BTS’ “BE” Album adds another record this week as it charts ALL Seven songs on this week’s Billboard Hot 100. #1 Life Goes On,” #3 “Dynamite,” #13 “Blue & Grey,” #22 “Stay,” #69 “Fly to My Room,” #70 “Telepathy,” and #72 “Dis-ease” According to a press release, the album “imparts a message of healing to the world by declaring, ‘Even in the face of this new normality, our life goes on'”, and “reflects the thoughts, emotions and deepest ruminations of BTS while working on the album” The Album truly brings a fresh message of healing and knowing that one is not alone in these dark times. “BE” is truly a personal album both for BTS and ARMY.
“BE” was co-written by J-Hope, RM, Suga, Ruuth, Chris James and Antonina Armato. “BE” debuted atop the US Billboard 200 with 242,000 album-equivalent units, including 177,000 sales, becoming BTS’s fifth number-one album in the United States. It’s lead single “Life Goes On” debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100 with 150,000 downloads and 14.9 million U.S. streams. It marked the first song not sung in an English language to debut atop the chart. “BE” debuted at number one on South Korea’s Gaon Album Chart with first week sales of 2.274 million copies on Hanteo Chart, representing the second-highest first sales figures in the chart’s history, behind Map of the Soul: 7. With it, “BE” became BTS’ eighth consecutive million seller in the country.
‘Life Goes On’ Written by Antonina Armato, Chris James, J-Hope, Pdogg, RM, Ruuth and Suga
‘Dynamite’ Written by Written by David Stewart and Jessica Agombar
‘Blue & Grey’ Written by Hiss Noise, J-Hope, Ji Soo Park, Levi, Metaphor, RM, Suga and V
‘Stay’ Written by Arston, Jin, Jung Kook and RM
‘Fly To My Room’ Written by Cosmo’s Midnight, J-Hope, Joe Femi Griffith, RM and Suga
‘Telepathy’ Written by El Capitxn, Hiss Noise, Jung Kook, RM and Suga
‘Dis-ease’ Written by Ivan Jackson Rosenberg, J-Hope, Ghstloop, RM, Pdogg, Suga, Jimin and Randy Runyon