BTS Breaks Several Global Records on This Week’s Billboard Charts
The Korean boyband, BTS is no stranger to breaking records but their debut at Billboard Hot 100 with their new song Life Goes On, has even made their loyal ARMY overwhelmed with joy.
Life Goes On has grabbed the number one spot in the Hot 100 chart, making BTS the first and only group in history with multiple No. 1 debuts on the Hot 100. Previously, Dynamite was their first song to debut on the global chart and remained at No.1 for three weeks.
Life Goes On marks the first song performed primarily in Korean to top the Hot 100 in Billboard’s history, and the first non-English song in any language to debut atop the chart. BTS and Ariana Grande are the only acts with three No. 1 songs on the Hot 100 this year.
.@BTS_twt‘s first-week total for ‘BE’ is the largest for an album by a group, both in terms of equivalent album units and album sales, since BTS’ own ‘Map of the Soul: 7,’ which earned 422,000 units in its first week, of which 347,000 were in album sales (chart dated March 7).
— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) November 29, 2020
Currently, the BTS has as many as seven entries on the latest Billboard Hot 100, which is the most number of entries the band has charted in a single week. Life Goes On, Dynamite, Blue & Grey, Stay, Fly to My Room, Telepathy, Dis-ease – are the tracks which found themselves a spot on the global chart.
Meanwhile, the septet’s latest album ‘Be’ also debuted at No.1 Billboard 2000. After Taylor Swift, BTS are the only artists to have debuted a song and album at No. 1 on each ranking in the same week.
— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) November 30, 2020
Earlier, Grammy revealed the nominations list of 2021 and BTS found a spot as the contender for the best pop duo/group performance which made headlines across the world. At Grammy 2019, they had been the first K-pop group to present an award at the event.