BTS This Week – Week Ending 13 October 2019


Intro song: Blood Sweat & Tears (Spotify)

Image: Photo by Vishnu R Nair on Unsplash

On this week’s show:

  • Data Drop
  • News
    • J-Hope sets records
    • Jimin turns a year older
    • BTS and ARMY rock Saudi Arabia
    • Final Love Yourself concerts to be live streamed
  • Next Week
  • Last Word: Being comeback vigilant

Data Drop

Vacation logs (YouTube):

Run BTS Ep 86 (VLIVE)

Billboard 200 album chart

Billboard Hot 100 singles chart

Billboard Artist 100

Billboard Social 50

Billboard World Albums

Billboard World Digital Song Sales

BTS’s ‘Mic Drop’ Has Now Been Charting For Two Full Years (Forbes)

Billboard Soundtracks

Billboard Canadian Hot 100 singles chart

Billboard Canadian Albums

Billboard Japan Hot 100 singles chart

UK Singles

UK Albums

Amazon US Bestsellers

Amazon US Bestsellers of 2019 (So Far)

Amazon US Soundtracks

YouTube Top Songs – Global

YouTube Top Songs – US

YouTube Top Music Videos – Global

YouTube Top Music Videos – US

YouTube Top Artists – Global

YouTube Top Artists – US

BTS YouTube global data

J-Hope YouTube global data

Fake Love (Spotify)

BTS’s “Fake Love” Becomes Their 3rd MV To Hit 600 Million Views (Soompi)

Spotify Global 200 Weekly

Agust D artist page (Spotify)

The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever (Spotify)

Boy With Luv (Spotify)

Dream Glow (Spotify)

Chicken Noodle Soup (Spotify)

SoundCloud Most Played This Week – Pop – All Countries

SoundCloud Most Played This Week – Pop – US

Promise (SoundCloud)

Next Big Sound, source of social media metrics

BTS, TWICE, IZ*ONE, X1, & more certified platinum by Gaon in streaming, album sales, downloads for October (All K-Pop)

News

J-Hope Becomes First BTS Member to Hit Hot 100 Solo With ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’ Alongside Becky G (Billboard)

J-Hope Is The First Member Of BTS To Reach The Hot 100 As A Soloist (Forbes)

BTS’s J-Hope Is The First Solo Male K-Pop Musician To Hit The Rap Sales Chart (Forbes)

J-Hope & Becky G’s “Chicken Noodle Soup” Debuts In Top 10 On Billboard Digital Song Sales (Headline Planet)

Original ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’ Viral Star Bianca Bonnie on ’00s Harlem Hit & Its K-Pop Remake: ‘Now It’s a Worldwide Thing‘ (Billboard)

BTS and ARMY Members Celebrate Jimin’s Birthday (Teen Vogue)

BTS: K-pop band perform in Saudi Arabia despite criticism (BBC)

BTS rocks capital of Saudi Arabia (Korea Herald)

Oct. 26th Seoul Love Yourself concert, VLIVE Livestream purchase page

Oct. 27th Seoul Love Yourself concert, movie theatre livestream information

Next Week

14 Oct, Mon: Love Yourself theatre livestream tickets on sale
15 Oct, Tues: Run BTS Ep 87

Last Word

Being comeback vigilant

Where to find BTS This Week

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BTS This Week – Week Ending 06 October 2019


Intro song: Outro: Her (Spotify)

Featured image: Photo by Kristin Brown on Unsplash

On this week’s show:

    • Data Drop
    • News
      • How to write an article about BTS (or not)
      • Riyadh concert to be live streamed
      • BTS become new Fila ambassadors
    • Next Week
    • Last Word: March guilt

Data Drop

Bring the Soul Ep 6: Energy (Weverse)

Vacation Logs (YouTube):

Billboard 200 album chart

BTS, Post Malone And Taylor Swift: 5 Noteworthy Moves On This Week’s Billboard 200 (Forbes)

Billboard Hot 100 singles chart

Billboard Artist 100

Billboard Social 50

Billboard World Albums

Billboard World Digital Song Sales

BTS Chart Their Milestone 50th Top 5 Hit (Forbes)

Billboard Soundtracks

Billboard Canadian Hot 100 singles chart

Billboard Canadian Albums

Billboard Japan Hot 100 singles chart

UK Singles

UK Albums

Amazon US Bestsellers

Amazon US Bestsellers of 2019 (So Far)

Amazon US Soundtracks

YouTube Top Songs – Global

YouTube Top Songs – US

YouTube Top Music Videos – Global

YouTube Top Music Videos – US

YouTube Top Artists – Global

YouTube Top Artists – US

BTS YouTube global data

J-Hope YouTube global data

DNA (YouTube)

Chicken Noodle Soup (YouTube)

Spotify Global 200 Weekly

Spotify Philippines 200 Weekly

BTS’s “Boy With Luv” Is Now The Most-Streamed K-Pop Song On Spotify (Soompi)

BTS Passes Blackpink To Score The Most-Streamed K-Pop Song On Spotify (Forbes)

