BTS' new song Dynamite is on course for Number 1 on Official UK Singles Chart

BTS are on track to score their biggest UK hit yet with Dynamite, their first entirely English language single.

BTS’ new song Dynamite is off to an explosive start on this week’s Official Singles Chart, taking an early lead at Number 1 following its release last Friday (Aug. 21).

The track, which hears the group name-drop everyone from Lebron James to King Kong, is their first entirely English language single.

Dynamite notched up 1.7 million streams in its first 48 hours, and is currently 1,700 chart sales ahead of Joel Corry & MNEK’s five-week chart-topper Head & Heart. As things stand, Dynamite could be BTS’ first Official UK Number 1 single, or their first UK Top 10.

BTS have scored two chart-topping albums in the UK: Map Of The Soul: Persona made them the first Korean act to top the UK charts in April 2019, while Map Of The Soul: 7 hit the summit in February this year. View BTS’ Official UK Chart history in full here.

Meanwhile, British rapper Headie One could also be making his strongest chart debut yet this week with Ain’t It Different, currently at Number 4. The track features AJ Tracey and Stormzy and serves as the lead single from him upcoming debut album Edna.

The final Official Chart Top 40 will be unveiled on BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart with Scott Mills this Friday from 4pm, with the full Official Singles Chart Top 100 published on OfficialCharts.com from 5.45pm.

Official Chart: First Look Top 20

NEW 1 DYNAMITE BTS
1 2 HEAD & HEART JOEL CORRY FT MNEK
2 3 WAP CARDI B FT MEGAN THEE STALLION
NEW 4 AIN'T IT DIFFERENT HEADIE ONE/AJ TRACEY/STORMZY
3 5 LIGHTER NATHAN DAWE FT KSI
5 6 WATERMELON SUGAR HARRY STYLES
4 7 LAUGH NOW CRY LATER DRAKE FT LIL DURK
6 8 MOOD SWINGS POP SMOKE FT LIL TJAY
7 9 WEST TEN AJ TRACEY & MABEL
10 10 SAVAGE LOVE (LAXED - SIREN BEAT) JAWSH 685 & JASON DERULO
9 11 SECRETS REGARD & RAYE
8 12 GREECE DJ KHALED FT DRAKE
11 13 GO CRAZY CHRIS BROWN & YOUNG THUG
14 14 LOOKING FOR ME PAUL WOOLFORD & DIPLO/LOMAX
12 15 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT JUBEL FT NEIMY
21 16 KINGS & QUEENS AVA MAX
19 17 TAKE YOU DANCING JASON DERULO
17 18 HOLIDAY LITTLE MIX
16 19 HEAVEN ON MY MIND BECKY HILL & SIGALA
18 20 ROCKSTAR DABABY FT RODDY RICCH

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