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BTS Becomes First All-South Korean Group to Reach No. 1 Spot on Billboard Hot 100


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    K-pop supergroup BTS has just achieved another history-making moment in the music industry by topping the charts on Monday.


    Top of the world: With their single “Dynamite,” BTS became the first all-South Korean group to land at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

    • Artist Psy nearly achieved the same feat back in 2012 with the global hit “Gangnam Style,” which reached the No. 2 position on the chart.
    • Back in March, BTS’ single “On” also made it on the same list, reaching fourth place.

    Explosive hit: Released following the “Map of the Soul: 7” album, “Dynamite” is BTS’ first fully English-language song.

    • The track made its impact immediately upon release, achieving 33.9 million streams in the U.S. and selling 300,000 units in its first week, based on Nielsen Music data.
    • “Dynamite” also received 11.6 million audience impressions in radio airplay in the same period.
    • On YouTube, the “Dynamite” music video has so far racked up over 260 million views since its debut on Aug. 24.
    • As of this writing, the track has also been streamed over 78 million times on Spotify since its release on Aug. 21.

    Other accolades: The Billboard triumph comes after the group took home the Moon Person trophies at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday for “Best Group,” “Best Pop,” “Best K-Pop,” and “Best Choreography” award categories. 

    • For the ceremony, BTS members  Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook performed “Dynamite” remotely from South Korea. 
    • Last year, the group also became the first to win in the VMAs newly-created K-pop category.

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