BTS ‘Dynamite’ hit No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

KPOP sensation BTS achieved the feat of becoming the first Korean singer to reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.


The Billboard chart officially announced on its official Twitter account on the 1st (Korean time) that “The new song ‘Dynamite’ topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart on September 5, 2020.”

No Korean singer has ever topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart so far. The previous record was second for the seventh consecutive week recorded by Psy’s “Gangnam Style” in 2012, while BTS was fourth with “ON” before.

Billboard’s Hot100 chart includes the number of radio listeners in the U.S., on-demand music downloads, and YouTube views, and the Billboard 200 chart is based entirely on album sales, but the number of streaming 1,500 times and downloading 10 times is counted as sales of one album, respectively, in line with the trend of being released online, not through CDs.


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With this, BTS has become one of the best K-pop groups in name and reality, winning the Billboard Hot 100 chart following the Billboard 200 chart.


Regarding the number one spot in the “Dynamite” series, Billboard said, “The first week of streaming reached 33.9 million, 300,000 downloads by August 27, and the number of radio airplay reached 11.6 million by August 30.”

“Dynamite” was also ranked No. 1 in the first week of its release.

“Dynamite,” released on the 21st, is a COVID-19, a song about BTS’s desire to revitalize everyone’s troubled times. It is a bright and exciting disco-pop genre that features addictive melodies and members’ sophisticated and cheerful choreography.

Shortly after its release, “Dynamite” became the first Korean singer to achieve the top spot on the world’s largest streaming company Spotify’s global top 50 chart. “Dynamite” also set the highest streaming record on the first day of its release in the Spotify tally in 2020 with 7,778,950 global streams. In addition, the “Dynamite” music video surpassed 10.1 million views in 24 hours, surpassing 200 million views in 4 days and 12 hours (108 hours), following YouTube’s record of “the most views in music video history.”

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Also, on the Billboard pop song radio chart ranking on August 29, 2020, “Dynamite” first entered the 30th place with only the number of U.S. radio broadcasts in three days, including the release date. “Dynamite” topped the previous record of “Boy With Luv” (Feat. Halsey) in just three days, not a week’s tally.

Earlier, at the “2020 MTV Video Music Awards”, which ended on August 31, BTS performed “Dynamite” for the first time and achieved a total of four crowns.

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