BTS have broken so many records in 2021 that, despite being included in our celebrity record breakers recap of the year, they get their very own round-up! 🎉

From music to entertainment, the band has broken a total of 25 Guinness World Records titles – 13 of them only this year! 

They also earned a coveted spot in the Guinness World Records 2022 Hall of Fame. 

These are the many, many records gathered by the Bangtan Boys in 2021. 💜

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Best-selling album in South Korea 💜

As of March 2021, BTS’ seventh studio album Map of the Soul: 7 sold an incredible number of copies (4,440,818) in BTS' home country. 😱 

The record for best-selling album in South Korea was previously reached with Map of the Soul: Persona, the group’s 2019 EP (which stands for "extended play", meaning it's a recording with more tracks than a single but less than a full album 🎵). 

With Map of the Soul:7, BTS outdid themselves and broke their old record! 🙌

Most weeks on the US Hot 100 by a K-pop track 🌸

The boy-band’s first English track “Dynamite” was a real success! 👑

After spending its 32nd week on Billboard’s all-genre Hot 100 chart, in 2021 it achieved the title for most weeks on the US Hot 100 by a K-pop track. 

The song led the chart for three weeks (5-12 September and 3 October 2020) and, after that, it remained in the Top 50 since its debut in September 2020. 🥰

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Most weeks at No.1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart 🥂

Yet another success gathered by "Dynamite". ✨

As of 10 April 2021, the banger song from BTS spent 18th non-consecutive weeks at No.1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart and made history. 

Did you know that "Dynamite" snatched the record title from summer hit "Despacito"? 🌊

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Most streamed act on Spotify (group) 🎧

Surpassing the British band Coldplay, BTS are officially the most streamed act on Spotify (group) ever.

At the time of the announcement, BTS' music (led by popular tracks "Dynamite" and "Boy With Luv") had been streamed 16.3 billion times on Spotify. That's a lot! 🧨

No surprise, then, that BTS are among the top three of Spotify's world most streamed artists of 2021. 🔥

Most Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards won by a music group 🦋

In March 2021, BTS collected the record for most Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards won by a music group with five wins.

BTS share this record with Fifth Harmony (USA).

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Butter: The Round-Up 🧈 

A special mention goes to “Butter”! 💛

The single, BTS’ second English hit, was released in May and has broken five records in the very first hours! 

The record titles broken by “Butter”:

  • Most streamed track on Spotify in the first 24 hours (11,042,335 streams in the first day)
  • Most viewers for the premiere of a music video on YouTube (3,900,000 total number)
  • Most viewers for the premiere of a video on YouTube (3,900,000 views)
  • Most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group(it was viewed 108,200,000 times)
  • Most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours (108,200,000 views)

A release that went smooth like butter, indeed! 🧈

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Do you think BTS' records are limited to music? Definitely not! 👀

Prepare your Instagram feeds, because in 2021 the septet has taken the platform by storm. 📱

Most followers on Instagram for a music group 🥰

With 40,220,226 followers, BTS are the most followed group on Instagram as of 22 April 2021. 

BTS' loyal ARMY proved that, after Twitter and TikTok, their idols can count on a huge following on Instagram as well. 🎉😎 

Fastest time to reach 1 and 10 million followers on Instagram 🐅

BTS' very own ‘V’, stage name of Kim Taehyung (Republic of Korea), recently created a lot of buzz on Instagram! 🌸 

V broke two followers records a few hours after the band members collectively set their accounts public:

  • Fastest time to reach 1 million followers on Instagram (achieved in just 43 minutes).
  • Fastest time to reach 10 million followers on Instagram (in little under five hours).

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At Guinness World Records HQ, not one month of 2021 went by without mentioning BTS and their records. 😻

We are eager to see how many more they will break in 2022! 💜