Awards and Achievements

2020

AWARD CEREMONY
CATEGORY
RESULT
Golden Disc Awards (GDA) with TikTok Daesang: Album of the Year - MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA Won
Daesang: Digital Song of the Year - “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)”
Best Digital Song Top 10
Bonsang: Album Division Top 10
K-Pop Star
TikTok Golden Disc Popularity Award
The Fact Music Awards Fan N Star Choice Artist Nominated
Artist of the Year Won
Daesang: Grand Prize
Listener’s Choice
TMA Popularity Award
Gaon Chart Music Awards Song of the Year - April - “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” Nominated
Artist of the Year for Physical Album - 2nd Quarter - MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA Won
Social Hot Star of the Year
Retail Album of the Year - MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA
iHeartRadio Music Awards Best Music Video - Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey) Won
Japan Gold Disc Awards Best 5 Singles - Lights/Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey) Won
Song of the Year by Downloads - “Lights”
Best Music Videos category - BTS WORLD TOUR ‘LOVE YOURSELF’ ~JAPAN EDITION~
Best Asian Artist
Korean Music Awards Best Pop Song - “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” Nominated
Song of the Year - “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)”
Musician of the Year
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Global Music Star Nominated
Favorite Music Group Won
NME Awards Best Band in the World Nominated
Best Collaboration - “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)”
Best Music Film - BRING THE SOUL : THE MOVIE
Music Moment of the Year - BTS Live at Wembley Stadium Won
Seoul Music Awards Popularity Award Nominated
K-wave Award
Daesang: Physical Album Grand Prize - MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA Won
Bonsang: Main Prize
Record of the Year - “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)”
Spotify Awards Most Listened Male K-Pop Artist Won
Brazilian Tudo Information Awards Group of the Year Won
MYX Awards International Video of the Year - Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey) Won
MTV Hottest Summer Superstar Hottest Summer Superstar Won
Soribada Best K-Music Awards SOBA Popularity Award (Boys) Won
New K-wave Favorite Male Bias
Bonsang
Daesang
Global Artist Nominated
MTV Music Video Awards Best Pop Song - “ON” Won
Best K-pop Song - “ON”
Best Choreography - ON
Best Group
UK Power Radio Summer Awards 2020 Best Group Won
Song of the Summer - “Stay Gold”
Best Album - MAP OF THE SOUL : 7
2020 Rockbjörnen Awards Best Foreign Song of the Year - “ON” Won
Korea First Brand Awards 2020 Male Idol of the Year Won
UK Music Video Awards
(to be held)
Best Pop Video - International - ON Nominated
Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) Top Social Artist Won
Top Duo/Group Nominated
2020 APAN Music Awards
(to be held)
Best Male Group Nominated
Best OST - “Sweet Night” by V
Best Icon
Best Music Video
Best Performance
Best All Rounder
APAN Top 10 Main Prize
The Big 20 Chart Awards Best OST - “Sweet Night” by V Won
Best Male Group of the Year
Best Male Artist - Agust D (SUGA)
Best Solo Song of the Year - “eight (Prod.&Feat. SUGA of BTS)”
Stage Performance of the Year - “Dynamite”
TB20 Chart Achievement
Song of the Year - “Dynamite” and “ON” Won
(“Dynamite”)
2020 American Music Awards (AMAs) Favorite Duo or Group Won
Favorite Social Artist
NRJ Music Awards 2020 International Group/Duo of The Year Won
Asia Artists Awards (AAA) Popularity Award - Male Won
Song of the Year - “Dynamite”
Best of Best
2020 MTV Europe Music Awards
(EMAs)
Best Song - “Dynamite” Won
Best Group
Best Virtual Live - Bang Bang Con: The Live
Best Pop Nominated
2020 E! People’s Choice Awards
(PCAs)
The Group of 2020 Won
The Album of 2020 - MAP OF THE SOUL : 7
The Song of 2020 - “Dynamite”
The Music Video of 2020 - Dynamite
MTV Video Music Awards Japan
(VMAJ)
International Best Group Video - Dynamite Won
EuroKpop Awards 2020 Artist of the Year Won
Album of the Year - MAP OF THE SOUL : 7
Best Producer - SUGA
Song of the Year - “ON” Nominated
Mnet Asian Music Awards
(MAMA)
Best Male Group Won
Artist of the Year
Song of the Year - “Dynamite”
Album of the Year - MAP OF THE SOUL : 7
Song of the Year - “eight (Prod.&Feat. SUGA of BTS)” Nominated
Best Dance Performance (Male Group) - Dynamite Won
Best Music Video - Dynamite
Best Collaboration - “eight (Prod.&Feat. SUGA of BTS)”
Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10
Worldwide Icon of the Year
2020 Visionary
2020 Kids’ Choice Awards Mexico Worldwide Hit - “ON” Won
The 62nd Japan Record Awards Special International Music Won
Genie Music Awards Album of the Year - MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 Won
Best Single - Dance Genre - “Dynamite”
MelOn Music Awards (MMA) Best Rock Song - “eight (Prod.&Feat. SUGA of BTS)” Won
Top 10 Bonsang
Netizen’s Choice
Best Dance (Male) - Dynamite
Song of the Year - “Dynamite”
Album of the Year - MAP OF THE SOUL : 7
Artist of the Year
The Lockdown Awards Favorite Quaranteam Won
The Fact Music Awards Year’s Artist Won
Worldwide Icon
Listener’s Choice
Daesang
Fan N Star Artist Award Nominated
TMA Popularity Award
Premios Charts Ecuador Best International Artist Won
Total Wins: 49
Songs: “ON” (16), “Dynamite” (27), “Life Goes On” (6)
DATE
MUSIC SHOW
SONG
February 28, 2020 Music Bank “ON”
February 29, 2020 Show! Music Core
March 01, 2020 Inkigayo
March 04, 2020 Show Champion
March 05, 2020 M COUNTDOWN
March 06, 2020 Music Bank
March 07, 2020 Show! Music Core
March 08, 2020 Inkigayo
March 11, 2020 Show Champion
March 13, 2020 Music Bank (Triple Crown)
March 14, 2020 Show! Music Core (2nd Triple Crown)
March 15, 2020 Inkigayo (3rd Triple Crown)
March 18, 2020 Show Champion (4th Triple Crown)
March 20, 2020 Music Bank
March 21, 2020 Show! Music Core
March 28, 2020
August 29, 2020 Show! Music Core “Dynamite”
August 30, 2020 Inkigayo
September 02, 2020 Show Champion
September 04, 2020 Music Bank
September 05, 2020 Show! Music Core
September 06, 2020 Inkigayo
September 09, 2020 Show Champion
September 11, 2020 Music Bank
September 12, 2020 Show! Music Core (Triple Crown)
September 13, 2020 Inkigayo (2nd Triple Crown)
September 16, 2020 Show Champion (3rd Triple Crown)
September 18, 2020 Music Bank (4th Triple Crown)
September 19, 2020 Show! Music Core (Quadruple Crown)
September 25, 2020 Music Bank (2nd Quadruple Crown)
September 26, 2020 Music Core
October 03, 2020 Music Bank
October 09, 2020
October 10, 2020 Show! Music Core
October 17, 2020
October 31, 2020
November 07, 2020
November 13, 2020 Music Bank
November 14, 2020 Show! Music Core
November 20, 2020 Music Bank
November 27, 2020
December 04, 2020
December 11, 2020
November 28, 2020 Show! Music Core “Life Goes On”
November 29, 2020 Inkigayo
December 05, 2020 Show! Music Core
December 06, 2020 Inkigayo
December 12, 2020 Show! Music Core
December 13, 2020 Inkigayo

  • #1 top artist for a third consecutive year for all age groups between 13 - 39, and #3 for the 40s age group, according to a national survey conducted by Gallup Korea for 2020.
  • 2nd most searched public figure on NAVER in 2020.
  • First Asian act to be nominated in all three major music award shows in the U.S.: GRAMMY Awards, Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs), and the American Music Awards (AMAs).
  • First Korean pop artists and group to earn a GRAMMY nomination, with “Dynamite” being nominated in the ‘Best Pop Duo/Group Performance’ category at the 2021 GRAMMY Awards.
  • First Korean act to obtain two RIAA Platinum album certifications.
  • First Korean group to achieve a Platinum single on the New Zealand charts.
  • First Korean act to have their cover photo, photoshoot, cover story, and interview on the American edition of Esquire for their winter cover.
  • First Asian act to enter both UWC’s Albums and Singles Year-End charts simultaneously.
  • Honorees for Asia Society’s Asia Game Changers Awards.
  • Most mentioned Korean pop group in 2020.
  • Named as one of the Korean personalities who brought comfort to people all over the world by The Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism Korea.
  • Named as one of the ten artists who inspired the world public with pioneering achievements in the Korean pop culture world this year in the CJ ENM ‘2020 Visionary.’
  • Named ‘2020 Band of the Year’ by Consequence of Sound, making them the first pop group to achieve this feat.
  • Named one of the 100 Digital Stars by Forbes Asia.
  • Named as ‘2020 Entertainer of the Year’ by TIME.
  • Named the ‘Best Male Idol’ at the 2021 Korea First Brand Awards.
  • Named the ‘Korean who shined in the world in 2020’ by KOREA.net.
  • Selected as one of the ‘TOP STARS THAT HEATED 2020 UP.’
  • Selected as the world’s most “Global Sustainable Future Leader” for the second time in the UN SDG 2020 Global Sustainable Leaders/Companies/Brands 100 List, making them the only leader to be selected two years in a row.
  • Youngest recipients of the General James A. Van Fleet Award by The Korea Society at its 2020 Annual Gala. They are also the first musicians to receive this award.
  • Ranked first in “Power People of 2020,” which is ranked by the number of votes by industry professionals.
  • Ranked #1 in the ‘Best Artist of 2020’ and #2 in the ‘Biggest Event of 2020’ on an end-of-year survey conducted by News1 (K-media), among 22 professionals in the music industry.
  • Ranked #1 for both ‘Artist of the Year’ and ‘the Boy Group of the Year’ on KBS World Radio’s 2020 Year-End K-Pop Survey.
  • Ranked #7 on Genius’ ‘Top Artists of the Year.’
  • Received WSJ Magazine’s 2020 Music Innovator Award at the 10th annual WSJ Innovator Awards.
  • Voted as the “Best Singer of 2020” by 200 industry professionals.
  • Won ‘Best Artist of 2020’ at Seventeen’s Media Awards.

