Although BTS has a series of “enormous” achievements on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, it is not mentioned in this list.
Recently, the article of “The Kpop songs that once reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart” of YTN television channel (Korea) became the subject of controversy among domestic and foreign netizens. Specifically, the channel listed five songs by Kpop artists who had their names on the Billboard Hot 100 – chart of the most prestigious songs in the world, including:
“Nobody” – Wonder Girls (2009) – 76th place
“Gangnam Style” – PSY (2012) – 2nd place
“Gentleman” – PSY (2013) – 5th place
“Lifted” – CL (2016) – 94th place
“DDU-DU DDU-DU” – BLACKPINK (2018) – 55th place
5 Kpop artist’s songs entered the Billboard Hot 100 BXH listed by the station. It can be seen that the name of the song belongs to the artists who have been working under Big 3. Surprisingly, BTS – the group has a global reputation because of the series of “big” achievements on Billboard in general and Hot 100 in particular is not mentioned by the channel. The group with 6 songs in this chart is “DNA”, “MIC Drop”, “Fake Love”, “IDOL”, “Waste It On Me” and most recently “Boy with Luv”. 4 out of the 6 songs of BTS in this chart ranked higher than the Kpop representatives mentioned by Korean TV channels (except PSY).
Korean media deliberately “ignoring” BTS, only recording the “Big” chicken 3 in the Kpop top of the Billboard Hot 100 – Photo 3.
List of BTS songs on the Billboard Hot 100
BTS fans are on a rage, saying that the TV channel has deliberately ignored the group’s achievements while they have extremely high rankings on the Billboard Hot 100 chart that hardly anyone can deny. This is even more suspicious when songs with lower rankings than BTS music (such as CL ranked No. 94) are still named and there is no reason for the 7-person group to be ignored.
Korean media deliberately “ignoring” BTS, only recording “Big” in the top 3 Kpop songs that reached the Billboard Hot 100 – Photo 4.
Currently fans are asking the YTN channel to have an explanation for this error, returning worthy achievements to BTS. BTS’s latest song “Boy With Luv” debuted on Billboard Hot 100 in 8th place. This is BTS’s highest achievement and is also a Kpop group on this chart.