The Billboard rankings have been updated this week and BTS’ V’s song ‘Christmas Tree’ has officially debuted at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart. The song, which was released as part of the soundtrack for actor Choi Woo Shik and actress Kim Dami’s drama ‘Our Beloved Summer,’ was the best-selling single in the United States for the week.
Check out Billboard’s announcement on January 4, with the list:
V has become the first Korean solo artist to have a solo song debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart. BTS’ SUGA, with ‘Girl Of My Dreams,’ a collaboration with Juice WRLD, is the only other Korean solo artist to debut at No. 1 on the chart. The only other Korean solo song to top this chart is PSY’s 2012 hit ‘Gangnam Style,’ but it did not debut at No. 1.
‘Christmas Tree’ also charted at No. 79 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, marking V’s first solo appearance on the chart. V is now the third member of BTS to have a solo song chart on the Billboard Hot 100. BTS’ J-Hope had previously charted with ‘Chicken Noodle Soup,’ and SUGA had previously done so with ‘Girl Of My Dreams,’ as well as ‘Daechwita’ (as Agust D).
Earlier, with only seven days of tracking time, ‘Christmas Tree’ became the only Korean solo single to enter Amazon’s Best Selling Songs of 2021 chart, ranking at No. 97. Six days after its debut, the song had the greatest daily number of unique listeners (126,381) on the MelOn music chart.
‘Christmas Tree’ Holds The Global Spotify Record For A Korean OST
BTS’ V quiet ballad for ‘Our Beloved Summer’, ‘Christmas Tree,’ was released on Christmas eve and has since won hearts and broken records. Despite the heavy competition of Christmas music, the OST set the record for the biggest debut streaming for a Korean OST with 1.46 million streams after only a partial day of tracking (15 hours).
In this wonderful, calm ballad for Choi Woong (Choi Woo Sik) and Gook Yeon Seo (Kim Da Mi) starrer ‘Our Beloved Summer,’ BTS weaves magic and beautiful melancholy in the main theme song for the drama. Nam Hye Seung and Kim Kyung Hee composed the music and wrote the lyrics. ‘Christmas Tree’ had already topped iTunes charts in 72 countries. It was also the second Korean OST to debut at number one on the US iTunes chart. The first is his own song ‘Sweet Night,’ which he wrote for Park Seo Joon’s ‘Itaewon Class.’ V,