Topping the charts with every song, the biggest boy band BTS is massive in today’s pop culture. From being the best-selling artist in the history of South Korea to breaking a total of 23 records, BTS has become one of the most successful music groups in the history of Guinness World Records.
Bangtan Sonyeondan, famously known as BTS is a seven-member South Korean boy band. BTS began to form in 2010 and debuted in 2013 under BigHit Entertainment. The seven members of the BTS include 3 rappers- RM (Kim Nam-joon), Suga (Min Yoon-gi) and J-hope (Jung Ho-seok) and 4 vocalists- Jin (Kim Seok-jin), Jimin (Park Ji-min), V (Kim Tae-hyung) and Jungkook (Jeon Jung-kook).
BTS was originally a hip-hop group but their music evolved covering a lot of genres. Their songs touch the themes of social issues, loving oneself, mental health, youth problems, and many more. Their songs have wide popularity and huge fandom. Most of the BTS songs are a hit and make huge money, but here we bring you the highest-grossing songs from rank 1 to 7.
BTS’s first fully recorded English single, Dynamite was a bang on the music industry. The disco-pop song debuted BTS as the 1st rank on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and stayed no. 1 for a total of three weeks. The song released on August 21, 2020, and sold a quarter of million copies in the US in its first week only. On Spotify, the song broke the record of the highest streams on the first day with 7.778 million streams. Having 1.1 Billion views on YouTube, Dynamite won BTS their first-ever Grammy nominations and first for a K-pop group too.
2) Boy With Luv:
Being the most viewed online music video at the time, Boy With Luv is a funk-pop track about love and happiness. The song features American singer Halsey. The song released on April 12, 2019, and secured over 74.6 million views within the first day of its release. The song won a lot of awards and held the position of most music show wins after the 2000s in South Korea, with 21 wins until BTS broke their record with “Dynamite”.
IDOL released on August 24, 2018, and was the lead single from the album Love Yourself: Answer. An alternative version of the song featuring Nicki Minaj was also added as the bonus track with the digital album. The song received an overwhelming response and made it to rank 11 on Billboard Hot 100 chart. The two versions combined generated 24.4 million streams in the first week.
4) Fake Love:
Fake Love is an emo-hip hop and electropop song from the band’s album Love Yourself: Tear. The song released on May 18, 2018, and later on October 16, 2018, the Japanese version of the song was released for digital streaming and downloads. The song received a positive response and won Song Of The Year and Best Pop Song at the 2019 Korean Music Awards. The song debuted as number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart had 27.8 million streams in its opening week.
DNA is an EDM-pop song that released on September 18, 2017. The song debuted as number 85 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, making the band’s first entry on the chart. The song peaked number one on the K-pop Billboard Hot 100 and as of February 2019, has sold over 2.5 million digital units in the country. With 1.2 Billion views as of now, DNA is one of the most loved K-pop songs.
6) Spring Day:
Spring Day was released on February 13, 2017, and has 419 million views as of now. The song is soothing and sentimental and got various awards, including Song Of The Year at the 2017 Melon Music Awards. As of September 2018, the song has sold 2.5 million digital copies in the country and was a commercial success. It topped 8 of the major South Korean Music charts and received a lot of love from the fans.
Released on February 21, 2020, ON is the second single from the band’s album Map Of The Soul: 7. The official music video of the song has 373 million views as of now. In the United States, the song sold over 86,000 digital downloads in its release week and debuted as number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. On K-pop Billboard Hot 100, the song debuted as number 41 but topped the chart the following week and stayed there for consecutive three weeks.