Just when we thought we could take a little breather from all the recent BTS mania, that BigHit septet keeps the real statistics going for their international hit “Fake Love”. Coming off the chart-topping debut of their newest album LOVE YOURSELF 轉 'Tear', the first K-pop set to lead the Billboard 200 list in its history, the guys are now appealing to a wider audience with a new version of “Fake”, dubbed the Rocking Vibe mix. As you’d expect, it rocked the charts in the U.S. and around the world in short order on Monday, ranking on the all-genre list in 83 territories at iTunes, reaching #1 in 35. The U.S. wasn’t one of those 35, but it did peak at #4, which is just two spots below where the original version stopped. This reactive new mix comes just days after the band released an extended version of the music video for the song, which had a solid run on YouTube’s Trending chart, easily clearing ten million views in just days. All the newest action for the band is merely the cherry on top of the cake for their latest era: the original version of “Fake” has 53.5 million plays on Spotify, 138 million views on YouTube and appears at #51 on the U.S. Shazam chart, as their 11-track set comes in at a huge 160 million streams combined at Spotify. We’re sure the positive vibes will continue this summer for the guys and their passionate ARMY. (Images courtesy of BigHit Entertainment, Columbia Records and YouTube / @ibighit)
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