BTS tops Spotify's main chart, a first for K-pop
The hit song "Dynamite" by K-pop superstars BTS has topped Spotify's main chart, making the band the first K-pop act to achieve the feat, the group's agency said Sunday.
The K-pop septet's EP garnered 7,778,950 streaming hits on Friday on the Global Top 50 chart compiled by music streaming service provider Spotify.
It marks the highest streaming record by a K-pop song on Spotify on the day of release this year, Big Hit Entertainment said.
The song beat the previous record held by "How You Like That," a hit by K-pop girl group Blackpink that won the No. 2 spot in June.
In addition to the Spotify chart, "Dynamite" rose to the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Top Songs chart in 104 countries and regions as soon as it was released.
The upbeat disco-pop song is BTS's latest release after the album "Map of the Soul: 7 — The Journey" was rolled out in Japan in July.
In a press conference held online Friday, the group said "Dynamite" was a "refresh project" for themselves and was meant to send out cheerful, bright messages for people across the globe who are going through a hard time due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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