BTS aka Bangtan Boys have set a new Guinness World Record title for having highest viewers for a music concert live stream.
According to reports, 756,000 people belonging to 100 different countries tuned in to the performance on July 14, 2020, which included a 13 song setlist and some interluding chat between the BTS members, all being broadcast live from Seoul, South Korea.
The streamed concert was in lieu of a live performance, which is restricted due to current scenario across the globe due to the outbreak of Coronavirus. The availability to the live stream was a South Korean app and website, WeVerse, with tickets going on sale for $25.
Their recent online concert held as part of their 7th anniversary celebrations Bang Bang Con: The Live, which took place a few days before their Japanese album, Map of the Soul: 7 – The Journey aired. Among the hits BTS performed during the concert were “Boy With Luv” and “Just One Day”.
BTS member JIMIN was quoted as saying to Guiness World Records, “Though we may not be able to see each other at this time, we’ve been constantly striving to grow as a group.”
“We are coping up with it pretty well so hope that you too can overcome this time by finding the small joy within,” he added.
Notably, this is not the only Guinness World Records BTS holds, they have multiple records titles such as the first K-pop act to reach number one on the US album chart, best selling album (South Korea) and most twitter engagements.
In March last year, BTS achieved a Guinness World Records for the most used hashtag in 24 hours, tweeting #TwitterBestFandom 60,055,339 times.
The septet also has a records of having reached seven digit worth followers on popular video platform, TIKTok in merely three hours and 31 minutes.
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