World Digital Song Sales

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The World Digital Song Sales chart (formerly World Digital Songs) is a weekly record chart compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and published by Billboard magazine. Established in 2010—its first issue was dated January 23[1]—as one of 21 genre-specific song charts launched by Billboard that year, it originally ranked the 25 best-selling digital singles in the World Music genre,[2] but was reduced to 15 entries in November 2021,[3] and then 10 entries, effective the issue dated October 28, 2023.[4]

Hawaiian singer-songwriter and musician Israel Kamakawiwoʻole's recording of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" was the first song to rank at number one on the chart. It has dominated the ranking for most of its existence, spending 360 cumulative weeks at the top,[5] including a 116-week run at number one from the chart's inception[1] until April 2012.[6] The song has appeared on 750 issues of the chart,[5][7] excluding one issue for the week dated June 25, 2022.[8] Another notable chart-topper is Psy's "Gangnam Style", which stands in second place for most weeks at number one with a total of 50 weeks between 2012 and 2014,[9] and for total weeks on the chart, with 381.[10] Over the years, many other K-pop artists have appeared on the chart, with some reaching the top position. BTS, who earned their first number-one on the chart with "Fire" in 2016, have achieved a record 37 number-one singles.[11] Blackpink has accumulated nine number-one singles, the most of any female artist on the chart.[12]

The current number-one song on the chart, as of the issue dated June 1, 2024, is "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole.[5]

List of number-one songs[edit]