  • Artist with second most yearly views across all official videos on YouTube, excluding features, garnering over 6.43 billion views in 2020.
  • First Asian act to surpass 15 billion total views across official videos on YouTube.
  • First group to surpass 16 billion views across the official videos on YouTube.
  • First act to surpass 5 and 6 billion views across the official videos on YouTube in 2020, a new yearly peak for any group and Asian act.
  • First Korean boy group to have two music videos with over 1 billion views (DNA and Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)).
  • In YouTube’s history:
    • Extended their record as the artist with the most number of music videos with over 7 million likes on YouTube (16; as of December, 2020).
    • First and only act to have 5 music videos among top 10 highest 24 hour music debuts on YouTube (Dynamite, Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey), ON Kinetic Manifesto Film : Come Prima, IDOL, and ON).
    • First and only act to have 8 - 10 music videos with over 9 and 10 million likes (as of December, 2020).
    • First and only act to have 6 music videos with over 10 and 11 million likes (as of November, 2020).
    • First and only act to have 6 and 7 music videos with over 12 million likes (as of December, 2020).
    • First and only act to have 5 music videos with over 13 million likes (as of November, 2020).
    • First male act to have 4 music videos with over 14 million likes (as of October, 2020).
    • First and only act to have 3 music videos with over 16 and 17 million likes (as of November, 2020).
    • First and only act to have 2 music videos with over 18,19 and 20 million likes (Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey) and Dynamite) (as of October, 2020).
    • First and only group to have 17 - 19 music videos with over 200 million views (as of December, 2020).
    • First and only group to have 13 music videos with over 350 million views (as of October, 2020).
    • First and only group to have 9 music videos with over 600 million views (as of November, 2020).
    • First and only group to have 7 and 8 music videos with over 650 million views (as of November, 2020).
    • First and only group to have 6 music videos with over 700 million views; thus, also extending their record as the Korean act with the most number of music videos with over 700 million views (as of December, 2020).
    • First Asian act and second group overall to have 5 music videos with over 800 million views (as of December, 2020).
    • Only act to have more than 1 music video with over 3 million comments (as of November, 2020).
    • Only act to have 4 music videos with over 4 million comments (DNA, Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey), Dynamite, and Life Goes On) (as of November, 2020).
  • Most followed YouTube channel for a boy group, with their official account surpassing 41 million subscribers (BANGTANTV). They are also the seventh most subscribed artist on the platform.
  • Most streamed group and Asian act on YouTube in the platform’s history with over 17 billion views.
  • Most viewed artist on YouTube in 2020, with over 6 billion views (as of December, 2020).
  • Most viewed artist on YouTube Japan in 2020.
  • Most watched International Artist in 2020 on YouTube Brazil according to Portal Tracklist, with 760 million views.
  • Ranked #3 on a list of artists with the most yearly views across official videos on YouTube, with over 6.2 billion views in 2020 so far.

  • First group to have 40 songs surpass 100 million streams each on Spotify.
  • First Korean act in Spotify history to surpass 32, 33 and 34 million monthly listeners.
  • First Korean act to have two songs charting simultaneously in the top 3 on Global Spotify.
  • First Asian act to surpass 24 and 25 million followers on Spotify.
  • First and only Korean act to garner 2 billion streams on the Spotify Top 200 Chart in the chart’s history.
  • First and only Korean act to surpass 13 and 14 billion streams on Spotify (as of December, 2020).
  • Gained 4.7 billion streams in 2020 so far (as of October, 2020).
  • Most followed Asian act on Spotify.
  • Most streamed Asian act and fourth most streamed group on Spotify with over 14 billion streams.
  • Most monthly listeners for a Korean act on Spotify, having over 31 million listeners (as of December, 2020).
  • Most number of songs with over 100 million streams for a group on Spotify (40).
  • ‘Most Streamed K-pop Artist 2020’ on Spotify.
  • One of the only two groups to earn at least 20 entries on the Global Spotify Chart in 2020.
  • Ranked #1 most streamed group on Spotify U.S. in 2020.
  • Ranked #1 most streamed group globally in 2020 on Spotify’s ‘2020 Wrapped.’
  • Ranked #1 on ‘Top K-pop Artists Globally’ in 2020 on Spotify’s ‘2020 Wrapped.’

  • BTS’ entire Korean album discography re-entered the U.S. iTunes Album Chart twice.
  • First and only act to have six songs with 100 #1’s in iTunes history (“Your Eyes Tell,” “Black Swan,” “Moon,” “My Time,” “Dynamite,” and “Filter”).
  • First and only act to have a Korean, Japanese, and English song reach #1 in 100 countries in iTunes history.
  • One of the four Korean groups that have reached #1 on both the U.S. iTunes Singles and Albums charts.

  • First South Korean profile to reach 20 to 31 million followers on Twitter.
  • Most followed group Korean act on Twitter (31 million).
  • Most tweeted about artists of quarantine in the last 6 months (dated September, 2020).
  • Most tweeted about musicians, account, and K-pop account, and the sixth most tweeted about people worldwide, based on Twitter’s 2020 data.

  • Achieved a Billboard All-Kill by topping the Billboard 200, Billboard Hot 100, Billboard Global 200, Billboard Global 200 Excl. U.S., Digital Song Sales, Billboard Artist 100, and Billboard Social 50 charts simultaneously .
  • First act to top Billboard Hot 100, Billboard Global 200, and Billboard Global 200 Excl. U.S. charts simultaneously (with “Dynamite).
  • First group and ninth act overall to top Billboard Artist 100, Billboard Hot 100, and Billboard 200 charts simultaneously in the same week.
  • Made Billboard’s 2019 Highest Paid Musician list at #22.
  • Made their first appearance on the following seven Billboard year-end charts this year: Hot 100, Digital Song Sales, Digital Song Sales Artist, On-demand Streaming Songs, Pop Songs Airplay, Hot 100 Artists, and Hot 100 Artists — Duo/Group.
  • Only Korean act to win Billboard Top Social Artist (TSA) award four years in a row.
  • Only act in Billboard history to top the Billboard Hot 100, the Global 200, and the Global 200 Excl. U.S. charts twice simultaneously (with “Dynamite” and “Life Goes On”).
  • Only act to simultaneously hold the #1 position on the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global 200 Excl. U.S. charts (with “Dynamite”), achieving this feat twice (as of October, 2020).
  • One of the only two acts, and the first band in history to debut a song and album at #1 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 charts in the same week.
  • Topped three Billboard official main charts (Billboard Hot 100, Billboard 200, and Billboard Artist 100).
  • 2020 has produced three #1 non-English albums on the Billboard 200 Chart, tying for the record most in a calendar year, two of which are by BTS.
  • Fastest Korean artist to score five Billboard 200 #1 albums.
  • First and only group with two #1 albums on the Billboard 200 Chart in 2020, and the second act overall.
  • First act recording primarily in a foreign language to earn five #1 albums on the Billboard 200 Chart.
  • Most top 20 albums (6) on the Billboard 200 Chart for a Korean artist in history.
  • Only Korean act to chart six albums in the U.S. for a whole year.
  • One of the only three artists to have multiple #1 albums on the Billboard 200 Chart this year.
  • Scored their first ever placement on the Top Rap Albums Chart with Skool Luv Affair (Special Edition) which achieved #7 on the chart.
  • Fastest accumulation of three Billboard Hot 100 #1’s in 42 years (within three months).
  • First and only group in history with multiple #1 debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (“Dynamite” and “Life Goes On”).
  • First Korean act in history to earn at least twelve Billboard Hot 100 charting singles.
  • First Asian group and Korean act, first and only international group, and one of the three bands in history to debut at #1 on Billboard Hot 100 in the chart’s history (with “Dynamite”).
  • First group in this century to have a song that debuted at #1 on Billboard Hot 100 hold its #1 position for a second consecutive week (“Dynamite”).
  • Extended their record as the first Korean act in history to top the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for two consecutive weeks.
  • First Asian artist in history and first group in over a decade to simultaneously occupy the top two spots on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, with “Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat) [BTS Remix],” and “Dynamite,” respectively.
  • Most top 10 hits (6) and overall entries (19) on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for a Korean act.
  • Most number of #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 2020, joining five other artists with two hits each.
  • Only group to achieve multiple #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 2020.
  • One of the only two acts with three #1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 2020.
  • First group/duo to spend the most number of weeks at #1 on the Billboard Artist 100 Chart.
  • First act to top Billboard Japan’s Artist 100 Chart.
  • Most career #1’s on the Billboard Artist 100 Chart for a group in history (15 weeks) (as of December, 2020).
  • First group/duo to spend 15 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Artist 100 Chart.
  • First and only artist to spend 201 to 210 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Social 50 Chart, making this feat a milestone.
  • First act to spend four years at #1 on the Billboard Social 50 Chart.
  • Artist with the most number of weeks spent at the top of Digital Song Sales Chart in 2020 (12).
  • First act in U.S. history to occupy the entire top 6 on the Digital Song Sales Chart (with songs from the BE album).
  • First artist with 100 Charting Songs on the Digital Song Sales Chart.
  • First act to occupy the top two spots on the Digital Song Sales Chart with two sets of songs on four different occasions (“ON” and “My Time,” “Dynamite” and “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat) [BTS Remix],” “Life Goes On” and “Blue & Grey,” and “Life Goes On” and “Dynamite”).
  • Most career #1 (22) on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales Chart.
  • One of the only three acts with at least three #1 hits on the Digital Song Sales Chart in 2020.
  • Ranked #1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales Artist of 2020.
  • Second artist with the most number of #1 hits on the Digital Song Sales Chart in 2020 (3).
  • Ties for the most ‘Top 2 Simultaneous Entries’ in the U.S. Digital Song Sales (3).
  • Ranked #1 on Billboard’s Social 50 Artists Year-End Chart, Top Artists — Duo/Group Year-End Chart, World Albums Artists Year-End Chart, and Digital Song Sales Artists Year-End Chart.
  • Ranked #2 on Billboard’s Independent Artists Year-End Chart and Top Album Sales Artists Year-End Chart.
  • Ranked #3 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Artists — Duo/Group Year-End Chart.
  • Ranked #18 on Billboard’s Top Artists Year-End Chart.
  • Ranked #42 on the Billboard Hot 100 Artists Year-End Chart.
  • Ranked #5 on Billboard Japan’s Top Artists Year-End Chart.
  • Made their first appearance on the following seven Billboard year-end charts this year: Hot 100, Digital Song Sales, Digital Song Sales Artist, On-demand Streaming Songs, Pop Songs Airplay, Hot 100 Artists, and Hot 100 Artists — Duo/Group.
  • First Asian act and first group to hit #1 on the Billboard Global 200 Excl. U.S. Chart (with “Dynamite”).
  • First act with three #1 hits on the Billboard Global 200 Chart.
  • First act to replace themselves at #1 on the Billboard Global 200 Singles Chart, with “Dynamite” dethroning “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat) [BTS Remix]” (dated October 24, 2020).
  • First act in Billboard Japan’s history to receive over 10 million streams in multiple weeks (4) (with “Dynamite”).
  • TIDAL’s second most listened to artist of 2020.

