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BTS’s ‘Dynamite’ Makes History On Billboard’s Global Chart As It Turns One Year Old

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: BTS backstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center … [+] on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)


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Following the release of a particularly exciting remix of their single “Butter” with rapper Megan Thee Stallion, BTS’s smash climbs on this week’s Billboard Global 200 chart, a ranking of the most-consumed songs in the world. The tune returns to the top 10 and rises to No. 3, and Stallion is now credited on the cut as well, giving her another placement inside the highest tier on the tally.

While many fans are focused on the newfound success of “Butter,” another BTS single makes history further down on the chart as the ranking turns one.

BTS’s “Dynamite” falls from No. 34 to No. 47 as it celebrates its first full year on the Billboard Global 200. The tune is one of a relatively large number that have managed to appear on the ranking every week it’s been published, as the company debuted the new list, alongside one that looks at which titles performed the best around the world (but excluding the U.S.), last September. The smash is the only release by a South Korean musical act to rack up 52 frames on the roster.

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“Dynamite” was the second-ever No. 1 hit on the Billboard Global 200, and it rose to the summit on the third-ever chart. The tune replaced Cardi B and Stallion’s “WAP,” which introduced the ranking to the world as the debut leader. The catchy pop cut is now one of five leaders from the South Korean vocal act, as they have also reached the peak with fellow singles “Life Goes On,” “Butter,” “Permission to Dance” and “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” alongside Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo.

BTS’s smash racked up four nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200, and it is currently tied with Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” as the fifth-longest running champion on the tally. It is presently behind Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” (eight weeks), the same singer’s “Good 4 U” and The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber’s “Stay” (six weeks each) and Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” (five weeks).

“Dynamite” is one of 30 songs that have now spent 52 weeks on the Billboard Global 200, and it is joined in this impressive showing by fellow inescapable earworms like The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights,” Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect,” Harry Styles’ “Watermelon Sugar” and Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now,” among others.

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