Since he first entered the World Digital Song Sales chart in 2013, Psy has achieved five number-one singles and spent 63 non-consecutive weeks atop the ranking.
2NE1 was the first K-Pop group to reach the number one spot with "I Am the Best" in 2014.[13]
Lin-Manuel Miranda collaborated with Opetaia Foa'i on "We Know the Way" which spent 29 non-consecutive weeks at number one.
Issue date Song Artist(s) Wks. Ref.
January 23, 2010 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 116 [14]
April 14, 2012 "Zou Bisou Bisou" Jessica Paré 1 [15]
April 21, 2012 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 1 [16]
April 28, 2012 "Ai Se Eu Te Pego" Michel Teló 4 [17]
May 26, 2012 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 12 [18]
August 18, 2012 "Gangnam Style" Psy 36 [19]
April 27, 2013 "Gentleman" 7 [20]
June 15, 2013 "Gangnam Style" 12 [21]
September 7, 2013 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 9 [22]
November 9, 2013 "Gangnam Style" Psy 1 [23]
November 16, 2013 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 8 [24]
January 11, 2014 "Gangnam Style" Psy 1 [25]
January 18, 2014 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 23 [26]
June 28, 2014 "Hangover" Psy featuring Snoop Dogg 1 [27]
July 5, 2014 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 14 [28]
October 11, 2014 "I Am the Best" 2NE1 1 [29]
October 18, 2014 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 7 [30]
December 6, 2014 "Good Boy" GD X Taeyang 1 [31]
December 13, 2014 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 8 [32]
February 14, 2015 "I Am the Best" 2NE1 1 [33]
February 21, 2015 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 12 [34]
May 16, 2015 "Loser" BigBang 1 [35]
May 23, 2015 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 4 [36]
June 20, 2015 "Bang Bang Bang" BigBang 1 [37]
June 27, 2015 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 1 [38]
July 4, 2015 "Lava" Kuana Torres Kahele and Napua Greig 6 [39]
August 15, 2015 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 1 [40]
August 22, 2015 "Let's Not Fall in Love" BigBang 1 [41]
August 29, 2015 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 16 [42]
December 19, 2015 "Daddy" Psy featuring CL 3 [43]
January 9, 2016 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 18 [44]
May 14, 2016 "There Will Be Time" Mumford & Sons x Baaba Maal 1 [45]
May 21, 2016 "Fire" BTS 1 [46]
May 28, 2016 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 4 [47]
June 25, 2016 "Monster" Exo 2 [48]
July 9, 2016 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 7 [49]
August 27, 2016 "Boombayah" Blackpink 1 [50]
September 3, 2016 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 1 [51]
September 10, 2016 "Lotto" Exo 1 [52]
September 17, 2016 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 6 [53]
October 29, 2016 "Blood Sweat & Tears" BTS 1 [54]
November 5, 2016 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 2 [55]
November 19, 2016 "Playing with Fire" Blackpink 1 [56]
November 26, 2016 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 2 [57]
December 10, 2016 "We Know the Way" Opetaia Foa'i and Lin-Manuel Miranda 9 [58]
February 11, 2017 "Goodbye" 2NE1 1 [59]
February 18, 2017 "We Know the Way" Opetaia Foa'i and Lin-Manuel Miranda 1 [60]
February 25, 2017 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 1 [61]
March 4, 2017 "Spring Day" BTS 1 [62][63]
March 11, 2017 "Not Today" 1 [64]
March 18, 2017 "We Know the Way" Opetaia Foa'i and Lin-Manuel Miranda 11 [65]
June 3, 2017 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 5 [66]
July 8, 2017 "As If It's Your Last" Blackpink 2 [67][68]
