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BTS claims 3 new Guinness World Records titles on TikTok, Instagram, Twitter

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K-pop boy group superstars BTS have added three more world records to their list of achievements in 2022.

The South Korean superstars now hold three new titles: most Instagram followers for a music group, most TikTok followers for a music group, and most Twitter followers for a music group, which they set in February. These bring their total Guinness World Records titles to 28.

According to Guinness World Records, BTS had 60,151,959 Instagram followers in February.

In December, BTS member V also broke the record for fastest time to 1 million Instagram followers (43 minutes) and fastest time to 10 million Instagram followers (4 hours and 52 minutes).

BTS is now the most followed musical act on TikTok, with 45.7 million fans.

They’re also the 16th most popular account overall, excluding TikTok’s own account.

With 44,167,059 followers on Twitter, BTS has also cemented their popularity.

According to Guinness, One Direction had achieved and re-confirmed the title several times. The last record set by the British boy band was in 2017, when they reached 31,747,631.

“With 44,167,059 followers, @BTS_twt is the account with most followers on Twitter for a music group in the history of the platform. Previously, the title had been achieved and re-confirmed several times by British boyband One Direction, with the last record being set at 31,747,631 followers in 2017,”

GUINNESS STATED.

In 2019, BTS also got the titles for most Twitter engagements (average retweets) for a music group and most Twitter engagements (average retweets).

In September last year, Guinness World Records announced that BTS entered its 2022 Hall of Fame with 23 records.

Here are the 28 Guinness World Records titles set by BTS:

  • Most followers on Instagram for a music group – 60,151,959 – February 2022
  • Most followers on TikTok for a music group – 45.7 million – February 2022
  • Most followers for a music group on Twitter – 44,167,059 – February 2022

BTS MUSIC RECORDS

  • First K-pop act to reach No.1 on the US albums chart – First Place – June 2, 2018
  • First K-pop act to reach No.1 on the US Artist 100 – First Place- June 2, 2018
  • First K-pop group to reach the Top 10 on the US singles chart – First Place – June 2, 2018
  • Highest annual earnings for a K-Pop band (current year) – $50 million – June 1, 2020
  • Most viewers for a music concert live stream on a bespoke platform – 756,000 – June 24, 2020
  • Most tickets sold for a livestreamed concert (current year) – 756,000 tickets – June 14, 2020
  • Most weeks at No.1 on Billboard’s Social 50 chart – 189 weeks – August 1, 2020
  • Most “daesang” (“grand prize”) awards won at the Mnet Asian Music Awards – 13 total number – December 6, 2020
  • Best-selling album in South Korea – 4,440,818 units sold – March 1, 2021
  • Most Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards won by a music group – 5 total number – March 13, 2021
  • Most weeks on the US Hot 100 by a K-pop track – 32 weeks – April 10, 2021
  • Most weeks at No.1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart- 18 weeks – April 10, 2021
  • Most streamed act on Spotify (group) – 16,300,000,000 total number – April 27, 2021

BTS SOCIAL MEDIA RECORDS

  • Most Twitter engagements (average retweets) for a music group – 422,228 engagements – April 29, 2019
  • Most Twitter engagements (average retweets) – 422,228 engagements – April 29, 2019
  • Fastest time to reach one million followers on TikTok – 3 hours 31 min – Sept. 25, 2019
  • Most viewed YouTube video in 24 hours – 101,100,000 views – Aug. 22, 2020
  • Most followers on Instagram for a music group – 40,220,226 – April 22, 2021

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS BROKEN BY BTS’ “BUTTER”

  • Most streamed track on Spotify in the first 24 hours – 11,042,335 streams – May 21, 2021
  • Most viewers for the premiere of a music video on YouTube – 3,900,000 total number – May 24, 2021
  • Most viewers for the premiere of a video on YouTube – 3,900,000 views – May 21, 2021
  • Most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours – 108,200,000 times – May 22, 2021
  • .Most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group – 108,200,000 – May 22, 2021

BTS’ V

  • Fastest time to reach one million followers on Instagram in just 43 minutes
  • Fastest time to reach 10 million followers on Instagram in 4 hours and 52 minutes

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