BTS achieves a record debut on British chart with 'Dynamite'
BTS achieved yet another milestone in Korea's music history Saturday, with "Dynamite" grabbing the No. 3 spot on Britain's Official Top 100 Singles Chart in the first week of its release.
No. 3 on the British music chart marks the highest debut spot for any Korean group, band or musician so far.
The boy band's best performance on Britain's Singles Chart was the 13th spot.
"The entry marks the group's strongest Week 1 entry on the chart, being their highest charting song to date and first Top 10 single. Their previous UK Singles chart peak was Number 13 with 'Boy With Luv ft. Halsey' last April," the Official Charts said.
"We feel humbled and honored to have earned a new personal best on the UK Official Singles Chart. First and foremost, we give all credit to ARMY — without their support and love from Day One, we wouldn't have come this far," the Korean septet was quoted as saying, referring to its global fan base called ARMY.
Psy is the only Korean musician to have ever taken the top spot on the Official Singles Chart, with his 2012 global hit "Gangnam Style."
"Dynamite" has already made a successful debut on the Billboard, taking the 30th spot on its Pop Songs radio airplay chart earlier this week.
The online edition of Forbes has noted that the new song from BTS may "explode to No. 1" on the Billboard Hot 100 when the chart is refreshed next week.