July 22, 2017 "We Know the Way" Opetaia Foa'i and Lin-Manuel Miranda 6 [69]
September 2, 2017 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 1 [70]
September 9, 2017 "We Know the Way" Opetaia Foa'i and Lin-Manuel Miranda 1 [71]
September 16, 2017 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 1 [72]
September 23, 2017 "We Know the Way" Opetaia Foa'i and Lin-Manuel Miranda 1 [73]
September 30, 2017 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 1 [74]
October 7, 2017 "DNA" BTS 2 [75]
October 21, 2017 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 4 [76]
November 18, 2017 "Likey" Twice 2 [77][78]
December 2, 2017 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 1 [79]
December 9, 2017 "DNA" BTS 1 [75]
December 16, 2017 "Mic Drop" BTS featuring Desiigner 13 [80]
March 10, 2018 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 1 [81]
March 17, 2018 "Daydream" J-Hope 1 [82][83]
March 24, 2018 "Flower Road" BigBang 1 [84][85]
March 31, 2018 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 2 [86]
April 14, 2018 "Don't Leave Me" BTS 2 [87][88]
April 28, 2018 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 5 [89]
June 2, 2018 "Fake Love" BTS 4 [90]
June 30, 2018 "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" Blackpink 1 [91]
July 7, 2018 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 9 [92]
September 8, 2018 "Idol" BTS featuring Nicki Minaj 6 [93]
October 20, 2018 "La Vie en rose" Lady Gaga 1 [94]
October 27, 2018 "Fake Love" BTS 1 [90]
November 3, 2018 "Checklist" Normani x Calvin Harris featuring WizKid 1 [95]
November 10, 2018 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 1 [96]
November 17, 2018 "Pop/Stars" K/DA 1 [97][98]
November 24, 2018 "2! 3! (Still Wishing There Will Be Better Days)" BTS 1 [99][100]
December 1, 2018 "Solo" Jennie 1 [101]
December 8, 2018 "Simon Says" NCT 127 1 [102]
December 15, 2018 "RBB (Really Bad Boy)" Red Velvet 1 [103]
December 22, 2018 "Love Shot" Exo 3 [104]
January 12, 2019 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 3 [105]
February 2, 2019 "Face My Fears" Hikaru Utada and Skrillex 4 [106]
March 2, 2019 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 2 [107]
March 16, 2019 "Crown" Tomorrow X Together 1 [108]
March 23, 2019 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 3 [109]
April 13, 2019 "Deutschland" Rammstein 1 [110]
April 20, 2019 "Kill This Love" Blackpink 1 [111]
April 27, 2019 "Boy with Luv" BTS featuring Halsey 8 [112]
June 22, 2019 "Dream Glow" BTS and Charli XCX 1 [113]
June 29, 2019 "A Brand New Day" BTS and Zara Larsson 1 [114]
July 6, 2019 "All Night" BTS and Juice Wrld 1 [115]
July 13, 2019 "Heartbeat" BTS 1 [116]
July 20, 2019 "Lights" 1 [117]
July 27, 2019 "Circle of Life / Nants' Ingonyama" Lindiwe Mkhize and Lebo M 1 [118]
August 3, 2019 "Brown Skin Girl" Beyoncé, Saint Jhn and WizKid featuring Blue Ivy Carter 3 [119]
August 24, 2019 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 6 [120]
October 5, 2019 "Feel Special" Twice 1 [121]
October 12, 2019 "Chicken Noodle Soup" J-Hope featuring Becky G 1 [122]
October 19, 2019 "Jopping" SuperM 1 [123]
October 26, 2019 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 1 [124]
November 2, 2019 "Make It Right" BTS featuring Lauv 1 [125]
November 9, 2019 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 1 [126]
November 16, 2019 "Make It Right" BTS featuring Lauv 2 [125][127]
November 30, 2019 "Hip" Mamamoo 1 [128][129]
December 7, 2019 "Ahimsa" U2 and A. R. Rahman 1 [130]
December 14, 2019 "Obsession" Exo 1 [131][132]
December 21, 2019 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 1 [133]
December 28, 2019 "365" Loona 1 [134][135]
January 4, 2020 "Psycho" Red Velvet 1 [136][137]
