BTS V's new song 'FRI(END)S' has shone in its global popularity by charting on the Billboard Global charts for five consecutive weeks. On April 23, Billboard announced that 'FRI(END)S' has entered both the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts, marking its fifth consecutive week on the charts.

'FRI(END)S' debuted impressively immediately after its release on March 15, securing the 5th position on the Billboard Global 200 chart, 3rd on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, and 65th on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The long-term presence of 'FRI(END)S' on the Billboard charts is particularly significant as it was achieved without any physical CD release and under circumstances where no promotional activities could be conducted due to V's military service.

Moreover, 'FRI(END)S' has set a record for the longest-charting K-pop song on the UK charts. Shortly after its release, 'FRI(END)S' debuted at number 3 on the UK's Official Big Top 40 chart and reached 37th position in the chart published on April 15, achieving a five-week continuous chart presence, the longest for a K-pop song.

'FRI(END)S' also established the record for the longest-charting K-pop solo song on the Official UK Chart. It ranked 21st on the UK Official Singles Download chart and 22nd on the UK Official Singles Sales chart, maintaining a four-week streak.

The song 'FRI(END)S' explores the feelings of someone who, after a long friendship, desires to transition the relationship into a romantic one. The clever placement of parentheses around 'END' in the title 'FRI(END)S' subtly underscores this narrative. The track is a pop soul R&B genre piece, blending sweet melodies, witty lyrics, and V's vocals that smoothly transition between deep and falsetto tones, creating a harmonious sound.