  • 20 of the 22 male idol group songs that charted on Gaon’s Year-End Digital Chart this year belonged to BTS.
  • A total of 12 albums entered the ‘Top 100 Best Selling Albums.’
  • BTS’ entire album discography (2 Cool 4 Skool - MAP OF THE SOUL : 7) charted inside the top 50 of Gaon Album Chart for two consecutive months (as of September 2020).
  • Charted 13 entries on Gaon’s ‘Best-selling Albums of the Year’ in 2020, the most for any artist, with three of the albums landing in the top 10 (MAP OF THE SOUL : 7, BE, and Skool Luv Affair Special Addition).
  • Extended their record as the best-selling artist in South Korea’s history, with over 25 million album sales on Gaon.
  • First and only act to have two albums surpass 3 billion digital points on Gaon (MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA and MAP OF THE SOUL : 7).
  • First and only artist to surpass four billion digital points on Gaon in 2020 alone.
  • Highest album sales on Gaon in 2020 with over 9 million physical album sales accumulated in this year alone, surpassing 2019. It makes BTS’ biggest year ever so far in terms of physical sales.
  • Most number of songs charting on Gaon in a week (15) (week dated to November 26, 2020).
  • Only group in Gaon Chart History to have two songs with over 1.4 billion digital points (“Spring Day” and “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)”).
  • Only group in history and second artist overall to have multiple songs surpass 200 million streams on Gaon.
  • One of the only two artists to have two songs surpass 600 million digital points on Gaon this year (“Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” and “Dynamite”).
  • Topped the annual Gaon Album Chart for the fifth year in a row with MAP OF THE SOUL : 7, bringing BTS the first quadruple million certificate in Gaon chart’s history, and placing a total of 19 songs in the annual Digital Top 200 Chart.
  • First idol group in history to surpass 300, 500, 600, and 650 Perfect All-Kills (PAKs) overall on the Korean Digital Charts.
  • First and only male idol group to achieve a Perfect All-Kill (PAK) for three consecutive years in history, and the first male idol group to achieve this feat since “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” in 2019.
  • Most number of Perfect All-Kills (PAKs) on the Korean Digital Charts.
  • One of the two artists to achieve a Perfect All-Kill (PAK) in 2018, 2019, and 2020.
  • First third generation male group to chart for over 50 weeks on MelOn Weekly’s top 10 (75 weeks, as of December, 2020).
  • Most streamed artist of all-time on MelOn with over 9 billion streams and counting.
  • Most number of roof-hits on MelOn for an idol group as well as the first third generation idol group to achieve 30 roof-hits on MelOn (as of September, 2020).
  • Most number of songs surpassing 300,000 likes on MelOn for an artist (6, as of November, 2020).
  • Most number of MelOn Weekly Popularity Award wins in a year (28 in 2020 alone; with only six songs).
  • Most number of songs for any artist charting on MelOn Weekly Chart on the week dated to November 30 (11 songs).
  • One of the only two artists who haven’t left the top 10 MelOn Artists Chart in 2020.
  • Only artist to have six songs reach the top 10 on the MelOn Daily Chart this year (“Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey),” “Black Swan,” “ON,” “00:00,” “Dynamite,” and “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat) [BTS Remix]”).
  • Only artist with two entries in the ‘Top 10 Longest Charting Songs on MelOn Top 100’ (“Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” and “Spring Day”). They also remain as the only idol group on the list (as of December, 2020).
  • Occupied 4 of the 5 spots in the ‘Top 5 Most Liked Songs’ on MelOn in the platform’s history (as of November, 2020).
  • Artist with the most number of songs in the top 100 on Genie (6).
  • First and only act in 2020 to have 6 songs surpass 1 million unique listeners on Genie (“Black Swan,” “ON,” “Dynamite,” “00:00 (Zero O’Clock),” “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat) [BTS Remix],” and “Life Goes On”).
  • First idol group to have 20 songs surpass 1 million unique listeners on Genie.
  • According to The Korean Film Council, BTS’ fourth movie, BREAK THE SILENCE: THE MOVIE PERSONA ranked #1 on real-time ticket sales. It is also the documentary with the largest audience by a Korean Artist since Beautiful Tomorrow.
  • BTS’ new mobile game, BTS Universe Story, debuted at #1 for games in its first hour in South Korea.
  • First and only song Korean act to chart a total of 90 days at #1 on the VIBE Chart (with “Dynamite”; as of December 2020).
  • Most number of entries (4) on the Bugs! 2020 Year-End Chart for any idol group (“Dynamite,” “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey),” “ON,” and “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat) [BTS Remix]”).
  • Only Korean act in 2020 to have more than one song spend over 100 hours at #1 on Line Music (“Dynamite” and ”Your Eyes Tell”).
  • Only artist to sell 15 million copies of all of their albums on Hanteo (as of November, 2020).
  • Ranked #1 among Artist of the Year for the fifth consecutive year, and Boy Group of the Year categories at the 2020 KBS World Radio Year-End K-Pop Survey.

  • BTS’ catalog sold over 1.5 million pure copies in the U.S. in 2020, becoming the best-selling group and the second best-selling artist overall.
  • Fastest group to generate five #1 albums in the U.S. since The Beatles (1966-1968).
  • First Korean group to have a RIAA certified platinum-selling record in the U.S.
  • First Korean act to have a platinum-selling album in the U.S.
  • First group and one of the only two artists to sell over 1 million pure albums in the U.S this year.
  • First Korean act to hit #1 on Mediabase’s U.S. Pop Radio Chart with “Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat) [BTS Remix].” This is also BTS’ first Mediabase pop #1.
  • Only act to have two albums rank among the top 10 best selling pure albums released in 2020 in the U.S. (MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 and BE).
  • Scored their first top 5 on Top 40 U.S. Radio on the Mediabase Charts with “Dynamite” and BE.
  • Second most streamed group in the U.S. with 1.655 billion streams.

  • First Korean act in history to debut in the top 10 on the U.K. Singles Chart.
  • First and only act to earn multiple top 2 albums in the U.K. this year.
  • First Korean group to earn multiple top 10 hits in the U.K. chart history.

  • “Dynamite,” “Stay Gold,” and “Your eyes tell” ranked #1, #2, and #3 in ‘Top Songs by a Korean Act’ in 2020 on Line Music Japan, respectively.
  • ‘Dynamite’ Official MV, ‘Dynamite’ Official Mv (B-side), and ‘Stay Gold’ Official MV all ranked in the top 5 for Line Music Japan’s Top Music Videos 2020 Year-End Chart.
  • First international male act to surpass 600,000 followers on Line Music Japan.
  • First Korean act and second international act to earn a Platinum Streaming Certification in Japan by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) with “Dynamite.”
  • Most followed foreign male act on Line Music Japan, with over 600,000 followers.
  • MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 and MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 ~ The Journey ~ ranked #1 among Korean acts on this year’s ‘Tower Records Annual Ranking’ for the top imported album and top domestic (Japanese) album, respectively.
  • One of the only three acts in history to have two Korean albums rank #1 on Oricon in the same year (MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 and BE).
  • Ranked #2 among all acts on Oricon’s 2020 Year-End Artist Chart (earnings) with approximately $104 million, becoming the second Korean act in the chart’s history to surpass $100 million in earnings and highest ever earnings for a Korean artist in a single year.
  • Second top artist overall on Line Music Japan’s 2020 Year-End Charts.

  • First artist in history to achieve more than 50 daesangs.
  • First and only act in history to achieve a daesang all-kill at the 2020 MelOn Music Awards (MMA) for the second consecutive year, making BTS the first artist in history to achieve this feat.
  • First act in history to win the Artist of the Year daesang at the MelOn Music Awards (MMA) for 3 years in a row (2018, 2019, 2020).
  • First artist in history to win the Song of the Year daesang at a major Korean award show, i.e., the MelOn Music Awards (MMA), for 4 consecutive years.
  • First and only act in history to achieve a daesang all-kill at the 2020 Mnet Asain Music Awards (MAMA) for the second consecutive year.
  • First and only act in history to win the Artist of the Year daesang at the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) for 5 consecutive years (2016 - 2020).
  • First artist to achieve a daesang all-kill at the 34th Golden Disc Awards (GDA).
  • First artist to win 13 weeks in a row on Show! Music Core.
  • First artist in history to have 50 music show wins in a single year.
  • First artist to win first place for eleven consecutive weeks (excluding non-broadcast weeks) on Show! Music Core.
  • Extended their record as the artist with the most number of daesangs (grand prize) in history (51).
  • Hold five of the top 10 highest scores of all-time on Show! Music Core, with “Life Goes On” at #1 (11,881).
  • Most voted and awarded artist at the 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA).
  • Most number of Album of the Year daesangs won at the MelOn Music Awards (MMA) in the award show’s history (4 daesangs; 2016, 2018 - 2020).
  • Most number of music show wins in 2020 for an artist as well as the artist with the most number of music show wins in a single year (50).
  • Ties for the most number of music show wins in history for an artist (124) (as of December, 2020).
  • Won the Album of the Year daesang at the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) for 3 consecutive years (2018 - 2020).
  • Won the Worldwide Icon of the Year daesang at the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) for 3 consecutive years (2018 - 2020).
  • Won the Best Music Video award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) for 4 consecutive years (2017 - 2020).
  • Won the ‘Artist Award’ at the Korea Broadcasting Awards.
  • First Asian act to win the “Best Pop” award at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).
  • First Korean group to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).
  • First Korean act to perform at all four major music award shows in the United States: Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs), American Music Awards (AMAs), Grammys, and MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).
  • First Asian group to win the International Group/Duo of the Year award at the 2020 NRJ Music Awards, a major French award show.

  • BTS Online Concert ranked #5 in ‘Top Searched Concerts’ on Google Top Trending Searches 2020.
  • BTS’ outfits in Dynamite music video were mentioned under the ‘Key Achievements: Win Over A New Generation of Consumers’ in Ralph Lauren’s second Quarter Fiscal 2021 Results.
  • BTS have had eight consecutive million-selling albums (WINGS to BE).
  • BT21 UNIVERSE 2 ANIMATION has been awarded TV & Commissioned Best Picture Award at SICAF 2020.
  • BANG BANG CON: The Live Day 1 was the seventh most watched live in Brazil in 2020, with over 2 million simultaneous accesses on YouTube, making BTS the only Asian artist on the list.
  • ‘Connect, BTS,’ along with RM, was included in Kim Dal-jin Art Museum’s list chosen by six critics of the most impressive and influential happenings in the art world in 2020.
  • First Korean act to have two top 10 hits in Australia (“Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey), “Dynamite”).
  • First Korean act to have two songs rank #1 in Scotland (“Dynamite” and “Life Goes On”).
  • GIPHY’s ‘Most Searched Page of 2020.’
  • Included in Variety’s ‘Best Photos of 2020.’
  • Most followed group on Instagram, with their official account surpassing 35 million followers.
  • Most followed Korean act on TikTok, with their official account surpassing 25 million followers.
  • Most viewed artist on Genius in November.
  • Most streamed Korean act and the second most streamed group on Anghami in 2020, with almost 1 million hours.
  • Most streamed Korean act of all-time on Anghami with over 112.5 million streams.
  • Named as the ‘Pop Artist of the Year’ by RADIO.COM.
  • Named as the ‘Most Streamed International Artist’ in Malaysia in 2020 by the RIM Charts, the Official Music Chart of Malaysia in their ‘2020 Highlights.’
  • Only Korean Act to have two albums in the top 10 best-selling albums on Netease Cloud China this year, with MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 and BE at #3 and #8, respectively.
  • Only Korean artist to have seven albums with more than 2 million physical sales.
  • One of the top 3 acts with the most number of superfans on Deezer in 2020.
  • Occupied the top 7 spots on ‘Top K-Pop Stars’ in Tumblr’s ‘Year in Review 2020.’
  • Ranked #15 on the 2020 K-Pop Radar Year-End Chart.
  • Ranked #11 on the Rolling Stone Artists 500 Chart, with close to 60 million on-demand audio streams last week, making this their best performance on the chart so far.
  • Ranked #41 on the Rolling Stones Year-End Top 500 Artists of 2020 Chart, with 1.6 billion song streams, becoming the highest ranked Asian act and the second highest ranked group on the list.
  • Ranked #36 on the HITS YTD Most Streamed Artists of 2020.
  • Won Y100’s ‘Artist of the Year’ with 8,978,429 votes.
  • Won first place for Favorite Quaranteam by LiveXLive’s.

  • Bang Bang Con: The Live reached 756,000 viewers, setting a record for the most viewers for a music concert live stream.
  • Fastest to reach 1 million followers in TikTok.
  • Dynamite set three records: most viewed YouTube video in 24 hours, most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours, and the most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group.
  • MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 records as the best-selling album in South Korea with more than 4.1 million copies sold.

Spotify

  • Ranked #4 on ‘Top Male K-pop Artists Globally’ on Spotify’s ‘2020 Wrapped.’
  • “seoul (prod. HONNE)” is the highest streamed song from mono on Spotify.

iTunes

  • First Asian act to achieve #1’s in 118 countries (with mono).
  • mono is the first Korean Album to reach 100 #1’s worldwide on iTunes.
  • Tying for the most #1’s for an album in iTunes history with mono achieving 120 #1’s worldwide (as of October, 2020).
  • Only artist who is also registered as a writer and composer to have three of his credited songs reach 100 #1’s in iTunes history (“Black Swan,” “My Time,” and “Moon”).

Billboard

  • Debuted at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Songwriters Chart.
  • Named as one of the songwriters and composers of the first Korean song (“Life Goes On”) to reach #1 on Billboard Hot 100 Chart, along with j-hope and SUGA.

