BTS had a short interview where they shared their feelings about the historical moment when ‘Dynamite’ debuted at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
BTS’s song ‘Dynamite’ having officially debuted at No.1 on the prestigious Billboard Hot 100 chart is now the biggest news in the K-Pop scene. According to Nielsen Music, in the first week of its release, ‘Dynamite’ attracted 33.9 million streams and sold 300,000 digital copies – an extremely impressive achievement for an Asian artist. Thereby, BTS not only is the first Korean artist to win No.1 at the Billboard Hot 100, but they also brought the Asian music industry this achievement after 57 years of waiting.
Not only receiving congratulations from fans, BTS is also becoming the number-one focus of the media right now. However, because the news came so suddenly, the group did not have a specific preparation. Therefore, Big Hit decided to hold a global online press conference with the media at 11 AM KST on September 2 exclusively for BTS. During this event, the group shared their feelings after topping the Billboard Hot 100, expressed their gratitude to fans and talked about their plans in the future.
First, let’s see how each member felt when they heard this great news.
RM: “I couldn’t believe my eyes, everything was like a dream. I want to thank the composers for making this wonderful song. And I believe that all of the group’s achievements are thanks to our ARMYs. I just know that I am very grateful, really grateful. We will continue to work hard to repay you with even more quality music.”
Jin: ”Dynamite is a song that we started to do purely because we wanted to have a good time with our fans. I was very surprised and very happy to be able to receive an incredible No.1 on the Biilboard Hot 100 chart. I think it is because of our fans that we got this achievement. We sincerely thank you.”
Suga: “Until now I still can’t believe it. I don’t think it’s true that we got No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. I was once asked about what my goal was for ‘Dynamite’, and I answered that I want this song to reach No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. But I can’t believe that this dream has come true. Thank you ARMY for realizing this dream. We will not be complacent and will continue to work harder.”
J-Hope: “I can’t tell if this is a dream or a reality. This is the first time in my life that I’ve felt like that, so my feelings are quite mixed. But I just really want to thank my fans. I started out on this path because I like music and choreography, but I never thought my group could top the Hot 100 chart. I felt overwhelmed because our work has paid off. I want to share all of this glory with the fans.”
Jimin: “We did not release ‘Dynamite’ to break records, we just want this song to be a comfort for someone. But then we received this wonderful and surprising news, and I felt very happy and grateful. Thank you, my group members for always working hard. And thank you, our fans who always love and support us.”
V: “This is the thing that every singer dreamed of, but I never imagined that we could reach No.1 on Billboard Hot 100. When I first heard this news, I couldn’t believe it, and even when I see it myself, I was still amazed. Thanks to ARMY, another dream of BTS came true. Thank you, and we will continue to work harder.”
Jungkook: “When I first heard the news that the group achieved No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, I thought it was a dream, it was really a happy moment. Thank you, ARMY. This achievement makes me curious about where the limits of BTS and ARMY really are. And I feel that I need to continue to challenge myself as well as work harder in the future. Once again, thank you for trusting and supporting us.”
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