BTS beats Psy's record run on Billboard chart
BTS broke yet another record with its megahit dance track "Dynamite" (2020), with the longest run for a Korean song on the Billboard 100 singles chart, at 32 consecutive weeks.
"Dynamite" landed at No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, beating Psy's 31-week spree with his world-hit dance track "Gangnam Style" in 2012.
BTS was the first Korean artist or group to top the Billboard 100 and was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 63rd Grammy Awards for "Dynamite," a first for a K-pop act.
"Dynamite" also broke records on Billboard's Digital Song Sales chart, topping the list for the 18th time. This is the longest run at the top of that chart, beating 2017's "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi, which topped the chart 17 times.
The BTS tune sits high on other charts, including No. 6 on the Billboard Global chart and No. 13 on the Billboard Global 200 chart.
BY YOON SO-YEON [firstname.lastname@example.org]
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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