Another week another record (or two) broken by BTS.
On April 6th, Billboard published its Hot 100 chart for the week ending on April 10 with BTS’ “Dynamite” coming in at the No. 30 spot. The Hot 100 charts the most popular songs in the US across all genres and BTS continues to hover in the top half.
This marks the song’s 32nd week on the chart breaking the 31 week record set by PSY with “Gangnam Style” for the longest-charting song by a Korean artist on the Hot 100 since 2013. Additionally, “Dynamite,” which became the first song by a Korean artist ever to top the Hot 100 back in August 2020, has never dropped below the Top 50 since its release.
On the Digital Song Sales chart, “Dynamite” spent its 18th non-consecutive week at No. 1—officially breaking the record of 17 weeks set by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s smash hit “Despacito” (featuring Justin Bieber) to become the song with the most weeks at No. 1 in the history of the chart.
“Dynamite” additionally became BTS’ first No. 1 on the airplay-, sales- and streaming-based Billboard Hot 100, when it concurrently launched atop the Sept. 5, 2020, chart. It also marked the Hot 100’s first leader by an all-South Korean group
2021 has just begun and with new music on the way and the growth of HYBE Corporation, we’re sure to see many more records broken by BTS.