BTS aims to enter Billboard Hot 100 with new album

Member Suga said what they want is to be on the Hot 100 chart.

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Korean boy band sensation BTS released their new album on September 18, wishing that they will be able to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The seven-member group made their comeback through the "Love Yourself: Her' album and set a new record by topping iTunes album charts in 73 countries including Singapore, India, US, United Kingdom, Canada, Sweden, France, South Africa, Spain and Russia.

Member Suga said what they want is to be on the Hot 100 chart.

"Whenever we're asked about our goals, we say that we want to enter the Hot 100. But a lot of albums have to be sold and our music has to be streamed a lot. And there's also the radio play factor so it isn't easy," he said, reported Yonhap News.

They are hoping for the best to achieve this.

"Thankfully, U.S. radio stations are showing interest in us, and we're often being selected to be played. We're also selling quite a bit, and many people have their hopes and interests up. This time (we) want to enter the Billboard Hot 100," he added.

"Love Yourself: Her" is one of the most anticipated K-pop albums. It earlier gained 1.21 million copies in pre-orders, a record for a K-pop group, which surprised BTS.

"This time around, if we set our bar high, we thought maybe we could reach 800,000 copies. We were startled after learning the news. think it's the level of trust and love from our fans," said Suga.

The album also features the song "Best of Me," the first collaboration between BTS and The Chainsmokers.

"I never imagined working together with The Chainsmokers before our debut. Before our debut, my goal was to perform at the Olympic Stadium, but we're receiving offers that would have been impossible to even imagine," revealed Rap Monster.

Rap Monster explained that the album was titled "Love Yourself: Her" to focus on the importance of loving one's self.

"We are living in an age where people can learn immediately how others live through social media. But time spent reflecting on ourselves is decreasing. We thought that learning to love ourselves can be the answer to many of things in life," he said.

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