April has been a pretty great month for BTS and their wings, ARMYs. The K-pop superstars dropped their new EP called Map of the Soul: Persona on April 12. On the same day, the music video for their much-anticipated collab with Halsey, "Boy With Luv," also debuted.
In just 24 hours, this music video became the most-streamed debut in YouTube history.
The record was previously held by BLACKPINK; the quartet also made a comeback earlier this month with "Kill This Love."
BTS is continuing to soar, this time breaking another record on Spotify. "Boy With Luv" featuring Halsey has hit #3 on Spotify's Global Top 50, setting a new record for the highest position ever attained by a K-pop artist. On top of that, Map of the Soul: Persona is currently the most-streamed K-pop album on Spotify in 24 hours. ICYDK, the crown used to belong to their last album, Love Yourself: Answer, which means these kings broke their own record.
Map of the Soul: Persona is also the first K-pop album to have all seven tracks debut on the Global Top 50 chart. And in the second week of April 2019, BTS became the first K-pop and Asian artists to surpass five billion streams on Spotify.
It might be time for another BTS binge, amirite?
ICYMI, here's the group's SNL debut:
As for what we can expect next, the boys are headed to the 2019 Billboard Music Awards to perform "Boy With Luv" with Halsey, where they're nominated for two awards: Top Social Artist and Top Duo/Group.
Congratulations, BTS (and of course, ARMYs)!
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