BTS’ Dynamite continues to break records across the globe and reportedly has now become the ‘longest-running’ Top 10 song due to its Billboard success.
January 2021 marks the 13th non-consecutive week in a row that Dynamite grabbed its place on the Top 10 charts and beat out PSY’s 12 non-consecutive 2012 hit Gangnam Style for the title.
Dynamite has charted on Billboard Hot 100 for 19 weeks in total while Gangnam Style was on the prestigious music chart for 31 weeks, which is a record for the longest time by an all-Korean act. BTS’ 19 weeks on Hot 100 include three non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 and four non-consecutive weeks at No. 2. This week, Dynamite also scored No. 1 on Billboard Global Excl. U.S. and No. 3 on Billboard Global 200 while procuring No. 1 for the 12th week on Billboard Digital Song Sales. The Digital Song Sales record sits at 45,000 sales during the tracking week and according to past reports, is currently up by 183 per cent.
Apart from this record, BTS’ Dynamite music video recently crossed 75 million views, making it the fastest Korean act to reach this milestone. Along with Dynamite, DNA, Boy with Luv, Fake Love, Idol and Mic Drop have also crossed over the 750 million views mark.
They also became the first K-pop group to ever receive a Grammy nomination. Dynamite was nominated for the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category, alongside stars like Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift. The group posted a reaction video on Twitter, showing them cheering when their nomination was announced.
K-pop expert Jeff Benjamin tweeted that the Grammy nomination was a “huge long-awaited moment in their careers”. He added that it marked a major moment for diversity for “music’s biggest night.” The band’s first all-English single, topped the Billboards for weeks when it was released earlier in August.
In other news, 2021 Grammys scheduled for January 31, have been postponed due to concerns over the spread of ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In a statement released Tuesday evening, organisers, citing “thoughtful conversations with health experts, our host and artists scheduled to appear,” confirmed that they’ll stage the award show on Sunday, March 14.