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'Dynamite' ties 'Gangnam Style' for longest charting K-pop song on Billboard Hot 100

15:29 March 31, 2021

SEOUL, March 31 (Yonhap) -- The megahit BTS single "Dynamite" has tied the 2012 viral sensation "Gangnam Style" for the longest charting song by a South Korean act on Billboard's main singles chart.

The disco-pop number, released in August, jumped eight notches to No. 26 on the weekly Hot 100 chart, refreshed Tuesday (U.S. time).

This marks the song's 31st consecutive week on the chart, equaling the record set by singer-producer Psy's "Gangnam Style" in 2012.

This Sept. 2, 2020, photo, provided by Big Hit Entertainment, shows BTS members posing for photos during an online media day event held in Seoul to showcase the release of "Dynamite." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)
This April 13, 2013, photo shows South Korea singer-producer Psy performing his 2012 global hit "Gangnam Style" during his solo concert held in western Seoul. (Yonhap)

Since its release, the septet's first English song topped the main singles chart three times and has remained in the top 50.

Its Hot 100 ranking has gained fresh momentum following the seven-member band's performance of the song at the 63rd Grammy Awards held earlier this month.

The summer number also finished first and fifth on the music publisher's Digital Song Sales and Global Excl. U.S. charts, respectively, this week.

Meanwhile, Justin Bieber's latest album "Justice" and its track "Peaches" reached No. 1 both on Billboard's main albums and singles charts at the same time, respectively.

He is the third global artist to achieve the feat following BTS and Taylor Swift.

In December, BTS swept the two main charts simultaneously with its album, "BE," and its main track, "Life Goes On."

nyway@yna.co.kr
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