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BTS tops US 100 charts with Dynamite

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It is another milestone cementing the seven-member boy band's global dominance, coming hours after BTS beat American heavyweights including


The first BTS single sung completely in English, 'Dynamite' was released August 21 and tallied 33.9 million US streams in just a week, with 300,000 units sold.


In securing the top spot, the song unseats Cardi B's raunchy hit 'WAP' featuring fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion, a not-safe-for-work bop that held number one for two consecutive weeks.

BTS's achievement comes after it reached the



Three of BTS' albums have hit number one on Billboard's album charts, but this is its first Hot 100 top single.

Billboard's all-genre Hot 100 blends US streaming, radio airplay and digital sales data to rank the top hits.

BTS is the first all-South Korean group -- comprised of J-Hope, Jimin, Jin, Jungkook, RM, Suga and V -- to reign over the chart.





South Korean soloist



The first Asian artist to top the chart was Japanese-born crooner Kyu Sakamoto, whose 'Sukiyaki' held the ranking for three weeks in June 1963.




K-pop sensation has become the first all-South Korean act to rule the top US singles chart, industry tracker Billboard announced Monday, with their English-language ' ' hitting number one.It is another milestone cementing the seven-member boy band's global dominance, coming hours after BTS beat American heavyweights including and to score the Best Pop award at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards.The first BTS single sung completely in English, 'Dynamite' was released August 21 and tallied 33.9 million US streams in just a week, with 300,000 units sold.In securing the top spot, the song unseats Cardi B's raunchy hit 'WAP' featuring fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion, a not-safe-for-work bop that held number one for two consecutive weeks.BTS's achievement comes after it reached the 's fourth slot in March with its song "On."Three of BTS' albums have hit number one on Billboard's album charts, but this is its first Hot 100 top single.Billboard's all-genre Hot 100 blends US streaming, radio airplay and digital sales data to rank the top hits.BTS is the first all-South Korean group -- comprised of J-Hope, Jimin, Jin, Jungkook, RM, Suga and V -- to reign over the chart.South Korean soloist reached number two for seven weeks in the fall of 2012 with his viral dance juggernaut 'Gangnam Style'.The first Asian artist to top the chart was Japanese-born crooner Kyu Sakamoto, whose 'Sukiyaki' held the ranking for three weeks in June 1963.