BTS make history as 'Life Goes On' becomes the first non-English song to debut at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts

BTS make history as 'Life Goes On' becomes the first non-English song to debut at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts

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. 

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'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.

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. 

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.

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. 

Even the Bee Gees congratulated BTS on their huge win. 


Listen to BTS' BE here: