The Billboard KPop HOT100 ranks the most popular songs in Korea based on streaming and sales data from leading music services in the territory as well as measurement of music included in TV broadcasts.
The group’s fans, known as the Army, were instrumental in propelling BTS to the top. BTS fans are incredibly engaged on social media, and, according to Billboard, the group has held the No. 1 spot for 75 non-consecutive weeks on its Social 50 chart, which measures the most popular musical acts on social media.
Boy band BTS becomes first K-pop group to top US Billboard 200
(CNN)South Korean boy band BTS has become the first K-pop group to top the US Billboard 200 chart, with the debut of their new album, "Love Yourself: Tear."
BTS Becomes the First K-Pop Act to Top Billboard Album Chart
The seven-member group, also known as the Bangtan Boys, has a devoted core of fans known as "the army" and its appeal has been likened to Beatlemania in the 1960s. BTS is at the heart of a global trend known as "Hallyu," or "Korean Wave." Their albums include Dark & Wild and 2 Kool 4 Skool.
K-pop boyband BTS make history by topping US album charts
While plenty of older music listeners in the West might be asking "who?", it is hard to underestimate the popularity of BTS and their seven stars Suga, J-Hope, Rap Monster, Jimin, V, Jungkook and Jin.
BTS Is the First K-Pop Group Ever to Have a Number One Album on the Billboard 200 Chart
As Billboard notes, Love Yourself: Tear is also the first album sung predominantly in another language – in this case, Korean – to top the Billboard 200 in over 12 years.
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The seven-member group, also known as the Bangtan Boys, has a devoted core of fans known as "the army" and its appeal has been likened to Beatlemania in the 1960s. BTS is at the heart of a global trend known as "Hallyu," or "Korean Wave." Their albums include "Dark & Wild" and "2 Kool 4 Skool."