BTS say ‘thank you’ as ‘Dynamite’ dominates Hot 100 chart for second straight week

K-pop idol group BTS couldn’t be happier with their first all-English song “Dynamite” grabbing the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the second straight week. 


Billboard reported on Sept. 8 the song stayed on top of the chart with “17.5 million U.S. streams (down 49%) and 182,000 downloads sold (down 31%) in the week ending Sept. 3, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It also drew 16 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 38%) in the week ending Sept. 6.”

“Dynamite” debuted on top of Hot 100 for the Sept. 5 chart and continued its dominance in the Sept. 12 tally.

The Hot 100 is based on US streaming, radio airplay and sales data. 

Billboard said “Dynamite” is the 20th song to stay at No. 1 in its second week out of the 43 “that have entered the Hot 100 at No. 1 all-time.”

After the announcement, BTS thanked their fans for their support. 

“We can’t believe this is really happening to us! Thank you, thank you, thank you #BTSARMY!! This is just...Teamwork makes the dream work !” BTS posted on Twitter. 

In addition, “Dynamite” also stayed on top of Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart for the second straight week and grabbed the No. 9 spot on Streaming Songs. It also rose to 18th from 20th place on the Pop Songs chart based on radio airplay and debuted at No. 29 on the Adult Pop Songs chart. 

Billboard added that “with 182,000 downloads sold in its second week after opening with 265,000 downloads sold in its first frame, ‘Dynamite’ is the first song to have sold over 180,000 downloads in consecutive weeks in nearly four years, since The Chainsmokers' ‘Closer,’ featuring Halsey (208,000, Sept. 17, 2016; 199,000, Sept. 24, 2016).”

“Dynamite” also became “the first song to have sold over 180,000 downloads in its first two weeks of release (unlike ‘Closer’) since Justin Timberlake's ‘Can't Stop the Feeling!’ (379,000, May 28, 2016; 204,000, June 4, 2016).”

The Korean government estimated that BTS’ feat of topping the Hot 100 chart will create an economic effect of 1.7 trillion won (about $1.43 billion or P69.7 billion). 

“Dynamite” earlier became the most viewed music video in the first 24 hours of release on YouTube with 101.1 million views.