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From BTS to Blackpink, K-Pop's Biggest 2020 Chart Moves

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J-Hope, Suga, V, Jimin, Jin, Jungkook, RM of BTS perform onstage for the 2020 American Music Awards on November 22, 2020 in South Korea.

This year, BTS topped the Hot 100 (more than once!) while acts including SuperM, Blackpink and more made history of their own. Take a look back at K-pop's most game-changing chart victories of 2020.

February 8: In February, BTS surpassed Justin Bieber for most weeks at No. 1 in the 10-year history of Billboard’s Social 50 chart. The mark was set when BTS spent a 164th week at the top. The group currently sits at 209 weeks (and counting).

September 5: BTS became the first all-South Korean group to rule the Billboard Hot 100 when “Dynamite” debuted at No. 1 on the Sept. 5 chart.

October 10: K-pop group SuperM debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 dated Oct. 10 with its first full-length, Super One: The First Album.

October 17: In October, Blackpink became the first girl group and third K-pop act to reach the summit of the Billboard Artist 100, after BTS and SuperM.

October 31: NCT’s all-team release, Resonance Pt. 1, debuted at No. 2 on the Top Album Sales chart, behind only Taylor Swift’s folklore.

December 5: With “Life Goes On,” BTS became the first duo/group in Hot 100 history to have two songs debut at No. 1. It’s also the first No. 1 in the chart’s 62-year history sung predominantly in Korean.

This article originally appeared in the Dec. 19, 2020, issue of Billboard.