BTS’ ‘Life Goes On’ leads Billboard Hot 100 chart, first Korean song to top in the chart’s 62-year history


South Korean superstar BTS claimed seven entries on the latest Billboard Hot 100 (dated December 5), the first Korean song to top in the chart’s 62-year history.

All seven songs appear on BTS’ new album Be, which launched as the group’s fifth No. 1 on the Billboard 200, arriving with 242,000 equivalent album units (177,000 in album sales, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data). The album’s first week is the largest for an album by a group in terms of both equivalent album units and album sales since BTS’ Map of the Soul: 7, which earned 422,000 units (347,000 in album sales) in its first week (chart dated March 7).

“Life Goes On” topped BTS’ Hot 100 haul, as it soars in at No. 1, becoming the group’s third No. 1, after “Dynamite” in September and “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat),” with Jason Derulo and Jawsh 685, in October.

Here’s a full rundown of BTS’ songs on the latest Hot 100.

Rank, Title

  • No. 1, Life Goes On”
  • No. 3, “Dynamite” (up from No. 14; spent three weeks at No. 1)
  • No. 13, “Blue & Grey”
  • No. 22, “Stay”
  • No. 69, “Fly to My Room”
  • No. 70, “Telepathy”
  • No. 72, “Dis-ease”

Until recently, the septet had never previously charted more than three songs on the Hot 100 at once.

Thank you so so much!

I’m already so thankful for No. 1, but there are two songs in the top three.. I sincerely thank all of the ARMY who give us love. We will do our best to present you better albums in the future!

(I didn’t sleep and was waiting but dozed off for a moment)

Post Translation by Soompi

With six debuts, the band has now charted 19 total songs on the Hot 100 in its career, dating to its first, “DNA,” in October 2017. “Life Goes On” is the group’s sixth top 10, as well as its third No. 1.

(Source: Billboard)

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