Ateez Is Enjoying Their Biggest Year Yet On Billboard’s World Songs Chart
On this week’s World Digital Song Sales chart, Wizkid earns his third No. 1, Tems rises to the throne for the first time, Blackpink returns to the highest tier and BTS see several of their former champions find their way back to the roster after falling off not long ago. Amidst all that excitement, one of the most popular vocal acts from South Korea also scores another win, and it’s an especially important one for them.
2021 has turned out to be the biggest year yet for Ateez on the Billboard charts, at least when looking at the World Digital Song Sales ranking. The band has already placed five tunes onto the list, and with just as many months left before 2022 rolls around, there’s a good chance that sum will increase further.
Their winning streak began in March when “Fireworks (I’m The One)” and “Take Me Home” debuted on the World Digital Song Sales chart simultaneously, with the former making it all the way to No. 6 (their previously-established high point) while the latter title lifted to No. 16.
Less than one month would pass before Ateez scored another World Digital Song Sales chart hit with “Still Here,” which narrowly broke onto the list at all, as it only lifted to No. 24 on the 25-spot tally.
In June, the South Korean boy group’s “The Real” brought them back to their No. 6 peak, which is becoming something of a home for the band, as they have now seen four different tunes stall in sixth place, and none rise any higher.
On the current edition of the World Digital Song Sales chart, Ateez scores their fifth placement of the year with “Dreamers,” which opens at No. 16.
With one more win on the World Digital Song Sales chart to their credit in 2021, they beat their own record for the most hits on the weekly tally in a calendar year. Ateez first reached the World Digital Song Sales chart in 2019, and in that year they placed a quartet of tracks onto the list. They repeated that success in 2020 with four more appearances.