BTS Maps New History For K-Pop With Record-Breaking 5 Billion Streams On Spotify
BTS and ARMYs just welcomed a new era with chart-topping success.
It was a worldwide domination for BTS and ARMYs as the release of the boy group’s highly-anticipated album Map of the Soul: Persona on April 12 saw the creation of new records and history. Spotify also gladly witnessed on its platform where fans did not hold back in showing the power of their fandom through record-breaking streams.
RM, Jin, J-Hope, Suga, Jimin, V, and Jungkook made history as the first K-Pop group to surpass five billion streams on the music-streaming platform. They also set the record as the first artist from Asia to achieve such milestone.
Celebrating the release of their album, the boys dedicated a special Spotify playlist to their beloved ARMYs, who made everything possible for their favorite boys and supported them through these achievements. For the next seven days, the boy group will take over the Teen Party playlist, selecting songs from artists all over the world and sharing them with fans.
BTS’ Teen Party playlist comprise of hits by Halsey, whom the boy group collaborated for the album’s title track “Boy With Luv“. Additionally, the playlist includes Queen’s legendary anthem “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Billie Eillish’s “idontwannabeyouanymore”.
Aside from reaching five billion streams on Spotify, the boy group also boasts ten million followers on the platform. Moreover, member J-Hope recently surpassed BIGBANG’s G-Dragon to be the most followed K-Pop soloist on the music-streaming site.
Last year, Spotify named “Fake Love” as the most streamed K-Pop track of 2018 after recording more than 219 million streams.