The members of the BTS are no strangers to record feats, but even when they and their loyal soldiers make their debut on the first new song “Life Goes On,” they may be at a loss for the way they made history. Billboard hot 100.
After mixing the Grammy Award-nominated disco pop single “Dynamite” and Jawsh685 and Jason Derulo’s “Laxed-Siren Beat”, the K-pop singer made the third consecutive time in just three months Debut on Hot 100 for the first time.).” Although it did not watch the radio, “Life Goes On” still topped the singles chart due to strong sales.The single sold 129,000 digital downloads and 20,000 limited edition cassettes and physical copies of the vinyl single, each billboard. It marked the debut of the second largest digital sales week in 2020, second only to BTS’s own “dynamite”, with 265,000 downloads in its first week, jumping to the top of the list.
“Life Goes On” marks the first song mainly sung in Korean to rank in the top 100 in the 62-year history of the chart, and it is also the first non-English song in any language to appear on the chart for the first time. The accompanying album of this song, Yes, This week also topped the Billboard 200 list, making BTS the second artist in history to make his debut on both the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 after Taylor Swift. (Swift did it earlier this year folklore Its single “cardigan”. ) YesThe sales of songs are also exceptional, which makes BTS the first act in the history of the United States to rank in the top six on the “digital song sales” chart.
BTS has now become the only song in history that has ranked number one among the top 100 singles. With the enthusiastic launch of “Life Goes On”, they have also become the only two singers of Ariana Grande. Collect three hits of 2020.
Since Bee Gees performed a hat trick on the charts in 1978, the superstar boy band has reached three rhythms the fastest. Saturday night party In two months and three weeks, we selected “How deep is your love”, “Keep alive” and “Night fever”.Last set score the first The Beatles were three faster than BTS as early as 1964, and within two months they quickly made it into the ranks with “I want to hold your hand”, “She loves you” and “Can’t buy my love” Top three days of Hot 100
Oh, just the icing on the cake. “Explosives” rebounded to No. 3 on the Hot 100 list this week, making BTS the first group to rank second in the top 5 of the Hot 100 since the 2009 Black Eyed Peas. Boom Boom Pow” and “I want to feel”.
Every achievement on this non-exhaustive list is an extraordinary achievement in itself, but the real miracle of “Life Goes On” is: a Korean song made its debut on Billboard Hot 100, with almost no radio programs, no Mixing and no bundling. The song’s debut in the stratosphere provided an unassailable testament to the popularity of BTS and its fan dedication. Together, they have subverted the Western music industry, their ancient practices are often rooted in racism and xenophobia, and have redefined the achievable goals of Korean pop music on the American charts.
For those successful people who are trying to deny BTS’s first hit song “Explosives”, the success of “Life Goes On” is also a delicious condemnation. Some opponents believe that “dynamite” is second only to Hot 100 because of its large mix of sound. There is no “life going on”. Then they argued that the BTS could only give up their native language, North Korea, and sing songs entirely in English to get the first place. “Life Goes On” is based on Korean lyrics. Some people even think that the powerful broadcasting influence of “Dynamite” has weakened its top position on the charts (this is an incredible stretch and bizarre argument, considering that broadcasting has always been a part of the song’s “Top 100” rankings ). “Life goes on” only tops the Hot 100 list with 1 million broadcast impressions in the first week of the first week (compared to 11.6 million in “Explosives”), with only one report per station with double-digit rotation billboard.
And, so as not to let anyone forget, the “Life Goes On” book does not contain many products on the top 100 list. billboard Last month, it updated its merchandise and ticketing bundling rules.
With “sustainable life”, BTS once again proved itself as a business giant in the United States and other parts of the world. The popular singles on the charts have become the new norm for the seven-member band, and with the help of their huge fan base, they have rewritten the script to cater to the development of foreign behavior. billboard chart. As BTS continues to increase its audience and break commercial expectations, their latest historic achievements cannot be copied in the near future-at least they will not be copied until they release more music.