Other/Miscellaneous

  • Youngest Korean artist to have 164 KOMCA credits (as of November, 2020).
  • Along with ‘Connect, BTS,’ RM was included in Kim Dal-jin Art Museum’s list chosen by six critics of the most impressive and influential happenings in the art world in 2020.
  • Named as one of the ‘Top 10 Most Influential Power Dressers in 2020’ by Harper’s BAZAAR Japan.
  • Nominated for the Biggest Crush award at the 2020 TDY Awards.
  • One of the only four Korean solo artists to have a music video with over 1 million comments on YouTube.
  • Ranked #9 on the Top 100 Google Worldwide Most Searched K-POP Idols 2020 Year-End Chart.
  • Selected as one of the ‘2020 Patrons of Arts’ by the Arts Council Korea.
  • “WINTER FLOWER (Feat.RM)” ranked #6 in ‘Top Rock Songs’ on the 2020 Year-End Genius Korea Chart.

YouTube

  • Epiphany is Jin’s first music video to surpass 1 million comments on YouTube.
  • One of the only four Korean solo artists to have a music video with over 1 million comments on YouTube.

Other/Miscellaneous

  • “Abyss” debuted at #1 on SoundCloud’s New & Hot: All Music Genres Chart.
  • First BTS member to have three solo songs with over 50 #1’s on iTunes worldwide.
  • “It’s Definitely You” was ranked #5 on ‘Top Korean OSTs Globally’ on Spotify’s ‘2020 Wrapped.’
  • Ranked #7 on the Top 100 Google Worldwide Most Searched K-POP Idols 2020 Year-End Chart.
  • Second soloist to reach #1 on iTunes in 109 countries (with “Moon”).

YouTube

  • Daechwita is SUGA’s first music video to surpass 150 million views on YouTube.
  • Daechwita is the most viewed and most liked music video released in 2020 by a Korean soloist on YouTube, with over 176.8 million views and 8.9 million likes.
  • One of the only three Korean male solo artists to have a music video surpass 8 million likes on YouTube.
  • One of the only four Korean male solo artists to have at least two music videos surpass 4 million likes on YouTube.
  • One of the only two Korean solo artists to have multiple music videos with over 6 million likes on YouTube.
  • One of the only four Korean solo artists to have a music video with over 1 million comments on YouTube.

Spotify

  • Agust D was the most streamed male artist in Korea according to Spotify’s ‘2020 Wrapped.’
  • D-2 is the most streamed album by a Korean solo artist in 2020, with over 214 million streams.
  • “eight (Prod.&Feat. SUGA of BTS)” is SUGA’s first song to surpass 100 million streams on Spotify.
  • Most number of monthly listeners on Spotify for a Korean soloist (6 million).
  • One of the only two Korean solo artists to have five songs with over 50 million streams on Spotify, the other being V.
  • Ranked #1 on ‘Top Male K-pop Artists Globally’ on Spotify’s ‘2020 Wrapped.’

iTunes

  • Agust D is the first male solo artist to have an album (D-2) and song (“Daechwita”) surpass 100 #1’s on iTunes worldwide.
  • “Blueberry Eyes (feat. SUGA of BTS)” debuted at #1 on the Worldwide iTunes Song Chart.
  • D-2 is the first album of 2020 to achieve 100 #1’s on iTunes worldwide.
  • D-2 achieved an All-Kill on Kazakhstan iTunes, with all ten tracks from the album reaching #1 on the platform.
  • “Daechwita” surpassed 100 #1’s on iTunes worldwide.

Billboard

  • Charted on Billboard’s Pop Songs Airplay Chart for the first time with “Blueberry Eyes (feat. SUGA of BTS)” at #40.
  • Debuted at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 Songwriters Chart.
  • D-2 ranked #15 on the Billboard World Albums Year-End Chart.
  • Only soloist to reach #1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart in 2020.
  • One of the two first Korean song writers to achieve a #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, the other song writer being j-hope.
  • Ranked #10 on the Billboard World Albums Artists Year-End Chart (Agust D).
  • Ranked #1 on Billboard’s ‘Top Solo Korean Albums Artist’ of 2020 (Agust D).

MelOn

  • “eight (Prod.&Feat. SUGA of BTS)” was the fifth most streamed song on MelOn this year with over 160 million streams.
  • “eight (Prod.&Feat. SUGA of BTS)” became the #1 song with the most number of weeks in top 10 on MelOn this year.
  • “eight (Prod.&Feat. SUGA of BTS)” is the first song of 2020 to spend 20 consecutive weeks in the top 10 of MelOn.
  • “eight (Prod.&Feat. SUGA of BTS)” is the second-most liked song of 2020 on MelOn (as of October, 2020).
  • “eight (Prod.&Feat. SUGA of BTS)” became the first collaboration song of 2020 to surpass 330,000 likes on MelOn.
  • “eight (Prod.&Feat. SUGA of BTS)” remained at #1 on MelOn Monthly Chart this for two consecutive months (September - October), becoming the only song to do so this year along with “Dynamite” (later broken by “Dynamite”).

Korean Year-End Chart

  • “eight (Prod.&Feat. SUGA of BTS)” ranked #1 on the Bugs! 2020 Year-End Chart.
  • “eight (Prod.&Feat. SUGA of BTS)” ranked #6 on Gaon’s 2020 Year-End Digital Chart with 822,502,029 digital points, and is the youngest song to enter the top 10.
  • “Daechwita” ranked #2 in ‘Top Hip-Hop Songs’ on the 2020 Year-End Genius Korea Chart.
  • “eight (Prod.&Feat. SUGA of BTS)” ranked #2 in ‘Top Rock Songs’ on the 2020 Year-End Genius Korea Chart.
  • D-2 ranked #5 in ‘Top Albums’ on the 2020 Year-End Genius Korea Chart.
  • Ranked #1 in ‘Top Male Solo Artist’ on the 2020 Year-End Genius Korea Chart.

Other/Miscellaneous

  • Agust D became the first Korean soloist to impact the Official Albums Chart Top 10, with his mixtape, D-2, peaking at #7.
  • “eight (Prod.&Feat. SUGA of BTS)” is the most streamed collaboration song of 2020 on Genie (as of November, 2020).
  • First Korean soloist in history to chart on both the Album and Singles Chart on the U.K., Irish and Scottish Charts, and Australian ARIA Album Chart.
  • First and only artist to win the Best Collaboration award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) multiple times in the award show’s history (2019 - 2020).
  • First entry in the top 40 on U.S. Pop Radio with “Blueberry Eyes (feat. SUGA of BTS).”
  • Named as one of the songwriters and composers of the first Korean song (“Life Goes On”) to reach #1 on Billboard Hot 100 Chart, along with j-hope and RM.
  • Ranked #4 on the Top 100 Google Worldwide Most Searched K-POP Idols 2020 Year-End Chart.
  • Won the Best Producer award at the EuroKpop Awards 2020.

YouTube

  • First Korean solo artist to have three music videos surpassing 5 million likes on YouTube in the platform’s history.
  • One of the only three Korean male solo artists to have a music video surpass 8 million likes on YouTube.
  • One of the only four Korean male solo artists to have at least two music videos surpass 4 million likes on YouTube.
  • Youngest Korean male soloist to have a music video with 7 million likes on YouTube.

Spotify

  • First Korean soloist to reach 3 and 4 million followers on Spotify.
  • Ranked #6 on ‘Top Male K-pop Artists Globally’ on Spotify’s ‘2020 Wrapped.’
  • Remains the most followed Korean soloist on Spotify.

iTunes

  • Achieved a discography All-Kill on iTunes.
  • “Chicken Noodle Soup (feat. Becky G)” is the first collaboration to surpass 100 #1’s in iTunes history.
  • Hope World achieved an All-Kill on the iTunes World Chart 2 years post-release.
  • Hope World surpassed 100 #1’s on iTunes worldwide.

Other/Miscellaneous

  • Named as one of the songwriters and composers of the first Korean song (“Life Goes On”) to reach #1 on Billboard Hot 100 Chart, along with RM and SUGA.
  • One of the two first Korean song writers to achieve a #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, the other song writer being SUGA.
  • Ranked #10 on the Top 100 Google Worldwide Most Searched K-POP Idols 2020 Year-End Chart.

Spotify

  • First and only Korean soloist to have two songs surpassing 100 million streams on Spotify.
  • First Korean act to have three solo songs surpass 100 million streams and over 2 solo songs surpass 110 million streams on Spotify.
  • “Who (feat. BTS)” ranked #5 on Spotify’s ‘Most Streamed K-pop Collaborations 2020.’

TikTok

  • Hashtags surpassed 29.4 billion views on TikTok (#Jimin, #BTSJimin, #ParkJimin), making him the most viewed celebrity in the world.
  • Jimin’s Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey) dance video is also the most viewed and liked video for a Korean act on TikTok.

YouTube

  • First individual Korean artist to have 3 solo song audios and 3 solo b-sides surpass 10 million streams on YouTube.
  • “Lie” is the most streamed Korean solo song audio of 2016 on YouTube with over 10 million streams.

Other/Miscellaneous

  • “Christmas Love” ranked #8 on Charts Ecuador’s ‘Top Christmas Songs,’ making it the first Korean song to ever land on the Top Christmas Songs Chart.
  • Extended his record as the first and only idol to ever rank #1 on Brand Reputation Rankings’ ‘Individual Boy Group Members’ for 24 consecutive months, and 26 times overall.
  • Extended his record as the first and only idol to ever rank #1 on Brand Reputation Rankings’ ‘Top 100 Idols (Male and Female)’ for 16 months in total.
  • “Filter” surpassed 700,000 streams on Anghami, extending Jimin’s record as the first and only Korean soloist to have three songs surpassing 700,000 streams on the platform.
  • First and only individual to grace the world’s largest mall with his birthday advertisements (as of October, 2020).
  • “Promise” is in the ‘Top 5 Longest-Charting Songs of All Time’ on SoundCloud.
  • Ranked #3 on the Top 100 Google Worldwide Most Searched K-POP Idols 2020 Year-End Chart.
  • Voted as the King of KPOP 2020 in King Choice for the second year in a row.
  • Won Dabeme’s Favorite Kpop Member 2020, garnering a total of 4.119 million votes in a poll with members from other groups.

Spotify

  • One of the only two Korean solo artists to have five songs with over 50 million streams on Spotify, the other one being SUGA.
  • Ranked #9 on ‘Top Male K-pop Artists Globally’ on Spotify’s ‘2020 Wrapped.’
  • “Sweet Night” was the most streamed OST in Korea according to Spotify’s ‘2020 Wrapped.’
  • “Sweet Night” remains the most streamed OST on Spotify in 2020 (as of September, 2020).
  • “Sweet Night” became the first and only Korean OST to surpass 70 and 75 million streams on Spotify.
  • “Sweet Night” was #1 and “It’s Definitely You” was #5 on ‘Top Korean OSTs Globally’ on Spotify’s ‘2020 Wrapped.’

iTunes

  • First and only artist to achieve 117 #1’s on iTunes worldwide with “Sweet Night,” setting the record as the song with the most #1’s in the history of the platform.
  • First soloist to reach #1 on Japan’s iTunes Top Songs.
  • First Asian soloist in history to chart two songs at #1 on iTunes in 82 countries (“Sweet Night” and “Inner Child”).

Twitter

  • Fastest Asian artist to have a tweet reach 3 million likes.
  • Fastest tweet by an artist to reach 2 million likes (9 hours and 52 minutes) and 1 million retweets (23 hours and 9 minutes).
  • #HAPPYVDAY is the ‘Most Tweeted Birthday Hashtag’ for a Korean artist with over 5 million tweets.
  • Most liked BTS tweet this year (‘Hi Army’).

Instagram

  • First and fastest Korean male artist as well as first Korean male idol in history to surpass 5 million likes on an Instagram post in under 48 hours.
  • First Korean male artist to surpass 6 million likes on instagram.

Korean Year-End Chart

  • Ranked #2 in ‘Top Male Solo Artist’ on the 2020 Year-End Genius Korea Chart.
  • “Sweet Night” ranked #1 in ‘Top OSTs’ on the 2020 Year-End Genius Korea Chart.

