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BTS also known as Bangtan Sonyeondan in Korean, and Bulletproof Boy Scouts in English, continues to break records and no one can stop them. They are loved by millions of ARMYs around the world with their top tier Korean songs that broke records, a complete proof that music transcends language. And in return, they want to send their message across, by bringing us phenomenal songs that are sang in the universal language, so that more people would understand and enjoy their music.
In this article, I’d like to share All-English BTS Songs that Broke Records, and a bonus English song that you probably didn’t know was actually BTS’ first song sang in the universal language. If you’re a new ARMY, you may think that BTS has only three English songs, but you’d be surprised that they actually have four.
Dynamite earned one of the most important titles that had BTS proud to be Koreans. They finally got their first number 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100, making them the first Korean artists to achieve the top spot! But not only that, Dynamite has also broken the record for the most weeks spent at number 1 on Billboard's Digital Song Sales chart. This retro-disco-themed song that was released on August 21, 2020, debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart on September 5, and has spent 18 weeks at number 1! The song also broke the following Guinness World Records: (1) Most simultaneous viewers for a music video on YouTube Premieres’ with over three million concurrent viewers, (2) Most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours, and (3) Most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group, garnering over 100 million views.
Dynamite MV Photoshoot
Dynamite Official MV
Mnet Asian Music Award for Song of the Year
MTV Europe Music Award for Best Song
Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Music Video
People's Choice Award for Favorite Song
Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Dance Performance by a Male Group
People's Choice Award for Favorite Music Video
Golden Disc Award Song Division
Billboard Music Award for Top Selling Song
Kid's Choice Award for Favorite Song
iHeartRadio Music Award for Favorite Music Video Choreography
iHeartRadio Music Award for Best Music Video
Butter beat BTS’ own Guinness World Records by gaining ‘the most number of views within 24 hours’ of its release on May 21, 2021, with over 108 million views. It also became ‘the most-viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group.’ On its premiere, it has broken the record for the most number of viewers with 3.9 million concurrent viewers, achieving ‘the most viewers for the premiere of a music video on YouTube’ which was confirmed on May 24, 2021. On top of these, they also broke the record of ‘most streamed track on Spotify in 24 hours’ with over 11 million global streams, beating Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber's track entitled, I Don't Care by 64,946 streams.
Butter bagged four awards at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards for Top Selling Song, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Duo/Group, and Top Social Artist, which they won for five straight years since 2017.
Butter MV Photoshoot
Butter Official MV
Permission to Dance
Permission to Dance proved that only BTS can beat BTS themselves when it replaced Butter at the Billboard Hot 100’s number 1 spot following its release on July 9, 2021. This song is extra special because it is BTS’ gift to ARMY to celebrate their fandom’s anniversary. The phenomenal BTS members are the only artists to replace themselves at the number one position, but what’s more interesting is that Butter snatched the number 1 spot back the following week, making them the first artists in history to replace themselves on two consecutive weeks! I guess BTS is competing against themselves because they are the only ones who can.
Permission to Dance MV Photoshoot
Permission to Dance Official MV
BONUS: Did you know that Dynamite is not BTS’ first All-English Song?
BTS members, RM and Jungkook sang DJ Steve Aoki’s song entitled Waste It on Me from Aoki’s fifth studio album, Neon Future III. Waste It on Me was released on October 25, 2018, following Aoki and BTS' collaborations on the remix of Mic Drop and The Truth Untold.
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Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on July 30, 2021:
Quite a charming group. Thank you for presenting all this interesting information in your article for music lovers.