BTS Is the First K-Pop Group to Top U.S. iTunes Chart With 'MIC Drop' Remix

The seven-piece boyband's recent track also tops iTunes chart in 60 countries including Canada, Mexico, Vietnam and more.

AceShowbiz - Bangtan Boys a.k.a BTS has set another record. After earning a spot in the Guinness World Records 2018, the seven-piece South Korean boyband broke a record as the first K-Pop group to top U.S. iTunes Chart with their recent track "MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)". BTS released the music video for the track on November 24.

The four-minute-and-a-half clip opens with Steve standing behind a DJ booth, preparing the music. The scene then switches to show the boys singing and dancing. "I'm sorry your son is too successful/ Should I chip in? For the duties you missed as a good child/ In our concert we never have no empty seat," member Suga raps. "I do it I do it you're a tasteless ratatouille/ If you're jealous and it hurts then file a lawsuit/ Sue it."

Shortly after the release of the track, it becomes an instant hit as it tops both U.S. iTunes chart and iTunes Worldwide Song chart. The song also notches No. 1 spot on iTunes chart in 60 countries, including Canada, Mexico, Vietnam and more. The music video for the track, meanwhile, is currently trending at No.1 on YouTube, reaching 7.8 million views in ten hours.

Their new song aside, it has been confirmed that BTS, who debuted in 2013, will appear on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest". A representative for their label Big Hit Entertainment stated that the boys had already recorded their performance for the show. The recording was carried out under strict surveillance and there is no information on what kind of performance that the group will deliver. BTS will be the first K-Pop group to hit the stage at the annual event.

"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" will be broadcast on ABC from New York City's Time Square.

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