BTS Are Congratulated By The Weeknd, The Jonas Brothers And…The President

Just yesterday, BTS brought home a new victory when their latest all-English single, ‘Dynamite’ scored the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. And it didn’t take long for congratulatory messages from fellow musicians to come flooding in. 

Standing at the front of the line, two of the biggest musical acts shared their excitement over BTS’ new win. The Weeknd immediately took to Twitter writing, “Really cool. this is so big for asian artists. Huge congratulations to @bts_bighit.” The star followed this up with a piece of news which highlighted the fact that ‘Dynamite’ marks the first song by an Asian act to hit the top of the Hot 100 in 57 years, since Kyu Sakamoto’s 1963 single ‘Sukiyaki’. In fact, BTS are the first South-Korean act to reach the summit, the only other artist that reached just as close was Psy, who peaked at No. 2 with his banger, ‘Gangnam Style’.

Not long after this, the Jonas Brothers tweeted, “Welcome to the club boys,” with a pair of celebratory emojis. But perhaps the cherry on the cake was when the president of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae In, also gave the boys a shoutout,  “BTS has achieved its first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, writing a new chapter in K-pop history as the first Korean band to do so. This is a splendid feat that further raises pride in K-pop.”

The boys also witnessed a sea of well-wishes from South Korean artists like PSY, Eric Nam and more. Further, ‘Dynamite’ even went on to rake in 33.9 million U.S. streams and sold 300,000 units in the week ending Aug. 27. 

BTS have also occupied the top spot on Billboard’s Artist 100 chart. This mark’s the band’s seventh total week at the summit, extending their record for the most weeks logged at No. 1 on the Artist 100 among duos or groups. 

And with that, here’s hoping the boys continue to bask under the spotlight for a long time to come. 

By: Nina Karun