Global Pop Sensations, BTS, made chart history this week as their single, “Mic Drop” Remix FT. Steve Aoki & Desiigner, debuted on the Billboard HOT 100 chart at an impressive #28, making them the first KPOP artists to be able to make that claim. The single debuted a week ago at #1 in 44 countries, specifically holding the #1 position for 2 consecutive days on the US iTunes Charts. In addition to this, Spotify streams have skyrocketed to almost 14 million and music video views at over 47 million in just a week’s time.
“BTS breaks its own record for the highest-charting entry on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for a K-pop group, as “MIC Drop,” featuring Desiigner (and remixed by Steve Aoki), debuts at No. 28 (on the chart dated Dec. 16). It marks the K-pop kings’ first top 40 Hot 100 entry and the first for any K-pop group.”
“”Fan chants” heard inside Microsoft Theater show how American K-pop audiences are not only embracing the music and its stars, but Korean culture at large.” -Billboard
Steve Aoki told Billboard: “I love these guys. These guys are the geniuses,” he said. “They’re so creative on every level — on their dance, on their sound, on their style, their flow, creatively musically, creatively on the fashion tip. They’re brand developers. They developed their own brand, and they’re global. It’s incredible working with artists like that.”
BTS continue to rack up awards in their hometown, conquering multiple wins across Korean Music Shows. BTS’ immediate future plans for more singles/videos and appearances to be announced soon.