Most artists work their whole lives to land a hit on a Billboard chart, and if they’re lucky enough, it might rise all the way to the top 10, becoming a certified smash, even if only in one genre. The biggest names in the business can rack these up in record time, and now one of the most popular artists in the world has reached an incredible milestone on one of the chart company’s most competitive rankings.
With another recent success to their credit (new song "Lights" entered the race a short time ago), K-pop icons BTS collect their seventy-fifth top 10 hit on Billboard's World Digital Song Sales chart, which ranks the bestselling songs labeled by the company as “world,” which is typically reserved for those titles primarily performed in a language other than English or Spanish (those tracks are placed on the various Latin tallies).
It should not come as much of a surprise to anyone familiar with how the charts work that BTS is the first name to land 75 top 10 hits on the ranking, as that is truly an eye-popping sum, and one that may never be matched by another group or solo artist.
BTS has been able to accrue their 75 top 10 smashes in a relatively small period of time (only a few years) thanks to their non-stop release schedule. Whenever they have a new project to share with fans, it’s typical that most, if not all, of the songs featured on it make their way to the tally. So, with every new album, they can land between half a dozen and a dozen new entries.
Amazingly, BTS has charted 92 songs somewhere on the ranking, which means that over 80% of the songs they have released that have made it to the tally have placed inside the top 10, which is a phenomenal success rate.
Contributor Hollywood & Entertainment