BTS is the ultimate underdog story, starting with an unknown company and soaring to new heights. Now, as their global popularity continues to soar, they’re breaking world records left and right!
So Do you know how many world records BTS has broken so far!
1. First K-pop artists to win a Billboard Music Award
On May 21, 2017, BTS beat out Selena Gomez and repeat winner Justin Bieber to win “Top Social Artist”. Thye may not have been the first K-pop artist to be nominated. however, they were the first to win!
2. First K-pop group to perform at a US awards show
BTS made a mark on the billboards and made history by being the first K-pop artist to perform at the American music awards!
3. The highest number of copies of a single album on the Gaon chart.
BTS broke this record by selling their 5th mini-album Love Yourself: Her. This album sold 1.6 million copies, the highest number of copies in the history of Gaon’s chart.
4. First K-Pop group to go gold.
BTS became the first group to be certified gold by RIAA with their song ‘Mic Drop’ remix, the song had 500,000 equivalent units between digital downloads and audio and video streaming.
5. Highest-ranking K-Pop album ever on the Billboard 200 chart
Their album Love Yourself: Her peaked at no.7 in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart. This became the highest ranked K-pop album of all time!
6. Highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 hit
BTS broke Billboard history again when their song “DNA” earned the highest charting song for any K-pop group on the Billboard Hot 100- peaking at no.67
7. First K-Pop song to hit 50 million listens on Spotify
2017 was a year where BTS broke so many records, their song “Blood Sweat & Tears” hit 50 million streams on Spotify, making it the most listened to K-Pop song as well as the first K-Pop song to hit 50 million listens.
8. Fastest K-Pop group to hit 10 million YouTube views on a music video
This record proves that A.R.M.Y will do anything for BTS. In October 2016, the “Blood Sweat & Tears” music video hit 10 million views in only 41 hours. “Spring Day” then beat this record by hitting 10 million views in nearly half the time: 26 hours! Then “Not Today” broke this record a third time when it hit 20 million views in less than 72 hours.
9. Highest ranked K-pop track on the Spotify Global Viral 50 Chart
BTS then became the first Korean act to go on to the Spotify’s Global Top 50 chart with their song “DNA”. The success came after scoring the highest ranking song on the Global Viral 50 Chart (“Wings”, at No. 6).
10. Most Billboard 200 albums by any K-pop artist
Love Yourself: Her became the fifth BTS album to appear on the Billboard 200 Chart.
11. Most Twitter engagements
As of September 2017, BTS now officially holds the world record for most Twitter engagements and, more specifically, the most Twitter engagements for a music group.
At the time of the Guinness World Records announcement, BTS had amassed an average of 252,200 retweets per tweet on Twitter, BTS is now featured in The Guinness World Records 2018 edition
12. Highest-ranking Korean solo artist on the Billboard 200 chart
Rapper J-HOPE broke this record not only once but twice! He became the highest ranking Korean solo artist on the billboard 200 chart. His album Hope World ranked no.63, within 1 day of going on sale. Then by March, the album had risen to No. 38 breaking his own record.
13. Fastest K-Pop group to hit 300 million views
BTS completely crushed records when their video for “DNA” hit 300 million views in March 2018. The video (only out for 5 months) made it the fastest K-pop group MV to ever hit this number.
14. Most Tweeted Hashtag in 24 hours
On May 15, 2018, A.R.M.Y broke the Twitter records by tweeting the hashtag #iVoteBTSBBMAs more than 40.8 million times. The previous record holder was the hashtag #ALDUBEBTAMANGPANAHON, which gained 40 million tweets.