Two K-pop acts pull a one-two punch in the top five of the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart (dated Apr. 22), as GOT7 and Monsta X arrive with “Never Ever” and “Beautiful,” respectively. Meanwhile, further down the list, another K-pop act, BTOB, reaches the list for the first time, with “Movie.”
Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks is a weekly ranking of the most shared and/or mentioned songs on Twitter in the U.S., ranked by the volume of shares over a seven-day period (Monday-Sunday). The latest chart’s reflects data collected in the week ending April 9.
“Never Ever’s” roaring start comes after the group posted a “Never Ever” dance practice video on YouTube on April 8. The tweet earned 15,000 favorites and 7,400 retweets, while the practice clip has climbed to 655,000 global views through April 12.
The tune also picked up steam as the members of GOT7 participated in a “Never Ever” edition of the popular South Korean web series game “Ask in a Box,” which reached YouTube early in the morning of April 10 (hours before the chart’s close for the week on Sunday, April 9 in the United States). The game’s clip has soared to 660,000 global views to date.
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“Ever” features on GOT7’s most recent EP, Flight Log: Arrival, which was released March 13. The set became the group’s fourth No. 1 effort on the World Albums chart and reached No. 3 on Heatseekers Albums.
Also in the top five, Monsta X’s “Beautiful” enters at No. 4, granting the act its first visit to the list. The song’s arrival is spurred by the release of an official acoustic performance of the song, posted to the group’s YouTube channel on April 3, which has earned 833,000 global views on YouTube.
“Beautiful” raced to No. 4 on the World Digital Song Sales chart, the group’s highest showing among six charted titles. The track features on the group’s The Clan, Pt. 2.5 [Beautiful] album, which reached No. 1 on the World Albums chart and gave the band its best sales week in the United States to date, and also climbed to No. 10 on the Heatseekers Albums chart.
The arrival of new videos also helps BTOB make its Top Tracks chart debut. The group starts at No. 18 with “Movie” after its choreography practice video was posted on YouTube on April 3. The snazzy clip, in which the members dress up in tuxedos and fedoras, has darted to 565,000 global plays on YouTube.
“Movie” also earned the group its first charting entry on the World Digital Song Sales chart, peaking at No. 25 on the list. The song features on the band’s most recent EP, Feel’em, which reached No. 15 on the World Albums chart, its first entry on the survey.