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Life Goes On, the second single from BTS’ latest album, BE, has debuted at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. It is the first non-English song to enter the Western world’s definitive music chart at No 1.
The No. 1 follows Sunday’s news that the album had landed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 – the fifth time the K-pop megastars have achieved that feat in just a little over two and a half years.
Life Goes On is the band’s third song in a row to top the US chart in three months, coming after the success of their English-language, Grammy-nominated mega-hit Dynamite, and their remix of Savage Love with Jason Derulo and Jawsh 685.
BTS has landed its first three Billboard 100 No. 1s faster than any other act since The Beatles, who scored their first three – I Want to Hold Your Hand, She Loves You and Can’t Buy Me Love – over two months and three days.
BTS joins Taylor Swift as the only acts to simultaneously debut a new song and album at No 1 on Billboard’s primary charts.