K-pop boy band BTS beat Harry Styles by scoring an impressive social media coup. BBC reports the South Korean singing sensations set a record for the most Twitter engagements, with each tweet logging an average of 330,624 retweets, replies, likes or other interactions. The former One Direction member previously held the record with an average of 147,653 engagements.
BTS’ average is over double that of Styles – and that’s pretty impressive. Impressive enough, in fact, to earn the reigning Billboard Music Awards Top Social Artist winners another huge accolade: One of two entries in the upcoming 2019 “Guinness Book of World Records.” Wow. They nabbed the other Guinness World Record for having the most-viewed music video online in 24 hours by a K-pop group with the video for their song “DNA” garnering 21 million views.
BTS has been busy this summer performing on their Love Yourself World tour. They are slated to make history on Oct. 6 by being the first Korean act to headline a U.S. stadium concert when they perform at Citi Field in NYC’s Flushing, Queens neighborhood. The band will also perform at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California for four non-consecutive nights on Sept. 5 (Tickets), Sept. 6. (Tickets), Sept. 8 (Tickets), and Sept. 9 (Tickets).
On Aug. 22, BTS released the trailer to their upcoming music video for “Idol” which is due to be released Aug. 24. Watch the preview clip above and stay tuned to AXS for BTS updates.