Coldplay and BTS’s collaborative new single “My Universe” debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart.
Coldplay achieves its second Hot 100 No. 1 and first since 2008, while BTS becomes the group’s sixth leader, all since September 2020, among other notable accomplishments.
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“My Universe” was released on September 24 by Parlophone/Atlantic Records and serves as a prelude to Coldplay’s upcoming album Music of the Spheres, which is set to be released on October 15. It’s the 1,129th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 63-year history, and the 57th to enter at the top, sung mostly in English with some lyrics in Korean.
According to MRC Data, “My Universe” received 11.5 million US streams, 5.5 million radio airplay audience impressions, and sold 127,000 downloads and physical singles in its first week, which ended Sept. 30.
The song is BTS’ ninth No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart, extending the septet’s record for most No. 1s among groups, and Coldplay’s second.
It also debuts at No. 21 on Streaming Songs, soars 38-23 on Alternative Airplay, and debuts at No. 29 on Adult Pop Airplay and No. 33 on Pop Airplay despite not being on the all-format Radio Songs chart.
During tracking week, “My Universe” was available as a digital download for 69 cents for the original song, the original version with alternate artwork showing the lyrics, an instrumental version, an acoustic version, and a “Supernova 7” mix, the latter two of which were published on Sept. 27. For $2.50 and $3.50, respectively, a CD single and a “Epiphane Edition” CD single were also available. The official video for the song was released on September 30.
Following “Dynamite,” “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” featuring Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo, “Life Goes On,” “Butter,” and “Permission to Dance,” “My Universe” is BTS’ sixth single to top the Hot 100. After The Beatles’ record of one year and two weeks in 1964-1966, the group has earned six No. 1s in a year and a little over one month, making them the second fastest to do so.
BTS now has five songs that have debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making them the group with the most singles to do so. BTS is tied with Ariana Grande and Drake for the total record, which includes solo artists.
In addition, Billboard reports that “My Universe” is the first Hot 100 No. 1 song to feature two groups as lead performers. Coldplay has now topped the Hot 100 for the second time, following “Viva La Vida” in 2008.