Thursday, May 30, 2024

BTS Fans Power Charlie Puth, Jung Kook Single to Number 1 Over Taylor Swift, Beyonce


Surprise! Fans of K Pop group BTS have created a little chaos on the charts this morning.

BTS star Jung Kook is number 1 on iTunes in a duet with Charlie Puth. Their song, “Left and Right,” toppled new releases from Beyonce and Taylor Swift for the top position.

Swift, like the two men, dropped a new single last night. Beyonce had a few days’ jump on all of them with her “Break My Soul,: and now we know why she went early.

Puth’s smart manager and record execs really came up with a great idea to partner the singer songwriter with a BTS star. Puth needed a jumpstart to his career, and this was certainly the best idea anyone’s had in a long time.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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