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BTS Overtakes Justin Bieber On Most Consecutive Weeks On Top Of Billboard’s Social 50

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Congratulations, BTS and ARMYs!

South Korean boy group BTS continues its reign on Billboard’s Social 50 chart this week of August 18.

The boy group took the number one spot for the 87th time as it spends 96 weeks on the chart. This week also sets a new record for RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook, as well as, for Billboard as the boy group spends its 57th consecutive week on the chart, beating the record previously set by Canadian singer, Justin Bieber, of 56 consecutive weeks.

The boy group has been holding the number one position on Billboard’s Social 50 since 29 July 2017.

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BTS first took the top spot on the chart in October 2016, becoming the second K-Pop act following Psy to do so. After two weeks on the chart, the boy group was dethroned by singer Ariana Grande in November 2016. The competition for the top spot between the boy group and Grande went on until BTS reclaimed the spot for eight weeks before Bieber took first place in February 2017.

However, the Canadian singer’s reign was short-lived as the boy group made it back on top for 11 weeks — the most consecutive weeks for BTS prior to the present record — until Grande took over the chart for a week.

BTS and Bieber then had alternating weeks before the boy group held on the top spot for 57 weeks as of press time.

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Aside from BTS, other K-Pop acts also made it on Billboard’s Social 50. K-Pop acts occupied seven of the top ten positions on the chart with Red Velvet ranking third. EXO, Wanna One, NCT, Stray Kids, and SEVENTEEN ranked fifth, seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth, respectively.

Other K-Pop acts on the list include BLACKPINK, EXO’s Baekhyun, GOT7, iKON, Monsta X, Astro, NCT 127, Super Junior, (G)I-DLE, and VIXX.

Meanwhile, BTS is set to make its highly anticipated return with the final installment of its Love Yourself series, Love Yourself: Answer, on August 24.

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