SEOUL – September 1, 2020: Global superstars BTS’ mega-hit “Dynamite” debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
This feat is an all time high for the band; it makes them the first Korean pop act to top the chart. According to Billboard, “Dynamite” “roars in with 33.9 million U.S. streams and 300,000 sold”. This marked the biggest digital sales week in nearly 3 years since Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” launched in September 2017.
BTS has been shattering record after record with their latest single “Dynamite” performed fully in English. The music video reached new heights on Youtube, amassing 101.1 million views within 24 hours after its release and garnering over 3 million peak concurrent viewers immediately upon release. The song has also topped the iTunes charts in 104 regions, and Spotify’s “Global Top 50” chart, the very first for a Korean act. They recently performed “Dynamite” for the first time at the MTV Video Music Awards. They also won Best Pop, Best Group, Best K-Pop and Best Choreography at the event.
BTS, an acronym of Bangtan Sonyeondan or “Beyond the Scene,” is a popular South Korean boyband. The group has captured the hearts of millions of fans globally since their debut in June 2013. The members of BTS are RM, Jin, SUGA, J-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook. Gaining recognition for their authentic and self-produced music, top-notch performances, and the way they interact with their fans, the band has established themselves as global superstars breaking countless world records.
BTS has imparted a positive influence on fans through their LOVE MYSELF campaign and the UN ‘Speak Yourself’ speech. Their ever-growing fan-base is called Army. BTS has topped prominent music charts, performed multiple sold-out stadium shows across the world, and has been named as one of TIME 100: The Most Influential People of 2019. The band has also received prestigious awards at the Billboard Music Awards and American Music Awards.