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BTS Surge Up Album & Song Charts Following American Music Awards Performance

BTS continue to reap the benefits of their live U.S. television debut at the 2017 American Music Awards with gains on multiple charts including the Billboard 200, World Digital Song Sales chart and…

BTS continue to reap the benefits of their live U.S. television debut at the 2017 American Music Awards by surging on multiple charts. After wowing the crowd with their performance of “DNA” — with their fans filling Microsoft Theater with their chants — the group saw big gains when it came to their latest EP and single.

Impressively, BTS’ Love Yourself: Her returns to the Billboard 200, jumping back in at No. 198 on the ranking, after moving just over 1,000 copies in the week ending Nov. 23. Streaming was the main factor in helping Her surge back to the Billboard 200 with the album garnering 12 million total on-demand streams in the week, according to Nielsen Music. This marks the seventh week that the EP has spent on the chart, extending their record as the longest-running K-pop release on the tally ever.

(K-pop fans may wonder how if BTS landed on the Billboard 200 that they only rank at No. 2 on the World Albums chart and that is due to the World Albums chart only counting sales and not streaming points. As previously reported, Red Velvet sold 2,000 copies of their latest record Perfect Velvet, which was enough to put them at No. 1 while BTS is at No. 2.)


Interest in the group also extended to their songs which saw gains in downloads and streaming across the board. “DNA” sold 3,000 digital tracks, according to Nielsen Music, allowing the single to return back to its No. 1 spot on Billboard‘s World Digital Song Sales chart. The hard-hitting electro-pop track previously spent two weeks at No. 1 upon release. 

Also notably, BTS had huge gains on song streaming, particularly with “DNA” increasing 99 percent to 5.6 million streams in the tracking week following the AMAs. But fans weren’t just checking out the performed song either: Love Yourself cut “Go Go” increased 10 percent to 1.5 million streams, as did “Mic Drop” which increased 36 percent to 1.3 million streams.

With so many new members recruited to the band’s famous Army fanbase, look out for “Mic Drop” to further rise on the charts next week as its official remix with Steve Aoki and Desiigner was released last Friday, Nov. 24, and was performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, Nov. 27. You can watch the official music video below: