March 18, 2019 / 8:29 PM

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K-Pop's Big Bang Ties Psy Record with Single "Bang Bang Bang"



K-Pop standouts BIG BANG set a high mark this week as it joined Psy as the only performer to ever take both the no. 1 and 2 spots on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart at the same time. The newly released single "Bang Bang Bang" rose to no. 1 and the hype generated by the release also helped previous release "We Like 2 Party" to the runner-up spot.

The World Digital Songs chart keeps track of sales for non-English language songs...a field that South Korea often dominates.

It's an impressive mark, obviously, but BIG BANG has quite a while to go before it truly matches Psy's accomplishment from 2013. The solo performer had a tight grip on the top spot on the chart for months with "Gangnam Style," which also helped his single "Gentleman" jump to no. 1 upon its debut during April of that year. That pair held the top two spots for seven weeks before switching places and continuing the run.

Don't expect that mark to be touched for a while.

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