BTS’s “Dynamite” Soars On Billboard’s Hot 100, Becoming Longest-Running Song In Top 10 By Korean Act
BTS has broken a record for all-Korean acts in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100!
Billboard has now announced that BTS’s “Dynamite” rises to No. 5 on the January 9-dated Hot 100 chart, which ranks songs from all genres based on U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay, and sales data.
This is the 13th non-consecutive week that “Dynamite” has grabbed a Top 10 spot on the chart. The previous record for most weeks in the Top 10 of the Hot 100 for a song by an all-Korean act was held by PSY’s 2012 track “Gangnam Style” after 12 non-consecutive weeks.
The 13 weeks that “Dynamite” has spent in the Top 100 include three weeks at No. 1 and four weeks at No. 2. The hit single has been on the overall chart for a total of 19 weeks so far. The record for the longest time on the chart for an all-Korean act’s song is 31 weeks, achieved by “Gangnam Style.”
This week, “Dynamite” also scores a 12th frame at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart after 45,000 sales during the tracking week, up 183 percent.
Meanwhile, “Dynamite” rises to No. 1 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart this week, with 50 million streams and 16,000 sold in territories outside the United States during the week of December 25 to 31. The ranking shows the biggest hits based on streaming and sales data from more than 200 territories around the world, excluding the United States, and “Dynamite” takes the top spot for a record-extending seventh total week. On the Global 200 chart (which includes worldwide data), “Dynamite” also soars to No. 3 from No. 12 last week.
Billboard’s charts for the week will be updated on its website on January 5.
Congratulations to BTS!