BTS continues to make history being the biggest boy band in the world today. On Thursday, April 16, Guinness World Records announced, thru its official Twitter page, that the South Korean act has broken two more records with their chart-topping track called "Dynamite."
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BTS Breaks Two More World Records with 'Dynamite'
It has been nearly eight months since BTS released their record-breaking song titled "Dynamite." In less than a year, the said track has already reached numerous milestones, which includes being one of the most-streamed songs in Spotify and several other online streaming platforms.
Recently, it was made known that "Dynamite" has also become the song with the most weeks on the U.S. Hot 100 Chart by a K-pop track. Not only that because it also has the most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Digital Song Sales Chart.
The chart-topping song spent a total of 32 consecutive weeks in the Top 100 list. "Dynamite" by BTS nabbed the No. 1 spot for three weeks - from Sept. 5 to Oct. 3, 2020.
It also secured the No. 2 spot for seven weeks and has been reappearing in the Top 10 list for 13 weeks. If that is not enough, the famous BTS track also remained in the Top 50 since its No. 1 debut from Sept. 5, 2020 to April 13, 2021.
On the Billboard Digital Song Sales Chart, "Dynamite" already spent a total of 18 weeks. The song beat the record of "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber, which reigned supreme in the tally for a total of 17 weeks.
"Dynamite" was, previously, pronounced as the track with the most viewed YouTube video during its first 24 hours. It was, also, able to get the most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group and the most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours.
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BTS' Bang Bang Con Returned to YouTube this Weekend
Meanwhile, BTS treated their devoted supporters again with the return of the group's at-home concert titled "Bang Bang Con 21." The stream was shown on their official YouTube channel called BANGTANTV.
"Bang Bang Con 21" kicked off with "BTS Live Trilogy Episode 1 (Memories of 2015), which is one of their earlier concerts. The "BTS 5th Muster [Magic Shop]" fan club event in Busan followed while the "BTS World Tour Speak Yourself" in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2019 concluded the virtual event.
Most, if not all, ARMYs can recall that BTS held its first Bang Bang Con in April 2020 after the surge of COVID-19 cases forced millions of people to stay at the comfort of their homes to avoid the further spread of the deadly virus. Just like last year, the free two-day concert would feature the past performances of the group, including some remarkable fan meetings.
The first part of the "Bang Bang Con 21" garnered more than 2.1 million viewers. The livestream video also garnered more than 1.8 million likes. The second part of the BTS virtual concert would be show on Sunday, April 18.
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Written by Nica Vaughn