BTS No. 1 on Hot 100 chart for a second week
BTS topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for a second week in a row with "Dynamite."
The English-language single was released on Aug. 21 and became was the first k-pop song to make it to No. 1 on the chart. Psy's 2012 "Gangnam Style" peaked at No. 2.
Only 43 songs, including "Dynamite," have debuted in the top position on the Hot 100, including songs by Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. Only 20 songs have held that position for two weeks running.
According to Billboard, from Aug. 28 to Sept. 3, "Dynamite" was streamed 17.5 million times and was downloaded 182,000 times. It is the first in four years since "Closer" by The Chainsmokers and Halsey to have been downloaded over 180,000 times in a two-week period.
The BTS track "On" from "Map of the Soul: 7" landed at No. 4 on the Hot 100 in its first week but fell to No. 68 in the second. "Dynamite" has held the No. 1 position as disco pop trends and western fans connect with the English-language lyrics.
The seven in the band shared their joy with ARMY by uploading a video of themselves hollering and cheering after the news hit, with the words "Teamwork makes the dream work."
"Unbelievable record to be topping the Billboard Hot 100 for two consecutive weeks," the group said on Twitter. "We truly thank our ARMY for loving 'Dynamite' from all over the world."
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