BTS are closing out the year with another major achievement. The group had 3 of the 10 most downloaded songs in 2020 across the US.
At this point, why do we even get surprised when BTS register another major record? It’s expected with them.
As 2020 closed out, BTS clocked in another major achievement. According to Chart Data, the septet recorded three of the 10 best-selling downloaded songs across the U.S. in 2020. The group’s track ‘Dynamite’ tops the list, followed by their ‘Savage Love (Remix)’ with Jason Derulo at No. 4, and ‘Life Goes On’ at No. 8.
Best selling downloads released in 2020 (US)
#4 Savage Love/Remix
#7 One Margarita
#8 Life Goes On
#9 Rain On Me
— chart data (@chartdata) December 25, 2020
Their smash-hit ‘Dynamite’ topped the list. The history-making track reigned atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a whopping nine weeks, and then again for a week in November. This was the first time in history a K-pop act had achieved this feat.
In the week of its release, the song had been downloaded 265,000 times, the biggest of this year. The song’s music video was also the most viewed video on Youtube in 24 hours after release, clocking in at 101.1 million.
‘Dynamite’ is an important song for BTS for other reasons as well: it won the group their first Grammy nomination in the Best Pop/Duo Performance category. BTS are the only Korean act in history to have done so.
Coming in at No. 8 is the ‘Life Goes On’, the title track from their latest album BE: Deluxe Edition. The second recorded 129,000 downloads in its first week.
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Both the album and the song reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and the Billboard Hot 100 charts respectively. Between ‘Dynamite’ and ‘Life Goes On’, BTS are the only act in history to have multiple No. 1 debuts on the Hot 100.
Moreover, with ‘Dynamite’ going No. 1 twice and ‘Life Goes On’ making it a third time, BTS are the fastest act in 42 years to achieve three No. 1’s in the span of three months.
Phew! Wonder what record they’re going to smash next!