BTS leading this week's race for UK No. 1 single
BTS’ new song 'Dynamite' is off to an explosive start in this week’s Official UK Singles Chart, taking an early lead at Number 1 following its release on Friday (August 21). The track, which hears the group name-drop everyone from Lebron James to King Kong, is their first entirely English language single.
'Dynamite' notched up 1.7 million UK streams in its first 48 hours, and is currently 1,700 chart sales ahead of Joel Corry & MNEK’s five-week chart-topper 'Head & Heart'. As things stand, 'Dynamite' could be the South Korean supergroup's first Official UK Number 1, or their first UK Top 10.
The septet, which consists of SUGA, V, Jungkook, Jimin, SUGA, Jin, RM and J-Hope, have already scored two chart-topping albums in the UK. Map Of The Soul: Persona in April 2019 made them the first Korean act in history to top the UK charts, while Map Of The Soul: 7 hit the summit earlier this year in February.
View BTS’ Official UK Chart history in full here.
Having axed the opening leg of their 'Map of the Soul' tour in South Korea, the music giants were also sadly forced to postpone the rest of their global tour dates for the remainder of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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