BTS makes history as the first Korean act to claim the top two spots on the Billboard HOT 100 chart!
On October 12th, Jawsh 685, Jason Derulo and BTS‘s “Savage Love (Laxed- Siren Beat)” claimed the No.1 spot on Billboard’s HOT 100 chart for the week ending on October 17th. This marked Jawsh 685’s first HOT 100 No.1 and both Jason Derulo and BTS’s second track to secure the No.1 position. In addition, the track gained BTS’s J-Hope and Suga‘s first No.1 as songwriters, becoming the first Korean songwriters to do so.
This summer BTS’s bright disco-pop track “Dynamite” became the first all-Korean act to secure the No.1 spot on the HOT 100 which continues to reign at No.2 spot in its seventh week. And with “Savage Love (Laxed- Siren Beat)” BTS has yet again made history as the first Korean act to simultaneously rank at No.1 and No.2.
According to Nielsen Music/ MRC data “Savage Love (Laxed- Siren Beat)” touched 16 million U.S. streams (up to 32%) and sold 76,000 downloads (up to 814%) in the week ending October 8th. The track also reached 70.6 million radio airplay audience impressions in the week ending on October 11th.
🎉Billboard #Hot100 No.1 & No. 2🎉
'Savage Love' (BTS Remix)와 ‘Dynamite’가 빌보드 Hot100 1위와 2위를 나란히 차지하였습니다. 변함없는 사랑과 관심을 보내주시는 아미 여러분들 진심으로 감사드립니다!
— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) October 12, 2020
Billboard noted that BTS is listed on the HOT 100 as a billed act for “Savage Love (Laxed- Siren Beat)” as the overall activity in the tracking week favored the versions with all the three artists. The majority of the track’s overall sales were owned to BTS’s remixes, almost all of the overall radio airplay was for Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo’s version, and the overall streaming for the song was split more evenly among all the versions.
According to Billboard, with this feat, BTS becomes the first group to secure the first two spots on the HOT 100 since The Black Eyed Peas reigned the top two spots for four consecutive weeks in June-July 2009 with “Boom Boom Pow” and “I Gotta Feeling.” Only three other duos or groups- OutKast, Bee Gees, and The Beatles, have achieved this major feat in history.
If you haven’t yet, check out the lyrics video of “Savage Love (Laxed- Siren Beat)” by Jawsh 685, Jason Derulo and BTS, below:
Congratulations BTS, Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo!