BTS is the first all-South Korean act to top the Hot 100.
BTS reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 song chart as “Dynamite” debuted at the top.
The seven-member South Korean act drives Hot 100 with its first all-English single, having previously reached a record number of 4 with “On” in March.
BTS, which consists of members J-Hope, Jimin, Jin, Jungkook, RM, Suga and V, is also the first all-South Korean group to lead the Hot 100.
Hot 100 combines entirely genre streams in the US, radio broadcasting and sales data. All charts (from September 5) will be updated on Billboard.com tomorrow (September 1
“Dynamite”, released on BigHit Entertainment / Columbia Records, is the 1109th number one in the 62-year history of the Hot 100.
Let’s summarize the explosive beginning of the song.
Streams, sales and broadcasting: Dynamite, released on midnight on August 21, erupted with 33.9 million US streams and 300,000 sold in the first week ending August 27, according to Nielsen Music / MRC Data. It also garnered 11.6 million impressions on the radio audience during the week ending August 30th.
“Dynamite” starts at No. 1 in the digital song sales chart, where it is the fourth leader in BTS, and No. 3 in streaming.
The official video for “Dynamite” premiered on arrival of the song (followed by an official video from “B side” on August 24), and the song was available for purchase during the following week in its original form and through EDM remix, acoustic remix and instrumental version (each sale at a price of 69 cents). Its original version was also available for purchase on a 7-inch vinyl (for $ 7.98) and a cartridge ($ 6.98).
The biggest week of digital sales in almost 3 years: With 265,000 downloads sold (out of a total of 300,000 for the first week, including physical versions of vinyl and tape), Dynamite debuted with the biggest digital sales week since September 16, 2017, when “See What You Did” on Taylor Swift Me Do “started with 353,000.
Among the groups, “Dynamite” sports the largest weekly amount for digital sales from the classic of Prince and the Revolution from 1984 “Purple Rain”, sold 282,000 (May 14, 2016), after the transfer of Prince on April 21, 2016. Among the band’s songs in the song’s debut weeks, Dynamite is making the best digital sales launch in five years since One Direction’s “Drag Me Down” opened 350,000 (August 22, 2015).
The first Hot 100 № 1 on BTS: BTS wins its first Hot 100 No. 1 and fourth top 10, among 12 visits in the ranking. Before that, the band reached the top 10 with “On” (№ 4, where it debuted this March); “Boy with Louv”, starring Helsey (debut / peak № 8, April 2019); and “False Love” (No. 10 debut / peak, June 2018). The act appeared for the first time in the ranking of October 7, 2017 with “DNA”.
“Dynamite is made of positive vibes, energy, hope, love, purity, everything,” RM told Zane Lowe of Apple Music recently. “We made this song hoping to give energy to the listeners. We hope that our fans can listen to it to get the positive energy that we tried to include in the song.”
BTS boasts four №1 albums in its Billboard 200 career and holds the record for most weeks at No. 1 on the Social 50 chart, adding its 194th week to the top this week.
First all-South Korean group in the top Hot 100: BTS is the first all-South band to host the Hot 100. Among South Korean soloists, PSY reached number 2 Hot 100 best with “Gangnam Style” in seven weeks in October-November 2012.
The history of Asian acts at the top of the Hot 100 dates back more than half a century, as Japanese-born Kyu Sakamoto became the first Asian artist to top the chart with Sukiyaki for three weeks in June 1963. In October-November 2010. The movement in the Far East led the Hot 100, also for three weeks, with a “Like G6”, with the composition of the act at the time including two members of the Korean heritage.
BigHit’s biggest hit: BigHit Entertainment achieves its first Hot 100 No. 1, like BTS, hits the previous number 4 best with “On” the band.
(Columbia Records, led recently three weeks ago, with Harry Styles’ Watermelon Sugar.)
43rd debut number 1: “Dynamite” is the 43rd single to start at number one in the Hot 100. It is the eighth to debut at the top of the Hot 100 in 2020 (all since April), doubling the previous record for a maximum of one year. as four songs each listed under number 1 in both 2018 and 1995.
BTS’s best pop radio: While “Dynamite” is currently ashamed of the fully formatted Radio Songs chart (where it will mark its first BTS entry), it carries the band with its best rank in the main 40-based chart for Pop Songs radio, where it borders. from number 30 to number 20 after the first full week of follow-up. Before that, BTS climbed to the top of pop songs number 22 with “Boy With Luv”.
KMVQ San Francisco runs all Pop Songs reporting stations with 53 plays for “Dynamite” during the week ending Aug. 30, followed by KJYO Oklahoma City, Okla. (49), KDDB Honolulu (47) and KAMP Los Angeles and WJFX Ft. Wayne, Indiana (46 each).
BTS Cruz-es to number 1: Meanwhile, BTS puts the first Hot 100 number 1 with the word “dynamite” in its title, improving the dynamics of Taio Cruz, which reached number 2 a little more than 10 years ago (August 21, 2010).
Three other TNT-packed titles infuse Hot 100: Jermaine Jackson’s “Dynamite” (No. 15 peak, 1984); Sir Douglas Quintet’s Double Woman (№ 83, 1969); and Lorde’s “Home Dynamite,” starring Khalid, Post Malone, and SZA (№ 92, 2017; the song peaked in the charts on October 7, coincidentally, as noted above, the first week of BTS’s Hot 100).
Cardi B’s “WAP” starring Megan Tee Stallion drops to No. 2 in the Hot 100 after spending the first two weeks in the No. 1 chart. The song bounces from No. 2 for the second week at the top of Streaming Songs (65 million , a decrease of 10%); falls to No. 2 after two weeks at the top of digital song sales (25,000, down 30%); and pressed 48-46 in radio songs (18.7 million, an increase of 13%).
“WAP” registered third week No. 1 in the charts for Hot R & B / Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs, which use the same multimeter methodology as Hot 100.
Drake’s “Laugh Now Cry Later”, starring Lil Dirk, dropped to No. 3 in the Hot 100 after debuting at No. 2 a week earlier. It returns to No. 2 after a week at the top of Streaming Songs (43.6 million, down 38%) and slides 4-7 in digital song sales (7,000, down 64%), while jumping 47-31 in radio songs (24.6 million, up 44%).
The seven-week leader of DaBaby’s Hot 100 “Rockstar” starring Roddy Rich goes down 3-4.
Weekend’s Blind Lights lost 4-5 to the Hot 100 as it spent a record-breaking 21st week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (80.2 million, up 2%). He tops the multimedia Hot R&B Songs chart for a record 24 weeks.
Jack Harlow’s “Whats Poppin,” starring DaBaby, Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne, retired 5-6 on the Hot 100 after climbing to No. 2; The former one-week Styles watermelon sugar leader holds the number 7; and SAINt JHN’s “Roses” repeat at No. 8 in the Hot 100 after reaching No. 4 as they run the 18th-week Hot Dance / Electronic Songs multimeter chart.
Jason Derulo’s Jawsh 685 and “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” stayed at No. 9 in the Hot 100 after hitting No. 7, reaching Radio Songs’ top 10 (13-10; 46.5 million, an increase of 18%). Jawsh 685 published its first 10 songs on Radio Songs, while Derulo celebrated its seventh and first since “You Want Me” in 2015.
Finishing the top 10 of the Hot 100, “Before You Go” by Luis Capaldi returns to its highest rank (12-10), reached for the first time two weeks earlier.
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