Other/Miscellaneous

  • First ever Korean artist and second celebrity overall to have a birthday advertisement played on Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building.
  • One of the only four Korean male solo artists to have at least two music videos surpass 4 million likes on YouTube.
  • Ranked #2 on the Top 100 Google Worldwide Most Searched K-POP Idols 2020 Year-End Chart.
  • “Sweet Night” is the first OST track to debut at #1 on MelOn.
  • “Sweet Night” was voted as the 2020 OST of the Year at the TB20 KPOP Online Music Awards, with 20.7 million votes.
  • Won the Star of the Year award in Bousnid Stars 2020, and was the only Asian male artist to be nominated.
  • V’s birthday live on V LIVE is the most viewed solo V LIVE in real-time garnering over 11.6 million viewers (December 30, 2020).

Spotify

  • Most followed personal playlist of a Korean artist on Spotify (over 1 million), with his ‘Favorite Tracks’ playlist (as of November, 2020).
  • “Who (feat. BTS)” ranked #5 on Spotify’s ‘Most Streamed K-pop Collaborations 2020.’

SoundCloud

  • “Still With You” is the fastest Korean song to surpass 900,000 and 1 million likes on SoundCloud.
  • “Still With You” is the most commented track on SoundCloud with over 240,000 comments.
  • “Still With You” was the Buzziest Drop with Longest Reign at #1 on SoundCloud in 2020.
  • “Still With You” holds the record for the most comments and likes within 24 hours of release.

Twitter

  • First singer and Korean to have a tweet reach 3 million likes.
  • Jung Kook’s “Never Not” cover is the second most retweeted tweet.

Other/Miscellaneous

  • First international OST composer to be credited on theatres’ promotional posters of a Japanese movie production (Your eyes tell) in history.
  • First person to be named “Sexiest International Man” by People Magazine, which is included in ‘People’s Sexiest Men Alive 2020.’
  • First individual to surpass 26 billion views on TikTok in the platform’s history.
  • Nominated for the Top Tattoo award at the 2020 TDY Awards.
  • Ranked #1 on the Top 100 Google Worldwide Most Searched K-POP Idols 2020 Year-End Chart.
  • Youngest Korean artist to debut on the Billboard Hot 100 with “My Time.”
  • Youngest lyricist and composer to have two of his credited songs reach 100 #1’s in iTunes history.

  • Best-selling album in the history of South Korea, surpassing MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA.
  • Biggest worldwide album debut of 2020 with 3.7 million copies sold in its opening week.
  • Best-selling album globally in 2020 with 6.5 million equivalent sales, according to UWC.
  • Biggest debut on UWC Albums in 2020 with over 3,707,000 sales.
  • First Asian act to earn a #1 album in the top 10 largest music markets of the world (United States, Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, France, South Korea, China, Australia, Canada, Brazil).
  • First and only pop album to be released and certified RIAA Platinum in 2020.
  • Had a total of 6,498,000 Worldwide Album Sales (UWC) in 2020.
  • Most pre-ordered South Korean album of all time with 4.02 million pre-orders.
  • Named the 12th best album of 2020 by Consequence of Sound.
  • Second top album in pure sales this year.
  • Biggest YouTube premiere for a boy group with ON official music video that accumulated 1.54 million concurrent viewers (later broken by Dynamite).
  • Black Swan is the 12th most liked 2020 music video on YouTube.
  • Fastest music video to hit 10 million views on YouTube (ON official music video) (later broken by Dynamite).
  • ON Kinetic Manifesto Film : Come Prima is the 6th most liked 2020 music video on YouTube.
  • ON is the 8th most liked 2020 music video on YouTube.
  • Biggest Spotify debut for a group in 2020 with 33.8 million streams garnered in its first (partial) day at the time of its release (later broken by BE).
  • Biggest debut for a Korean solo track in Spotify history with “Filter” (2.2 million streams).
  • “Black Swan” and “ON” ranked #5 and #6 on ‘Top Streamed K-pop Songs Globally’ on Spotify’s ‘2020 Wrapped,’ respectively.
  • “Filter” is the fastest Korean male solo song to reach 70 and 80 million streams on Spotify, and remains the most streamed Korean solo song in 2020.
  • “Filter” surpassed 110 million million streams on Spotify, becoming the fastest Korean male solo, and Korean solo b-side to achieve this feat.
  • “Filter” was the most streamed b-side in Korea according to Spotify’s ‘2020 Wrapped.’
  • Achieved 101 #1’s on iTunes worldwide.
  • “Black Swan” broke the all-time record for most #1’s (105) on iTunes worldwide (later broken by “Moon”).
  • “Filter” is the sixth song of BTS to reach 100 #1’s on iTunes.
  • “Moon” surpassed “Black Swan” to become the third song with the most iTunes #1’s (109) worldwide in history (later broken by “Dynamite”).
  • “My Time” is the fourth song by BTS to surpass 100 #1’s on iTunes.
  • “My Time” became the first B-side and BTS solo song to chart on the iTunes World Songs Chart for 100 days, making it the longest-charting solo song.

Hot 100

  • First Korean group to debut in the top 5 on Billboard Hot 100 with “ON” at #4, making it the highest charting song ever for a Korean group on the chart (later broken by “Dynamite”).
  • Most simultaneous entries on the Billboard Hot 100 for a Korean artist with “ON,” “My Time,” and “Filter.”

Digital Song Sales/Downloads

  • First Korean artist to occupy 21 of the 25 spots on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales Chart (occupied every spot from #1 to #18 straight).
  • First group to debut in the top 2 on the World Digital Song Sales Chart (“ON” and “My Time”).
  • “My Time” is the first solo b-side and first BTS solo song to get a #1 on the World Digital Song Sales Chart.
  • “ON” is the longest running #1 song on the World Digital Song Sales Chart among songs released in 2020 (4 weeks) (later broken by “Dynamite”).

Year-End Chart

  • “ON” ranked #44 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales Year-End Chart.
  • Ranked #1 on Billboard’s World Albums Year-End Chart.
  • Ranked #2 on Billboard’s Independent Albums Year-End Chart and Top Tastemakers Albums Year-End Chart.
  • Ranked #3 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Year-End Chart and Top Current Album Sales Year-End Chart.
  • Ranked #20 on the Billboard 200 Albums Year-End Chart, making this the highest ranked album by a group on the chart.
  • Ranked #10 on Billboard Japan’s Hot Albums Year-End Chart.
  • Ranked #37 on Billboard Japan’s Top Album Sales Year-End Chart.

MelOn

  • “Black Swan” was the fourth most streamed song on MelOn this year with over 170 million streams.
  • First album in Korean history to chart at #1 for six months on the MelOn Album Chart, never falling from the top position since its release.
  • Most number of weeks at #1 of all time on the MelOn Album Chart (35 consecutive weeks, as of October 2020).
  • “Moon” is the longest charting solo track from BTS on MelOn Daily Chart (over 222 days).
  • “ON” was the most streamed song on MelOn this year with over 250 million streams.

Gaon

  • Best-selling album on Gaon in 2020.
  • First album in history to surpass 3 billion digital points on Gaon Digital Chart.
  • “ON” is the second song to surpass 400 and 500 million digital points from a male idol group in 2020 on Gaon after “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey).”
  • Remains the album with the highest points in 2020 on Gaon (over 2.5 billion digital points).

Genie

  • “ON” is the BTS song with the most number of unique listeners on Genie this year (later broken by “Dynamite”).
  • “UGH!” is the most streamed BTS rap line song on Genie.

Year-End Chart

  • Ranked #3 in ‘Top Albums’ on the 2020 Year-End Genius Korea Chart.
  • Ranked #1 on Gaon’s Year-End Albums Chart with 4,376,975 copies sold.

Other/Miscellaneous

  • Highest first sales week in Hanteo history with 3,378,633 copies sold in its opening week.
  • “ON” ranked #3 in the Best Song of the Year category at the 2020 KBS World Radio Year-End K-Pop Survey.
  • Biggest pure sales week for an album as well as the 4th biggest album debut of 2020 in the United States with over 422,000 album-equivalent units (347,000 pure) sold in its opening week.
  • First album by BTS to sell over 600,000 pure copies in the U.S.
  • Second best-selling pure album in the U.S this year.
  • First foreign artist since Michael Jackson (1984) to top Oricon’s mid-year Album Sales Chart, with 429,000 copies sold in Japan.
  • Ranked #5 in the ‘Best Selling Album’ category on the 2020 Oricon Year-End Chart with 455,446 sales.
  • Best performing international pop album in Germany in 2020; it hit the official year-end charts at #12 in the country.
  • “Black Swan” ranked #6 on Insider’s list of ‘30 Best Songs of 2020.’
  • “Black Swan” is included in The Insider’s ‘One of the 10 Best Songs of 2020’ list.
  • “Dis-ease” is named as one of the ‘29 Best Songs of 2020’ by Refinery29.
  • “Filter” is the most streamed Korean solo song in 2020 on Anghami.
  • “Filter” ranked #1 on Amazon’s ‘International Songs’ for the 22nd consecutive day, solidifying its position as the best-selling song of 2020 (as of November, 2020).
  • “Moon” ranked #7 on Rob Sheffeld’s ‘Top 25 Songs of 2020.’
  • Named one of ‘The 16 Best Albums of 2020’ by The Atlantic.
  • “ON” ranked #3 for the ‘Best Song of the Year’ on KBS World Radio’s 2020 Year-End K-Pop Survey.
  • Ranked #5 on Metacritic’s ‘Most Discussed Albums of 2020.’
  • Ranked #20 on the 2020 End of Year Top 40 Albums Chart of Official New Zealand Music Charts.
  • Ranked #14 on the Australia Albums Year-End Chart (ARIA).
  • Ranked #42 on the France Albums Year-End Chart.
  • Ranked #48 on the U.K. Official Chart’s End of Year Album Chart, making this BTS’ first entry in the top 50 on the chart.
  • Ranked #16 on Rolling Stone’s Best Albums of 2020 Chart.
  • Ranked #1 on Rolling Stone India’s list of the ‘10 Best K-Pop Albums of 2020.’
  • Ranked #44 on NME’s ‘The 50 Best Albums of 2020.’
  • Ranked #7 on Rob Sheffield’s ‘20 Favorite Albums of the Year.’
  • “ON” ranked #2 in the ‘The Ultimate Songs of 2020’ list by Radio Disney.
  • Won ‘Interpark Best Album of 2020.’
  • Earned #1 with an estimated sales of 447,869 copies in Japan, surpassing MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 in one day.
  • “Stay Gold” is BTS’ sixth song to be certified Silver by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).

Year-End Chart

  • Ranked #9 on the Billboard World Albums Year-End Chart.
  • Ranked #37 on Billboard Japan’s Top Album Sales Year-End Chart.
  • Ranked #4 on Billboard Japan’s Hot Albums Year-End Chart.
  • “Your eyes tell” ranked #90 on Billboard Japan’s Streaming Songs 2020 Year-End Chart, becoming BTS’ first b-side song to enter the Billboard Japan Streaming Year-End Chart.

