Coldplay and BTS debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "My Universe"


October 06, 2021

Triumphant debut for the partnership of the two bands.
Coldplay and BTS debut at No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 with their new single "My Universe".

This is the second song of the British band to win the number one spot in the Hot 100 and the first since 2008, while for the boyband of the K-pop music scene this is their sixth song that dominates the top of the chart, a dazzling series that started only in September 2020.

"My Universe" was released on September 24 by Parlophone Records / Warner Music and is a foretaste of Coldplay 's new album "Music Of The Spheres" which will be unveiled on October 15.

According to MRC Data, "My Universe" recorded 11.5 million streams and 127,000 digital and physical sales in the United States in its first week of release, while reaching a radio audience of 5.5 million.

"My Universe" also debuts at the top of the Digital Song Sales Chart to extend the BTS record for most No. 1 (nine in number) in the specific chart between the bands.

Coldplay, BTS - My Universe (Official Video)
This is the second time that Coldplay has topped the Billboard Hot 100. Their first and only previous song to top the chart was "Viva La Vida", which climbed to No. 1. 1 on 28 June 2008.

Chris Martn's band waited 13 years, three months and two weeks to regain the Hot 100, the longest time since Cher, who topped the charts with "Believe" at 13 March 1999, 25 years after the last time he had won No. 1 with "Dark Lady" in 1974.

Meanwhile, "My Universe" is the fifth Coldplay song to appear in the Top 100 of the Hot 100 and their first song after another collaboration, "Something Just Like This" with The Chainsmokers, which reached No. 3 in April 2017.

Coldplay debuted in the Top 10 with "Speed ​​of Sound", which debuted at No. 8 in May 2005.

The BTS have won No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with six different songs in one year and one month, the best performance since the Beatles climbed to the top six times in one year and two weeks in 1964-66 with the songs "I Feel Fine "," Eight Days A Week "," Ticket To Ride "," Help! "," Yesterday "and" We Can Work It Out ".

BTS also equals the performance of Drake and Ariana Grande for the artist with the most songs (5) that have debuted at No. 1 of the Billboard Hot 100.

The five songs of the boy band that have entered directly in the first place of the ranking are "Dynamite", "Life Goes On", "Butter", "Permission To Dance" and "My Universe".