BTS: ‘Dynamite’ Is Now the Fastest Song to Reach 100 No. 1s on iTunes

by Jeremy Spirogis

It’s no secret BTS guidelines iTunes, particularly in 2020. With the discharge of their new single “Dynamite,” BTS set a number of information on iTunes. Within eight hours, “Dynamite” reached No. 1 on iTunes in 100 areas, changing into the quickest track to take action.

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BTS’s earlier iTunes information

This previous July, BTS broke a five-year-old file that was beforehand set by Adele when their track “Black Swan” achieved 103 No. 1s on iTunes. Adele had beforehand reached No. 1 along with her track “Hello” in 102 international locations. “Black Swan” has now reached 105 No. 1s on iTunes.

Just a few days after BTS broke Adele’s file, V broke his personal band’s file together with his solo track “Sweet Night.” The track was a part of the Itaewon Class OST, and it’s at present the track with essentially the most iTunes No. 1s in historical past with 116 No. 1s.

BTS’s songs “Moon,” “My Time,” and “Your Eyes Tell” additionally surpassed 100 No. 1s on iTunes. “Moon” and “Your Eyes Tell” even exceeded “Black Swan” and achieved over 105 No. 1s on iTunes.

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What iTunes information BTS set with ‘Dynamite’

Following its launch, “Dynamite” reached 100 No. 1s on iTunes inside eight hours. This made BTS the quickest artist to ever attain 100 iTunes No. 1s. The Ok-pop group additionally grew to become the one artist to ever have 5 songs obtain 100 No. 1s on iTunes.

In 2020 alone, BTS’s songs “My Time,” “Black Swan,” “Moon,” “Your Eyes Tell,” and “Dynamite” all reached 100 No. 1s on iTunes, with 4 of these songs exceeding that quantity. V’s solo track for Itaewon Class continues to carry the file for essentially the most iTunes No. 1s, and the one artist inside attain of the file is BTS.

On Aug. 24, Big Hit Entertainment launched two remixes of “Dynamite,” an EDM remix and an acoustic remix. With an instrumental model of the track out there as properly, these new variations may assist lengthen the only’s iTunes domination.

‘Dynamite’ obtained crucial acclaim

Upon its launch, BTS’s new single grew to become a fan-favorite with robust critic assist. Many cited the optimistic vitality that “Dynamite” brings to listeners as BTS encourages individuals to “set the night alight” within the disco-pop track.

“With ‘Dynamite’… they’ve given us both the song of the summer in a season that feels uncharacteristically bleak and the perfect pick-me-up that’s strong enough to defeat even the unstoppable onslaught of 2020,” wrote NME. “‘Dynamite’ mines the bright, infectious sounds of disco to get its joyful energy across, sticking to the genre’s tradition of serving as a form of escapism when life gets hard. There are snapping handclaps that urge you to join in and hip-swaying rhythms ready-made for the dancefloor.”

The group set a number of information with the track

Of course, iTunes just isn’t the one place BTS broke information with “Dynamite.” The track’s music video had the largest YouTube premiere of all time with three million concurrent views. BTS additionally set the file for the most-viewed YouTube video within the first 24 hours by reaching 101.1 million views with the “Dynamite” music video.

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