BTS lands its second Billboard No. 1 with remix of ‘Savage Love’
BTS has marked its second No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with "Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat),” a remix it collaborated on with Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo.
"Dynamite" remained in the No. 2 position, following the remix of "Savage Love” after the chart was updated on Tuesday.
While BTS had its first No. 1 on the chart with “Dynamite,” an English-language single, the "Savage Love" remix is the first song to reach the number one spot that has Korean lyrics.
"Savage Love" became popular on the video platform TikTok after singer Jason Derulo added lyrics on top of the song “Laxed” produced by Jawsh 685. "Savage Love" ranked eighth on the Hot 100 chart last week.
In the remixed version released on Oct. 2, BTS added the chorus and rap that includes Korean lyrics.
"Savage Love" was streamed 16 million times and downloaded 76,000 times, up 814 percent compared to the previous week, during Oct. 2 to 8 in the United States. It was also exposed to 70.6 million radio listeners on radio broadcasts during Oct. 5 to 11.
"With almost all of the song's overall airplay favoring the Jawsh 685/Derulo version, the bulk of its overall sales owed to the BTS remixes […] its overall activity in that span favored the Jawsh 685/Derulo/BTS versions,” Billboard said. “So BTS is now officially listed on the Hot 100 as a billed act on the song for the first time.”
According to Billboard, BTS is the first group to double up in the top two simultaneously since The Black Eyed Peas with "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling" in June and July 2009.
In addition to BTS and the Black Eyed Peas, there are only three other groups with this record: OutKast in 2003 to 2004, the Bee Gees in 1978, and The Beatles in 1964.
Its English-language single "Dynamite" is continuing its winning streak for seven weeks, ranking No. 1 three times and No. 2 four times since it made a debut at No. 1 in the Hot 100 on Aug. 31.
BY KIM YEON-AH [firstname.lastname@example.org]
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