18 October 2020: Flying high into Autumn


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On this week’s show: BTS makes chart history again, ON:E viewership numbers are out, and more.

  • Data Drop
  • News
    • BTS makes chart history again
    • ON:E viewership numbers are out
    • BBMAs are a mixed bag
    • BigHit is officially public
  • Next Week
  • Last Word: Looking back at the summer

Intro song: Just One Day (Spotify)

Featured image: Photo by Simon Berger on Unsplash

Data Drop

In the SOOP BTS ver. Ep 8 Behind-the-scenes photos (Weverse)

In the SOOP BTS ver. Ep 8 Behind-the-scenes (Weverse)

BT21 PLAYLIST – Song From Planet BT (YouTube)

[How to Type in Korean] Let’s celebrate Jimin’s birthday. (YouTube)

Chart Links

BTS Is the First Act With 200 Weeks at No. 1 on Social 50 Chart (Billboard)

New BangtanTV Videos

[PREVIEW] BTS (방탄소년단) ‘Skool Luv Affair Special Addition’

[BANGTAN BOMB] ‘Dynamite’ Stage CAM (BTS focus) @ BBMAs 2020 – BTS (방탄소년단)

[BANGTAN BOMB] Who’s That Shadow? – BTS (방탄소년단)


2020 Jimin day (Facebook)


BTS’s Loyal Army of Fans Is the Secret Weapon Behind a $4 Billion Valuation (NY Times)

BTS Used To Benefit From Western Pop Stars Featuring On Their Songs. Now The Tables Have Turned. (Forbes)

BTS “Map of the Soul” ON:E Concerts: 11 Best Moments (Teen Vogue)

Why Everyone Is Becoming a BTS Fan in 2020 (Consequence of Sound)


The Strange, Globetrotting Story Behind America’s New No. 1 Song (Slate)

Jawsh 685 | Laxed [SIREN BEAT] (YouTube)

BTS makes Billboard history by dominating top two spots on Hot 100 chart (LA Times)

BTS becomes first Korean act to occupy top two spots on Billboard Hot 100 chart (Entertainment Weekly)

BTS’ Virtual Map of the Soul ON:E Concert Garnered Nearly 1 Million Viewers Across the Globe (Billboard)

방탄소년단 온라인 콘서트, 191 지역·99 3천명 시청·매출 500+α` (Naver)

BTS’ “Map Of The Soul ON:E” Online Concerts Worthy of a Las Vegas Residency (View of the Arts)

[Herald Review] BTS and ARMYs virtually yet strongly connected in ‘Map of the Soul: ON:E’ (The Korea Herald)

International Sensation BTS Performs “Dynamite” – The 2020 Billboard Music Awards (YouTube)

Donate to Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center

BTS Made The Billboard Music Awards With Their Stunning ‘Dynamite’ Performance (Elle)

BTS’ Agency, Big Hit Entertainment Shares Nearly Double on IPO Debut (Variety)

BTS Band Members Make Millions as Big Hit Shares Jump in IPO (Bloomberg)

Next Week

22 Oct, Thurs: Love Yourself: Speak Yourself in London Blu-ray release
23 Oct, Fri: mono anniversary
23 Oct, Fri: 2020 Asia Game Changer Awards, Asia Society, 8PM EDT (24 Oct, Sat, 9AM KST)
23 Oct, Fri: BTS Pop-Up : Map of the Soul Online Store, Global and US, opens 11AM KST
23 Oct, Fri: BTS Pop-Up : Map of the Soul Showcase in Seoul opens

Last Word

Looking back at the summer

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