BTS tops seven categories of Billboard's 2020 Year-End evaluation
BTS topped seven categories of Billboard's Year-End evaluation of 2020 released on Thursday, including the Top Artist Duo/Group and Billboard 200 Artist Duo/Group.
Billboard’s year-end music recaps represent aggregated metrics for each artist, title, label and music contributor based on weekly charts dated Nov. 23, 2019, through Nov. 14, 2020.
BTS topped seven categories: Artist Duo/Group, Billboard 200 Artist Duo/Group, Digital Song Sales Artist, Social 50 Artist, World Album Chart, World Album and Digital Song Sales.
The boy band landed at No. 3 on the Hot 100 Artist Duo/Group, No. 2 on the Top Sales Artist, No. 2 on Independent Artist, No. 18 on the Billboard 200 Artist and No. 42 on the Hot 100 Artist lists.
The band's albums "Map of the Soul: 7" and digital single "Dynamite" also excelled, with the latter reaching No. 38 of the Hot 100 Songs chart and No. 50 of the On-demand Streaming Song chart and the former sitting at No. 2 on the Independent Album category list, No. 2 on Taste Maker Album, No. 3 on Top Album Sales, No. 3 on Top Current Album Sales and No. 20 on the Billboard 200 Albums categories.
The band's agency Big Hit Entertainment also sat at No. 1 on the World Album Label and World Album Imprint categories, No. 2 on Independent Imprint and No. 3 on Independent Label.
"The rest of the year-end Social 50 top 10 is largely made up of the usual players as well," reported Billboard, applauding the achievements of other K-pop acts as well.
"Exo spends a third straight year as runner-up at No. 2, despite a 2020 largely marked by the group’s hiatus while many of its members pursued solo or subunit projects," Billboard said.
"NCT 127 ranks at No. 3, beating its previous year-end best of No. 7 in 2019, concurrently scoring its first top 10 and top five on the Billboard 200 with 'NCT #127: Neo Zone,' the 2nd Album, a No. 5-peaking release in March."
Other K-pop acts on the chart included in the top 10 of the Social 50 chart were Tomorrow X Together, Ateez and Blackpink.
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