Korean pop band BTS earns highest-ever spot on Billboard Hot 100 in their genre
Their latest single 'DNA' has over 2M views on YouTube in just 20 days of its launch. Photograph: (Pinterest)
BTS is back to making history with the highest-ever spot on Billboard Hot 100 for an artist from K-pop (Korean pop) genre of music.
Their latest single titled "DNA" has earned over 2M views in less than 20 days and continues to stream without a break.
Placed at number 67 on Billboard’s famous Hot 100 chart, it has soared past the previous record held by a K-pop group --number 76 in 2009 held by Wonder Girls with their single “Nobody.”
Listen to the song:
BTS is a Korean pop boy band popularly referred to as K-pop which helped bring the country’s special brand of flashy pop music to the United States.
The boy band won Top Social Artist at the Billboard Music Awards earlier this year, a first for any K-pop artist, and was subsequently placed on Time Magazine’s “25 Most Influential People on the Internet” list.
BTS released the music video for “DNA” simultaneously alongside the group’s comeback album, “Love Yourself: Her.”
Calling the song as the "second chapter of the band’s career", the group’s leader, Rap Monster gushed while speaking to Billboard in a statement.
He said, “We tried to apply new grammar and perspectives -- if you listen to the song, you’ll understand what I’m trying to say -- it’s very different from our previous music, technically and musically."