BTS have celebrated the success of their latest single Dynamite, which rockets to a Number 3 debut on this week's Official UK Singles Chart.
The entry marks the group's strongest Week 1 entry on the chart, being their highest charting song to date and first Top 10 single. Their previous UK singles chart peak was Number 13 with Boy With Luv ft. Halsey last April.
Dynamite scored 50,200 chart sales this week, made up of 5.3 million streams and 22,000 downloads.
"We feel humbled and honoured to have earned a new personal best on the UK Official Singles Chart," BTS told OfficialCharts.com. First and foremost, we give all credit to ARMY - without their support and love from Day 1, we wouldn’t have come this far.
"Dynamite was created in the hopes of bringing some vibrant energy that the world needs right now more than ever. If it made one person happier, then that’s more than enough for us."
On the Official Albums Chart, BTS claim two chart-toppers: Map Of The Soul: Persona (2019) and Map Of The Soul: 7 (2020). View BTS' Official UK Chart history in full here.
The song's accompanying music video also smashed records as YouTube's most-viewed video in 24 hours, clocking up 101 million views.
Dynamite - BTS' first entirely English language single - was co-written by British songwriters Dave Stewart and Jessica Agombar. The track's disco-pop vibe is a departure from their usual hip hop-influenced K-pop sound; inspired by the desire to lift their fans' spirits during a difficult year.