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BTS takes top two spots on Billboard singles chart

04:19 October 13, 2020

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (Yonhap) --South Korean boy group BTS has achieved its second No. 1 on Billboard's main singles chart with a song featuring the South Korean septet climbing to the summit this week, Billboard reported Monday.

"Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat)," the latest version of hit song "Savage Love" by U.S. singer Jason Derulo and New Zealand producer Jawsh 685 featuring BTS has taken the realm on the Billboard Hot 100, according to Billboard.

"The song becomes the second Hot 100 No. 1 each for Derulo and BTS and the first for Jawsh 685," it reported.

Last week, the song was ranked No. 8 on the singles chart.

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"The bulk of its overall sales owed to the BTS remixes and the song's overall streams split more evenly among the versions with and without BTS in the tracking week, its overall activity in that span favored the Jawsh 685/Derulo/BTS versions, so BTS is now officially listed on the Hot 100 as a billed act on the song for the first time," reported Billboard.

The song's jump from the No. 8 spot to the top marks the biggest ascent to the summit this year, and also the "greatest leap to the top of the Hot 100 since The Weekend's "Heartless" vaulted 32-1 on the chart dated Dec. 14, 2019," it added.

It marks Derulo's second Hot 100 No. 1 song, as well as that of BTS, whose latest hit, "Dynamite," takes No. 2 spot on the chart for a fourth nonconsecutive week.

"Dynamite" debuted at the top of the Hot 100 and dipped to No. 2 after spending two consecutive weeks at the summit. It, however, had climbed back to the top after spending three consecutive weeks at No. 2, following the release of its remixes.

BTS is the first group to simultaneously take the top two spots on the Billboard singles chart in more than a decade.

"With "Savage Love" at No. 1 and "Dynamite" at No. 2 on the Hot 100, BTS is the first group to double up in the top two simultaneously since The Black Eyed Peas did so for four weeks in June-July 2009 with "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling," said Billboard.

This photo, provided by Big Hit Entertainment, shows the members of BTS posing for photos during an online media day event in Seoul on Sept. 2, 2020. The band's "Dynamite" topped Billboard's main Hot 100 singles chart in the United States on Aug. 31. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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