For much of today (November 30), BTS fans around the world (and particularly in the U.S.) have been celebrating, as Billboard announced that in addition to launching their new album BE atop the Billboard 200, the band also snagged yet another No. 1 smash on the Hot 100. The group’s single “Life Goes On,” the latest from BE, also opens as high as a tune can climb on the all-genre ranking of the most-consumed tracks in the U.S.
As if landing a No. 1 song and full-length at the same time wasn’t reason enough to celebrate, BTS have topped their own best showing when it comes to the most simultaneous placements on the Hot 100 by quite a large margin, sending almost an entire album’s worth of material to the list.
According to the chart company itself, BTS claim seven spots on this week’s Hot 100, which will be published in full tomorrow (December 1) morning. The group has never come anywhere close to placing that many tracks on the competitive tally at once, and neither has any other musical act from their home country of South Korea.
Just behind “Life Goes On” at No. 1 comes “Dynamite,” which returns to the top 10 this time around and settles at No. 3. The cut debuted atop the Hot 100 in September, giving BTS their first of three career leaders.
Another fan favorite, “Blue & Grey,” almost gave the group three top 10 smashes at once, as it starts its time on the Hot 100 at No. 13, missing out on the highest tier by just three rungs. Not far behind that global hit comes “Stay,” which opens at No. 22. That means that BE has now produced four top 40 hits. Put another way, half of all the titles featured on the set’s tracklist have now been certified proper successes in the U.S.
Further down the ranking, “Fly to My Room,” “Telepathy” and “Dis-ease” begin their stays on the Hot 100 at Nos. 69, 70 and 72, respectively. The only tune featured on BE that didn’t make it to the chart is “Skit,” which likely doesn’t appear because it’s not technically musical, and some fans may have gravitated away from the cut when it comes to streaming and buying the option.
Here is where all seven of BTS’s songs rank on this week’s Hot 100.
No. 1 – “Life Goes On”
No. 3 – “Dynamite”
No. 13 – “Blue & Grey”
No. 22 – “Stay”
No. 69 – “Fly to My Room”
No. 70 – “Telepathy”
No. 72 – “Dis-ease”