Billboard " BTS Shortest Five Songs Since Michael Jackson"
The group BTS (BTS/RM, Jin, Sugar, J-Hope, Jimin, V, Jungkook) wrote another history. It is the fifth song to top the Billboard main single chart "Hot 100."
According to the official U.S. Billboard announcement on July 19, BTS's new song "Permission to Dance," released on July 9, entered the top of the "Hot 100" latest chart (as of July 24). BTS "Butter," which had been at the top for seven consecutive weeks until last week, ranked seventh.
"Hot 100" is a chart that calculates the ranking of popular songs in the U.S. for the week based on the combined scores of each sector, including the number of streaming, music downloads, and radio broadcast listeners. Along with "Billboard 200," the main album chart, it is considered one of the two main charts of Billboard.
Billboard also raised K-pop's status by covering the news of BTS's "Permission to Dance" ranking No. 1 in the "Hot 100" on its official website. Citing MRC data, Billboard recorded 15.9 million streams and 140,000 downloads in the U.S. in its weekly tally until July 15. The number of listeners to the radio show was 1.1 million.
According to Billboard, BTS's record of five songs topping the Hot 100 chart in 10 months and two weeks is the shortest since Michael Jackson, who topped the Hot 100 with five songs in the last nine months and two weeks of 1987-88. In addition, BTS is the first time since Drake in July 2018 that it has touched its own baton at the top of the "Hot 100." Starting with "Dynamite" (3 times), the number of times BTS topped the Billboard "Hot 100" chart has increased to 13 times, including the remix version of "Savage Love" (1 time), the title track "Life Goes On" (1 time), "Butter" (7 times), and "Permission to Dance" (1 time).