The Weeknd congratulates BTS for record-breaking Billboard No 1 song 'Dynamite', fans want them to collaborate
The Weeknd is showing big love for BTS in a new post on social media. It is always refreshing to see celebrities support one another in their careers, especially when it extends to those outside of their own country, and The Weeknd's message for the mega K-pop group is something we want to see more of.
Earlier today (August 31), the Twitter channel Kpop Billboard announced a significant achievement by BTS: "'Dynamite' by BTS is the first song by an Asian act in 57 years to earn a #1 spot on Billboard Hot 100 since Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto in 1963 with a song 'Sukiyaki'. It is also the only song by an Asian act to debut straight at #1 on the chart."
"Dynamite" by BTS is the first song by an asian act in 57 years to earn a #1 spot on Billboard Hot 100 since Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto in 1963 with a song "Sukiyaki".— Kpop Billboard (@K_Billboard) August 31, 2020
It is also the only song by an asian act to debut straight at #1 on the chart.
The announcement caught the attention of the contemporary R&B star who replied with congratulations for the band, saying, "Really cool. this is so big for asian artists. huge congratulations to @bts_bighit."
really cool. this is so big for asian artists. huge congratulations to @bts_bighit https://t.co/G1lWgeYf90— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) August 31, 2020
The Weeknd's tweet drew nearly 20,000 comments and 300,000 likes with fans sharing "massive respect" for the singer. "King appreciating talent," said a fan while another wrote, "We love a king that cares bout culture."
Massive respect— Austin (@austin63867) August 31, 2020
king appreciating talent— 𝑨𝒅𝒂𝒓𝒔𝒉 𝑱𝒉𝒂 (@xadarshz) August 31, 2020
We love a king that cares bout culture ❤️— Omarxo (@bluesuitabel) August 31, 2020
The BTS Army was also impressed by The Weeknd's support. "Thank you so much legend !!!" shared a BTS fan.
Thank you so much legend !!! 💜💜💜💜— ☯︎ JK D♥Y !!! 🎈 (@ariimyg) August 31, 2020
In response to one comment, "broooo bts x weeknd stans are gonna lose it," one BTS fan replied, "I CAN CONFIRM WE ARE" with a clip of both The Weeknd and BTS.
broooo bts x weeknd stans are gonna lose it— merry (@SHEISTESFAYE) August 31, 2020
I CAN CONFIRM WE ARE pic.twitter.com/gZUzVAcFnO— BRI⁷ ABEL TWEETED ABOUT BTS (@yoongiaep) August 31, 2020
Other fans are hyped for a collaboration between The Weeknd and BTS. "OH MY GOD!!! ABEL COLLAB WITH #BTS PLEASE!!!" wrote a fan while another added, "omg kinggg just bring collab already they said they wanna collab with you."
OH MY GOD!!! ABEL COLLAB WITH #BTS PLEASE!!! pic.twitter.com/I9vLTpMHpv— N ⁷⟬⟭🍯🐻 𝒮𝓊𝑔𝒶’𝓈 𝐼𝓃𝓉𝑒𝓇𝓁𝓊𝒹𝑒 (@nwinter_bear) August 31, 2020
omg kinggg just bring collab already they said they wanna collab with you pic.twitter.com/VdKr5Yarcy— ً (@lucixgod_) August 31, 2020
Later, The Weeknd thanked his fans for their support with a follow-up tweet, saying, "I’m seeing all the fan love on here today. thank you guys. XO."
'Dynamite' released at midnight on August 21 and follows their other English single 'MIC Drop', remixed by Steve Aoki and featuring Desiigner, which released in 2017. Thirty minutes before 'Dynamite' and its accompanying music video released, the group hosted a 'Countdown Live' for their massive fanbase. Read our review on 'Dynamite' here.
The success of the track has been making numerous headlines since its release and it is not stopping. Earlier today, Forbes reported that 'Dynamite' sold a quarter of a million copies in its first week in the US. The publisher then reported that the track outsold the rest of the top 50 bestselling songs in the US this week combined and shared the news of its Billboard Hot 100 debut.