Yup, 2020 is definitely BTS' biggest year yet. The K-pop supergroup just debuted on the number one spot on Billboard's Hot 100 for their comeback track "Life Goes On", which was released on November 20. FYI, the Hot 100 "blends all-genre US streaming, radio airplay, and sales data," as stated by Billboard.
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What makes their feat even more remarkable is that "Life Goes On" is the first non-English song to make its debut on the chart! As we all know, "Life Goes On" is sung predominantly in Korean, which made its debut on the Hot 100 a bit trickier to achieve in the US.
In the past three months, "Life Goes On" is BTS' THIRD number one on the Hot 100, following their all-English single "Dynamite" in September and their remix collab with Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo "Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)" in October. Yup, let that sink in for a bit.
It's also been 42 years since a group accumulated three Hot 100 number ones this fast! The last time was in 1977 with the Bee Gees doing so in two months in three weeks for "How Deep Is Your Love", "Stayin' Alive", and "Night Fever"—all from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.
It's just been a wild and fascinating ride for BTS in recent months. Just last week, they earned a Grammy nomination for their smash hit, "Dynamite", in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category.
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