As we reported here, the boys of BTS kicked off the month with the release of the explosive music video for their latest single ‘Film Out,’ which acts as the newest taste from their next Japanese LP, ‘BTS: the Best’ (on digital shelves June 16).
Produced by group member Jungkook, the song received the ultimate global launch on the wings of its inclusion on the soundtrack to the April 2-released Japanese film, ‘SIGNAL The Movie Cold Case Investigation Unit.’
With its first full sales tracking week in its rearview, ‘Film’ made an impressive premiere on the refreshed singles chart. So much so, it’s landed the Korean septet in familiar territory: the Hot 100 history books.
See how inside:
Unseating Lil Nas X‘s monster hit, ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name),’ in the process, BTS’ latest – ‘Film Out’ – premiered at #1 on the Digital Song Sales chart thanks to a whopping 19,000 units sold over the last tracking week.
Due to virtually no presence on American radio outlets, however, the tune’s streaming and digital sales performances are the only components that could aid its premiere on the Hot 100 (where it’s seen at #81). The entry is far from a loss, though. A history-making appearance, the arrival of ‘Film Out’ marks the first time this century a Japanese song has appeared on the hitlist. Before it, 1963 #1 hit ‘Sukiyaki’ (by singer-actor Kyu Sakamoto) boasted the honor as the sole Japanese song to ever impact the chart.
Look below to see who joins BTS on this week’s TGJ Chart Check: Hot 100.