BTS Life Goes On Scores Historic No. 1 On Billboard’s Hot 100
BTS makes history again as “Life Goes On” enters Billboard’s Hot 100 chart at No. 1!
Billboard has now announced that “Life Goes On” takes the top spot on the chart for the week dated December 5. The Hot 100 ranks the most popular songs in the United States across all genres based on streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay, and sales data.
This is BTS’s third No. 1 on the chart, following “Dynamite” and their “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” remix collaboration with Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo — which all topped the chart within the past three months.
BTS has now achieved the fastest accumulation of three Hot 100 No. 1s in over 42 years, since the Bee Gees did so in two months and three weeks with songs from the “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack beginning in December 1977.
On top of that, BTS is the fastest act since The Beatles to land their first three No. 1s. The Beatles scored three Hot 100 top songs in two months and three days back in 1964.
“Life Goes On” has become the first track sung predominantly in Korean to make it to No. 1 on the Hot 100 in the chart’s 62-year history. It’s also the first track sung in a non-English language to debut at the summit, and BTS is the first duo or group in history to have two songs debut at the top of the chart.
“Life Goes On” garnered 14.9 million U.S. streams and 150,000 sales in the week ending November 26, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It also drew 410,000 radio airplay audience impressions in the week ending November 29.
“Life Goes On” also tops the Digital Song Sales chart and takes No. 14 on the Streaming Songs chart.
Meanwhile, “Dynamite” rises on the Hot 100 this week to take No. 3, after scoring No. 14 last week. Soompi
The #Hot100 top 10 (chart dated Dec. 5, 2020)
— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) November 30, 2020