Boy With Luv (Spotify)

Euphoria (Spotify)

Outro: Her (Spotify)

SoundCloud Most Played This Week – Pop – All Countries

SoundCloud Most Played This Week – Pop – US

Scenery (SoundCloud)

Scottish Top 100 Singles Chart

BTS Official Twitter

BTS Official TikTok

News

The BTS Army Is Ready to Spill Blood Over a New Profile of the Band (Vulture)

BTS accounts for $4.65 billion of South Korea’s GDP—and other jaw-dropping stats about the supergroup (Fast Company)

Grammy Preview 2020: BTS on Their Historic Year, Dream Collaborator (Rolling Stone)

Riyadh livestream information (VLIVE)

K-Pop Group BTS Inks Fila Deal (Footwear News)

South Korea’s Boy Band BTS Signs Deal With Fila as Global Brand Ambassadors (WWD)

Next Week

07 Oct, Mon: Jin’s vacation log
08 Oct, Tues: Run BTS?
09 Oct, Wed: Taehyung’s vacation log
10 Oct, Thurs: Jimin’s vacation log
11 Oct, Fri: Jungkook’s vacation log
11 Oct, Fri: LY:SY Riyadh concert
13 Oct, Sun: Jimin’s birthday

Last Word

Merch guilt

Where to find BTS This Week

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BTS This Week – Week Ending 29 September 2019


Intro song: Chicken Noodle Soup by j-hope ft. Becky G.

Featured image: Photo by Calle Macarone on Unsplash

On this week’s show:

  • Data Drop
  • News
    • Hobi and Becky G. go viral
    • BTS joins TikTok
    • BTS goes after a Grammy
    • BTS to perform at the Jingle Ball
    • Comeback rumors start
  • Next Week
  • Last Word: Jimin, this is why we love BTS

Data Drop

Bring the Soul Ep 5: Cordiality (Weverse)

BT21 Universe Animation Ep 3: RJ (YouTube)

Billboard 200 album chart

Billboard Hot 100 singles chart

Billboard Artist 100

Billboard Social 50

Billboard World Albums

Billboard World Digital Song Sales

BTS Chart Their Milestone 50th Top 5 Hit (Forbes)

Billboard Soundtracks

Billboard Canadian Hot 100 singles chart

Billboard Canadian Albums

Billboard Japan Hot 100 singles chart

UK Singles

UK Albums

Amazon US Bestsellers

Amazon US Bestsellers of 2019 (So Far)

Amazon US Soundtracks

YouTube Top Artists – Global

YouTube Top Artists – US

BTS YouTube global view data

Blood Sweat & Tears (YouTube)

Airplane Pt 2, Japanese Version (YouTube)

Spotify Global 200 Weekly

Chartmasters: Artists with most songs over 10 million streams on Spotify (Twitter)

Best of Me (Spotify)

Brand New Day (Spotify)

SoundCloud Most Played This Week – Pop – All Countries

SoundCloud Most Played This Week – Pop – US

SoundCloud confirming 1 billion streams (Twitter)

Winter Bear (SoundCloud)

News

Chicken Noodle Soup MV (YouTube)

Chicken Noodle Soup on Spotify and iTunes

[EPISODE] j-hope ‘Chicken Noodle Soup (feat. Becky G)’ MV Shooting Sketch (YouTube)

Chicken Noodle Soup MV shoot pictures (Facebook)

BTS’ J-Hope Collabs with Becky G for Trilingual Reimagining of ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’ (People)

Bianca Bonnie And Webstar Voice Approval For BTS’s J-Hope And Becky G’s “Chicken Noodle Soup” Remake (Soompi)

BTS star J-Hope and Becky G’s ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’ spawns a dance challenge (LA Times)

The ‘Chicken Noodle Soup challenge’ is a thing now (CNN)

BTS on TikTok

BTS Is Finally on TikTok (Teen Vogue)

Yep, BTS Is Now On TikTok: Watch Their First Videos (Billboard)

BTS Launches Their Own TikTok Channel & ARMYs Are Already Loving Their Videos (Hollywood Life)

Grammy Award for Best New Artist (Wikipedia)

iHeart Jingle Ball Tour website

Taylor Swift, BTS, Billie Eilish to Perform at iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour Dates (Variety)

Next Week

01 Oct, Tues: Bring the Soul Ep 6, Energy (Last Ep)
02 Oct, Wed: Yoongi’s vacation log
03 Oct, Thurs: Hobi’s vacation log
04 Oct, Fri: Namjoon’s vacation log

Last Word

Jimin, this is why we love BTS

Where to find BTS This Week

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BTS This Week – Week Ending 22 September 2019


Intro song: uhgood (Spotify)

Image: Roy’s Peak, New Zealand; Photo by Paula May on Unsplash

On this week’s show:

  • Data Drop
  • News
    • BTS returns to work
    • Namjoon donates 100m won to school
  • Next Week
  • Last Word: What I will not talk about on this podcast

Data Drop

Bring the Soul Ep 4: Influence (Weverse)

