The game of musical chairs continues between revolving chart-toppers BTS and Cardi B.
Nearly a month ago (as we reported here), the Korean septet unseated Cardi’s Megan Thee Stallion-assisted hit, ‘WAP,’ from the top of charts – a short-lived reign that ended just two weeks later when the GRAMMY winner reclaimed the throne.
Though holding tight to the top spot for the two weeks that followed, this week saw ‘WAP’ sink to #2 thanks to an aggressive promo campaign launched by the ‘Dynamite’ singers.
Delivering explosive showings on the likes of ‘America’s Got Talent,’ NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk Concert,’ and more, BTS filled in the blanks with a number of discounts and alternate versions of their hit – a move that collectively added up to just enough steam to push Cardi and co. from the Hot 100’s summit.
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‘Dynamite’ is among the many gems set to line BTS’ forthcoming album, ‘BE’ (due in stores November 20).
Look below to see the numbers that helped rocket it to this week’s winning spot.
- Streaming: 14 million
- Digital downloads: 153,000
- Radio airplay: 20.8 million
“Helping “Dynamite” in the week ending Sept. 24 were four new remixes released Sept. 18: its “Bedroom,” “Midnight,” “Retro” and “Slow Jam” mixes, which, combined, accounted for 52% of the song’s overall sales in the tracking week. “Poolside” and “Tropical” remixes of “Dynamite” were released Aug. 28, joining the original and instrumental versions and EDM and acoustic remixes released Aug. 21, with all versions sale-priced to 69 cents during their first five weeks.”
The numbers above make “Dynamite” the first song in history to peak at #1 on both the newly introduced Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global 200 Excl. US singles charts.
Look below to see the entire top 10.
Check back Tuesday (September 29) for TGJ’s weekly chart rundown, ‘Chart Check.’