BTS are back to breaking records and making Billboard chart history (again), this time with ‘Singularity’ by V. 

BTS are back on top of a Billboard chart. The ‘Butter’ era has kicked off with mysterious teasers and even more alluring member concepts. We are getting new music and content. Nature is healing. 

And well, while BTS are no strangers to record-breaking (RIP to whoever edits their Wikipedia entries, seriously), this one deserves a special nod: BTS have now become the only artist in history to soar to the top of the Billboard World Digital Song Sales Chart 28 times.

Yep, that’s 28 No. 1s folks. Moreover, with this feat — achieved when their track ‘Singularity’ (sung by the one and only V) bowed out at No. 1 for the week ending on May 8th — they break their own record as the artists with the most No. 1 scored in the history of the chart.

This comes only days after they became the first artist in history to occupy all the top four positions on the Billboard World Albums chart at the same time. Their 2020 album Map Of The Soul: 7 held fast at No. 1, with BE, Love Yourself: Answer, and Love Yourself: Tear occupying the next three spots. It’s a huge week for K-pop in general, though: nine of the top 10 artists on the World Albums chart are K-pop idols. 

This is also the second time ‘Singularity’ has re-entered the chart on the top position, and only the sixth song to do so. Want to take a gander at what the other tracks are? Yep. BTS, and member Suga with his solo release ‘Daechwita’, are the only artists to have had their songs re-enter the chart at the top position. 

Phew, best wishes to the person editing their Wikipedia entry!

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