The song is the K-pop superstars’ third Hot 100 No. 1, all of which were earned in just three months. “Life Goes On” is also the first predominantly Korean chart topper in the Hot 100’s 62-year history.
The milestone comes less than a week after the group was nominated for their first-ever Grammy, as their smash hit “Dynamite” is up for best pop/duo group performance at the 2021 ceremony.
As expected, the ARMY could not contain their excitement over the big Hot 100 news, and the hashtags #LifeGoesOn1onHot100 and #MusicTranscendsLanguage were soon trending nationwide. Fans gushed over the historic achievement, and also wished Jin a happy early birthday (he turns 28 on Dec. 4).
I AM SO BEYOND PROUD AND HAPPY FOR BTS!!! THEIR DREAM OF HAVING THEIR KOREAN SONG #1 ON BB HOT 100 CAME TRUE!! BTS PAVED THE WAY!! WE DID IT!! 😭💜#LifeGoesOn1onHot100 #MusicTranscendsLanguage pic.twitter.com/DU1IBtfVig
— bri⁷ • 🐨🌱 (@iSwoonforJoon) November 30, 2020
— aisha 🎟 (@jooniance) November 30, 2020
— Peace ⁷ 𐤀 (@l0tkve) November 30, 2020
— Annie⁷ is taking a break! (@annie_vi3) November 30, 2020
Congratulations to our phenomenal boys, @BTS_twt ! You truly deserve this and so so much more. Congrats also to the most hard working and passionate fans, ARMYs! So proud of us all! 🥳🙏😭💜#LifeGoesOn1onHot100 pic.twitter.com/AoU1TSNkC0
— 🍄 (@chimmychews) November 30, 2020