BTS on Billboard AGAIN!

Lee Sooyeon

                  Coldplay and BTS rocket onto the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart at No. 1 with their collaborative new single “My Universe.” Coldplay earns its second Hot 100 No. 1, and first since 2008, while BTS adds its sixth leader, all since September 2020, among several other notable achievements.

                  The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and sales data. All charts were updated on on Oct 5. For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

p.c: Korea Joong-Ang Daily

                  “My Universe” was released Sept 24 on Atlantic Records and previews Coldplay’s album Music of the Spheres, due Oct 15. Sung in mostly English with some lyrics in Korean, it’s the 1,129th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 63-year history, and the 57th to enter on top. BTS has achieved its Hot 100 No. 1s over a span of a year and just over a month. That’s the quickest accumulation of six leaders since The Beatles scored six over a year and two weeks, in 1964 to 1966: “I Feel Fine,” “Eight Days a Week,” “Ticket to Ride,” “Help!,” “Yesterday” and “We Can Work It Out.”

                  The Beatles hold the mark for the shortest span of six Hot 100 No. 1s, having earned their first six over 10 months and three weeks in 1964: “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “She Loves You,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Love Me Do,” “A Hard Day’s Night” and “I Feel Fine.”

                  Additionally, “My Universe” premieres atop the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs and Hot Alternative Songs charts, which use the same multi-metric methodology as the Hot 100. Coldplay earns its second No. 1 on the former tally, after the similarly celestial “A Sky Full of Stars” led for six weeks in 2014. The band notches its first leader on the latter list, which launched in 2020.

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