“The news that BTS and ARMY have been waiting for and it was the greatest news of all time! BTS’ ‘Dynamite’ debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100! It is every artist’s dream to make it to the top of the Billboard, because it is not only streams that count, but also downloads, pure sales and even radio play. So to reach this milestone is one of the greatest highlights of any artist/s’ life achievements. BTS became the 1st Korean Artist to achieve this milestone and ARMY had a celebration that is worth every moment.
The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and sales data. BTS rules the Hot 100 with its first all-English-language single, after previously reaching a No. 4 high with “On” in March. “Dynamite,” released Aug. 21 at midnight ET, had 33.9 million U.S. streams and 300,000 sold in its first week, ending Aug. 27, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It also drew 11.6 million radio airplay audience impressions in the week ending Aug. 30. According to Billboard, BTS had Biggest digital sales week in nearly 3 years.