BTS got the number one spot in Billboard Hot 100 last September 1 with their first all-English single ‘Dynamite,’ first time in their seven-year career after their last title track ‘On’ debuted to no. 4 in February.
The Hot 100 “blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay, and sales data,” as stated by Billboard. And according to Nielsen Music and MRC data, in its first week of release, “Dynamite” was streamed 33.9 million times and sold 300,000 times. It also scored 11.6 million radio airplay audience impressions in the week that ended on August 30. But that’s not all! “Dynamite” sold 265,000 downloads, which happens to be the biggest digital sales week since Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” launched with 353,000 in September 2017.
BTS is also the first all-Korean act to achieve this milestone. The closest to have ever reached was Psy, coming in close at No. 2 with ‘Gangnam Style’ in 2012.
As an important milestone in K-Pop industry, South Korea President Moon Jae In even congratulated the group through a series of tweets.
BTS also broke a record for this comeback. Just within 20 minutes of its release, its music video saw 10 million views recorded – and then over 100 million in 24 hours. That’s the most-viewed music video premiere on YouTube so far. Sources: forbes
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