January 11, 2020 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 1 [138]
January 18, 2020 "Winter Flower" Younha featuring RM 1 [139][140]
January 25, 2020 "Wolf Totem" The Hu featuring Jacoby Shaddix 1 [141]
February 1, 2020 "Black Swan" BTS 3 [142][143]
February 22, 2020 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 2 [144]
March 7, 2020 "On" BTS 3 [145]
March 28, 2020 "From Zero" Monsta X 1 [146]
April 4, 2020 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 6 [147]
May 16, 2020 "Eight" IU featuring Suga 1 [148][149]
May 23, 2020 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 2 [150]
June 6, 2020 "Daechwita" Agust D 1 [151][152]
June 13, 2020 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 3 [153]
July 4, 2020 "Stay Gold" BTS 1 [154]
July 11, 2020 "How You Like That" Blackpink 2 [155]
July 25, 2020 "Your Eyes Tell" BTS 1 [156][157]
August 1, 2020 "How You Like That" Blackpink 1 [155]
August 8, 2020 "Wolf Totem" The Hu featuring Jacoby Shaddix 1 [141]
August 15, 2020 "My Time" BTS 1 [158][159]
August 22, 2020 "Wolf Totem" The Hu featuring Jacoby Shaddix 2 [141]
September 5, 2020 "On" BTS 1 [145]
September 12, 2020 "The Baddest" K/DA 1 [160]
September 19, 2020 "Jerusalema" Master KG featuring Burna Boy and Nomcebo Zikode 1 [161]
September 26, 2020 "Oh My Gawd" Mr Eazi X Major Lazer featuring Nicki Minaj and K4mo 1 [162]
October 3, 2020 "Jerusalema" Master KG featuring Burna Boy and Nomcebo Zikode 1 [161]
October 10, 2020 "Filter" BTS 1 [163]
October 17, 2020 "Lovesick Girls" Blackpink 1 [164]
October 24, 2020 "Jerusalema" Master KG featuring Burna Boy and Nomcebo Zikode 1 [161]
October 31, 2020 "G.B.T.B." Verivery 1 [165]
November 7, 2020 "I Can't Stop Me" Twice 1 [166]
November 14, 2020 "More" K/DA 1 [167]
November 21, 2020 "Jerusalema" Master KG featuring Burna Boy and Nomcebo Zikode 2 [161]
December 5, 2020 "Life Goes On" BTS 4 [168]
January 2, 2021 "Cry for Me" Twice 1 [169]
January 9, 2021 "Stay" BTS 1 [170]
January 16, 2021 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 4 [171]
February 13, 2021 "World Money" Tomoro featuring Nice & Smooth 1 [172]
February 20, 2021 "Jerusalema" Master KG featuring Burna Boy and Nomcebo Zikode 1 [161]
February 27, 2021 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 1 [173]
March 6, 2021 "Inner Child" BTS 1 [174]
March 13, 2021 "Daechwita" Agust D 1 [151]
March 20, 2021 "Get Away" Verivery 2 [175]
April 3, 2021 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 2 [176]
April 17, 2021 "Film Out" BTS 1 [177]
April 24, 2021 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 2 [178]
May 8, 2021 "Singularity" BTS 1 [179]
May 15, 2021 "Don't" eAeon featuring RM 1 [180]
May 22, 2021 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 2 [181]
June 5, 2021 "Life Goes On" BTS 1 [168]
June 12, 2021 "Stigma" 1 [182]
June 19, 2021 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 3 [183]
July 10, 2021 "Mixtape: Oh" Stray Kids 1 [184]
July 17, 2021 "Euphoria" BTS 1 [185]
July 24, 2021 "Essence" Wizkid featuring Justin Bieber and Tems 4 [186]
August 21, 2021 "Begin" BTS 1 [187]
August 28, 2021 "Essence" Wizkid featuring Justin Bieber and Tems 4 [188]
September 25, 2021 "Lalisa" Lisa 1 [189]
October 2, 2021 "Essence" Wizkid featuring Justin Bieber and Tems 7 [190]
November 20, 2021 "Yours" Jin 1 [3]
November 27, 2021 "Essence" Wizkid featuring Justin Bieber and Tems 2 [191]
December 11, 2021 "Hcoin To The Moon" Miles Guo 2 [192]
December 25, 2021 "Love Nwantiti" CKay 1 [193]
January 1, 2022 "Ameno Amapiano (You Wanna Bamba)" Goya Menor and Nektunez 2 [194]
January 15, 2022 "Love Nwantiti" CKay 2 [195]
January 29, 2022 "Ameno Amapiano (You Wanna Bamba)" Goya Menor and Nektunez 4 [196]
