Popular K-Pop boy group BTS has earned a new Guinness World Record!
Guinness World Records announced on 23 Oct that BTS has hit the record for the fastest time to reach one million followers on TikTok.
On 25 Sept, 7.40pm KST, BTS joined TikTok and they hit the million mark by 11.11pm KST. In just 3 hours and 31 minutes, BTS set a new record of reaching one million followers.
BTS reached two million followers in 13 hours and three million followers in 59 hours (two and a half days) according to TikTok.
This is not the only Guinness World Record that BTS holds.
Their hit single ‘Boy With Luv’ featuring Halsey gained the Guinness World Records title of ‘Most viewed YouTube video in 24 hours’ (as well as ‘Most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours’ and ‘Most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group’.
The K-pop boy group also holds ‘Most Twitter engagement (average retweets) for a music group’ title and ‘Most Twitter engagement (average retweets) title.
BTS’s ‘Map of the Soul: Persona’ set the record as the best-selling album in South Korean history.
BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys is a South Korean boy band formed in Seoul in 2013.
Members consist of Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook.
The group co-writes and produces most of their material.
Originally a hip hop group, their musical style has evolved to include a wide range of genres.
Their lyrics, often focused on personal and social commentary, touch on the themes of mental health, troubles of school-age youth, the journey towards loving oneself, and individualism.
BTS has travelled worldwide to perform outside of South Korea, as the band is also popular internationally.
BTS has sold fifteen million albums locally and is the best-selling artist to debut in the 2010s, based on Gaon Music Chart.
In 2018, BTS was the second best-selling artist worldwide based on IFPI’s Global Artist Chart.
They are also the only non-English speaking artist to enter the chart.
For three years in a row, BTS won Top Social Artist and Top Duo/Group at the 26th Billboard Music Awards. /TISG