BTS has made history (again)!
The Grammy-nominated group's latest single 'Life Goes On' debuted on the top of 3 Billboard charts - Billboard Hot 100, Billboard's Global 200, and Billboard's Global Excl. US.
'Life Goes On' charged its way to top of the Global 200 chart with 152.5 million streams and 84,000 downloads globally, beating the previous record held by BLACKPINK's 'Lovesick Girls' with 123.8 million streams.
This is the group's third single to reach No. 1 on the chart, followed by their first English song, 'Dynamite' and Jason Derulo and Jawsh 685's 'Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat)', which BTS remixed. All of these records makes BTS the only act to have more than one No. 1 track on the chart.
The Global 200 top 10 (chart dated Dec. 5, 2020)— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) November 30, 2020
Likewise, BTS' latest single also debuted atop the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, with 137.8 million streams and 42,000 downloads. The group is the first to ever have 2 Global Excl. U.S No. 1s, with 'Dynamite' reigning the chart for five weeks previously.
The Global Excl. U.S. top 10 (chart dated Dec. 5, 2020)— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) November 30, 2020
No stranger to the Billboard Hot 100 chart, BTS soared to the top with 'Life Goes On'. This is the group's third No. 1 in three months, followed by 'Dynamite' and 'Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat)'.
BTS is now the first act to have achieved the fastest accumulation of 3 Hot 100 No. 1s since the Bee Gees in 1978. They are also the first act to have landed their first 3 No. 1s since The Beatles.
'Life Goes On' is also the first Non-English song to debut at No. 1 in the Hot 100 chart's history. BTS is also the first group to have multiple number 1 debuts on the Hot 100 charts.
The #Hot100 top 10 (chart dated Dec. 5, 2020)— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) November 30, 2020
.@BTS_twt is now the first and only group in history with multiple No. 1 debuts on the #Hot100 ("Dynamite" and "Life Goes On").— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) November 30, 2020
BTS' newest album BE has also recently topped the Billboard 200 albums chart.
With all these records in hand, BTS joins the exclusive Hot 100 and Global 200 club. Joining the likes of Taylor Swift, BTS is now the only other act to debut a No. 1 song and album in the same week.
In light of charting Billboard's major charts, BTS took to their social media channels to express their thanks to ARMY and everyone who has listened to their album.
빌보드 1위!!!!! 감사합니다 💜— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) December 1, 2020
(오랜만에 우리 윤기형이랑 같이💜)#LifeGoesOn1onHot100 pic.twitter.com/EG0BRURMnZ
🎉Billboard #Hot100 No.1 & No. 3🎉— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) November 30, 2020
각각 1위와 3위를 차지한 ‘Life Goes On’ & ‘Dynamite’
역시나 언제나, 아미 여러분 덕분입니다. 아포방포💜
“Life Goes On” and “Dynamite” at 1st and 3rd
Again and always, it’s all thanks to ARMY! AFBF💜#BTS #방탄소년단 #LifeGoesOn #BTS_Dynamite https://t.co/fSFgTbzNPL
정말 너무너무 감사합니다— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) November 30, 2020
1위도 너무 감사한데 3위안에 저희곡이 두개라니..
사랑해주시는 아미여러분들 모두에게 진심으로 감사드립니다
앞으로 더 좋은 앨범 들려드리기 위해 최선을 다하겠습니다!
(안자고 기다리다 잠깐 졸았었어요)#JIMIN#LifeGoesOn1onHot100 #우리아미상받았네 pic.twitter.com/4845KIu6Ol
SUGA, Weverse 201125— wisha 💫 (@doyou_bangtan) November 24, 2020
I, the guy that fell asleep in the early morning after waiting, tired from rehab... ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ I have a reason to work even harder at rehab ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ Thank you, ARMY!! Let’s enjoy todayyyyyy pic.twitter.com/WsOy8kcXCE
Even the Bee Gees congratulated BTS on their huge win.
Congratulations @BTS_twt! Glad to be in such good company 🙂 https://t.co/Knqb5H9C2j— Bee Gees (@BeeGees) November 30, 2020
Listen to BTS' BE here: