Bangtan Sonyeondan, also known as Bangtan Boys, a South Korean boy band, has been admitted into the Guinness World Records Hall of Fame.
Among several Billboard music awards, Asian music awards, and other honors, BTS has amassed a staggering 23 Guinness World Records titles in musical and social networks.
“Despite their young age, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook have left a mark in the current cultural landscape, breaking free from the constraints of their home market and of a language, South Korean, that remains widely unknown to the international public,” Guinness World Records said in a declaration.
The record-breaking trio rose to prominence in 2018 when they became the first K-pop group to be nominated for a Grammy Award for their song Dynamite.
Today, they are the most played music group on Spotify (beating the British band Coldplay) and the most followed music group on Instagram, as they continue to top the charts with singles such as “Butter,” “Boy With Luv” (feat. Halsey), and “Mic Drop” (feat Steve Aoki).
Their official Twitter account also set a record for the most Twitter interactions (average retweets) for a music group, which they have surpassed four times!
Their May 2021 release, “Butter,” broke five records, including the most views for a music video debut on YouTube (previously held by BTS’ hit “Dynamite”) and the most played tune on Spotify in the first 24 hours.
The septet also collaborated with UNICEF in 2017 for their Love Myself campaign against violence and teen abuse, and they have frequently tackled psychological problems in their lyrics and public remarks.