After topping the Billboard 200 chart, BTS scores another feat with their song 'IDOL' featuring Nicki Minaj with a debut in the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Big Hit Entertainment rejoiced in the news that 'IDOL' placed 11th on the Hot 100 for the 8th September chart, just one rank short of tying their previous hit 'Fake Love', which debuted at No. 10 on the chart back in June.
In addition, 'IDOL' debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart, garnering 43,000 downloads in the first week ending 30 August!
This is the fourth time that BTS placed in Billboard's notorious Hot 100 after DNA last October, MIC Drop featuring Desiigner last December, and Fake Love.
On the Streaming Songs chart, 'IDOL' placed 11th with 24.4 million streams compared to Fake Love, which had 27.4 million streams in the first week and debuted at No. 7.
The 'IDOL version with Nicki Minaj is included in the digital version of BTS’ new album Love Yourself: Answer, which debuted on top of Billboard 200 with 185,000 equivalent album units. Of the total, 141,000 came from traditional album sales, 25,000 streaming equivalent units and 19,000 track equivalent units.
This is the second time that BTS topped the chart following Love Yourself: Tear, which was released in May.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in felt very proud for the boys new accomplishment and congratulated BTS, tweeting ‘Huge congratulations to @BTS_twt on topping the @billboard 200 for a second time! #ARMY @USBTSARMY.’
The band's success wouldn't have happened without the support of millions of ARMY's around the world! You all had a tough fight with 'IDOL' competing against other fantastic hits, but #11 is still an amazing placement. #Fighting!
The Billboard top 10 Hot 100 songs for the week of 8 September are:
1. In My Feelings – Drake
2. Girls Like You – Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B
3. I Like It – Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
4. Better Now – Post Malone
5. FEFE – 6ix9ine also featuring Nicki Minaj & Murda Beatz
6. Lucid Dreams – Juice WRLD
7. Sicko Mode – Travis Scott
8. Taste – Tyga feat. Offset
9. Love Lies – Khalid & Normani
10. God is A Woman – Ariana Grande
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Written by Jhube Veradio @jhubeJELLO