BTS has finally done it!
On August 31 (local time), Billboard announced the top 10 on its Hot 100 for the week ending in September 5, the chart that ranks the most popular songs in the United States across all genres based on streaming, radio airplay, and sales data.
ARMY had been waiting for the news and it was finally confirmed, BTS’s new English-language track “Dynamite” has entered the chart at No. 1. This is a monumental accomplishment for the Korean boy group; they have achieved the highest ranking on the chart by a Korean artist breaking the record set by PSY’s “Gangnam Style” that peaked at No. 2 in 2012.
According to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, “Dynamite” achieved 33.9 million U.S. streams and 300,000 sales in its first week, which ended on August 27. It gained 11.6 million radio airplay audience impressions in the week that ended on August 30.
Previously, “ON” debuted at NO. 4 on the HOT 100 and it used to be their highest ranking at the time. “Dynamite” also takes No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart this week and No. 3 on the Streaming Songs chart. Billboard will update its website with this week’s charts on September 1.
Last night, BTS won four awards at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards and performed their newest track on the show for the first time.
To celebrate the huge milestone and a longtime dream of BTS members, ARMY trended the hashtag #BTS1onHot100, fans are also celebrating BTS Jungkook’s birthday on twitter and various social media platforms, many fans consider this the best birthday present Jungkook has received from them.
Congratulations to BTS!