NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 31: K-Pop band, BTS is seen in Times Square on December 31, 2019 in New York … [+]
It’s beginning to feel like every few weeks BTS see one of their biggest hits reach a special milestone on the World Digital Song Sales chart, the Billboard ranking they know best. This turn is no different, as one of their most popular recent releases celebrates hitting a mark that would be a career-defining moment for any other act, but which is nearly commonplace for the South Korean septet at this point.
BTS’s track “My Time” hits 52 weeks on the World Digital Song Sales chart, or exactly a full year. This is, incredibly, not even the first of the band’s singles to reach that mark in 2021.
“My Time” is BTS’s fourteenth release to spend at least 52 weeks on the World Digital Song Sales chart, and it surely won’t be their last. So far, all of the following tunes from the seven-member vocal band have racked up at least 52 stays somewhere on the list: “Dope,” “Mic Drop” with Desiigner, “Fire,” I Need U,” “Blood Sweat & Tears,” “Save Me,” “DNA,” “Boy With Luv” with Halsey, “Fake Love,” “Not Today,” “Spring Day,” “Idol” with Nicki Minaj and, most recently, “Euphoria.” A handful of these titles have passed triple-digit frames.
BTS’s “My Time” was one of the most popular tracks from the band’s recent album Map of the Soul: 7, which has turned out to be one of the most successful of their career thus far. The cut eventually rose all the way to No. 1 on the World Digital Song Sales chart, becoming one of their 26 leaders. This frame, it steps up from No. 12 to No. 9, returning to the highest tier on the tally once again. The hit also reached the Hot 100, which is extremely rare for a non-single from a K-pop act, but that’s how powerful BTS is.
Next up for BTS when looking at their tracks which will likely make it to a full year on the World Digital Song Sales chart is “Filter,” which returns to the ranking this frame. The tune is just one more stay on the roster away from that anniversary, and even if it doesn’t hold one for another spin and celebrate next time around, it surely will at some point in the not-too-distant future.
I am a freelance music journalist based in New York City. My byline has appeared in The Huffington Post, Billboard, Mashable, Noisey, The Hollywood Reporter, MTV, Fuse,