All that despite zero playlisting on release day (and still no TTH appearance despite the numbers it’s doing smh), no collab, no featuring, hanteo’s sabotage, youtube’s usual sabotage, and the album only having 6 tracks. No one does it like BTS.
And don’t even start with “coMbiNed veRsiOns” when that’s literally normal and doesn’t even give the advantage you think it does, since the other version would otherwise have stolen streams and time fans would’ve spent on listening to the main version instead. Similarly it makes no difference if hardcore streaming fans put 10 Kor versions on a playlist, or 5 Eng and 5 Kor versions on one. It doesn’t inflate sht, it only makes sure the single isn’t cheated out of the streams it would have gotten if there had only been one language version. Not to mention it gives absolutely no advantage on charts outside of Spotify since they always combine versions anyway. Ariana, Shakira, Madonna, Blackpink and Itzy are just some of the names you might know who’ve also done it.