February 26, 2022 "Stay Alive" Jungkook 2 [197]
March 12, 2022 "Love Nwantiti" CKay 1 [198]
March 19, 2022 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 1 [199]
March 26, 2022 "Peru" Fireboy DML and Ed Sheeran 1 [200]
April 2, 2022 "Maniac" Stray Kids 1 [201]
April 9, 2022 "Peru" Fireboy DML and Ed Sheeran 1 [202]
April 16, 2022 "Still Life" BigBang 1 [203]
April 23, 2022 "Hey, Hey, Rise Up!" Pink Floyd featuring Andriy Khlyvnyuk 1 [204]
April 30, 2022 "Shake It" Loona 1 [205]
May 7, 2022 "Peru" Fireboy DML and Ed Sheeran 1 [206]
May 14, 2022 "That That" Psy featuring Suga 2 [207]
May 28, 2022 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 4 [208]
June 25, 2022 "Yet to Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)" BTS 3 [209]
July 16, 2022 "More" J-Hope 1 [210]
July 23, 2022 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 1 [211]
July 30, 2022 "Arson" J-Hope 1 [212]
August 6, 2022 "No Woman, No Cry" Tems 2 [213]
August 20, 2022 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 2 [214]
September 3, 2022 "Pink Venom" Blackpink 1 [215]
September 10, 2022 "Sexy Nukim" Balming Tiger featuring RM 2 [216]
September 24, 2022 "Calm Down" Rema and Selena Gomez 1 [217]
October 1, 2022 "Shut Down" Blackpink 1 [218]
October 8, 2022 "Rush Hour" Crush featuring J-Hope 1 [219]
October 15, 2022 "Calm Down" Rema and Selena Gomez 1 [220]
October 22, 2022 "Case 143" Stray Kids 1 [221]
October 29, 2022 "Calm Down" Rema and Selena Gomez 1 [222]
November 5, 2022 "Super Tuna" Jin 1 [223]
November 12, 2022 "The Astronaut" 3 [224]
December 3, 2022 "Dreamers" Jungkook 2 [225]
December 17, 2022 "Wild Flower" RM featuring Youjeen 1 [226]
December 24, 2022 "Calm Down" Rema and Selena Gomez 5 [227]
January 28, 2023 "Vibe" Taeyang featuring Jimin 1 [228]
February 4, 2023 "Calm Down" Rema and Selena Gomez 1 [229]
February 11, 2023 "Sugar Rush Ride" Tomorrow X Together 1 [230]
February 18, 2023 "Attack On Bangtan" BTS 1 [231]
February 25, 2023 "Calm Down" Rema and Selena Gomez 5 [232]
April 1, 2023 "Set Me Free Pt. 2" Jimin 1 [233]
April 8, 2023 "Like Crazy" 2 [234]
April 22, 2023 "People Pt. 2" Agust D featuring IU 1 [235]
April 29, 2023 "Like Crazy" Jimin 1 [236]
May 6, 2023 "Haegeum" Agust D 1 [237]
May 13, 2023 "Calm Down" Rema and Selena Gomez 2 [238]
May 27, 2023 "The Planet" BTS 1 [239]
June 3, 2023 "Calm Down" Rema and Selena Gomez 3 [240]
June 24, 2023 "Take Two" BTS 1 [241]
July 1, 2023 "Calm Down" Rema and Selena Gomez 1 [242]
July 8, 2023 "Like Crazy" Jimin 1 [243]
July 15, 2023 "Still with You" Jungkook 1 [244]
July 22, 2023 "Calm Down" Rema and Selena Gomez 5 [245]
August 26, 2023 "Love Me Again" V 1 [246]
September 2, 2023 "More" J-Hope 1 [247]
September 9, 2023 "Calm Down" Rema and Selena Gomez 7 [248]
October 28, 2023 "Chasing That Feeling" Tomorrow X Together 1 [249]
November 4, 2023 "Water" Tyla 3 [250]
November 25, 2023 "Lalalala" Stray Kids 1 [251]
December 2, 2023 "Water" Tyla 3 [252]
December 23, 2023 "Spring Day" BTS 1 [253]
December 30, 2023 "No More Dream" 1 [254]
January 6, 2024 "Closer Than This" Jimin 1 [255]
January 13, 2024 "Water" Tyla 3 [256]
February 3, 2024 "Danger" BTS 1 [257]
February 10, 2024 "Water" Tyla 2 [258]
February 24, 2024 "Ruin" Usher and Pheelz 1 [259]
March 2, 2024 "Water" Tyla 1 [260]
March 9, 2024 "Fake Love" BTS 1 [261]
March 16, 2024 "Water" Tyla 4 [262]
April 13, 2024 "Neuron" J-Hope (with Gaeko and Yoon Mi-rae) 1 [263]
April 20, 2024 "Why Kiki?" Iam Tongi 1 [264]
April 27, 2024 "Water" Tyla 2 [265]
May 11, 2024 "Spot!" Zico featuring Jennie 1 [266]
May 18, 2024 "Not Today" BTS 1 [267]
May 25, 2024 "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole 2 [268]

