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BTS’ ‘Dynamite’ Breaks Record for Most Weeks at No. 1 on Digital Song Sales Chart

BTS’ “Dynamite” breaks the record for the most weeks spent at No. 1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart, as it posts an 18th frame at the summit (on the chart dated April 10).

“Dynamite” debuted at No. 1 on the Sept. 5, 2020-dated survey, becoming the South Korean septet’s fourth of five leaders on the list. The song has sold 1.5 million downloads since its release, according to MRC Data.

Here’s an updated look at the titles to top Digital Song Sales the longest, as “Dynamite” one-ups the 17-week reign of “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber, in 2017.

Most Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales Chart:

18, “Dynamite,” BTS, beginning Sept. 5, 2020
17, “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, May 13, 2017
16, “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, April 20, 2019
13, “Closer,” The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, Aug. 20, 2016
13, “Uptown Funk!,” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, Jan. 3, 2015
13, “Low,” Flo Rida feat. T-Pain, Dec. 15, 2007
11, “Happy,” Pharrell Williams, March 1, 2014
10, “Shallow,” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, Oct. 13, 2018
10, “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran, Jan. 28, 2017
10, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!,” Justin Timberlake, May 28, 2016
10, “Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke feat. T.I. + Pharrell, June 15, 2013
10, “Thrift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz, Jan. 26, 2013
10, “I Gotta Feeling,” The Black Eyed Peas, June 27, 2009
10, “Boom Boom Pow,” The Black Eyed Peas, April 18, 2009

Notably aiding their commands, the hits with the top three longest Digital Song Sales reigns have all benefited from various versions. “Dynamite” boasted multiple mixes upon its release (including physical versions available on cassette and CD), with 10 iterations eventually available in addition to its original version; “Despacito” soared to new heights after the arrival of its version featuring Bieber; and “Old Town Road” was likewise first released solo by Lil Nas X before Billy Ray Cyrus and others joined for remixes.

“Dynamite” additionally became BTS’ first No. 1 on the airplay-, sales- and streaming-based Billboard Hot 100, when it concurrently launched atop the Sept. 5, 2020, chart. It also marked the Hot 100’s first leader by an all-South Korean group.


Credit: Original article published here.

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