Jason Derulo‘s ‘Savage Love’ proves itself to be the gift that keeps on giving.
Thanks to explosive popularity on Tik Tok, the song became Derulo’s first Platinum-certified hit since 2017 and first Hot 100 top 10 hit since 2015 (as we reported here).
Now, thanks to a boost from the boys of BTS, the 31-year-old can boast tenancy in the tally’s top spot for the first time since 2009!
As we reported here, the October 2-unveiled BTS remix to ‘Savage Love’ was part of a jam-packed “Super Friday” of music releases that also included releases from the likes of Mariah Carey, Shawn Mendes, 21 Savage, Megan Thee Stallion, BLACKPINK, Bryson Tiller, and many more.
Despite steep competition from the host of big names, Derulo and co. managed to slide to the top spot.
Here are the numbers that powered the Pop hit to #1:
- Streaming: 16 Million (US)
- Radio airplay: 70.6 Million (US All-Formats)
- Digital Downloads: 76,000
Over four months after its original incarnation first hit airwaves, ‘Savage Love’s rule of the chart comes as a milestone for every act involved. For BTS, they make history as the first K-Pop act to boast two Hot 100 #1 hits while for Jawsh 685, the song’s credited producer, the ascent serves as his inaugural visit to the chart’s apex position.
The most seasoned of the trio of acts, Jason, has the most to celebrate as he hasn’t topped the tally since his debut single – 2009’s 5x Platinum ‘Whatcha Say.’
Check in tomorrow to see who joins Derulo and BTS in our weekly Hot 100 review, ‘TGJ Chart Check.’