Song milestones[edit]

Most weeks at number one[edit]

Number of weeks Song Artist(s) Ref.
360
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole [5]
50
"Gangnam Style" Psy [9]
32
"Calm Down" Rema featuring Selena Gomez [269]
29
"We Know the Way" Opetaia Foa'i and Lin-Manuel Miranda [270]
17
"Essence" Wizkid featuring Justin Bieber and Tems [271]

Most total weeks on the World Digital Song Sales chart[edit]

Number of weeks Song Artist(s) Ref.
750
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole [5]
381
"Gangnam Style" Psy [10]
377
"Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride" Kamehameha Schools Children's Chorus and Mark Kealiʻi Hoʻomalu [272]
299
"The Girl from Ipanema" Stan Getz and João Gilberto [241]
297
"La Vie en rose" Édith Piaf [273]
269
"He Mele No Lilo" Kamehameha Schools Children's Chorus and Mark Kealiʻi Hoʻomalu [274]
265
"Du hast" Rammstein [275]
206
"What a Wonderful World" Israel Kamakawiwoʻole [276]
190
"Ai Se Eu Te Pego" Michel Teló [277]
"Non, je ne regrette rien" Édith Piaf [273]

Artist achievements[edit]

Most number-one singles[edit]

BTS has the most number-one singles of any artist on the chart, with 37.
Blackpink has the most number-one singles for a female artist on the chart, with nine.
Number of singles Artist[a] Songs[b] Ref.
37
BTS "Fire"
"Blood Sweat & Tears"
"Spring Day"
"Not Today"
"DNA"
"Mic Drop" (featuring Desiigner)
"Don't Leave Me"
"Fake Love"
"Idol" (featuring Nicki Minaj)
"2! 3! (Still Wishing There Will Be Better Days)"
"Boy with Luv" (featuring Halsey)
"Dream Glow" (with Charli XCX)
"A Brand New Day" (with Zara Larsson)
"All Night" (with Juice Wrld)
"Heartbeat"
"Lights"
"Make It Right" (featuring Lauv)
"Black Swan"
"On"
"Stay Gold"
"Your Eyes Tell"
"My Time"
"Filter"
"Life Goes On"
"Stay"
"Inner Child"
"Film Out"
"Singularity"
"Stigma"
"Euphoria"
"Begin"
"Yet to Come"
"Attack On Bangtan"
"The Planet"
"Take Two"
"No More Dream"
"Danger"
[11]
9
Blackpink "Boombayah"
"Playing with Fire"
"As If It's Your Last"
"Ddu-Du Ddu-Du"
"Kill This Love"
"How You Like That"
"Lovesick Girls"
"Pink Venom"
"Shut Down"
[12]
6
J-Hope "Daydream"
"Chicken Noodle Soup" (featuring Becky G)
"More"
"Arson"
"Rush Hour" (with Crush)
"Neuron" (with Gaeko and Yoon Mi-rae
[278]
5
Psy "Gangnam Style"
"Gentleman"
"Hangover" (featuring Snoop Dogg)
"Daddy" (featuring CL)
"That That" (featuring Suga)
[10]
Big Bang "Loser"
"Bang Bang Bang"
"Let's Not Fall in Love"
"Flower Road"
"Still Life"
[279]
Suga "Eight" (with IU)
"Daechwita"
"That That" (with Psy)
"People Pt. 2" (featuring IU)
"Haegeum"
[280]

