Korean musicians make it into Top 50 global Spotify list

SEOUL, 21 Sept 2017:

BTS became the first Korean musician to break into the top 50 artists played on global music streaming service Spotify, reported South Korea’s Yonhap news agency today.

DNA, the lead track of BTS’ latest EP album Love Yourself: Her, reached number 50 on the Spotify’s Global Top 50 playlist, according to Big Hit Entertainment. The chart ranks the most streamed artist on the platform on a daily basis.

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Spotify was launched in 2008 and currently has some 140 million users, including 60 million paid subscribers, as of July 2017.

Upon its release yesterday, Love Yourself: Her topped iTunes album charts in 73 countries – including the US, Britain, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada and Japan, while DNA landed at number 1 on iTunes’ top songs charts in 29 nations.

DNA also became the fastest K-pop music video to reach 20 million views on YouTube.

– Bernama

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