2016 BTS Song Hits No. 1 on World Digital Song Sales Chart After Fan-Led Initiative


“2! three!” is essentially thought-about the primary official track devoted to the group’s passionate fanbase, ARMY.

Even when instances are robust for BTS, their well-known ARMY fanbase is proving the a number of methods they’ve the Ok-pop supergroup's again.   

After per week that included headlines about BTS having previous photographs of an A-bomb T-shirt and depicting the band in Nazi-related imagery, followers world wide confirmed solidarity with the septet by coming collectively to buy and stream the BTS track "2! three!" The observe — initially included on BTS' 2016 album Wings, which earned the band their first high 40 entry on the Billboard 200 — is essentially thought-about a track particularly devoted to ARMY.

"2! three!" debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's World Digital Song Sales chart this week, promoting 7,000 downloads within the week ending Nov. 15, in response to Nielsen Music. Previously, "2! three!" had by no means appeared on a Billboard chart, with this week's obtain whole representing a outstanding 17,610 p.c enhance in gross sales. The lower additionally earned 137,000 on-demand audio streams within the week ending Nov. 15, up 37 p.c in comparison with final week.

BTS additionally rating their 14th entry on the Digital Song Sales chart, the place "2! three!" begins at No. 47. The band has two No. 1s on the all-genre rating, first with "Fake Love" in June of this yr and adopted by "Idol" that includes Nicki Minaj in September.

As a method to point out worldwide assist for the band, the web initiative #ProjectBuy23 inspired followers to obtain and "reward" purchases of the observe to make an announcement that followers are nonetheless supporting the band regardless of the headlines. ARMY centered on "2! three!" because the observe largely thought-about to be the primary track BTS wrote and launched particularly for followers. The boom-bap–impressed observe's Korean title roughly interprets to "Still Wishing for Better Days" and is supposed to be an uplifting track for which followers can discover consolation. The guys shout a number of thank yous all through the observe and encourage a way of hopefulness even within the hardest instances.

Following an apology from BTS' administration, ARMY is now sending the message of consolation again to BTS and, with that, incomes the group their 10th No. 1 on World Digital Song Sales. The boys first topped the chart with "Fire" in mid-2016 and now rating their tenth simply as 2018 is wrapping up.

There's additional love for the Wings album on this week's World Digital Song Sales too because the LP's lead single "Blood Sweat & Tears" re-enters the chart at No. 25 marking its 105th week on the tally. BTS chief RM additionally makes a brand new solo look this week as "Timeless," a brand new collaboration recorded with legendary Korean rapper Drunken Tiger, debuts at No. four.