Billboard 200 album chart

Billboard Hot 100 singles chart

Billboard Artist 100

Billboard Social 50

Billboard World Albums

BTS’s ‘BTS World’ Has Now Claimed The Fifth-Most Weeks At No. 1 Among K-Pop Albums (Forbes)

Billboard World Digital Song Sales

BTS And Nicki Minaj’s ‘Idol’ Is The Rare K-Pop Hit To Live On The Charts For A Full Year (Forbes)

Billboard Soundtracks

Billboard Canadian Hot 100 singles chart

Billboard Canadian Albums

Billboard Japan Hot 100 singles chart

UK Singles

UK Albums

Amazon US Bestsellers

Amazon US Bestsellers of 2019 (So Far)

Amazon US Soundtracks

YouTube Top Artists – Global

YouTube Top Artists – US

BTS YouTube global view data

Stigma (YouTube)

Spotify Global 200 Weekly

Spotify Philippines 200 Weekly

Map of the Soul: Persona (Spotify)

The Truth Untold (Spotify)

SoundCloud Most Played This Week – Pop – All Countries

SoundCloud Most Played This Week – Pop – US

Winter Bear (SoundCloud)

Love Yourself: Her (Spotify)

Love Yourself, Love Your Fans: The BTS ARMY Takes Over (Pollstar)

News

Korean superstars BTS are in New Zealand, seemingly filming a travel show (Stuff NZ)

BTS-Army Research on Twitter

K-Pop superstars BTS are back, a month after announcing their extended break (CNN)

BTS Is Back: Fans Freak Out After K-Pop Band Announces New Tour Dates Following Month-Long ‘Extended Break’ (Newsweek)

BTS is back! Super K-pop group returns after ‘period of rest’ (ABC News)

BTS Announces Official End To Period Of Rest (Soompi)

BTS leader donates 100 mln won for students with hearing impairments (Yonhap)

Next Week

24 Sept, Tuesday: Bring the Soul Ep 5: Cordiality
25 Sept, Wednesday: BT21 Universe Ep 3
26 Sept, Thursday: 2019 Summer Package Release

Last Word

What I will not talk about on this podcast

Where to find BTS This Week

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BTS This Week – Week Ending 15 September 2019


Intro Song: Mic Drop (Spotify)

Featured Image: Photo by Crissy Jarvis on Unsplash

On this week’s show:

  • Data Drop
  • News
    • Everyone celebrates Namjoon’s birthday
    • YouTube no longer counting paid views
    • BTS named Seoul tourism spokespersons for the 3rd year
  • Next Week
  • Last Word: Let Jimin vacation in peace

Data Drop

Bring the Soul Ep 2: Passion (Weverse)

Billboard 200 album chart

Billboard Hot 100 singles chart

Billboard Artist 100

Billboard Social 50

Billboard World Albums

BTS’s ‘Love Yourself: Answer’ Makes History After A Year On The World Albums Chart (Forbes)

BTS Makes History With Their Unprecedented Dominance Of The World Albums Chart (Forbes)

BTS Becomes 1st Artist On Billboard’s World Albums Chart To Take All Top 4 Spots + Red Velvet, NCT 127, And More Rank High (Soompi)

Billboard World Digital Song Sales

BTS’s ‘Mic Drop’ Hits 100 Weeks On The World Digital Song Sales Chart (Forbes)

Billboard Soundtracks

Billboard Canadian Hot 100 singles chart

Billboard Canadian Albums

Billboard Japan Hot 100 singles chart

UK Singles

UK Albums

Amazon US Bestsellers

Amazon US Bestsellers of 2019 (So Far)

Amazon US Soundtracks

YouTube Top Artists – Global

YouTube Top Artists – US

BTS YouTube global view data

Fire (YouTube)

Spotify Global 200 Weekly

Spotify Philippines 200 Weekly

Love Yourself: Tear (Spotify)

SoundCloud Most Played This Week – Pop – All Countries

SoundCloud Most Played This Week – Pop – US

How K-Pop & Punjabi Pop Are Displacing Bollywood on Indian Streaming Services (Rolling Stone)

News

Namjoon’s letter to ARMY: original Korean and English translation (Twitter)

The BTS ARMY Is Planting Trees and Writing Heartfelt Messages for Leader RM’s Birthday (Teen Vogue)

Maintaining credibility and consistency on YouTube: Revisions to YouTube Music Charts and 24-hour record debut policy (YouTube Blog)

YouTube Bans Paid-For Plays From Contributing Towards Its Music Charts (Music Business Worldwide)

YouTube excludes paid-ad views from its music charts and 24-hour records (Musically)

BTS Named The Official Ambassadors Of Seoul For The Third Year In A Row (E!)

BTS Seoul Tourism Videos 2019 (YouTube)

Next Week

17 Sept, Tuesday: Bring the Soul Ep 4: Influence

Last Word

Let Jimin vacation in peace

Where to find BTS This Week

Subscribe at:
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Website

Twitter – btsmamabear

Facebook

YouTube – BTS Mama Bear

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