, BTS Dominate India’s First-Ever Ranking Of The Biggest International Singles, The Nzuchi News Forbes

BTS Dominate India’s First-Ever Ranking Of The Biggest International Singles

, BTS Dominate India’s First-Ever Ranking Of The Biggest International Singles, The Nzuchi News Forbes

Music is more global than ever before thanks to platforms like iTunes, Amazon, YouTube and countless streaming sites that allow anyone anywhere to listen to pretty much every song that’s ever been recorded and released. It’s so easy for billions of people to discover hits from across the world, and tunes now pick up steam faster and in more places than they used to. Because of these facts, many territories now have weekly charts that rank the most-consumed albums and singles, and more and more, the most successful titles aren’t just local launches, but smashes that emerge from every part of the globe.

The Indian Music Industry, an organization based in the nation that represents the interests of the entire industry, has launched a new chart that looks at the most popular tracks in India pushed by foriegn stars. The weekly ranking, which is simply titled the Top 20 Singles Chart India, is “formulated using streaming figures of international singles” and “compiled by global music technology leaders,” according to a news release by the IMI

The first-ever Top 20 Singles Chart India is dominated by two well-known names, with one easily standing out as the most successful of the bunch.

South Korean superstars BTS claim the first-ever No. 1 on the ranking with their current single “Butter,” which debuts in first place (though it’s worth mentioning that all 20 songs count as debuts). The track has reached the top of charts all around the world, and apparently it’s a streaming giant in India as well.

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BTS claim two spots inside the top 10 on the initial chart, as their global smash “Dynamite” enters at No. 8. The disco-pop single took over the world last summer, and it’s still going strong in India. BTS is the only name to fill more than one spot inside the uppermost tier.

, BTS Dominate India’s First-Ever Ranking Of The Biggest International Singles, The Nzuchi News Forbes

Further down the list in last place (No. 20) is a third track by BTS, as the group’s Korean-language ballad “Life Goes On” manages to find space on the short ranking as well. 

BTS may be in charge of the Top 20 Singles Chart India, but they aren’t the only musical act to grab three spaces for themselves. The septet is joined in this feat by singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo, whose three most recent singles also appear inside the top 20. Her current focus “Good 4 U” is new at No. 5, while previous cuts “Deja Vu” and “Drivers License” come in at Nos. 18 and 19, respectively. 

Also present on the debut Top 20 Singles Chart India are names like Dua Lipa (“Levitating,” No. 2), Lil Nas X (“Montero [Call Me By Your Name],” No. 3) and Justin Bieber (“Peaches” with Daniel Caesar and Giveon, No. 4).

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