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BTS' new single 'Dynamite' sweeps iTunes charts in 104 nations

All News 14:21 August 22, 2020

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Yonhap) -- K-pop boy band BTS has topped more than 100 regional iTunes charts with its latest single, "Dynamite," according to its agency Big Hit Entertainment on Saturday.

The single released at 1 p.m. Friday, Seoul time, debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Top Songs chart in 104 countries and regions. The song also topped local music streaming charts as soon as it was published.

The bright, upbeat disco-pop track, sung entirely in English, is the group's latest release following the album "Map of the Soul: 7 — The Journey" released in Japan in July.

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In a press conference held online Friday, the group said the song was a "refresh project" for themselves and was meant to sent out cheerful, bright messages for people across the globe who are going through a hard time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After the song's release, the septet had an interview with MTV's music program, Fresh Out Live, and is scheduled to appear on NBC's TODAY show on Aug. 24, local time.

It is also scheduled to perform the new single at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 30 in its first-ever appearance on the awards show.

"ON," the lead song on the band's album "Map of the Soul: 7," has been nominated in three categories for the award show -- Best Pop, Best Choreography and Best K-pop.

In this photo provided by Big Hit Entertainment, members of K-pop sensation BTS pose for photos during an online press conference for the new single "Dynamite" held in Seoul on Aug. 21, 2020. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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