Psy and BTS Are Still Sitting at Top Spots on Billboard “World” Charts
Paul Lee, Jan. 27, 2016, 9:27 a.m.
This week’s “Billboard World Albums” and “World Digital Songs” charts featured K-pop artists Psy and BTS, which is a surprise since they haven’t released anything for some time! BTS stayed on the charts for a really long time, and their album “The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt. 2” ended up ranked at #2 this week, after being at #1 last week. This means they’ve managed to hold top rankings for about three weeks in a row now!
The “World Digital Songs” chart tells a similar story. Psy’s track “Daddy” has been sitting at #2 on the charts for quite an extended period of time now, which is both unprecedented and impressive all at the same time. Many weeks have passed since Psy first showed up on the charts.
Park Jae-sang (born December 31, 1977), better known by his stage name Psy, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, record producer and rapper. Psy is known domestically for his humorous videos and stage performances, and internationally for his hit single "Gangnam Style". The song's refrain "Oppan Gangnam Style" (translated as "Big brother (feminine voice) is Gangnam style", with Psy referring to himself) was entered into The Yale Book of Quotations as one of the most famous quotations of 2012.
Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, is a seven-member South Korean boy group formed by Big Hit Entertainment. They debuted on June 13, 2013 with the song "No More Dream". They have won several "New Artist of the Year" awards, including those at the 2013 MelOn Music Awards and Golden Disk Awards, and the 2014 Seoul Music Awards, as well as two majorbonsang awards for Dark & Wild. The name of the band, Bangtan Sonyeondan, is a combination of "Bangtan" which means bulletproof and "Sonyeondan" which means boy scouts.