Another day, another record. BTS have now become the only act in history to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart with a predominantly Korean song.
Genuine question for now Grammy-nominated BTS: with all the records they have broken in the past few weeks, are they having one party or several, and are we invited? After scoring their fifth (fifth!) No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with BE: Deluxe Edition, BTS have topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart with the album’s lead single, ‘Life Goes On’.
That’s not all! ‘Life Goes On’ is the first song since 2017’s ‘Despacito’ to top the chart with lyrics that are not predominantly in English. In fact, BTS themselves have become the first act in history to rule the Hot 100 with a Korean song, and also the only act in history to have multiple No. 1 debuts on the Hot 100 with ‘Dynamite’ and ‘Life Goes On’.
Band member Jimin posted a sweet message on Twitter to thank the fans for this achievement, saying: “Thank you so, so much. We’re so thankful for the #1, but [I also can’t believe] 2 of the top 3 songs are ours…”
“I want to sincerely thank all our ARMYs who give us their love! We’ll try our best to put out even better albums for you! (I fell asleep while staying up waiting).” he wrote.
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) November 30, 2020
But wait! There’s more! By scoring three No. 1’s on the Hot 100 within three months (twice with ‘Dynamite’ and once with ‘Life Goes On’), BTS have also become the fastest act to do so in 42 years. The last time this happened was when the Bee Gees topped the chart within two months and three weeks.
Bee Gees tweeted out a congratulatory message to the septet for their achievement.
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— Bee Gees (@BeeGees) November 30, 2020