K-Pop group BTS sets a Guinness World Record
South Korean boy band BTS recently received the honor of being featured in the 2018 edition of “The Guinness World Records,” which was released on Aug. 29.
The seven-member boy band, also known as Bangtan Boys and Bulletproof Boy Scouts, had the second most Twitter engagements just below former One Direction member, Harry Styles. As for group acts, BTS topped the list, according to the popular K-Pop breaking news site, AllKPop.
The section is based on the average number of retweets per tweet they receive in which the count was calculated back in May (an average of 152,112 retweets per tweet). Since then, BTS’ average retweets has gone even higher to reach the highest rank and surpass Harry Styles’.
According to socialblade, which tracks social media statistics and engagements, BTS now averages 217,283 retweets per tweet making the band one of top influencers on the microblogging platform.
Meanwhile, following the news of their Guinness feature, BTS’s record label, Big Hit Entertainment, released the teaser music video for one of the songs included in the group’s upcoming record Love Yourself.
The music video, entitled “Serendipity” is a two-and-a-half minute-long music video focusing on a BTS member as he sings a contemplative alternative R&B love songs amidst a variety of light and airy sets. The song contained lyrics written by Rap Monster and has gained more than 14 million views since it was uploaded on YouTube on Sept. 4.
In the Philippines, BTS had a two-day concert back in May. It was the group’s third visit in the country in support of its 2016 album, “Wings.” It was also a historical concert as it was the first time that BTS staged a two-day concert outside Korea.