Hot 100: BTS Bump Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion’s #WAP from #1 Again

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.’

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  1. #WAP September 28, 2020

    The longevity ☺️ Old lady Nicki could never. Where is nicki by the way? Should we do a wellness check? She hasn’t been on social media since August 1. Maybe she’s regretting her life choices and embarrassed that even 6ixty9ine cents clowned her? 🤣

    • Shayla Queen 👑 September 28, 2020

      You’re giving her enough attention. Drop the obsession.

    • Gag September 28, 2020

      Jeez still obsessed…you do care about her if you’re doing this much

  2. Clarks0o0ñ September 28, 2020

    Not country singer gabby barrett getting a solo top 10 hit before flopmani
    I’m embarrassed for normani.

  3. Lol September 28, 2020

    Yea and it only took them about 500000 remixes to do it. Congratulations lol.

  4. Section8DaGreat September 28, 2020

    The Asian people are supporting I see. Cardi and Megan are making history though!

  5. No sir September 28, 2020

    Yeahhh Ima need for these chinese culture vultures to leave the hip hop genre alone…

    • TRANS RACIAL QUEEN September 29, 2020

      It’s Korean… Not all Asians are Chinese. Clearly you need to do some research.

  6. Only Facts September 28, 2020

    Justin and Scooter really thought “Holy” would debut at #1 LOL. They want JB to have his own “Thank U, Next” comeback, but it’s NOT going to happen. JB peaked with purpose. The clownery!

    • Shayla Queen 👑 September 28, 2020

      JB is already an icon. Deal with it, bitter hater.

      • Only Facts September 28, 2020

        An icon? LOL. He’s a former heartthrob. Icon is pushing it. Icon’s don’t start flopping as hard as he did with Changes, this early into their career. He peaked.

      • Shayla Queen 👑 September 28, 2020

        He will be back, wait and see.

      • Fancy BISH September 28, 2020

        Jasmine the 👑 troll I see you know go by Shayla DRAGqueen

  7. Shayla Queen 👑 September 28, 2020

    The two most horrendous songs to be released in the last ten years. Although the rest of the top ten isn’t much better.

    • Shayla Queen 👑 September 28, 2020

      Except The Weeknd, of course! The only one on that chart making decent MUSIC. The rest is nothing but noise.

  8. Lou-Andrew Rodriguez September 28, 2020

    PayPal ran out abit

    • Shayla Queen 👑 September 28, 2020

      Chile 🤣🤣🤣

    • DC September 28, 2020

      If that was case wap would’ve fell 80 places second week like Nicki singles 😂😂😂😂

  9. tyty September 28, 2020

    A million remixes and streaming farms… Wap will be back to number 1 next week.

    • Stay Mad September 28, 2020

      I never comment on Tart Juice but yall are SO bitter on here and it shows. Yall want everyone to be happy for WAP’s success but cant be happy for other songs when it competes and does just as good. Mad cuz a less controversal song still did well? Get that hate out of your heart and onto a job app, pressed bums.

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