BTS delighted fans earlier this week when they announced their plans to release a new English-language single on Aug. Over the last few years, BTS has become a fixture on the Hot , which ranks songs based on a combination of sales, streams and radio airplay in the United States. BTS has an incredible track record with physical and digital sales, and their new single is all but guaranteed to follow in the footsteps of previous hits.
2. "Fantasy" by Mariah Carey
Subscriber Account active since. In the history of modern music rankings, only a handful of songs have ever debuted at No. The Hot is widely considered the definitive all-genre singles chart in the US. Although it was officially launched in , Billboard began using modern airplay and sales data in — allowing for more time-sensitive calculations and accurate rankings. Moreover, Billboard began incorporating digital sales data in and YouTube data in The chart methodology is updated at least once a year , to reflect rapidly evolving listening trends. Although more than 1, songs have reached the coveted No. Only 41 songs in history have achieved the rare feat. Keep scrolling for the complete list, in chronological order.
The Billboard Hot is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on sales physical and digital , radio play , and online streaming in the United States. The weekly tracking period for sales was initially Monday to Sunday when Nielsen started tracking sales in , but was changed to Friday to Thursday in July This tracking period also applies to compiling online streaming data. Radio airplay, which, unlike sales figures and streaming, is readily available on a real-time basis, is tracked on a Monday to Sunday cycle previously Wednesday to Tuesday. As of the issue for the week ending on August 8, , the Billboard Hot has had 1, different number one entries. The chart's current number-one song is " Cardigan " by Taylor Swift. Prior to , Billboard ' s lead popularity chart was the Honor Roll of Hits , established in This chart ranked the most popular songs comprised by record and sheet sales, disk jockey, and juke box performances as determined by Billboard ' s weekly nationwide survey.
Taylor Swift 's "Cardigan" blasts in at No. Folklore was released July 24 on Republic Records, after being first teased by Swift only the day before. Let's run down the top 10 of the newest Hot , which blends all-genre U.