January 19, 2021
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BTS’s ‘Dynamite’ Ties The Record For The Most Weeks Spent Atop Billboard’s New Global Chart

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For much of the past month, Mariah Carey ruled over Billboard’s newest chart, the Billboard Global 200. The latest addition to the company’s slew of rankings that show what millions are listening to lists in order the most-consumed tracks in the entire world, using data supplied by countless streaming services and digital download stores. 

This week, Carey finally steps down, allowing the biggest band in the world to return to the summit. By ascending once more, the group has made history on the still-new ranking with what has turned out to be the biggest hit of their time together.

BTS are back at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 chart this week with “Dynamite,” which lifts from No. 3 to the highest rung on the 200-space list. The track has now ruled for four nonconsecutive turns, which is enough to help it tie with what stands as the longest-running leader ever.

“Dynamite” is now on the same level as Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” which also collected four spins at No. 1 during the holiday season. The annual smash quickly worked its way to the throne and sat there for a quartet of consecutive frames, which is something BTS’s global smash has yet to manage.

With a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 chart, “Dynamite” breaks its tie with two other songs, which are steady as the second-longest-running ladders, with three stints atop the tally apiece. Both Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” and Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez’s “Dakiti” spent a trio of periods in charge, though they weren’t all in a row. Until now, “Dynamite” was tied with them, but now it has advanced once again.

BTS’s first proper all-English cut first hit No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 in October, when it became the second-ever champion on the just-unveiled tally. The single went on to rise and fall, and it has now stepped up to the pinnacle on three separate occasions. 

“Dynamite” could continue its winning streak in the coming weeks and even months, as there doesn’t appear to be much competition that will grab the No. 1 space and refuse to let go. It is yet to be seen how much longer the South Korean septet’s smash can hold on, as it has already been selling and streaming well for months, and it’s tough to keep a pop song going like that for as long as BTS have.