The song, featuring Desiigner, debuts at No. 40 on the radio airplay survey.
Add another chart honor for BTS: The act posts the first hit for a K-pop group in the history of Billboard's Rhythmic Songs radio airplay chart, as "MIC Drop," featuring Desiigner (and remixed by Steve Aoki), debuts at No. 40 (on the chart dated Feb. 3).
The song is just the second K-pop track overall to reach the ranking. Rapper PSY's smash "Gangnam Style" hit No. 15 on Rhythmic Songs in 2012.
The Rhythmic Songs chart, which began in 1992, measures total weekly plays, as tabulated by Nielsen Music, among its reporting panel of 55 stations that largely cover the middle ground between pop and R&B/hip-hop.