Most cumulative weeks at number one (all songs)[edit]

Weeks at
number one
Artist
360
Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
84
BTS
63
Psy
32
Rema and Selena Gomez
29
Opetaia Foa'i and Lin-Manuel Miranda

Number one debuts[edit]

Issue date Song Artist(s) Ref.
April 27, 2013 "Gentleman" Psy [281]
June 28, 2014 "Hangover" Psy (featuring Snoop Dogg) [27]
December 6, 2014 "Good Boy" GD X Taeyang [31]
May 16, 2015 "Loser" Big Bang [35]
June 20, 2015 "Bang Bang Bang" [37]
July 4, 2015 "Lava" Kuana Torres Kahele and Napua Greig [39]
August 22, 2015 "Let's Not Fall in Love" Big Bang [41]
December 19, 2015 "Daddy" Psy (featuring CL) [43]
May 14, 2016 "There Will Be Time" Mumford & Sons x Baaba Maal [45]
May 21, 2016 "Fire" BTS [46]
June 25, 2016 "Monster" Exo [282]
August 27, 2016 "Boombayah" Blackpink [50]
September 10, 2016 "Lotto" Exo [52]
October 29, 2016 "Blood Sweat & Tears" BTS [54]
November 19, 2016 "Playing with Fire" Blackpink [56]
February 11, 2017 "Goodbye" 2NE1 [59]
March 4, 2017 "Spring Day" BTS [62]
July 8, 2017 "As If It's Your Last" Blackpink [67]
October 7, 2017 "DNA" BTS [75]
November 18, 2017 "Likey" Twice [77]
March 24, 2018 "Flower Road" Big Bang [84]
April 14, 2018 "Don't Leave Me" BTS [87]
June 2, 2018 "Fake Love" [90]
June 30, 2018 "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" Blackpink [91]
September 8, 2018 "Idol" BTS (featuring Nicki Minaj) [283]
October 20, 2018 "La Vie en rose" Lady Gaga [94]
November 3, 2018 "Checklist" Normani x Calvin Harris (featuring WizKid) [95]
November 17, 2018 "Pop/Stars" K/DA [97]
November 24, 2018 "2! 3! (Still Wishing There Will Be Better Days)" BTS [99]
December 8, 2018 "Simon Says" NCT 127 [102]
December 15, 2018 "RBB (Really Bad Boy)" Red Velvet [103]
December 22, 2018 "Love Shot" Exo [104]
February 2, 2019 "Face My Fears" Hikaru Utada and Skrillex [106]
March 16, 2019 "Crown" Tomorrow X Together [108]
April 13, 2019 "Deutschland" Rammstein [110]
April 27, 2019 "Boy with Luv" BTS (featuring Halsey) [112]
June 22, 2019 "Dream Glow" BTS and Charli XCX [113]
June 29, 2019 "A Brand New Day" BTS and Zara Larsson [114]
July 6, 2019 "All Night" BTS and Juice Wrld [115]
July 13, 2019 "Heartbeat" BTS [116]
August 3, 2019 "Brown Skin Girl" Beyoncé, Saint Jhn and Wizkid (featuring Blue Ivy Carter) [119]
October 5, 2019 "Feel Special" Twice [121]
October 12, 2019 "Chicken Noodle Soup" J-Hope (featuring Becky G) [122]
October 19, 2019 "Jopping" SuperM [123]
December 7, 2019 "Ahimsa" U2 and A. R. Rahman [130]
December 28, 2019 "365" Loona [134]
January 4, 2020 "Psycho" Red Velvet [136]
January 18, 2020 "Winter Flower" Younha (featuring RM) [139]
February 1, 2020 "Black Swan" BTS [142]
March 7, 2020 "On" [145]
March 28, 2020 "From Zero" Monsta X [146]
May 16, 2020 "Eight" IU (featuring Suga) [148]
June 6, 2020 "Daechwita" Agust D [151]
July 4, 2020 "Stay Gold" BTS [154]
July 11, 2020 "How You Like That" Blackpink [155]
July 25, 2020 "Your Eyes Tell" BTS [156]
September 12, 2020 "The Baddest" K/DA [160]
September 26, 2020 "Oh My Gawd" Mr Eazi X Major Lazer (featuring Nicki Minaj and K4mo) [162]
October 17, 2020 "Lovesick Girls" Blackpink [164]
October 31, 2020 "G.B.T.B." Verivery [165]
November 7, 2020 "I Can't Stop Me" Twice [166]
December 5, 2020 "Life Goes On" BTS [168]
January 2, 2021 "Cry For Me" Twice [169]
February 13, 2021 "World Money" Tomoro (featuring Nice & Smooth) [172]
March 20, 2021 "Get Away" Verivery [175]
April 17, 2021 "Film Out" BTS [177]
May 15, 2021 "Don't" eAeon (featuring RM) [180]
July 10, 2021 "Mixtape: Oh" Stray Kids [184]
September 25, 2021 "Lalisa" Lisa [189]
November 20, 2021 "Yours" Jin [3]
December 11, 2021 "Hcoin To The Moon" Miles Guo [192]
February 26, 2022 "Stay Alive" Jungkook [197]
April 2, 2022 "Maniac" Stray Kids [201]
April 16, 2022 "Still Life" Big Bang [203]
April 23, 2022 "Hey, Hey, Rise Up!" Pink Floyd (featuring Andriy Khlyvnyuk) [204]
April 30, 2022 "Shake It" Loona [205]
May 14, 2022 "That That" Psy (featuring Suga) [207]
June 25, 2022 "Yet to Come" BTS [209]
July 16, 2022 "More" J-Hope [210]
July 30, 2022 "Arson" [212]
August 6, 2022 "No Woman No Cry" Tems [284]
September 3, 2022 "Pink Venom" Blackpink [215]
September 10, 2022 "Sexy Nukim" Balming Tiger (featuring RM) [285]
October 1, 2022 "Shut Down" Blackpink [218]
October 22, 2022 "Case 143" Stray Kids [221]
November 5, 2022 "Super Tuna" Jin [223]
November 12, 2022 "The Astronaut" [286]
December 3, 2022 "Dreamers" Jungkook [287]
December 17, 2022 "Wild Flower" RM (featuring Youjeen) [226]
January 28, 2023 "Vibe" Taeyang (featuring Jimin) [228]
February 11, 2023 "Sugar Rush Ride" Tomorrow X Together [230]
February 18, 2023 "Attack On Bangtan" BTS [231]
April 1, 2023 "Set Me Free Pt. 2" Jimin [233]
April 8, 2023 "Like Crazy" [288]
April 22, 2023 "People Pt. 2" Agust D (featuring IU) [235]
May 6, 2023 "Haegeum" Agust D [237]
May 27, 2023 "The Planet" BTS [239]
June 24, 2023 "Take Two" [241]
July 15, 2023 "Still with You" Jungkook [244]
August 26, 2023 "Love Me Again" V [246]
October 28, 2023 "Chasing That Feeling" Tomorrow X Together [249]
November 25, 2023 "Lalalala" Stray Kids [251]
January 6, 2024 "Closer Than This" Jimin [255]
April 13, 2024 "Neuron" J-Hope (with Gaeko and Yoon Mi-rae) [263]
May 11, 2024 "Spot!" Zico (featuring Jennie) [266]

Most number-one debuts[edit]

