Whether penciled in history books for reasons good, bad, ugly, and/or everything in between, 2020 brought with it some of entertainment’s most memorable moments.
Now, as the year draws to a close, That Grape Juice is reflecting on our favorite moments that rocked – and to some degree maybe even reshaped – the Urban and Pop cultural landscape as we know it.
Next, we’ll look at how K-Pop exploded onto American shores:
‘Dynamite,’ as sung by Korean septet BTS, would certainly be a fitting way to describe how K-Pop exploded onto the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 in 2020.
The genre’s popularity has been bubbling for the last few years, but it was finally realized like never before this year.
A charge led by BTS, the group performed at almost every major award show of the year. What’s more, they became the first K-Pop group in Hot 100 history to debut at #1 (a feat they repeated), own three #1 singles, and debut two albums atop the Billboard 200.
Elsewhere, other groups like SuperM, TXT, and BlackPink also enjoyed historic successes over the last 12 months.
See highlights below:
Read: BTS Set YouTube Viewership Record
Read: BTS Become First K-Pop Group to Hit #1 on the Hot 100
Read: BTS Owned Two of the Country’s Top-Selling Songs in One Week
Read: BTS Debut atop Hot 100 Again!
Read: BTS Debut atop Billboard 200 Again!
Read: BLACKPINK Become Highest Charting Female K-Pop Group Ever (Billboard 200)
Read: BlackPink Earn First Hot 100 Top 20 Hit for a Female K-Pop Group
Read: BLACKPINK Makes History As First Female K-Pop Group to Earn a Top 40 Hit