Over the years, BTS has often been compared to The Beatles because of their large fan base and the number of records they have made on music charts around the world. On October 4, Billboard announced that Coldplay’s collaboration with BTS, “My Universe”, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. This made the single BTS’s sixth #1 on the chart, and the septet became the first act since The Beatles to have six #1 songs on the Hot 100 in the fastest time.
Coldplay and BTS’ single ‘My Universe’ debuts at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Coldplay released “My Universe” with BTS on September 24. A music video for the single was released on 30 September. Billboard announced on October 4 that “My Universe” was the 1,129th song to peak at number 1 on the Hot 100. And the 57th song to debut at No. 1 in chart history.
According to Board“‘My Universe’ received 11.5 million US streams and 5.5 million radio airplay audience impressions and sold a combined 127,000 downloads and physical singles in its first week ending September 30, according to MRC data.”
While “My Universe” is BTS’s sixth No. 1 song, the single is Coldplay’s second No. 1 hit and their first No. 1 on the Hot 100 since “Viva La Vida” was released in 2008.
Billboard reports that Coldplay “waited 13 years, three months and two weeks between No. 1,” and the song is “Coldplay’s fifth Hot 100 Top 10.”
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BTS moves closer to another record set by The Beatles
So far, six songs by BTS’s Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook have reached #1 on the Hot 100: “Dynamite,” “Savage Love (Lacked – Siren Beat)” by Josh. With 685 and Jason Derulo, “Life Goes On,” “Butter,” “Permission to Dance,” and “My Universe.”
“My Universe” is BTS’s fifth song to top the Hot 100 and the band’s ninth to reach the top 10 spots on the chart. With six #1 songs on the Billboard charts, BTS almost reached the record set by The Beatles.
According to Billboard, BTS earned six No. 1 songs on the chart “in a span of one year and just one month. It was the most of the six leaders since the Beatles hit six points in one year and two weeks in 1964–66.” The sharp accumulation is: ‘I Feel Fine,’ ‘Eight Days a Week,’ ‘Ticket to Ride,’ ‘Help!,’ ‘Tomorrow,’ and ‘We Can Work It Out.’”
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The Beatles are still on the Billboard Hot 100. keep the last record on
While BTS moved closer to a record set by The Beatles, the rock band actually achieved another set of six #1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 in less than a year.
Billboard reports, “The Beatles holds the mark for the shortest period of six Hot 100 No. 1, earning their first six in 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.’”
This isn’t the first time BTS has become the first act since The Beatles to achieve the feat on a music chart, and given the band’s upward trajectory it certainly won’t be the last.