Other

  • BTS’ tenth #1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart.
  • First Japanese album of BTS to reach top 14 on Billboard 200.
  • Debuted at #3 on the Official German Hip-hop Charts.
  • First Japanese album of BTS to enter and fourth overall top 10 entry on the Official Album Chart of Germany.
  • Fastest song in iTunes history to reach #1 in 113 countries (“Your Eyes Tell”).
  • First Japanese album of BTS to debut in top 20 on the Official Irish Albums Chart (#19).
  • Highest charting Japanese album by a Korean act in the Official Chart’s history.
  • Highest charting Japanese album of BTS in the United States.
  • Second Japanese album of BTS to surpass 200 million streams on Spotify.
  • Stay Gold is the 9th most liked 2020 music video on YouTube.
  • Ranked #3 in the ‘Best Selling Album’ category on the 2020 Oricon Year-End Chart with 658,882 sales.
  • Earned the highest revenue from sales for any song in 2020, with over $1.85 million in total revenue.
  • Named as ‘The Best Song of 2020’ by Amazon Music.
  • Named as one of the Best Songs of 2020 by Los Angeles Time.
  • Named as the second best song of 2020 by The New York Times.
  • Named as the Best Song on the ‘Billboard K-pop 100 of 2020.’
  • Named as ‘The Ultimate Song of 2020’ by Radio Disney.
  • Ranked #3 on Consequence of Sound’s ‘Top 50 Songs of 2020.’
  • Ranked #2 in ‘Top Songs’ in Tumblr’s ‘Year in Review 2020.’
  • Ranked #5 in ‘Top Searched Lyrics’ on Google Top Trending Searches 2020.
  • Ranked #1 for the ‘Best Song of the Year’ on KBS World Radio’s 2020 Year-End K-Pop Survey.
  • Ranked #13 on Google’s ‘Top Hummed Songs Chart.’
  • Ranked #3 on Genius’ ‘Year In Lyrics: Top Songs of 2020,’ with more than 3.2 million page views since its release.
  • Set three records on Guinness World Records’ ‘the social media records of 2020’ (Most viewed YouTube video in 24 hours, most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours, and the most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group).
  • Second best-selling album globally in 2020 with 3.36 million equivalent sales, according to UWC.
  • Voted as the ‘Best Song of 2020’ by 200 industry professionals.
  • Won Deezer France’s ‘Title of the Year 2020’ poll.
  • Won the ‘Clip of the Year 2020’ in the international category on the Pure Charts France.

Teaser

  • In the history of YouTube, the official teaser for Dynamite is:
    • The biggest 24-hour debut for a teaser.
    • The fastest teaser to surpass 1, 2 , 3, 4, and 5 million likes.
    • The first and fastest teaser for a music video to reach 50 million views.
    • The most viewed and most liked teaser in 24 hours.

Music Video

  • BTS’ biggest YouTube debut on YouTube.
  • Biggest YouTube premiere with a live count of over 3 million peak concurrent viewers.
  • Biggest weekly debut for any artist at #1 on the Global YouTube Music Video Chart (220 million views) and on the Top Songs Chart (287 million views).
  • Fastest music video to hit 10 million (21 minutes), 15 million (42 minutes), 20 million (1 hour and 14 minutes), 25 million (1 hour and 59 minutes), 30 million views (3 hours), 35 million (4 hours and 16 minutes), 40 million (5 hours and 37 minutes), 50 million (8 hours and 16 minutes), 60 million (13 hours and 16 minutes), 65 million (14 hours and 26 minutes), 70 million (15 hours and 31 minutes), 75 million (16 hours and 47 minutes), 80 million (18 hours and 21 minutes), 85 million (about 20 hours), 90 million (21 hours and 41 minutes), 95 million (23 hours and 10 minutes), 100 million (within 24 hours), 140 million (44 hours and 42 minutes), 150 million (2 days, 4 hours and 21 minutes), 160 million, 165 million, 170 million, 180 million, 190 million, 200 million (4 days and 12 hours), 210 million, and 250 million (9 days and 3 hours) views in YouTube history (as of September, 2020).
  • Fastest music video by a group to reach 300 million views and 18 million likes on YouTube in the platform’s history (as of September, 2020).
  • Fastest music video by an Asian act, and the fifth fastest music video overall to reach 400 million views on YouTube in the platform’s history (as of September, 2020).
  • Fastest music video by a Korean act to surpass 450 million views on YouTube in the platform’s history (as of October, 2020).
  • Fastest music video by a group and an Asian act to surpass 500 million views on YouTube in the platform’s history (as of October, 2020).
  • Fastest music video by a Korean artist to surpass 550 and 600 million views on YouTube in the platform’s history (as of November, 2020).
  • Fastest music video by a Korean group to surpass 650 million views on YouTube in the platform’s history (as of November, 2020).
  • Fastest music video by an Asian act to surpass 700 million views on YouTube in the platform’s history (118 days and 7 hours; as of December, 2020).
  • Fastest music video to reach 3 to 18 million likes in YouTube history (as of September, 2020).
  • First and fastest music video by a group to surpass 19 to 21 million likes on YouTube in the platform’s history (as of November, 2020).
  • First, fastest and only music video by a group to surpass 22 million likes on YouTube in the platform’s history. It is also the only music video in 2020 to achieve this feat (as of December, 2020).
  • Fastest music video to surpass 23 million likes on YouTube in the platform’s history, doing so in just 131 days. It is also the first music video by a group and an Asian act to achieve this feat (as of December, 2020).
  • Fastest music video to surpass 6 million, 7 million, and 8 million comments in YouTube history (as of August, 2020).
  • First and only music video to surpass 7 million, 8 million, 9 million, and 10 million comments in YouTube history (as of December, 2020).
  • First music video to hit 100 million views in YouTube history.
  • Most viewed and most liked music video on opening day with 101.1 million views and 8.8 million likes in the first 24 hours of its release on YouTube.
  • Most liked music video of 2020, gathering 15.4 million likes in over six days after release.
  • Most liked music video by a group on YouTube in the platform’s history (as of September, 2020).
  • Most liked music video by a Korean act, with over 19.65 million likes on YouTube in the platform’s history (as of October, 2020).
  • Most commented music video on YouTube (as of August, 2020).
  • Selected as one of the ‘Top 50 Most Viewed Music Videos by Male Groups’ on YouTube with over 729 million views.
  • Trended at #1 on YouTube worldwide.
  • Third most viewed music video released in 2020 on YouTube.

YouTube Music

  • First audio of BTS to surpass 60 million streams on YouTube Music with “Dynamite” audio (Day Time).
  • First audio of BTS to surpass 40 million streams on YouTube Music.
  • Most streamed song on YouTube Music, surpassing “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey).”
  • “BTS Party + Dynamite Coming Soon” was the second most followed playlist by a Korean act on Spotify after “This is BTS” with 1.036 million followers.
  • Biggest first day streams of any song released in 2020 on Spotify.
  • Biggest debut in Spotify history with 12,638,540 streams.
  • Biggest debut week for a song on Spotify in 2020 with over 56.1 million streams.
  • Biggest debut ever by a group on Global Spotify with 7.7 million streams (at #1).
  • Biggest debut on the Spotify Global Chart in 2020 with 7.7 million streams.
  • Biggest debut for both a Korean act and a group on the Spotify Weekly Chart with over 39.9 million streams in the platform’s history (at #2).
  • Biggest debut for an Asian act and a group in 2020 on Spotify U.S. with 1.8 million streams in the platform’s history (at #3).
  • Debuted at #1 on Spotify’s “New Music Friday” playlist.
  • Fastest song by a group to surpass 100 million streams on Spotify.
  • Fastest song by a Korean act in history to surpass 200 million streams (36 days) and 400 million streams on Spotify.
  • Fastest song by a Korean act to surpass 300 million streams on Spotify (58 days), surpassing “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” which achieved this feat in 194 days.
  • Fastest song by a Korean act to surpass 500 million streams on Spotify (109 days), surpassing “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” (511 days). It is also the second song by a Korean act to achieve this feat, the first being “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey).”
  • Fastest song of BTS to surpass 35 million, 130 million, and 150 million streams on Spotify.
  • Fastest song of BTS to surpass 280 and 320 million streams on Global Spotify.
  • First Korean act to spend 10 consecutive days in the top 3 of Global Spotify, 28 consecutive days in the top 5, 40, 50, 65 and 70 consecutive days in the top 10, and 42 non-consecutive days in the top 5 (as of October, 2020).
  • First song by a Korean act in history to spend 60 days in the top 5 and 80 days in the top 100 on the Spotify Global Chart.
  • First song by a Korean act to spend at least 90 consecutive days in Spotify’s Global ‘Top 10 Singles Chart.’
  • First song by a Korean act to spend its first week in top 5 on Spotify U.S.
  • First song by a foreign act to surpass 200,000 and 300,000 daily streams on Spotify Japan.
  • First song by a Korean act in history to spend 100 - 110 days in the top 10 on Global Spotify.
  • First song by a Korean act in history to spend at least 100 days on Spotify’s Global Top 10 Singles Chart.
  • Fourth longest charting song of 2020 in the top 10 on Global Spotify.
  • Highest peak in daily streams for a song and an act in Spotify Japan’s history (367,948 streams).
  • Longest charting song by a Korean act on the top 10 of Spotify U.S.
  • Longest charting song on Spotify India, never leaving the top spot since its release (70 consecutive days, as of November, 2020).
  • Most streamed song by a Korean act on Spotify this year with over 215 million streams, achieving this feat in less than 40 days (as of September, 2020).
  • Ranked #1 on ‘Top Streamed K-pop Songs Globally’ on Spotify’s ‘2020 Wrapped.’
  • Reached #1 on the biggest Spotify playlist, “Today’s top Hits,” with 26 million followers.
  • Added to “Today’s Hits,” the biggest playlist on Apple Music, at #3.
  • Charted in the top 10 on the Global Apple Music Chart, at #6, on its 100th day since release.
  • Debuted at #1 on Apple Music’s “New Music Daily” playlist.
  • Debuted at #7 on the Global Apple Music Chart.
  • Highest peaking song of BTS on Apple Music U.S., at #27, surpassing “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” at #38.
  • Returned to the top 3 on Global Apple Music Chart after more than 100 days of release.
  • Highest peaking song of BTS on Apple Music Global, at #2, surpassing “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey).”
  • Spent twenty consecutive days at #1 on Apple Music Japan.
  • “Dynamite” and “Dynamite - Instrumental” simultaneously occupied the top 2 positions on the U.S. iTunes Chart.
  • Debuted at #1 on the Worldwide iTunes Song Chart and European iTunes Song Chart.
  • Fastest song to reach #1 in 90 countries (5 hours), 95 countries (7 hours), 100 countries (just over 8 hours), 102 countries (12 hours), 103 countries (16 hours), 104 countries (20 hours), 106 countries (6 days), 107 countries, 108 countries, 109 countries and 110 countries (25 days) in iTunes history.
  • First song by a Korean act to spent 12 consecutive days at the #1 position.
  • Most number of days at #1 for a song as well as the most for a Korean group on Worldwide iTunes Song Chart (42 days, including 20 consecutive) (as of December, 2020).

Prestigious

  • First song in history to peak at #1 on both the Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global 200 Excl. U.S. singles charts.
  • Longest running #1 on Billboard Hot 100 by a group in nearly two years.
  • Named as the ‘Best Song’ on K-pop 100 of 2020 by Billboard Korea.
  • Topped the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global 200 Excl. U.S. chart simultaneously (charts dated October 3, 2020).

Hot 100

  • Debuted at #1 on Billboard Hot 100, earning BTS their first career #1 on the chart. It is also the 43rd song in history to open at #1 on Billboard Hot 100 and the only song by an Asian act to debut straight at #1 on the chart.
  • Debuted at #2 on Billboard Hot 100 Canada, making it BTS’ highest peaking single in the country yet.
  • Debuted at #7 on Billboard Japan Hot 100 and ranked #2 on the chart, marking its seventh consecutive week in the top 5 on the chart.
  • First song by a group in this century to hold its #1 position on Billboard Hot 100 for a second consecutive week, following its debut at #1.
  • First song of BTS to spend more than 10 weeks in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
  • First group in century to hold its #1 position on Billboard Hot 100 for two consecutive weeks.
  • First single of BTS in Japan without a physical release to spend multiple weeks in top 10 on Billboard Japan’s Hot 100.
  • First song by a Korean act in history to spend 10 weeks in the top 5 on the Billboard Japan’s Hot 100 Chart.
  • Ties with another song to become the song by a Korean act to have spent the most number of weeks in the top 5 of Billboard Japan Hot 100 (six weeks).
  • Ties for the longest charting song by a Korean act in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart (11 weeks).
  • Surpassed “MIC Drop” to become BTS’ longest charting song on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart (15 weeks).

