BTS, ITZY, & More: Forbes Names K-pop Acts Who Made 'Essential Moves' on Latest Billboard World Digital Song Sales Chart

BTS, ITZY, ATEEZ, and B.I are some of the K-pop acts who entered this week's Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart. Their rankings on the latest chart are seen as "essential moves" by Forbes, or rankings that are "worth noting."

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Forbes Recognizes BTS, ITZY, ATEEZ, and B.I on Latest Billboard World Digital Song Sales Chart

On March 30, Billboard unveiled the latest rankings for its charts, including the World Digital Song Sales chart dated April 3. It ranks the 25 best-selling digital singles across the globe.

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On April 1, Forbes published an article focusing on five artists who have "essential moves" on the latest Billboard chart. And among these artists are four K-pop acts: BTS, ITZY, B.I, and ATEEZ, who have the "biggest stories" on this week's chart, according to Forbes.


BTS is the first K-pop act Forbes mentioned. "Filter" is one of the boy group's entries on the newest Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart. This song returned to the top 10 on the chart, claiming the No. 9 spot this week.

Forbes stated that BTS's "Filter" has now stayed on the list for a total of 54 weeks. With this, the magazine noted how the song was released more than a year ago, and "fans aren't tired of the tune yet."


After BTS, is JYP Entertainment's girl group ITZY. Forbes mentioned the band as one of the artists who scored "notable debuts" on the Billboard chart.

ITZY's "Trust Me," which was released as a fan song on March 20, comes in at No. 11 on the latest World Digital Song Sales chart.

Forbes then said that "Trust Me" is now one of the two songs by ITZY to enter the chart, but did not appear between Nos. 1 and 10. The other one is "Cherry," which peaked at No. 23 in August 2019.

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The girl group's other entries on the Billboard chart are "DALLA DALLA," "ICY," "WANNABE," "Not Shy," and "WANT IT?" which all entered the top 10. ITZY's highest-ranking so far is "DALLA DALLA," which secured the No. 2 spot in 2019.


Next is rapper and producer B.I, who landed not only one but three songs on this week's Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart. These three tracks are included in B.I's solo album "Midnight Blue (Love Streaming)."

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Forbes mentioned these songs ranked on the chart fairly close to each other, appearing like listeners tuned in to the songs nearly equally. The highest-charting among these three singles is the title track "Midnight Blue," which debuted at No. 14. B.I's two other songs on the chart are "Blossom" and "Remember Me" at Nos. 17 and 18, respectively.


Lastly, Forbes took note of how "K-pop titans" ATEEZ almost didn't make it to this week's Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart. Luckily, the boy band's new single "Still Here" debuts at No. 24. Japanese songs by K-pop artists don't usually enter the chart, so this is a huge accomplishment for ATEEZ.

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ATEEZ now has 11 entries on the Billboard chart, three of which are 2021 songs: "Fireworks (I'm The One)," "Take Me Home," and "Still Here."

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Written by Mhaliya Scott

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