‘On’ falls to 68th on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart due to lack of radio play

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‘On’ falls to 68th on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart due to lack of radio play

“On,” the lead single from K-pop boy band BTS’s latest album, dropped to 68th on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart after debuting in fourth a week earlier, the latest chart updates showed Wednesday.

The sudden drop of “On” on the Hot 100 chart dated March 14 came mainly amid a dearth of radio airplay for the song in the United States.

Last week, the song, the lead track of “Map of the Soul: 7,” debuted at No. 4 on the Hot 100, the strongest showing ever for a Korean band.

The album itself ranked third on the Billboard 200 albums chart for this week after landing atop the list a week earlier, marking BTS’s fourth Billboard 200 No. 1, according to the Billboard chart updates.

One more BTS album entered the latest Billboard 200 albums chart - “Love Yourself: Answer” at 166th.

BTS also retained its No. 1 spot on the Social 50 chart for this week, recording its 169th appearance at No. 1 on the list.

Next month, the band is scheduled to kick off its upcoming “Map of the Soul Tour,” but the opening concerts in Seoul, originally scheduled for April 11, 12, 18 and 19 at Olympic Stadium, have been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak in Korea.

The group’s agency Big Hit Entertainment was spotlighted on Wednesday when it placed fourth on the “World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2020” list published by American business magazine Fast Company.

The magazine highlighted the company’s app Weverse and the Weverse Shop, which have 1.4 million and 1.8 million daily users, respectively.

Fans use the apps to communicate with the entertainment company’s artists and purchase band-related products.

The outlet ranked the company No. 1 its “The 10 Most Innovative Music Companies of 2020” list.

By Lee Jae-lim, Yonhap

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