BTS's 'Mic Drop' Spends 100 Weeks on the World Digital Song Sales Chart
BTS constantly breaks YouTube, streaming, and sales records. The K-pop group also broke three Guinness World Records with their 2019 song, “Boy With Luv.” Most recently, the group’s song “Mic Drop” achieved an impressive milestone. The song has now spent 100 weeks on the World Digital Song Sales Chart.
There are multiple versions of ‘Mic Drop’
BTS first released “Mic Drop” as part of their EP, Love Yourself: Her. The group then released a remix of the song by Steve Aoki featuring Desiigner. The remix was released as a single for American radio.
In November 2017, the group released a music video for “MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix.” The music video does not feature Desiigner, and instead uses J-Hope and Suga’s original verses in Korean. To date, the music video has over 555 million views on YouTube.
BTS performed the remix on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Saturday Night Live. In December 2017, BTS released a Japanese version of “Mic Drop.” They have also performed different versions of the song to incorporate more dance breaks.
‘Mic Drop’ has been on the World Digital Song Sales Chart for 100 weeks
The Recording Industry Association of America certified “Mic Drop” as gold in February 2018. The 2017 song then went platinum in November 2018. This made “Mic Drop” BTS’s first single to receive the platinum certification. That same month, the RIAA gave BTS’s album Love Yourself: Answer a gold certification.
After its release, “Mic Drop” reached the No. 1 spot on the US iTunes songs chart. This was the first time a song by a Korean group reached the No. 1 spot. It was also BTS’s first song to debut in the top 40 of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and debuted at No. 28.
While “Mic Drop” is not the first or only song to spend over 100 weeks on the World Digital Song Sales Chart, it is still an impressive feat. The accomplishment makes it one of the best-selling songs in the entire world. Because it’s a fan favorite, the song will likely continue to make history.
The members of BTS also break streaming and sales records
To add to the milestones, BTS recently became the first group in 2019 to sell 4 million album copies worldwide with their EP, Map of the Soul: Persona. While BTS is a group, all of the members have solo songs and a few of them have solo mixtapes. As solo artists, several of the members of BTS have broken or set streaming and sales records.
Most recently, J-Hope became the first Korean artist to surpass 2 million followers on Spotify. J-Hope was already the most followed Korean artist on Spotify. He achieved this with only seven solo songs, all from his 2018 mixtape, Hope World.
Jimin also set a Spotify record in 2019. His solo songs “Lie,” “Intro: Serendipity,” and “Serendipity (Full Length Edition)” each earned over 50 million streams on Spotify. With this, Jimin became the first Korean artist to have three solo songs earn 50 million streams.
In August 2019, Jungkook set a Billboard World Digital Song Sales record. When his solo song “Euphoria” re-entered the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart, it achieved a total of 22 weeks on the chart. This made Jungkook the longest-charting solo male K-Pop idol on the chart.
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