BTS becomes first K-Pop act to top Billboard`s singles charts
Published: 12:56 PM, 1 September 2020 Updated: 01:34 PM, 1 September 2020
With the first English-language song "Dynamite" K-pop sensation BTS has made history by becoming the first Korean act to top the Billboard 100 singles chart, industry tracker Billboard announced Monday.
It is a memorable day for BTS members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook. Members of BTS have said they were in "tears", after making the history.
Even South Korea President Moon Jae-in weighed in, saying the boys had achieved a "splendid feat".
"After having topped the Billboard 200 main album chart four times, they have now reached No 1 on both charts," said Mr Moon.
"It feels like I'm dreaming. Thank you to the composers for the great song, and I believe all of our achievements have been made with ARMY," the rapper said. Seokjin added that he was surprised by the achievement. "Dynamite was a song we started making purely to have fun with our fans, and I'm surprised and really happy to hear about its unimaginable success," he said.
The rapper said he wanted the song to reach on the top spot of Hot 100. "I can't believe my dream became a reality. We won't be complacent but work even harder," he said.
Jimin, one of seven members, said "didn't know what to say". He also thanked their fans, known as ARMY, saying: "I'm out of my mind now but you guys made this [happen]."
Dynamite, their first song sung completely in English, reached 33.9 million US streams in its first week, released on 21 August, to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.