BTS Holds Record for Most Top 40 Hits in the UK Among Korean Acts

BTS Holds Record for Most Top 40 Hits in the UK Among Korean Acts

BTS is currently the record holder for the most Top 40 hit songs among Korean acts in the United Kingdom.

Back on July 9, BTS released their third English song, "Permission to Dance," which was co-written by British singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran, and was included as part of the CD version of their May 21 release, "Butter."

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BTS Breaks Tie With BLACKPINK for Most Top 40 Hits in the UK Among Korean Acts

Recently, "Permission to Dance" made its debut on United Kingdom's Official Charts for most-streamed songs at No. 16.

While it may not be a number one as many would have hoped for, it is still a significant achievement as a South Korean artist.

With "Permission to Dance" entering the United Kingdom's official charts, this marks the seven-member group's seventh song to make it within the Top 40, breaking a tie with South Korea's "It" girl group, BLACKPINK.


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BTS now holds the record for the most Top 40 hit songs in the United Kingdom among South Korean artists. Prior to the debut of "Permission to Dance" on the Official Charts, BTS was tied with YG Entertainment's girl group for the most songs within the Top 40 among South Korean artists.

As of this writing, BLACKPINK had six of their songs enter the Top 40 on Official Charts, where their tracks were able to position themselves between the No.1 and No.40 spots based on the weekly rankings.


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In fact, at the start of the year, BLACKPINK had claimed the record for the most Top 40 hits. But with BTS releasing new songs this year, they were able to add two more Top 40 hits to their career total in just a span of two months, bringing their total Top 40 hits to seven.

"Permission to Dance," which is currently peaking at No.16, follows after "IDOL" (peaked at No.21), "Boy With Luv" featuring Halsey (peaked at No.13), "ON" (peaked at No.21), "Dynamite" (peaked at No.3), "Life Goes On" (peaked at No.10, and most recently, "Butter," which peaked at No.3 on United Kingdom's Official Charts.

Congratulations to BTS!


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BTS Sets New Record on Billboard's World Albums Chart

On July 21, Billboard revealed that "Map of the Soul: 7," BTS' album that was released back in February 2020, is officially the BTS album that has spent the most weeks at the top spot on Billboard's World Albums chart.

For the week of July 24, "Map of the Soul: 7" has topped at No.1 on the World Albums chart for 32 non-consecutive weeks, breaking the previous record set by BTS and their 2018 album, "Love Yourself: Answer," which placed at No.1 for 31 non-consecutive weeks.

In addition, a total of seven albums of BTS has placed within the Top 15 on the charts for this week. Besides "Map of the Soul: 7," "BE" charted at No.3, "Love Yourself: Tear" at No.10, "Love Yourself: Her" at No.11, "Map of the Seoul: Persona" at No.12, "Love Yourself: Answer" at No.13, and finally, "Skool Luv Affair" charted at No.14.