The year is not even over yet, but it has already been racking up incredible historical events for BTS and their A.R.M.Y!
From the US and Poland, to Hong Kong and Brazil, the Korean pop group’s latest album,“Love Yourself: Her,” currently holds the top spot on iTunes’ top selling album chart in 73 countries and territories in three continents. -Marian Liu, CNN
Today marks the K-Pop group’s first ever Billboard Hot 100 hit with “DNA” at No. 85. Entering this chart has been one of the artist’s biggest dreams. Finally, this dream came true with the support of their fans worldwide.
Can you hear all the ARMYs rejoicing?
Here’s the world celebrating with you when this ^ was tweeted! ??
— worldwideBTS ? (@btsanalytics) September 25, 2017
Well, we are sure the Bangtan Boys are literally living another dream right now!
— billboard (@billboard) September 25, 2017
BTS just became the first Korean male group to have a charted song on The Billboard Hot 100. The group has officially followed the footsteps of the giant K-pop acts Wonder Girls, CL, and Psy who have all charted well on the most coveted record chart. The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for singles, published weekly by Billboard magazine.
They worked hard and got it, I’m proud to be a fan of such a hardworking group and such a hardworking fandom A FAMILY♡
— daily/pics Namjoon (@namjoonpicsbr) September 25, 2017
It looks like the special surprise event that the boys have promised on their Naver ‘V’ Live broadcast is happening soon!
Don’t forget the promised mukbang live too.
We did it !! Just heard it from studio thank you soooo much for everything aRMy XD ⭐️⭐️? pic.twitter.com/8h1lw3CbIZ
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) September 25, 2017
Earlier this week, BTS also achieved the first-ever top 10 for a K-pop act on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as Love Yourself: Her debuts at No. 7 (on the chart dated Oct. 7), earning 31,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Sept. 21, according to Nielsen Music… The seven-member South Korean boy band adds to its haul this week, earning its first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart: “DNA,” from the new album, debuts at No. 85, fueled by 5.3 million first-week U.S. streams and 14,000 downloads sold. -Gary Trust , Jeff Benjamin (BILLBOARD)
There were people who made me feel like K-Pop nor BTS were ever gonna happen in the US. ARMYs just proved them wrong https://t.co/xqVFnjOBuV
— George Aliaga (@GeorgeAliaga) September 24, 2017
It is known that it is never easy for any music artist, even those who sing in English to have a Top 10 album in America.
— CNN (@CNN) September 23, 2017
BTS took the No. 1 spot on the World Albums Chart of Billboard this week.
Their latest album, Love Yourself: Her also debuted on Australia’s ARIA Albums Chart at #8!
BTS’ Love Yourself: Her has amazingly entered UK’s Official Charts at #14. Last year, BTS became the first Korean act to enter the Official Albums Chart with their WINGS and now – they just broke their own record.
— Official Charts (@officialcharts) September 23, 2017
BTS, also known now as Beyond The Scene has been charting not only with their songs, but also with their albums worldwide.
The group along with their fandom have been setting new records left and right. This makes BTS members and all of their teams’ efforts very much worth all the blood, sweat and tears.
We hope everyone gets enough rest before they snatch more wigs!
Contributors: Minsei & Ana Park