BTS: RM on Why ‘Dynamite’ Has Been So Successful With American Listeners

by Jeremy Spirogis

On Sept. 8, BTS’ new single “Dynamite” reached an unbelievable milestone and remained at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a second week in a row. When the track debuted at No. 1 on Aug. 31, BTS made historical past as the one all-South Korean group to ever debut on the No. 1 spot.

After the BTS track debuted at No. 1 on the Hot 100, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook held a press convention on Sept. 2 to have a good time the accomplishment. The members of BTS have been requested how they have been in a position to attain most people within the U.S. with “Dynamite,” and RM gave an insightful reply.

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Why RM thinks BTS’ track ‘Dynamite’ has executed so properly

Since its launch, “Dynamite” has damaged YouTube, Spotify, and Billboard data. It has additionally turn out to be BTS’ first actual radio hit within the U.S., which has helped the track garner informal listeners exterior of the band’s already-established fan base.

When requested why the BTS track has carried out so properly with the American common public, RM gave a thought out and trustworthy reply.

“It’s not an easy question to answer, I think. And that’s because, of course, it’s not just, No. 1 on the Hot 100, the Billboard chart, it’s not something you can achieve with only fan support,” he stated. “It could be our performances, our behind the scenes, and what we said, what we did, what we showed.”

He continued, “When you do something, when someone does something with sincerity, it doesn’t always resonate with other people. Sometimes we do something and that’s not acknowledged or rewarded… I think it’s the power of music and the power of performance.”

RM additionally acknowledged that the English lyrics and disco-pop style made the track extra accessible for informal listeners.

“I think ‘Dynamite’ was more familiar because of the language as well as other elements. The language and the disco-pop were familiar to the American public. Something that’s easy to sing and hum along with. It doesn’t have an overarching macro-level message. Sometimes, simpler messages really get across. I dare say that all these factors came together to create this achievement.”

What is BTS’ subsequent aim?

At the press convention, the BTS members have been additionally requested about what they wish to accomplish subsequent after having a track attain No. 1 on the Hot 100.

“We went to the Grammys at the beginning of the year and we did a collaboration performance. Now I would like to put on a single performance, just BTS on the Grammy Awards stage,” Suga stated. “It would be great to receive an award, but that’s not going to become a reality just because we want it. We need help from a lot of people. Just getting to perform on the Grammy Awards stage is our goal.”

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RM then added that he hopes BTS shall be nominated and win a Grammy Award too.

“The Grammy Awards is something all of the performers dream of,” he stated. “Of course, we would like to perform there, too. We would, of course, like to be nominated. It would be great to receive the award. That is the direction we should be headed for.”

What to count on from the group’s subsequent album

BTS is anticipated to launch a Korean-language album towards the top of this yr. At the top of the press convention, Jimin informed the media that their future songs are simply nearly as good as “Dynamite.”

“In the future, I hope that you keep your eyes on us striving to achieve our next goal. We really like our song this time, but we really like our next songs too,” he stated. “I hope you look forward to it.”

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