Count Artist[a] Songs
22 songs BTS "Fire"
"Blood Sweat & Tears"
"Spring Day"
"DNA"
"Don't Leave Me"
"Fake Love"
"Idol" (featuring Nicki Minaj)
"2! 3! (Still Wishing There Will Be Better Days)"
"Boy with Luv" (featuring Halsey)
"Dream Glow" (with Charli XCX)
"A Brand New Day" (with Zara Larsson)
"All Night" (with Juice Wrld)
"Heartbeat"
"Black Swan"
"On"
"Stay Gold"
"Your Eyes Tell"
"Life Goes On"
"Film Out"
"Yet to Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)"
"The Planet"
"Take Two"
8 songs Blackpink "Boombayah"
"Playing with Fire"
"As If It's Your Last"
"Ddu-Du Ddu-Du"
"How You Like That"
"Lovesick Girls"
"Pink Venom"
"Shut Down"
5 songs Big Bang "Loser"
"Bang Bang Bang"
"Let's Not Fall in Love"
"Flower Road"
"Still Life"
Suga "Eight" (with IU)
"Daechwita"
"That That" (with Psy)
"People Pt. 2" (featuring IU)
"Haegeum"
4 songs Psy "Gentleman"
"Hangover" (featuring Snoop Dogg)
"Daddy" (featuring CL)
"That That" (featuring Suga)
Twice "Likey"
"Feel Special"
"I Can't Stop Me"
"Cry for Me"
Stray Kids "Mixtape: Oh"
"Maniac"
"Case 143"
"Lalalala"
RM "Winter Flower" (with Younha)
"Don't" (with eAeon)
"Sexy Nukim" (with Balming Tiger)
"Wild Flower" (featuring Youjeen)
Jimin "Vibe"
"Set Me Free Pt. 2"
"Like Crazy"
"Closer Than This"
J-Hope "Chicken Noodle Soup" (featuring Becky G)
"More"
"Arson"
"Neuron"
3 songs Exo "Monster"
"Lotto"
"Love Shot"
Tomorrow X Together "Crown"
"Sugar Rush Ride"
"Chasing That Feeling"
Jin "Yours"
"Super Tuna"
"The Astronaut"
Jungkook "Stay Alive"
"Dreamers"
"Still with You"

Other select World Digital Song Sales chart achievements[edit]

  • BTS is the only act to simultaneously occupy the chart's top-15 spots on three separate occasions. The group did so on the issues dated September 8, 2018, with songs from Love Yourself: Answer; March 7, 2020, with songs from Map of the Soul: 7; and June 25, 2022, with songs from Proof.[289]
  • Blackpink tied with Psy and Big Bang for the second-most number-one singles of any act on the chart in 2018, when they earned their fourth number-one with "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du".[290] The girl group claimed the second-place record the following year when they earned their fifth number-one single with "Kill This Love", which rose to the top of the chart on the issue dated April 20, 2019.[291]
  • Wizkid, Burna Boy, Mr Eazi, Tems, and Rema are the only Nigerian artists to reach number one on the chart. Of the five, Wizkid, Mr. Eazi, and Tems are the only artists to debut in the lead position. Wizkid was the first to do so, debuting atop the chart in November 2018 as a featured artist on the song "Checklist" by Normani and Calvin Harris.[95] Mr Eazi earned his number-one debut in 2020 with the Major Lazer collaboration single "Oh My Gawd" featuring Nicki Minaj and K4mo.[162] Tems debuted at number one in August 2022, with her cover of "No Woman, No Cry" from the Wakanda Forever Prologue extended play.[292]
  • Hwasa is the first female K-pop solo artist to have two songs simultaneously enter the top-10 of the chart. Her songs "I'm a B" and "Bless U" debuted at numbers 7 and 10 respectively on the issue dated December 4, 2021.[293][294]
  • Agust D, J-Hope, and Jin are the only solo artists in the history of the chart to simultaneously occupy the top three positions. Agust D did it with "Daechwita", "Strange", and "Burn It" on the chart issue dated June 6, 2020;[151] J-Hope did it with "Arson", "= (Equal Sign)", and "Safety Zone" on the chart issue dated July 30, 2022;[212] and Jin did it with "Super Tuna", "Abyss", and "Tonight" on the chart issue dated November 5, 2022.[295]
  • SB19 is the first Filipino band to appear on the chart. Their song "Gento" debuted at number eight on the chart issue dated June 3, 2023.[296][297]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Where multiple artists share a ranking, the oldest is listed first
  2. ^ songs are listed oldest to newest

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