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BTS becomes first K-pop band to debut at numero uno position of Billboard Hot 100 singles charts

K-Pop band BTS roared to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts in the US

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K-Pop band BTS roared to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts in the United States on Monday, becoming the first Korean pop act to debut at No. 1.

'Dynamite', the first all-English language single from the seven-member boy band, notched 33.9 million U.S. streams and 300,000 sales in its first week, according to Nielsen Music data. The band also scored the biggest digital sales week in nearly three years since Taylor Swift's 'Look What You Made Me Do' in September 2017.

The Billboard Hot 100 singles chart combines U.S. streaming, radio airplay and sales data.

Formed in 2013, BTS has spearheaded the K-Pop drive into the United States over the past three years with catchy, upbeat music.

South Korean solo artist PSY reached a No. 2 Hot 100 best with his viral hit 'Gangnam Style' in 2012.

Although the band had previously broken into the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching the No. 4 spot with its March release 'On', Monday marked the first time it debuted at No. 1.

The band on Sunday performed at the MTV Video Music Awards show for the first time and won four trophies, including best group and best pop group.

Talking about 'Dynamite', BTS had earlier stated, "We have prepared a new single for ARMY, set for Aug. 21. We are preparing an album for the second half of this year but decided to first release a single because we wanted to reach our fans as soon as possible."

They also said, "Due to COVID-19, people around the world have been going through tough times and we wanted to share some positive energy with our fans."

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