Popular Korean band BTS enters into Guinness World Records Hall of Fame

Formed in 2010 and debuted in 2013 with their 2 Cool 4 Skool, BTS band registered in the Guinness Book of World Records recently.


September 3, 2021

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The Korean Band, Bangtan Boys or popularly known as BTS has added another feather in their cap by winning the Guinness World Records Hall of Fame with their 23 records. Formed in 2010 and debuted in 2013 with their 2 Cool 4 Skool, BTS has taken the internet by storm with their popular tracks like Dynamite, Butter, Boy with Love, and their latest Permission to Dance.

The story of BTS

The Bangtan Boys that translates as ‘Bulletproof Boy Scouts have risen to international fame in 2018 after their song ‘Mic Drop’ recorded in Korean and Japanese in 2017 started trending. The seven-member boys’ band consists of Jin, Suga, J Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. The band started scorching the music floor with their singles like Butter released in May this year garnering the record of ‘Most Viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours’. Butter also single-handedly fetched them five records including ‘most streamed track on Spotify in the first 24 hours’.

BTS’ official accounts snatched the most Twitter engagements (average retweets) for a music group. And, BTS did this four times altogether.

BTS rules Youtube

With 40 million followers, they also hold a record of the most-viewed YouTube video in 24 hours by a K-Pop group, the fastest time to reach one million followers on the video-sharing platform, TikTok. The Boys Band is the most streamed group on the music platform overtaking British band Coldplay and they are also the most followed music group on Instagram. ‘This constant strive for excellence and relatability — paired to an upbeat sound and jaw-dropping choreographies — is the secret ingredient of what is arguably the hit band of the moment’, Guinness World Record news mentioned.

With several Billboard Music Awards and Asian music awards, BTS has collected 23 Guinness World Records titles across music and social media, thus earning its place in Guinness World Records Hall of Fame.

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