K-pop superband BTS has topped 9 of Billboard’s year-end charts for 2021, together with the yr’s prime duo/group class.
Yonhap News Agency quotes Billboard as saying that BTS ranked No. 1 on the lists of Top Artists – Duo/Group, Hot 100 Artists – Duo/Group, Billboard 200 Artists – Duo/Group, Billboard Global Excl. U.S. Artists, Digital Song Sales Artists and World Albums Artists.
The band‘s 2020 hit song ‘Dynamite’ led the year-end Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, whereas ‘Butter’ stood atop the Digital Song Sales record. Their fifth studio album ‘BE’ took the No. 1 title on the highest World Albums for 2021.
“BTS dominates internationally,” stated Billboard in a posting on its web site. “The seven-piece South Korean group is the year’s top artist, and has the year’s top song, on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. recaps.”
BTS has gone huge in 2021, having three Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers beneath its belt — ‘Butter’, ‘Permission to Dance’ and ‘My Universe’, a collaborative effort with British rock band Coldplay.