BTS has written down the year 2021 as one in which they broke multiple records as a kpop group. Their previous track and newly released singles and collab set new records for the band. However, it is not the end! 2021 has brought numerous surprises for ARMYs as well. Who would have thought we would see BTS members’ individual social media accounts? As we all know, the members did not have their personal social media accounts. But after coming on Instagram, BTS has even broken new records with their brand-new entries! Indeed 2021 brought various special moments for BTS as well as ARMYs!
With their records breaking year, BTS brought numerous Guinness World Records in 2021. After all, those titles do not limit to music only. The group has earned titles spanning cross social media, cultural prizes, entertainment awards, including upbeat music. With the support of ARMYs, BTS smashed worlds records in 2021, dominating most Twitter engagements (average retweets) for a music group. They have left traces on Spotify, YouTube as well. However, nothing of it was an easy task. It is the fruit of their hard work and the soul of their music. Therefore, BTS has racked up various records with their previous tracks and newly released ones.
The global stars BTS secured around 13 Guinness World records in 2021, which summed up a total of 25 records spanning across music, entertainment awards, social media, and cultural categories. Of course, this is not the ending! With so many awards and titles, this feat of BTS has landed them a spot in the Guinness World Records 2022 Hall of Fame! Therefore, the show is not over yet, ARMYs!
We have prepared a list of records and awards won by BTS in 2021, giving a glimpse of their achievements. The septet has written down their names across numerous Guinness World Records, Billboards, and many more. It seems BTS has set the world on fire with its charismatic performance and captivating music!
‘Dynamite’ Showed Dynamic Results
Record – Most Week on the US Hot 100 by a Kpop Track
Dynamite is the first English track by BTS band, which spent 32 weeks on Billboard’s all-genre Hot 100 chart. Finally, in 2021, it earned the title for most weeks on the US Hot 100 by a Kpop track. It was not all. The song had global hot led the chart for three weeks which was 5 September 2020 to 12 September 2020 and 3 October 2020.
Afterward, Dynamite roomed in the top two for seven weeks and followed in the top 10 for 13 weeks. Thus, Dynamite secured its place on the chart while being in the top 50 since its No. 1 debut on 5 September 2020.
Record – Most Week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales Chart
The amazing result by BTS’s Dynamite left in 2021 with topping another global chart. BTS had released Dynamite in 2020, which surpassed the summer hit song Despacito by Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, and Justin Bieber, with most weeks at No. 1. And thus, since 10 April, the South Korean boy group BTS’s track spent 18 non-consecutive weeks at No.1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sale Chart. Finally, BTS’ Dynamite won the crowned record title from Fonsi’s 17-week No.1 summer hit.
‘Map Of The Soul: 7’ Set A New Record In South Korea
Record – Best-Selling Album in South Korea
BTS’s seventh studio album Map of the Soul: 7 set a new record by selling an incredible number of 4,440,818 copies in South Korea since March 2021. Previously, the group had set the record for a best-selling album in South Korea with Map of the Soul: Persona, which is their 2019’s EP that also had hit astounding figures in the home country and on the international level. And once again, BTS outdid themselves and beat their own previous record and Map of the Soul: 7 becoming the best-selling album in South Korea! Another remarkable footprint is left by BTS in the home ground.
BTS Took Over Spotify
Record- Most Streamed Artists on Spotify (Group)
Another achievement secured by the band on Spotify in 2021. The South Korean group BTS earned the record for most-streamed act on Spotify (group) in April 2021, which was previously received by the British band Coldplay. It was revealed at the time of the announcement that BTS’s music had been streamed 16.3 billion times on Spotify, which is a huge success for the group! At the time of writing, the group’s track Dynamite has been played over 1 billion. It is not even surprising that BTS is listed in the top 3 of Spotify’s World Most Streamed Artist of 2021!
How can we forget the captivating night of the Grammy Awards? BTS became the first Korean nominee to perform their own song Dynamite at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards on 14 March 2021. Besides, on 23 November 2021, at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, BTS’ Butter secured a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, which will be held on 31 January 2022 in Los Angeles. Although BTS didn’t win the award last year, ARMYs should get ready to witness a dazzling records-breaking year for BTS, just like 2021 was.
7 Big Kids Won Nickelodeon Kids’ Heart
Record- Most Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards by a Music Group
The powerhouse of the South Korean music industry, BTS, secured the record for most Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards won by a Music Group in March 2021. The group achieved a total number of five wins during the event. With earning the title, BTS shares this record with Fifth Harmony (USA), who had received their fifth award at the 31st edition of the event in 2018.
BTS’ Hotshots On The Billboard Hot 100
Besides Dynamite, Butter and Permission To Dance also secured a position on the top 10 best-selling songs in the US in 2021. According to Billboard, Butter was number one, Dynamite was the second, and Permission To Dance secured the fifth position. With their collab single with Coldplay, BTS also broke numerous records in 2021. BTS X Coldplay My Universe topped Billboard Global 200, US Billboard Hot 100 during their first week of release. Dynamite, Butter, and Permission To Dance also made it to the top on the Billboard Global 200 Chart In July 2021.
Mentioning BTS records of 2021 and forgetting the Smooth Like Butter is not possible! After all, Butter deserves special mention for BTS 2021 Guinness World records. The track collected five titles after the first hours of its release. Take a look at the following records set by BTS’ Butter in 2021:
Most Streamed Track on Spotify in the first 24 Hours – The track secured the position with 11,042,335 streams on the day of its release.
Most Viewers for the Premiere of a Vide on YouTube – It got 3,900,000 views
Most Viewers for the Premiere of a Music Video on YouTube – With 3,900,000 viewers, the track earned another title to their recording breaking list.
Most Viewed YouTube Music Video in 24 Hours – ARMYs know how to surprise their beloved idols. With 108,200,000 views within 24 hours, BTS set another record in 2021.
Most Viewed YouTube Music Video in 24 Hours by a Kpop Group – With 108,200,000 views, Butter beat the group’s previous track, Dynamite, which had achieved 101,100,00 views.
BTS’ Instagram Accounts Are Breakers Like The Members
Record – Most Followed Group on Instagram
BTS is the most followed group on Instagram after raking up the astounding number of 58.3 million dedicated followers. Previously the crown was with the British band One Direction, which passed down to the Bangtan Boys of South Korea whenever the band rose to fame or joined the platform. While the boys break records, ARMYs do not hesitate to raise their voices to let the world know that after taking over Twitter and Tiktok, the septet can also count on a colossal following on Instagram!
Record – Fastest Time to Reach 1 and 10 million followers on Instagram
The group also broke new records, once again, in December 2021 after the band set their Instagram accounts to the public. BTS’ member Kim Taehyung, known by his stage name V, in particular, started gaining followers and earned record after record. It includes the Fastest time to reach 1 million followers on Instagram, which was attained in only 43 minutes, and the Fastest time to reach 10 million followers on Instagram, which was achieved in a little under 5 hours.
BTS has embarked on a new journey in 2022. Just all those mentioned records, awards have brightened the group’s path, the future will be more dazzling. After all, BTS and ARMYs will continue walking down this path together!