BTS Are the First K-Pop Group to Hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100

BTS are officially the first all–South Korean group ever to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, as Billboard reports. The K-pop band’s “Dynamite” debuted atop the chart with 33.9 million U.S. streams and 300,000 sold in its first week, according to Billboard via Nielsen Music/MRC Data. In addition, Billboard reports that it’s the biggest digital sales week since September 2017 when Taylor Swift sold 353,000 units for “Look What You Made Me Do.”

BTS released “Dynamite” on August 21, along with a colorful music video. The visual broke YouTube’s 24-hour streaming record with 101.1 million views in the first day.

BTS performed “Dynamite” for the first time during the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards broadcast on Sunday, August 30. Their most recent studio album MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 came out earlier this year.

Read “BTS: How the Biggest Boy Band in the World Stays Radically Korean” over on the Pitch.

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