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BTS Lands First Billboard No.1 with Dynamite

By: Elle Grant

K-Pop titans, BTS, have achieved a new milestone with their summer hit “Dynamite.” Released August 21st, the South Korean group’s first single entirely in English debuted in the number one slot of the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. The group’s previously highest charting hit was “ON” which debuted at No. 4 this past March. It is the first song in 57 years to earn an Asian act the #1 spot, and their first time in history an Asian act has debuted at #1.

“Dynamite” continues to rack in accomplishments, having already racked in the biggest digital sales week in the music industry since 2017 and having smashed YouTube’s record of views on a music video in 24 hours with a cool 101.1 million. The hit is a retro inspired, upbeat pop hit, featuring seventies inspired décor and style in its music video.

BTS is comprised of seven members: RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook and debuted seven years ago in their home country of South Korea. Though the group already boasts four number one albums on the Billboard 200 chart, their humble beginnings and time as an underdog in their own country has made this accomplishment that much sweeter to their group and their unflinchingly loyal fanbase, called ARMY. The members admitted the accomplishment brought tears to their eyes, especially when thinking back on their long road to the top.

Though, “Dynamite” is a song in English, the group has repeatedly emphasized that they will continue to focus their music in the Korean language for as long as they are active. The group is credited with helping to popularize K-Pop in the West, paving the way for other enormously popular groups such as Blackpink, NCT, Super M, Stray Kids, and ATEEZ. K-Pop, alongside Spanish music, has been credited with diversifying the American focused music charts. While BTS has undoubtedly faced their share of xenophobia, the success of BTS and “Dynamite” reflect the increasing inclusivity of the music industry.

The group is hot off their performance of their single on Sunday’s VMAs where they claimed three prizes. BTS is currently working on their eighth album, to be released before the end of 2020.

Rising K-POP Group ATEEZ Release New EP ZERO: FEVER Part. 1 Today

ATEEZ – New EP

After the highly successful release of their TREASURE series in January, rising K-POP Group ATEEZ is back with a whole new series of music. Today, ATEEZ releases their fifth EP ZERO: FEVER Part. 1 (listen here). The EP features two lead tracks “THANXX” and “INCEPTION” as well as 5 additional tracks that sees the group exploring different genres of music and something their fans have never seen from them.  You can watch performance videos of “THANXX” here and “INCEPTION” here.

In celebration of the EP, the group has also released a 16-minute “Diary Film” of the EP that gives fans a sneak peek at the storyline that will unfold in this series of music (watch here). ZERO: FEVER Part. 1 tells the story before the journey of TREASURE series began. They gather one by one to eventually become eight, each with a fluttering heart, and promise to pursue their untamed dreams together in their very own hideout without making compromises with the world. But happiness doesn’t last for long – the dream which connected the boys soon breaks into eight separate pieces in the tide of reality. When they suffer with their own fevers at different places, something drives them back to the place where their hearts once beat as one.

ATEEZ finished their TREASURE series in January this year, setting new records with the release by topping the iTunes Albums Chart in 36 regions all over the world, as well as taking the No. 1 place on Korea’s Gaon Albums Chart and Hanteo Global Chart. They were also awarded the Worldwide Fans’ Choice award at the 2019 MAMA and the Next Generation award at the 34th Golden Disc Awards, sporting a surprising level of growth within the short amount of time they have had after their debut. With a detailed storyline and unique concept, ATEEZ’s music has been loved by fans all over the world and all eyes are on the group’s new series to begin yet again.