Hot 100: BTS Bump Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion’s #WAP From #1 With Biggest First-Week Sales of the Year

Published: Monday 31st Aug 2020 by Rashad

Explosive indeed;  BTS‘Dynamite’ has blasted Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion‘s historic #1 hit, ‘WAP,’ from the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

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2020 has been a year for the Hot 100 record books for sure and thanks to K-Pop titans BTS that trend shows no sign of slowing.

As of Sunday (August 30), only 42 songs had debuted at #1 on the Hot 100 since its unveiling in 1958 (B & Stallion’s ‘WAP’ being the seventh to do so this year alone).  Now, two weeks after the Hip Hop duo hit the top of the chart with their history-making hit (as we reported here), they’ve been ousted by the Korean septet and their latest hit, ‘Dynamite.’

Here are its first week numbers:

  • Streaming: 33.9 million U.S. streams
  • Digital Downloads: 300,000 sold
  • Radio Airplay: 11.6 million radio airplay audience impressions

Their first run atop the Hot 100, the group makes history as the first all-Korean composite to reign over the chart.

Moreover, Billboard reports:

With 265,000 downloads sold (among its overall first-week total of 300,000, which includes its vinyl and cassette physical versions), “Dynamite” debuts with the biggest digital sales week since Sept. 16, 2017, when Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” launched with 353,000.

Among groups, “Dynamite” sports the biggest weekly digital sales sum since Prince and the Revolution’s 1984 classic “Purple Rain” sold 282,000 (May 14, 2016), following Prince’s April 21, 2016, passing. Among songs by groups in tracks’ debut weeks, “Dynamite” makes the best digital sales start in five years, since One Direction’s “Drag Me Down” opened with 350,000 (Aug. 22, 2015).”

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Keep it locked to That Grape Juice to see who joins BTS in the top 25 on this week’s TGJ Chart Check.

 

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  1. Pat August 31, 2020

    Wap will def hit number one again. This song is tanking in streaming and took 6 versions for its first week sales

  2. Dc August 31, 2020

    They had like 6 different versions for 69 cents def didn’t come close to wap 93 million streams on the debut week of wap this song will burn out quick watch wap has legs

    • Misty Knight August 31, 2020

      Wap has legs AND pus*y.

      • IAmKingBishhhh August 31, 2020

        LMAO 😩🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  3. Long Dong🍆Black Kong August 31, 2020

    Next week slide from 1 —- 99 on hot 100😂🤣😂🤣they will making history for biggest #1 dropped

  4. Trick mami August 31, 2020

    Nicki is somewhere SEETHING honey

  5. #WAP August 31, 2020

    Where’s “move ya hips” this week? Or “Trollz”? Or the song old lady Nicki just did with Ty Dolla? Where are they?

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