BTS won the Special International Music Award at the 62nd Japan Record Awards and performed their hit single “Dynamite”. 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. In early 2021, it was announced that Dynamite was the number one selling single in the US in 2020, racking up a total of 1.3 million physical copies sales according to Nielsen Music’s annual year-end report. The margin was so significant that it surpassed the 2nd bestselling song, “Blinding Lights” which sold 580,000 copies, by more than a 2.2x multiple.
Speaking about the meaning of the song in a press conference, Suga stated that “Dynamite” has a “message of confidence and happiness. It’s like after you fell on the ground, you’re trying to get back up again. That’s what this song is like.” In an interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Music, RM said the song is “made of positive vibes, energy, hope, love, the purity, everything.
Watch the Dynamite performance!