BTS Becomes First Foreign Act to Surpass 300 Million Streams on Oricon Japan with 'Dynamite'

BTS reaches another milestone as the first foreign act to surpass 300 million streams on Japan's Oricon chart with their hit "Dynamite."

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BTS Becomes First Foreign Act to Surpass 300 Million Streams on Oricon Japan with 'Dynamite'

On Wednesday, April 28 KST, it was revealed that BTS's hit song, "Dynamite" had surpassed more than 300 million combined streams in Japan's music chart, Oricon.

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BTS's disco-pop song added more than 6.69 million streams in Oricon's recent weekly streaming chart that was gathered by the Japanese music chart from April 19 to April 25. This 6.69 million addition allowed "Dynamite" to hit more than 306.5 million streams in total, according to Big Hit Music.

After 36 weeks of its release, "Dynamite" achieved this new milestone and becomes the third song to surpass the 300 million threshold, making BTS the first foreign artist to do so as well, said Big Hit Music.

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The first act to reach the milestone is the Japanese band, Official Hige Dandism, with their song "Pretender," 94 weeks after its release. Following the band is Japanese music duo Yoasobi and heir song "Yoru ni Kakeru" that surpassed 300 million streams 50 weeks after its release.

BTS's "Dynamite" is an all-English song that was release in August last year. With "Dynamite," BTS became the first Korean act to top the Billboard's singles chart and receive their first-ever Grammy nomination.

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BTS to Make Comeback With English Song "Butter" in May

On April 27 KST, Big Hit Music uploaded a trailer for BTS's upcoming single, "Butter" on their official social media accounts and announced it release on May 21 at 1pm KST.

According to reports made by media outlets, "Butter" will be an all-English summer song that will be in the dance-pop genre. This will be the group's second time releasing a song that is completely in English, after their hit song "Dynamite" that was released in August of last year.

A physical copy of their song will be released in both South Korea and worldwide.

In addition, as the release of "Butter" is only a few weeks away, Korean media outlets predict that the group will be performing their new song at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards as the event will take place on May 24 KST.

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Written by Robyn Joan



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