BTS Snags No. 1 On Billboard’s Artist 100, Makes History On U.S. Digital Song Sales Chart, And More
Billboard has revealed more of BTS’s achievements on this week’s charts!
BTS has dominated the latest Billboard charts with the release of their new album “BE,” their fifth album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (Billboard’s weekly ranking of the most popular albums in the United States). As previously announced, in addition to “BE” topping the Billboard 200, BTS’s new title track “Life Goes On” also claimed No. 1 on Billboard’s famous Hot 100 chart, making it the first song sung predominantly in Korean ever to top the chart.
However, BTS’s accomplishments didn’t end there. On December 1 local time, Billboard also announced that BTS has made chart history by becoming the first artist ever to sweep the top six spots of its Digital Song Sales chart simultaneously.
For the week of December 5, BTS swept the top six spots on the Digital Song Sales chart (which measures digital sales in the United States) with all of the new songs from their latest album “BE” (excluding the track “Skit,” which is not a song but instead a recording of a spoken, non-musical conversation). “Life Goes On” entered the chart at No. 1, “Blue & Grey” at No. 2, “Stay” at No. 3, “Telepathy” at No. 4, “Dis-ease” at No. 5, and “Fly to My Room” at No. 6.
“Dynamite,” the only song from the album that had been previously released (as a digital single back in August), claimed No. 8 on this week’s chart.
BTS also dominated this week’s World Digital Song Sales chart, where they claimed No. 1 with “Life Goes On,” No. 2 with “Blue & Grey,” No. 3 with “Stay,” No. 4 with “Telepathy,” No. 5 with “Dis-ease,” No. 6 with “Fly to My Room,” No. 7 with “Filter,” No. 9 with “My Time,” No. 12 with “Euphoria,” No. 17 with “ON,” and No. 18 with “Boy With Luv” (featuring Halsey).
Meanwhile, over on Billboard’s Pop Songs radio airplay chart, which measures total weekly plays on approximately 160 mainstream Top 40 radio stations, BTS set a new record by maintaining their position at No. 6 (the highest ranking ever achieved by an all-South Korean act) for the second consecutive week with “Dynamite.” The song also rose to No. 26 on this week’s Streaming Songs chart.
Finally, BTS claimed No. 1 on Billboard’s latest Artist 100 chart, which ranks artists based on their performance on the Hot 100, Billboard 200, and Social 50 charts. The group also continued their streak at No. 1 on the Social 50 in their 207th non-consecutive week at the top of the chart, extending their own record for the most weeks at No. 1 of any artist.
Congratulations to BTS on their many impressive achievements!