Bangtan Boys Beat Psy's Record for Longest Billboard Run by K-Pop Act

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    April 08, 2021 12:02

    Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, have achieved yet another milestone, as their all-English song "Dynamite" has become the longest-running K-pop hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

    The song ranked at No. 30 in the latest weekly chart released on Tuesday, staying on the list for 32 weeks and beating the previous K-pop record of 31 weeks set by Psy's "Gangnam Style" almost a decade ago.

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    "Dynamite" had its worldwide release on Aug. 21 last year and quickly topped the Hot 100, reaching No. 1 on the chart released on Aug. 31. It remained at the top for two straight weeks before falling to No. 2, but briefly reclaimed the No. 1 spot for a week at the end of September.

    "Dynamite" also topped the Digital Song Sales chart for the 18th time, setting a new all-time record for most weeks at No. 1. "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber released in 2017 led the chart 17 times, according to Billboard.

    "Dynamite" delivers a message of hope amid the difficult times caused by the global pandemic.

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