Agust D Sets New High for BTS Members on Global Charts
BTS has been a dominant act on Billboard’s global charts since the group’s launch in September 2020, with the most chart-toppers on both lists — six each on the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. — among all acts. Beyond the group’s many achievements, its members have notched an additional 26 entries on Global Excl. U.S., including debuts on May 6-dated lists.
Suga, performing under the alias Agust D, scores four debuts on Global Excl. U.S., including the chart’s highest new entry as “Haegeum” starts at No. 12. “Amygdala,” “Huh?!” with fellow BTS member J-Hope, and “D-Day” follow at Nos. 127, 182 and 200, respectively.
Add in “People Pt. 2,” Agust D’s duet with Iu, bouncing back from No. 108 to No. 64, and he tallies five songs on this week’s Global Excl. U.S. ranking. That’s more songs in one week than any BTS member has simultaneously charted as a soloist, passing Jimin’s recent haul of four songs on the April 8 chart.
The rush of activity for Agust D follows the release of his latest solo album, D-Day. The set debuts at No. 2 on the U.S.-based Billboard 200 with 140,000 equivalent album units, according to Luminate. Globally, the LP’s 10 songs drew 131 million streams and sold 98,000 downloads in the week ending April 27. Those totals fall in line with Jimin’s 133 million streams in the week ending March 30, the debut frame for his FACE EP.
The 10-song tracklist for D-Day averaged 15.6% of its streams from the U.S. and 84% from outside, a near dead-ringer for Jimin’s 16.1% U.S. share. With most of Agust D’s activity coming from outside the U.S., it makes sense that his songs perform better on the Global Excl. U.S. chart than the Global 200, where he lands three entries. “Haegeum” leads his titles there as well, but a few notches lower at No. 15 (outpaced by The Weeknd’s Hot Shot Debut, “Double Fantasy” featuring Future, at No. 12).
Beyond the No. 58 debut on the U.S.-based Billboard Hot 100 for “Haegeum,” the track cracks four of Billboard’s Hits of the World rankings. It debuts on Indonesia Songs (No. 19), Singapore Songs (No. 20), South Korea Songs (No. 24), and Philippines Songs (No. 25). “People Pt.2” spent one week on the April 22-dated Indonesia, Singapore and South Korea charts.
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