Five of the group’s records are from their recent hit, “Butter.”
In honor of their record-breaking achievements in music and social media, BTS has been inducted into the Guinness World Records’ Hall of Fame.
“[The group has] collected a jaw-dropping 23 Guinness World Records titles—an amazing result achieved also thanks to the enthusiasm of their fans, the ARMY,” Guinness World Records writes in a press release. “[Through this,] they have cemented their place in the Hall of Fame.”
Through the feat, members RM, Suga, Jin, Jungkook, V, J-Hope, and Jimin will have a spread in the upcoming Guinness World Records 2022 book.
Their induction comes as no surprise as the boy band regularly break records, whether its Youtube views or physical album sales. In the past year alone, BTS has set 11 of the 23 world records they currently hold.
Their smash hit “Butter” released back in May, single-handedly broke five records: the most streamed track on Spotify in the first 24 hours at 11 million, most viewers for the premiere of a music video and any video on YouTube at 3.9 million, and most viewed music video of any act and by a K-pop group in 24 hours at 108 million.
Other notable feats include the most streamed group on Spotify, the most followed music group on Instagram, and the most tickets sold for an online concert.
More than a music act
Apart from their records, though, Guinness World Records also honors the group’s global impact and influence.
“Despite their young age, [the members] have left a mark in the present cultural landscape, breaking free from the limitations of their home market and of a language, Hangul, that remains widely unknown to the international public,” the authority on record-breaking achievements adds. “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 Records also calls the group “the flagship of South Korea’s pop revolution” as global inspiration and trendsetters—for good.
BTS is known for raising awareness around Korean culture and language, which earned them the prestigious 5th Class of the Order of Cultural Merit, the Flower Crown.
They have also pushed for self-love, self-acceptance, and mental health awareness through their lyrics.
In perhaps their most notable non-music engagement, the group partnered up with UNICEF for their Love Myself campaign against children and teen abuse. It shows “their positivity and openness towards themes that are often considered taboo.”
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