BTS Breaks 2 Billboard Records Set By “Despacito” And “Gangnam Style” With “Dynamite”
BTS has just made history on more than one Billboard chart!
On April 6 local time, Billboard published its latest charts—and for the week ending on April 10, BTS’s long-running hit “Dynamite” came in at No. 30 on Billboard’s Hot 100 (its weekly ranking of the most popular songs in the United States across all genres).
As the achievement marks the song’s 32nd week on the chart, BTS has now officially broken PSY’s record for the longest-charting song by a Korean artist on the Hot 100. The previous record of 31 weeks, set by PSY’s legendary 2012 hit “Gangnam Style” back in 2013, remained unbeaten for seven years.
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.
Meanwhile, over 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.
Congratulations to BTS on their historic achievements!
Check out BTS’s recent talk show special “Let’s BTS” with subtitles below: