“Dynamite” has been the biggest song of 2020 because of its bop worthy beat and uplifting lyrics. It is the song that saved 2020 and is still being played in various channels. “Dynamite” hit the ground running from the moment the teaser was dropped, to the day the music video was released on August 21, 2020, it is BTS’s first song fully recorded in English, that the members said they had a lot of fun working on it, even dancing and singing as they recorded it. “Dynamite” has been nominated for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” Their first GRAMMY nomination! Watch all “DYNAMITE” performances to know why this nomination was well deserved!
Let’s see some of “Dynamite’s” records that are worthy of a GRAMMY nod!
Guinness World Records: Most viewed YouTube video in 24 hours, Most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours and Most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group.
“Dynamite” debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming the band’s first number-one single in the United States and making BTS the first all-South Korean act to top the Hot 100. The song sold 265,000 downloads in its first week, marking the biggest pure sales week since Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” (2017). “Dynamite” stayed atop the Hot 100 for three total weeks.
On Spotify, “Dynamite” debuted with 7.778 million streams, marking the biggest opening-day for a song in 2020. Additionally, “Dynamite” peaked at number one on both the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S. charts, topping the latter for three consecutive weeks. Initially a standalone single, “Dynamite” was later included on BTS’ fifth Korean-language album, Be (2020), released on November 20.
When the video premiered at 12:00AM EST, it garnered over 3 million peak concurrent viewers,
It became the fastest YouTube video to reach 10 million views, doing so after only 20 minutes of release, and the most viewed YouTube video in the first 24 hours, earning 101.1 million views and setting three new Guinness World Records. The music video is the fastest in YouTube history to cross the 200 million mark, in just four days and twelve hours after release, and the fastest by a music group to surpass 400 million views, doing so on September 26, 35 days after release. The music video crossed 600 million views on November 16, in just under 27 days of its exceeding the 500 million mark on October 20; it is BTS’ ninth to achieve the milestone.
With 7.778 million first-day streams on the global Spotify chart, “Dynamite” became the biggest global song debut of 2020
Dynamite” was the best-performing song of September and October 2020 in South Korea, based on digital sales, streaming, and background music (instrumental track) downloads
In Japan, the song debuted at number seven on the Billboard Japan Hot 100, peaking at number two, three weeks after. The song reached number one on Billboard Japan’s Streaming Songs chart on the issue dated September 7, 2020, with over 10 million streams. In its 11th week, the song surpassed 100 million cumulative streams, becoming the fastest song in history to do so and only the second song by a foreign artist in Japan besides Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” (2016)
On the UK Singles Chart, “Dynamite” debuted at number three, representing the band’s most successful single in the territory, surpassing the peak of “Boy with Luv” at number 13.
In the United States, “Dynamite” debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the group’s first number-one single in the US and their fourth top-10 entry. BTS became the first all-South Korean act in Hot 100 history to debut at number one. They also became the first Asian act to chart a number one song in the country since Kyu Sakamoto with “Sukiyaki” (1963).
“Dynamite” sold 300,000 units in its first week, including download, vinyl and cassette physical versions. It earned 33.9 million total US on-demand streams and 11.6 million radio impressions.
“Dynamite” also debuted atop the Billboard Digital Song Sales chart, selling 265,000 downloads—the biggest pure sales week since Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” launched with 353,000 downloads in 2017
“Dynamite” sold a 182,000 units in its second week, remaining atop the Hot 100 for a second week, becoming only the 20th song, of 43 songs that have entered the chart at number one since, to debut at number one and spend its first two weeks atop the chart since its records began in 1958; it is the first song by a group to accomplish this since Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (1998)
In its fifth week on the chart, “Dynamite” returned to the top spot the Hot 100 for a third week at number-one
“Dynamite” entered the Pop Songs chart at number 30 on the issue dated August 29, 2020, becoming the band’s sixth entry on the ranking.
On the week of November 7, it reached the ninth position, becoming their first top ten on the chart, and also the highest charting song by a Korean act, besting Psy’s “Gangnam Style” (2012)
During the inaugural week of the Billboard Global 200 which tracks the most streamed and digitally sold songs in over 200 territories, and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. which tracks the same metrics excluding the US, “Dynamite” launched at number two on both the charts
The following week, the song climbed to number one on the Global Excl. U.S. chart with 67.4 million streams and 18,000 downloads sold in terrtitories outside the US.
In its third week, “Dynamite” reached number one on the Global 200 chart with 92.1 million global streams and 58,000 global downloads sold, becoming the most-streamed and most-sold song globally.
The single topped the Global Excl. U.S. chart for a second consecutive week, becoming the first song to top both charts simultaneously. It spent three and five weeks on top of Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S. charts, respectively.
On August 30, 2020, the band performed the song on 2020 MTV Video Music Awards. They performed on the Today Show on September 10 and America’s Got Talent on September 16. “Dynamite” was also performed at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on September 18, 2020, and Tiny Desk Concerts on September 21. During the first of day of the band’s week-long stint on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, they performed a pre-recorded performance of Dynamite alongside Jimmy Fallon and the Roots. “Dynamite” was performed at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards.