BTS and Steve Aoki

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BTS just became the first K-pop group to reach No. 1 on U.S. iTunes chart

It's a historic moment for K-pop.


Tess Cagle


Published Nov 24, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 10:07 am CDT

K-pop enthusiasts everywhere were thrilled Friday morning when BTS climbed to the top of the U.S. iTunes singles chart with the release of their new remixed track “MIC Drop.”

The single, which features Desiigner and was remixed by Steve Aoki, took the No. 1 spot in both the U.S. and in 40 other countries, just hours after its release. They are the first K-pop group to achieve this.

BTS fans on Twitter were ecstatic.

Historically, Psy was the first K-pop artist ever to snag the No. 1 spot on the U.S. iTunes singles chart with “Gangnam Style.”

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*First Published: Nov 24, 2017, 12:33 pm CST