South Korean boy band Bangtan Sonyeondan or Bangtan Boys, popularly known by the acronym BTS have been inducted into the Guinness World Records Hall of Fame.
Among several Billboard music awards, Asian music awards and many others, BTS have collected a jaw-dropping 23 Guinness World Records titles across music and social media
“Despite their young age, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook have left a mark in the present cultural landscape, breaking free from the limitations of their home market and of a language, South Korean, that remains widely unknown to the international public,” said the Guinness World Records in a statement.
The record-breaking group rose to fame in 2018 and became the first K-pop group to ever receive a Grammy Award nomination for their song Dynamite.
Today, they are the most streamed group on Spotify (beating the British band Coldplay) and the most followed music group on Instagram as they continue to top the charts with hits like “Butter,” “Boy With Luv” (feat Halsey) and “Mic Drop” (feat Steve Aoki).
Their official Twitter account also snatched the record for the most Twitter engagements (average retweets) for a music group – a record that they have topped four times!
Their May 2021 release, “Butter,” single-handedly snatched five records, including for finding most viewers for the premiere of a music video on YouTube (previously held by BTS’ success “Dynamite”) and for the most streamed track on Spotify in the first 24 hours.
In 2017, the septet had also partnered up with UNICEF for their Love Myself campaign against violence and teen abuse, and have often addressed mental health issues in their lyrics and public speeches.
From : pk.mashable.com