BTS are back at No. 1 on the Hot 100 this week, as they are now officially credited as a featured act on Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo’s “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat),” which rockets to the highest rung on the all-genre tally thanks in large part to a new remix released recently which features the South Korean boy band.
The tune is their second No. 1 on the Hot 100, with both cuts rising to the peak position this year. BTS is not alone in this accomplishment, and with their latest win on the tally, the sepet joins a group of musicians who are tied with one another for the most chart-toppers on the list so far this year.
BTS are currently on the same level as Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Travis Scott, Roddy Ricch and Megan Thee Stallion, all of whom have also claimed the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 twice in 2020.
Grande became the first musician to score a pair of leaders this year, and her wins were only separated by one week. She and Justin Bieber debuted their charity track “Stuck With U” atop the tally in May. Then in early June the singer joined Lady Gaga on “Rain on Me,” which also opened in front of all other cuts.
Rapper Roddy Ricch collected his first No. 1 hit with “The Box,” which ruled for 11 consecutive frames, which is easily enough to make it the longest-running controller of 2020. Months after that track fell from the throne, the newcomer and DaBaby sent their collaborative tune “Rockstar” to the peak as well.
After working with rising talent Doja Cat on a remix of her pop hit “Say So” which pushed the title to No. 1, Nicki Minaj landed her second-ever Hot 100 champion just over a month later alongside 6ix9ine on “Trollz,” which opened in first place.
Megan Thee Stallion also landed her first two Hot 100 No. 1s this year, first with Beyoncé on her own “Savage” and then as a featured guest on Cardi B’s “WAP,” which blasted onto the tally as high as a single can climb.
Last week, Travis Scott became the fifth musician to chart more than one No. 1 smash on the Hot 100 in 2020, as his new tune “Franchise,” a collaboration with Young Thug and M.I.A., debuted in first place. Back in May, he and Kid Cudi launched “The Scotts,” a semi-self-titled single (as it was officially credited to both the artists as soloists and as a duo called The Scotts) at No. 1 as well.
BTS started their all-English hit “Dynamite” in the driver’s seat less than two months ago, and since they made history by doing so, that cut has managed to rule for three nonconsecutive turns. Now, thanks to their massive fan base’s willingness to buy anything the band has worked on, “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” is the biggest track in the country this frame.
At the moment, no act has collected a trio of rulers in 2020, but the year isn’t over yet, and there is still plenty of time for other musicians (such as Drake or Bieber) to join in on the fun with a second No. 1, or for any of the six artists mentioned above to score a third winner.