It's been a very good week for BTS: they released their explosive new single, "Dynamite"; killed it on the VMAs stage and are now breaking global records, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for "Dynamite".
BTS are the first K-Pop group ever to land top of the chart in the US – a big deal considering the chart includes every kind of genre under the sun. The closest a South Korean had come to landing the top slot was when PSY made it to #2 in 2012 with “Gangnam Style”.
In Australia, “Dynamite” debuted at #2 on the ARIA Single Charts and is expecting to hit #1. It’s the second time the group has been on the chart in six months after their single, “On”, peaked at #29 back in March.
This week the group gave the single its first live performance run at the MTV VMA 2020. Dressed in suits, Jimin, Jin, Jungkook, V, Suga, J-Hope and RM sang and danced as a green screen backdrop flashed NYC city scenes behind them.
Ahead of the performance, RM said of “Dynamite”: "It's a really fun disco-pop track about doing what we can do, even when things don't work out as planned." Bandmate J-Hope added: "We hope this song can be your energy."
RM continued: "I am kind of in charge of English here, so in many parts of this song, you can hear me singing in the background with a low voice. Listen closely."
You can listen (and watch) here:
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