K-pop group returns with “Life Goes On”
K-Pop superstars BTS top the Billboard Hot 100 once again with its latest single, “Life Goes On.” The track follows the record shattering “Dynamite,” which also climbs by 11 notches to No. 3 this week, following its ascent to the top of the same chart twice since its August release. BTS is the first duo or group in history to have two No. 1 Hot 100 debut songs, and breaks the tie with Megan Thee Stallion for most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales in 2020.
The song is the lead single of BTS’ one of a kind album Be (Deluxe Edition) that also topped the Billboard 200 chart. The album was created in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and shares the honest emotions and thoughts the band has felt during this time with the hopeful message that “life goes on.”
BTS has taken the pop scene by the storm with sincere music and top notch performances; most recently the group has been nominated for Best Pop/Duo Group Performance for the 63rd Grammy Awards that will be held on January 31, 2021. The group is the first to be featured as part of Julien’s Auction’s MusiCares Charity Relief Auction in which they donated the pastel colored ensembles worn in their “Dynamite” music video. All proceeds will benefit MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund and will be held during GRAMMY Week in Beverly Hills and online.
The worldwide superstars fourth film, Break The Silence: The Movie, was set to be released in limited theaters beginning September 10th in Korea, but has been postponed due to the latest COVID-19 outbreak in Seoul.
The group also recently dropped a free single in partnership with Hyundai. The track, “IONIQ: I’m On It,” incorporates the now quintessential shape-shifting pop sound of BTS with slick and catchy melodies, while the reflective lyrics aide in exploring the individual moments fans can experience with Hyundai’s new EV brand, IONIQ.
Be (Deluxe Edition) comes eight months after the group’s most recent album, Map of the Soul : 7, which was released in February 2020. The project earned the superstars its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart.
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