BTS enters 2022 Guinness World Records Hall of Fame
BTS has “Dynamite” news!
But before members of the K-Pop group’s avid fandom take to the streets, no, their tour doesn’t start again.
Instead, the group is inducted into the 2022 Guinness World Records Hall of Fame with an impressive 23 records thanks to their successes for a multitude of tracks, from “Butter” to “Mic Drop”.
“BTS has collected 23 breathtaking Guinness World Records titles through music and social media – an incredible result also achieved thanks to the enthusiasm of their fans, the ARMY”, Guinness World Records said in a statement on Thursday. “As for their ability to have fun, amaze and communicate through music and dance moves, as well as their dedication to breaking records… that’s certainly what makes BTS the perfect fit for our Hall of Fame 2022! “
The boy group has set 11 of those 23 world records in the past year alone, according to Guinness. In May 2021, their hit “Butter” all by itself achieved five records, including most streamed track on Spotify in first 24 hours (11 million), most viewers for clip premiere on YouTube (3.9 million), most watched clip in 24 hours ( 108 million) and more.
In addition to these impressive musical accolades, BTS is also the most streamed group on Spotify (beating UK group Coldplay) and the most followed music group on Instagram, according to Guinness World Records.
But the announcement also made sure to mention the impact of the boy group on international society and culture.
“Despite their young age, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook have left their mark on the current cultural landscape, breaking free from the limits of their home market and one language, the South Korean, which remains largely unknown to the international public, ”said Guinness World Records.
Sharing South Korean culture with the rest of the world is a goal BTS members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook had from the start.
In an interview with Billboard in September 2020, BTS member RM said, “I think from a culture perspective, I think it’s really important to get acquainted. So first of all, we think… that for a lot of Americans (they weren’t) familiar with (us) – we look different, we (sing) different, we have different choreography, different music videos, like everything, even the lifestyle. But I think over time we do these shows, songs, concerts, and awards, I think a lot of people in the US music market get a little bit closer (to us). I think that’s great and that’s what we actually wanted.
In addition to their 23 records and Hall of Fame induction, BTS will also receive a two-page release in the upcoming Guinness World Records 2022 print book.
It’s safe to say that BTS is “buttery sweet” and “will draw you in like no other”!