BTS has set multiple milestones and records becoming the first Korean group to rank number 1 on the Billboard HOT 100 with a song that is predominantly Korean.
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BTS makes history again as “Life Goes On” enters Billboard’s Hot 100 chart at No. 1!
On November 30th, it was announced that "Life Goes On" has topped the Billboard HOT 100 making it the third BTS song to top the charts. This is not the only milestone BTS has set this year. They are becoming the group setting multiple milestones as they take the title of "The First Ever" in various categories.
This is BTS’s third No. 1 on the chart, following “Dynamite” and their “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” remix collaboration with Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo — which all topped the chart within the past three months.
BTS has now achieved the fastest accumulation of three Hot 100 No. 1s in over 42 years, since the Bee Gees did so in two months and three weeks with songs from the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack beginning in December 1977.
“Life Goes On” has become the first track sung predominantly in Korean to make it to No. 1 on the Hot 100 in the chart’s 62-year history. It’s also the first track sung in a non-English language to debut at the summit, and BTS is the first duo or group in history to have two songs debut at the top of the chart.
“Life Goes On” garnered 14.9 million U.S. streams and 150,000 sales in the week ending November 26, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It also drew 410,000 radio airplay audience impressions in the week ending November 29.
“Life Goes On” also tops the Digital Song Sales chart and takes No. 14 on the Streaming Songs chart.
Meanwhile, “Dynamite” rises on the Hot 100 this week to take No. 3, after scoring No. 14 last week.
It was previously also announced that BTS’s new album “BE” has grabbed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Billboard’s charts will update for this week on its website on December 1.
They became the first K-Pop act to top the Billboard charts with "Dynamite," the first K-pop group to be nominated for the Grammys, the only K-Pop act in history to debut a song and album at number 1 on Hot 100 and Billboard 200 respectively, and they are the first K-pop group to land five number 1 albums on Billboard 200. Not only that, they have become the first group to occupy all top six rankings on Billboard's Digital Song Sales.
They are truly leaving a mark in history as they became the fastest group in history to land five number 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart since The Beatles in 1968. BTS made a great journey as they started out as a K-pop boy group from a small agency to dominating the world with their milestones.
BTS fans around the world are celebrating the remarkable achievements of the group as they take it to social media to share the joy with one another.