BTS makes history with first Korean song to top Billboard hot 100

South Korean pop sensation BTS is showing no signs of slowing down. The global stars marked yet another milestone late on Monday by topping the Billboard's main singles chart with a predominantly Korean song, a first.

The seven-member band secured their third no 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with their latest lead single 'Life Goes On'. Not just that, the septet pulled an all-kill by securing the top positions in the BB Global and BB Glabal (Excluding US) charts. The band also topped the album sales and song sales charts too.

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"Life Goes On," released on November 20, is the first Number One single to be sung predominantly in the Korean language in the Billboard chart's 62 years of cataloguing singles.

"Life Goes On" marks the second BTS song to debut at Number One on the chart after its first English single "Dynamite" debut at the top in August.


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BTS members J-Hope, Jungkook, Jin, V, RM, Jimin and Suga. Photo: Big Hit Entertainment

BTS now has three chart-topping songs, including its remix of "Savage Love" by US singer Jason Derulo and New Zealand producer Jawsh 685.

According to Billboard, “BE” earned an impressive 242,000 equivalent album units during the week ending on November 26. 

The band landed a total of seven songs in the latest Hot 100 charts – Life Goes On at #1, Dynamite at #3, Blue & Grey at #13, Stay at #22, Fly to My Room at #69, Telepathy at #70, Dis-ease at #72.

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