BTS, the first Korean singer to be #1 on Billboard singles...New history of K-pop
Bulletproof Boy Scouts (BTS) was the first Korean singer to reach the top of the Billboard main single chart “Hot 100” and wrote a new history of K-pop.
Billboard announced on the 31st (local time) that BTS' digital single'Dynamite' debuted at No. 1 on the Hot 100 latest chart. Hot 100 is a chart that ranks the most popular songs every week in the United States by combining streaming performance, sales volume, and number of radio broadcasts. It is the first time that a Korean singer has won first place in Hot 100. Psy's'Gangnam Style', which was a global hit in 2012, reached second place for seven consecutive weeks, but it did not reach first place.
BTS, which topped the main album chart'Billboard 200' four times, climbed to the top of the Hot 100 with'Dynamite' and wrote a great record to dominate both the Billboard charts. BTS's highest score in the Hot 100 so far was 4th, and it was the title song "On" of the 4th regular album "Map of the Sol: 7" released in February this year. 'Poetry for the Little Things' and'Fake Love' ranked 8th and 10th respectively.
'Dynamite' is a digital single released by BTS at the same time around the world on August 21st. This is the first English song that BTS tried, and is a disco pop genre with a bright and cheerful atmosphere. Musicians David Stewart and Jessica Agombar, who made Jonas Brothers' hit song “What A Man Gotta Do?,” participated in the lyrics and composition.
Billboard announced that ‘Dynamite’ was streamed 33.9 million times in the US in the first week of its release, and sold 300,000 digital and physical sales. “Dynamite” beat female rappers Cardi B and Megan The Stallion’s “WAP,” who took the hot 100 No. 1 for two weeks in a row.