BTS Become First K-Pop Group To Enter UK Charts With 'Idol'

30 August 2018, 11:46

BTS have become the first K-pop group to have a song chart on the UK's The Official Vodafone Big Top 40.

The group's new single 'Idol' was a New Entry at Number 36 on the UK's biggest chart show this Sunday.

What makes the achievement even more remarkable is that the song had only been released two days before.

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'Idol' looks set to become one of BTS' biggest ever songs, judging from the success it's seen so far.

The visually-stunning music video has racked up over 100 million views on YouTube in just five days.

The track also topped the worldwide iTunes chart over the weekend, beating big hits from the likes of Ariana Grande and Calvin Harris.


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BTS are a seven-member boy band from South Korea and one of the world's best-selling Korean pop acts.

The group were revealed to be the 'most tweeted about celebrity of 2017' and have a huge, global social media following.

The Official Vodafone Big Top 40 is back this Sunday from 4pm - will 'Idol' climb even higher up the charts?