Coldplay congratulates BTS as ‘My Universe’ debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

Published October 6, 2021, 7:11 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

British band Coldplay congratulated K-pop superstars BTS after their collaborative song “My Universe” debuted at No. 1 on the Oct. 9-dated Billboard Hot 100 chart.

“Congratulations RM, Jin, SUGA, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jung Kook @bts.bighitofficial. Thank you to Coldplayers and ARMY and everyone who made this happen. love c, g, w, j & p,” Coldplay posted on Instagram and Twitter on Oct. 5.

Coldplay and BTS’s “My Universe” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart (Coldplay, Billboard Charts)

BTS replied to Coldplay, tweeting, “It’s been always an honor to make this all happen with you ! Big love and congrats! Thank you to ARMY and Coldplayers. love r, j , s, h, j, j, v.”

According to Billboard, “My Universe,” released on Sept. 24, “is the first Hot 100 No. 1 ever by two co-billed lead groups.”

This is Coldplay’s second No. 1 on the Hot 100 since “Viva La Vida” debuted on top of the chart on June 28, 2008 and sixth for BTS since “Dynamite” debuted on top of the chart in September 2020.

The Hot 100 chart is based on US streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales.

Billboard reported that “My Universe” is the “1,129th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 63-year history, and the 57th to enter on top.”

“My Universe” garnered 11.5 million US streams and 5.5 million radio airplay audience impressions, and sold 127,000 downloads and physical singles as of Sept. 30 based on MRC Data numbers.

The song also debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart, a second for Coldplay and ninth for BTS.

“My Universe” is BTS’ sixth No. 1 song on the Hot 100 after “Permission to Dance,” “Butter,” “Life Goes On,” “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” with Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo” and “Dynamite.”

With the new song, BTS claimed its 12th time to top the Hot 100 chart this year after “Butter” ruled the chart for 10 weeks and “Permission to Dance” for one week.

According to Billboard, BTS’ got their sixth song on top of Hot 100 “over a span of a year and just over a month. That’s the quickest accumulation of six leaders since The Beatles scored six over a year and two weeks, in 1964-66: ‘I Feel Fine,’ ‘Eight Days a Week,’ ‘Ticket to Ride,’ ‘Help!,’ ‘Yesterday’ and ‘We Can Work It Out.’”

It added that “My Universe” is BTS’ fifth song to debut on top of Hot 100 after “Dynamite,” “Life Goes On,” “Butter” and “Permission to Dance,” tying the record with Drake and Ariana Grande.

“My Universe” also debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Rock & Alternative Songs and Hot Alternative Songs charts. This is the second time for Coldplay on the Hot Rock chart and a first on the Hot Alternative Songs chart. For BTS, its their first No. 1 on both charts.

“My Universe” is included in Coldplay’s upcoming album “Music of the Spheres” set for release on Oct. 15.

 
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