Digital Song Sales/Downloads

  • Best-selling download released in 2020 in the United States with over 1.256 million downloads. As of September 2020, it has sold over two times as many downloads as any other 2020 track in the country.
  • Best-selling song released in 2020 in the U.S. with 1.1 million pure sales, and is the only song to even surpass the 600,000 mark in the country this year.
  • Debuted at #1 on the Digital Song Sales Chart with the biggest sales week in 3 years (265,000), making it the biggest digital sales week debut in the U.S. in 2020.
  • Fastest song of BTS to sell over 1.5 million units in the U.S.
  • First song in over four years to sell at least 180,000 U.S. downloads in each of its first two weeks.
  • First song to sell over 1 million downloads in the U.S. in 2020.
  • First song to sell over 1 million pure copies in the U.S. in 2020.
  • Longest running #1 on the Digital Song Sales Chart this year (11 weeks).
  • Only song released in 2020 to surpass 1 million download sales.
  • Second longest running #1 song by a duo/group on the Digital Song Sales Chart history (11 weeks).

Year-End Chart

  • Ranked #38 on the 2020 Billboard Hot 100 Year-End Chart, becoming BTS’ first ever entry on the chart, and the highest ranked song by a Korean act in the chart’s history.
  • Ranked #73 on Billboard Canada’s Hot 100 Year-End Chart.
  • Ranked #1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales Year-End Chart.
  • Ranked #27 on Billboard Canada’s Hot Digital Songs Year-End Chart.
  • Ranked #45 on Billboard’s Pop Songs Year-End Chart.
  • Ranked #50 on Billboard’s On-Demand Streaming Songs Year-End Chart.

Other/Miscellaneous

  • BTS’ first top 10 on Billboard Radio Airplay Chart, ranking at #9.
  • First ever top 5 hit by a Korean act on Billboard’s Pop Songs Radio Airplay Chart in history, peaking at #5.
  • Fastest song in Billboard Japan history to surpass 100 million streams.
  • First song by a foreign act to top Billboard Japan’s Streaming Chart since 2018.
  • First song by a Korean act to reach #1 on Billboard Japan’s Radioplay Chart.
  • First Korean act to enter the Billboard Japan’s Karaoke Chart since the metric was implemented in 2018, also making it BTS’ first time (at #86).
  • Highest Pop Songs survey peak for a South Korean act (at #9).
  • Longest running #1 hit on the Billboard Global 200 Excl. U.S. Singles Chart (6 weeks).
  • Only song to spend every week in the top 5 since the creation of the Billboard Global 200 Excl. U.S. Chart.
  • Ranked #2 on the newly-introduced Billboard Global 200 Singles Chart, with over 83.4 million streams and 36,000 downloads sold.
  • Ranked #7 on Billboard’s ‘100 Best Songs of 2020: Staff List.’
  • Remains the #1 most streamed song for a fifth consecutive week in Japan (as of October 2020).
  • Debuted at #5 on the Shazam Global Chart.
  • Fastest song released in 2020 to surpass 1 and 2 million Shazams by a Korean act this year (as of September, 2020).
  • Fastest song by a Korean act to surpass 2 million Shazams (46 days).
  • First song of BTS to achieve #1 on the Shazam Global Chart.
  • First song of BTS to surpass 3 million Shazams in over 2 months and 4 million Shazams in 3.5 months.
  • Most Shazamed song by a Korean act in 2020.
  • Most Shazamed song of BTS, surpassing “Life Goes On."
  • Surpassed 255,000 Shazams within the first 24 hours of its release.
  • BTS’ first solo top 10 hit on U.S. Pop Radio (peaking at #7), per Mediabase.
  • BTS’ first solo top 5 hit on U.S. Pop Radio, per Mediabase.
  • Debuted at #36 on U.S. Pop Radio with 1,554 radio plays and an audience of 10 million in the first 24 hours of its release.
  • Debuted at #30 on the Pop Songs Airplay Chart, making it their highest debuting song ever.
  • Entered the top 5 on the Belgium Radio Airplay Charts, making this the song’s new peak (#3).
  • First song by a Korean act to enter Mediabase Top 20.
  • First song of BTS to surpass an audience of 50, 60, and 70 million on Mediabase (Overall U.S. Radio).
  • First song by a Korean act in history to peak at #1 on Spain’s Official Top 50 Radio Chart.
  • First ever top 10 on the Radio Songs Chart by an all-South Korean act.
  • Highest charting song by an all-Korean act on Pop Songs Airplay Chart in the chart’s history, at #7.
  • Peaked at #11 (70.76 million in audience) on Mediabase for overall U.S. Radio.
  • Ranked #1 on the LOS40 Radio Play Chart, Del 40 al 1 in Spain, becoming the first Korean male group to achieve this feat.

Gaon

  • BTS’ highest entry on the Gaon Year-End Download Chart to date.
  • Best-selling idol group song and the second best-selling song overall on Gaon in 2020, despite having less than five months of tracking.
  • Biggest debut for a male group in 2020 Gaon Digital Chart at #6, with only 2.5 days of tracking.
  • Charted at #1 on the Gaon Digital, Download, and Streaming Charts, for the month of September, earning a triple crown.
  • Charted at #1 on the Gaon Digital and Streaming Charts, for seven consecutive weeks, earning another Double Crown.
  • Fastest idol group song to surpass 200, 300, 400, and 500 digital points on Gaon this year.
  • Fastest song to surpass 600 digital points on Gaon this year, doing so in just 16 weeks.
  • First song in two years to score over 40 million digital points on Gaon in eight different weeks (as of October, 2020).
  • First and only song by a group in history to spend 7 to 11 weeks at #1 on the Gaon Digital Chart, extending its record as the longest charting song at #1 on the chart.
  • First song by a male idol group to rank #1 for 3 weeks on the Gaon Digital Chart since “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” was released in 2019.
  • First song in history to rank #1 on the Gaon Download Chart for four weeks.
  • First and only song in history to rank #1 on the Gaon Monthly Digital Chart for three months in a row (September - November).
  • Highest week 6 digital points among those released in 2020 on Gaon.
  • Highest ranked male idol group song released in 2020 on the Gaon Year-End Chart (#16).
  • Highest ranked song released in 2020 by an idol group on the Gaon Year-End Chart, at #12.
  • Most number of weeks at #1 on Gaon Digital Chart in the chart’s history (11 weeks).
  • Only idol group song to score over 40 million digital points on Gaon in three different weeks in 2020.
  • Only song in 2020 to score over 40 million digital points on Gaon in seven different weeks.
  • Ranked #11 on the 2020 Gaon Year-End Chart, surpassing “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” to become BTS’ highest ranked song on this list.
  • 2020 song by an idol group with the most number of digital index points on Gaon.
  • #1 male idol group song with the most number of digital points on Gaon in 2020.

PAKs/RAKs

  • Achieved multiple Real-time All-Kills (RAKs) and Perfect All-Kills (PAKs).
  • First and only song by an idol group, and the second song overall, to achieve 300 PAKs in Korean chart history.
  • First and only song in history to achieve 500, and 600 Perfect All-Kills (PAKs) on Korean Digital Charts (as of September, 2020).
  • Most PAKs in 2020 from an idol group and most PAKs of all-time in the history of Korean chart, with 331 PAKs and counting.
  • Only English song to achieve a Perfect All-Kill (PAK) since “Let it Go” from Frozen released in 2013.

MelOn

  • Entered top 10 of MelOn 24 Hits in 8 hours and subsequently, entered top 3.
  • Fastest song by an idol group to surpass 100,000 likes (7 hours) in the history of MelOn. It is also the fastest English song to achieve the same.
  • Fastest song in MelOn’s history to surpass 300,000 likes (47 days), 320,000 likes (60 days), 335,000 likes and 360,000 likes (just over 100 days) (as of November, 2020).
  • First and only song by a male act to reach #1 on MelOn 24 Hits (as of August, 2020).
  • First English song to chart on MelOn in the first hour of the release since the reformation of MelOn’s chart.
  • First song by a male idol group to achieve a roof-hit on MelOn in 2020.
  • First song by a male idol group to spend multiple weeks at #1 on MelOn Weekly Chart since 2018.
  • First song of BTS to spend five and six consecutive weeks at #1 on MelOn Weekly Chart (as of October, 2020).
  • First and only song by a third generation idol group to spend seven consecutive weeks at #1 on MelOn.
  • First and only song to spend 9 and 10 weeks at #1 on MelOn in the platform’s history (as of November, 2020).
  • First song of BTS to chart at #1 on MelOn Monthly Chart for September.
  • First and only song to spend 1000 and 1103 consecutive hours at #1 on MelOn in the platform’s history (as of October, 2020).
  • First song to spend 1,200, 1,300, 1,400, 1,500, 1,600, 1,700 and 1,800 hours at #1 on MelOn (as of November, 2020).
  • First song by an idol group to spend eight weeks at #1 on MelOn since 2009.
  • First song in history to spend 60 and 70 days at #1 on MelOn.
  • First and only song to rank #1 on Melon Monty chart for 3 months in the platform’s history (September, October, November).
  • Garnered over 88,000 unique listeners on MelOn in the first 24 hours of its release, and subsequently over 560,000, making this a new peak (as of August, 2020).
  • Highest debut on the MelOn’s old Realtime Chart (at #1) and on MelOn 24 Hits Chart (at #75) since the reformation of MelOn’s chart.
  • Longest charting idol group song in the top 10 on MelOn this year (17 weeks).
  • Most number of days at #1 on MelOn Daily Chart (65 days) for a BTS song, surpassing “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey).” It is also the first song by a group to achieve this feat, and the most for any song on the platform (as of November, 2020).
  • Most number of hours at #1 on MelOn (1,800 hours) (as of November, 2020).
  • Most liked idol group song on MelOn in 2020 (as of September 2020).
  • Most liked song of 2020 on MelOn with over 335,000 likes, becoming the fastest song to achieve this feat (as of November, 2020).
  • Second most streamed song on MelOn this year with over 200 million streams, after “ON.”

Genie

  • BTS’ third most streamed song of all time on Genie, surpassing “DNA.”
  • Fastest song of 2020 to surpass 40 million streams in Genie (50 days).
  • Fastest song in history to surpass 60 million streams on Genie, and only the second song this year to achieve this feat.
  • Fastest song by an idol group to surpass 500,000 to 20 million streams on Genie.
  • Fastest song by an idol group to surpass 1.5 million unique listeners on Genie.
  • First song by a male idol group to achieve two roof-hits on Genie.
  • First song to surpass 800 and 900 hours at #1 in Genie’s history.
  • First song from an idol group, BTS’ seventh, and the fourth song overall released in 2020 to surpass 45 million streams on Genie in less than 58 days and 4 hours.
  • First 2020 song by a group and BTS’ sixth song overall to surpass 2 million unique listeners on Genie.
  • Most number of unique listeners on Genie this year (1.8 million), surpassing “ON.”
  • Most number of hours at #1 on Genie this year.
  • Most number of hours in the top 5 for an idol group song on Genie in the platform’s history (over 2,014 hours).
  • Most streamed song on Genie in 2020, surpassing 71.9 million streams in just 4 months of release (as of December, 2020).
  • One of the only two songs to surpass 70 million streams on Genie this year.
  • Second song of BTS after “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” to be charting at #1 on Genie Monthly Chart for September.

