Boy” proven to be a delight to BIGBANG fans, but a major chart success too. The boy band members’ collaborative single “Good Boy” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s World Digital Songs, making the duo the third K-pop act to top the chart.
Released on Friday, Nov. 21, “Good Boy” starts atop the chart with just three days of sales, moving 5,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan.
It’s a big accomplishment for the duo’s Korean record label, YG Entertainment, who boast the only K-pop acts to top Billboard‘s World Digital Songs chart: PSY (who previously topped the chart with “Gangnam Style,” “Gentleman” and “Hangover”) and 2NE1 (who ruled this year with “I Am the Best”) are also under the agency that also houses BIGBANG, Epik High, Akdong Musician and more.
GOT7’s Got Another: Newbie boy band GOT7 notches another entry on Billboard‘s World Albums chart as their Identify LP lands at No. 6. Led by new single “Stop Stop It” (which starts at No. 4 on World Digital Songs, below), Identify is their third appearance on the chart following Got Love that peaked at No. 6 in July and their Got It? EP, which hit No. 1 in January.
Beast Bows: Beast earns their second entry on World Albums this year as 12:30 debuts at No. 11. In July, the boy band sent their 6th Mini Album: Good Luck EP to No. 7 on the chart. Their best showing is with 2013 full-length Hard to Love, How to Love that peaked at No. 6 in August of that year.
The boys’ newest title track “12:30” debuts at No. 8 on World Digital Songs too.
Big in Japan: TVXQ! and INFINITE F (a splinter group of boy band INFINITE consisting of members L, Sungjong and Sungyeol) rank high on the Japan Hot 100 this week. TVXQ’s former No. 1 “Time Works Wonders” (which ruled the chart dated Nov. 22, 2014) stays strong at No. 2 in its third week on the chart.
Meanwhile, INFINITE F’s debut single “Koi No Signs” debuts at No. 11. The Korean version of the sub-unit’s single, titled “Heartthrob,” was revealed on Nov. 30: