BTS and Coldplay are heating up the charts in a major way. Because the potent entities have rocketed straight in at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their new collaboration, ‘My Universe.’
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Serving as Coldplay’s second-ever Hot 100 chart-topper and the group’s first since 2008’s ‘Viva La Vida,’ ‘Universe’ stands as BTS’ sixth on the coveted count. Perhaps most notable is that all six of the K-Pop ensemble’s #1s have been achieved since September 2020.
So, how do the numbers stack up?
‘Universe’ amassed 11.5 million U.S. streams and 5.5 million radio airplay audience impressions.
Yet, like much of BTS’ success, it was digital downloads that fuelled the track’s rapid rise to the top.
For, the song sold a whopping 127,000 downloads and physical singles combined.
Billboard notes that a several versions were on sale for 69 cents.