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‘Dynamite’ Is Blowing Up: BTS Makes Its Best Career Debut on Pop Songs Radio Airplay Chart

BTS makes its grandest entrance yet on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as "Dynamite" debuts at No. 30 on the list dated Aug. 29.

BTS makes its grandest entrance yet on Billboard‘s Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as “Dynamite” debuts at No. 30 on the list dated Aug. 29.

The song scores BTS its highest debut rank on Pop Songs and boasts the most plays in a first week on the chart for a track by the group.

Released at midnight ET on Friday, Aug. 21 (on BigHit Entertainment/Columbia Records), “Dynamite” starts on Pop Songs with 2,301 plays in its first three days. It surpasses the South Korean septet’s “Boy With Luv,” featuring Halsey, which began at No. 35 with 1,230 plays in its first chart frame in April 2019.


The Pop Songs chart measures total weekly plays, as tabulated by Nielsen Music/MRC Data, among its reporting panel of over 160 mainstream top 40 stations.

Here’s a recap of BTS’ history on Billboard‘s Pop Songs chart, dating to the act’s first appearance in December 2017.

Debut Plays Total / Debut Pos. / Song / Peak Pos. / Peak Year
1,116 / No. 37 / “MIC Drop” (feat. Desiigner) / No. 25 / 2018
912 / No. 38 / “Fake Love” / No. 34 / 2018
998 / No. 39 / “Waste It on Me” (Steve Aoki feat. BTS) / No. 38 / 2018
1,230 / No. 35 / “Boy With Luv” (feat. Halsey) / No. 22 / 2019
1,130 / No. 39 / “Make It Right” (feat. Lauv) / No. 24 / 2019
2,301 / No. 30 / “Dynamite” / No. 30 (to date) / 2020

(All titles above debuted on Pop Songs after logging plays in weeks prior to their chart entrances except for “Boy With Luv” and “Dynamite,” each of which debuted on the chart thanks to plays in their first three days of availability.)

All charts dated Aug. 29 will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Aug. 25).

“Dynamite” is expected to debut on the all-genre airplay-, sales-and streaming-based Billboard Hot 100 chart dated Sept. 5, following its first full tracking week for all metrics. Highlights of the Sept. 5-dated Hot 100 are due to be announced Monday, Sept. 1. BTS has hit a No. 4 high on the Hot 100, set upon the debut of “On” in March.