This K-pop group is reaching for the stars. A sky full of stars to be specific.
Just a few months after BTS covered Coldplay’s “Fix You”, Chris Martin traveled to South Korea to produce an original song with this boy band. Since its debut, “My Universe” has grossed over 55 million plays on Spotify, as well as the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100.
BTS and Coldplay collaborate on the song ‘My Universe’ to be released during 2021
Coldplay is known for songs like “Something Just Like This,” “Hymn for the Weekend,” and “Fix You,” earning millions of streams in the process. BTS is one of the biggest boy bands in the world. Put them together, and you have the evocative intergalactic pop song, “My Universe.
“Well, this song is about how the power of love transcends all things — boundaries, and rules, and gender and race and every sexuality,” Martin said during “My Universe.” youtube document.
“If you just look at people who are borderline split or can’t be together, that’s what this song is about,” he continued. “How nothing can really stop people from loving each other.”
The single reached fans around the world. Since its debut, “My Universe” has received 11.5 million US streams and 5.5 million radio airplay audience impressions. It sold a combined 127,000 downloads and physical singles in its first week ending September 30, according to MRC data.
‘My Universe’ debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 music chart
The single and its accompanying instrumental version premiered on 24 September. Since then, it debuted at the number 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 music chart, a milestone for artists that included all genres of music on the list.
“My Universe” became Coldplay’s second Hot 100 #1 hit – the first being released in 2008. According to Billboard, it is BTS’s sixth-leading single, the remainder of which debuted after July 2020.
BTS broke other records with their music, including songs like ‘Butter’ and ‘Dynamite’.
1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart was “Dynamite”, an all-English disco-pop track released in 2020. It was the song that earned the K-pop group their first Grammy nomination.
Months later, the song “Life Goes On” topped the charts, inspiring and excited fans during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In 2021, songs like “Butter” and “Permission to Dance” also took over the pop music charts, with “Butter” returning to the No. 1 spot thanks to a remix with Megan Thee Stallion.
BTS is known for its record-breaking album and single sales, and “My Universe” is no exception. Coldplay debuted on top of the track digital song sales chart, becoming BTS’ ninth song to do so. (Other popular BTS songs include “Boy With Love,” featuring Halsey.)
“My Universe” by Coldplay and BTS is available on most major music streaming platforms, including Spotify and Apple Music. The music video featuring Martin and K-pop idols is now on YouTube.
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