BTS star V And Blackpink’s Lisa Tie For The Second Most Top 10 Sales Hits By K-Pop Soloists

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News is that V, one of the seven members of the band BTS, rules over the Digital Song Sales chart this week with his standalone solo single “Christmas Tree.” The tune blasts onto the weekly ranking of the bestselling tracks in the U.S. in first place, outpacing the runner-up twice over. “Christmas Tree” marks the BTS singer’s first champion on the list, but not his first top 10 win, and that’s an important distinction.

With “Christmas Tree,” V scores his second top 10 smash on the Digital Song Sales chart, becoming one of a very small number of solo musicians typically known for creating work that can be classified as K-pop to have appeared somewhere between Nos. 1 and 10 more than once.

V first reached the top 10 on the Digital Song Sales chart without his BTS bandmates in early 2020 when his solo tune “Sweet Night” nearly dominated the tally. The cut worked its way to No. 2, narrowly missing out on the throne. Now, his only two releases on his own that have impacted the charts in America have climbed to Nos. 1 and 2, an impressively display of salesmanship on V’s part.


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The BTS superstar is now just the third K-pop solo musician to land a pair of top 10 hits on the Digital Song Sales chart, and he is currently tied for the second-most appearances inside that coveted region. Blackpink member Lisa also saw her only two tracks released under her name (as opposed to the girl group that made her a household name in some parts of the world) reached the top 10 on the tally. Her singles “Lalisa” and “Money” peaked at Nos. 6 and 8, respectively, in late 2021.

Fellow BTS member Suga is in first place among all K-pop musical acts working on their own in terms of the number of top 10 hits they’ve collected. The superstar has now sent four different cuts into the highest tier on the list, and he’s managed to do so under different names. As Suga, he has hit No. 10 alongside both Halsey and BTS on “Suga’s Interlude” and then just two weeks back, he and late rapper Juice WRLD debuted their joint promo cut “Girl of My Dreams” at No. 1.

Under his Agust D moniker, Suga has launched a pair of tracks inside the top 10, with both coming from his 2020 mixtape D-2, which was separate from his work with BTS. Lead single “Daechwita” nearly conquered the list, peaking at No. 2, while “Strange” with another BTS member, RM, stalled at No. 10.


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