A month into its time on the Billboard charts, Coldplay and BTS’s “My Universe” continues to make history. The single is rebounding on the Hot 100 after falling from No. 1 to outside the top 10, and on the Pop Airplay ranking, which lists the tracks that reach the largest audience at pop radio stations across the U.S. Now, it’s become one of the biggest hits in history to feature a South Korean act, and it’s likely going to climb even higher in the coming frames.
This week, “My Universe” is up to No. 22, lifting five spots from No. 27. The collaborative smash ties with one other track as the fifth-highest-charting song by (or featuring) a K-pop act in U.S. history. At the moment, the catchy former Hot 100 No. 1 is on the same level as another BTS hit record, “Boy With Luv,” which features Halsey. That tune also pushed to No. 22 on the pop-only radio chart back in 2019.
BTS also happens to claim the two highest-charting singles by South Korean acts in the history of the Pop Airplay list, as they are the biggest hitmakers from their home country in many respects. The band’s 2020 smash “Dynamite” stands as the best-performing tune by a K-pop act in the list’s tenure, as it once shot to No. 5. BTS’s recent follow-up “Butter” moved to No. 7 earlier this year.