FLO

  • First idol group song to surpass 700, and 800 hours on FLO (as of October, 2020).
  • First song by a group to spent 950, and 1000 consecutive hours at #1 on FLO (as of October, 2020).
  • First song to spend 1111, 1200 to 1800 consecutive hours at #1 in the history of the FLO (as of November, 2020).
  • Most number of hours at #1 on FLO, with a total of 1855 hours.
  • Most number of hours at #1 for an idol group song since FLO’s creation, surpassing that of “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey).”
  • Reached #1 on the FLO chart.

Bugs!

  • First male idol group song to spend six weeks at #1 on the Bugs! Weekly Chart in twelve years.
  • Ranked #2 on the Bugs 2020 Year-End Chart
  • Reached #1 on the Bugs! Chart.

VIBE

  • First song to spend 50, 60, 70, and 80 days at #1 on the NAVER VIBE Chart since its creation.
  • First song by a male idol group to reach #1 on VIBE.
  • First and only song to chart a total of 90 days at #1 on the NAVER VIBE Chart (as of December, 2020).

Music Shows

  • BTS’ highest ever score on Show! Music Core with 10,602 points.
  • First English song in history to win on a music show in Korea.
  • Most number of music show wins in 2020, surpassing “ON” (as of October, 2020).
  • Most number of music show wins in history (26), surpassing “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey).”
  • Most number of music show wins on Show! Music Core in the show’s history, with ten consecutive wins, surpassing “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey).”

Other/Miscellaneous

  • Most number of hours at #1 on various Korean music platforms such as MelOn, Genie, Bugs!, and FLO (as of October, 2020).
  • Reached #1 on the iChart real-time.
  • Ranked #1 in the Best Song of the Year category at the 2020 KBS World Radio Year-End K-Pop Survey.
  • BTS’ longest charting single in the U.K., surpassing “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” (11 weeks).
  • First Korean act to debut in the top 10 on the U.K. Singles Chart in history at #3. It is also BTS’ first top 10 hit.
  • Longest-running hit of BTS on the Official Singles Chart Top 40.
  • Reached #1 on U.K.’s BIG TOP 40 Chart.
  • 15th best-selling song of 2020 on the U.K. Official Chart.
  • Debuted at #1 on Line Music Japan top 100.
  • Debuted at #1 on Line Music Daily Chart.
  • Biggest streaming week in history for a song by a foreign act, with over 13.65 million streams on Oricon.
  • BTS’ first song to be certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) with over 100,000 downloads. It is also the fastest song by a Korean act to achieve this feat since the implementation of the download certification in 2014.
  • Fastest song by a Korean act to be certified Silver by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).
  • Fastest song by a Korean act to be certified Gold in Japan by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).
  • Fastest song in history to earn a Platinum Streaming Certification in Japan by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ), doing so in just 3 months.
  • First song by a foreign act to rank #1 on Oricon’s Streaming Chart in the chart’s history.
  • First song by a Korean artist to surpass 200,000 downloads on Oricon, achieving this feat in less than 4 months.
  • First song by a Korean artist in 8 months to surpass 100,000 downloads on Oricon in just (2 months).
  • First song on Oricon by a Korean act to surpass 100 million streams.
  • Longest time on the #1 position by a Korean act on Line Music Japan (8 days).
  • Ranked #1 on Line Music Japan’s Top Songs.
  • Second fastest song to surpass 100 million streams in Japan.
  • Seventh top song of the year on Line Music Japan’s 2020 Year-End Charts.
  • Topped Japan’s Line Music Monthly Ranking for September, making this the song’s second month in a row at #1.
  • Only song by an international act to reach the top 10 on Oricon in Japan, and was also the seventh most streamed song on the platform this year.
  • Debuted at #2 on Australia Singles Chart (ARIA), making it BTS’ highest peak on the chart (as of August, 2020).
  • Fastest single of BTS to be certified Gold in Australia.
  • Fastest single of BTS to certify Platinum in Australia (100 days).
  • Ranked #96 on the Australia Albums Year-End Chart (ARIA).
  • BTS’ first single certification in Poland and the first song by a Korean act to achieve this feat.
  • BTS’ first song, and the first song by a Korean group to be certified Platinum in New Zealand.
  • Debuted at #2 on Deezer Top 100 Worldwide Chart.
  • Debuted at #18 on France Singles Chart (SNEP), making this BTS’ first top 20 hit in the country.
  • Featured at #1 on Amazon Music’s “Pop Culture” playlist.
  • Highest debut for a Korean act on Germany’s Official Singles Chart at #8, making it BTS’ first ever top 10 hit in Germany.
  • Only song to surpass 1 million pure sales in the U.S. this year with a total of 1,238,000 pure sales.
  • Ranked #7 on UWC’s ‘2020 Global Year-End Tracks Chart,’ becoming the first song by a Korean group to ever enter the Year-End Chart.
  • Second best-selling single by a foreign act on the Chinese platform, Netease. It is also BTS’ best-selling single in the platform’s history (as of August, 2020).
  • The lyrics of “Dynamite” was one of the most searched on Google in the world, according to Google Argentina.
  • Had a total of 3,286,000 Worldwide Album Sales (UWC) in 2020.
  • Most number of pure copies sold for a 2020 album (1.5 million, all tracks combined).
  • Second biggest debut on UWC Albums in 2020 with over 2,444,000 sales with only one version.
  • The first-week total is the largest for an album by a group, both in terms of equivalent album units and album sales.

Teaser

  • In the history of YouTube, the official teaser for Life Goes On is:
    • The first teaser is the fastest teaser to surpass 500,000, 1 million and 1.5 million likes, breaking the record previously held by “Dynamite.”

Music Video

  • BTS’ fourth fastest music video to surpass 1 million likes (33 minutes), surpassing “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey).”
  • Life Goes On registered 71.6 million views in its first 24 hours, becoming the fifth most viewed music video in the first 24 hours on YouTube in the platform’s history.
  • Life Goes On is the 4th most liked 2020 music video on YouTube.

YouTube Charts

  • Debuted #1 on the YouTube Global Music Video Chart.
  • Debuted at #1 with 191 million streams on the YouTube Global Songs Chart.
  • BTS’ fastest project to surpass a total of 900 million streams on Spotify.
  • Biggest album debut on Global Spotify by a Korean act with 36,704,484 streams in the platform’s history, surpassing MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 (as of November, 2020).
  • Biggest debut for a group on Spotify this year with 42.8 million unfiltered streams garnered in its first day, surpassing that of MAP OF THE SOUL : 7. It is also the biggest first day album debut by a Korean act in the platform’s history.
  • Biggest album debut on Spotify India, with over 10.9 million streams (as of November, 2020).
  • “Blue & Grey” is the first b-side track from BE to surpass 30 million streams on Spotify, doing so in 14 days.
  • Debuted at #1 on the Spotify Global Album Debuts Chart.
  • Debuted at #1 on the Spotify Weekly Top Global Albums Chart.
  • Debuted with a total of 183 million streams on Spotify in its first week, surpassing MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 to become BTS’ album with the highest first week streams.
  • “Life Goes On” debuted at #1 on the Spotify Global Song Debuts Chart.
  • “Life Goes On” debuted at #3 on Global Spotify with 6,450,392 streams.
  • “Life Goes On” debuted at #1 on Spotify India with 562,594 streams, breaking the debut record previously held by “Dynamite” with 549,901 streams.
  • “Life Goes On” became the song with the second biggest debut week by a Korean act on Spotify, with 32.1 million streams.
  • “Life Goes On” is the second fastest song by a Korean act to surpass 100 million streams on Spotify, after “Dynamite” (23 days).
  • Tracks from BE occupied the top spots on ‘Spotify Top 50’ in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, and India, on the day of its debut.
  • First album by an Asian act to achieve #1 on Apple Music in 70 countries.
  • Reached a new peak of #1 on the Worldwide Apple Music Album Chart.
  • Achieved 96 #1’s on iTunes worldwide.
  • All tracks from BE occupied the top 8 on U.S. iTunes Song Chart, achieving an All-Kill on the day of its release.
  • All new tracks from BE debuted in the top 7 of the Worldwide iTunes Song Chart, with “Life Goes On” charting at #1.
  • “Life Goes On” achieved 97 #1’s on iTunes worldwide.
  • “Life Goes On” spent nine consecutive days at #1 on the iTunes Worldwide Song Chart.
  • “Life Goes On” and BE spent seven consecutive days at #1 on the iTunes Worldwide Charts.

Prestigious

  • “Life Goes On” at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard Global 200, Billboard Global 200 Excl. U.S., and Digital Song Sales charts; thus, achieving a Billboard All-Kill.

Album 200

  • Debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart, earning BTS their fifth career #1.
  • 11th non-English album in history to hit #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart, 5 of which are by BTS alone.

Hot 100

  • All songs from BE charted on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 Chart (chart dated December 5).
  • First #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart sung mostly in a non-English language since 2017.
  • “Life Goes On” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, making it BTS’ third career #1 on the chart.
  • Ranked #2 on the Billboard Japan Hot Albums Chart.

Digital Song Sales/Downloads

  • First full length album in history to have all tracks peaking within the top 10 of the Digital Song Sales Chart.
  • “Life Goes On” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Digital Song Sales Chart.
  • “Life Goes On” is ranked #2 in the Biggest Digital Sales Week Debuts in the U.S in 2020 (129,000 sales), following “Dynamite” at #1 (265,000 sales).
  • Ranked #1 on the Billboard Japan Download Albums Chart.

Other/Miscellaneous

  • All songs from BE charted in the top 30 of the Billboard Global 200 Chart (chart dated December 5).
  • “Life Goes On” debuted at #14 on the Streaming Songs Chart.
  • “Life Goes On” sets the record for the biggest streaming week for any song since the debut of Billboard's Global 200 Singles Chart, with over 152.5 million streams.
  • “Life Goes On” is the first song to surpass 150 million streams on the chart (chart dated December 5).
  • “Life Goes On” debuted at #16 on the Billboard LyricFind Global Chart.
  • “Life Goes On” debuted at #2 on the Billboard Italy Digital Sales Chart.
  • Ranked #1 on the Top Album Sales Chart for 2 consecutive weeks.
  • Ranked #1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart.
  • “Life Goes On” ranked #1 on the Shazam Global Chart.
  • “Life Goes On” is the most Shazamed song in the world (later broken by “Dynamite”).

MelOn

  • Achieved an All-Kill on MelOn on the day of its release.
  • All new tracks from BE, excluding “Skit,” debuted inside the top 100.
  • First and only artist to debut two songs on MelOn 24 Hits within the first hour of release since the chart’s reform (“Dynamite” and “Life Goes On”).
  • First and only artist to concurrently occupy the top 2 spots on MelOn 24 Hits (“Dynamite” and “Life Goes On”).
  • “Fly to My Room” ranked #1 on MelOn’s R&B/Soul Weekly Chart.
  • “Life Goes On” debuted at #1 on the MelOn 24 Hits Chart within its first hour of release.
  • Ties for the most number of MelOn Weekly Popularity Award a song can win (5).
  • Took up the entire top 10 of MelOn Real-time Search Trends (BTS + all the song titles from BE along with “Spring Day” and “ON”).

Gaon

  • Debuted at #1 on the Gaon Weekly Album Chart.
  • Debuted at #1 on the Gaon Monthly Chart with over 2,655,843 physical album sales.
  • All new tracks from BE debuted inside the top 100 of the Gaon Digital Chart this week, with 2 days of tracking (dated November 26, 2020).
  • Second best-selling album on Gaon in 2020.

Hanteo

  • Fastest selling album in Hanteo chart history, recording over 1 million sales in just over 30 minutes of release.
  • Second highest first day sales on Hanteo, with 1,950,106 copies sold in Hanteo Chart history, after MAP OF THE SOUL : 7.
  • Second highest first week sales in Hanteo Chart history, after MAP OF THE SOUL : 7, with 2,196,945 copies sold in 4 days.

FLO

  • “Life Goes On” debuted at #58 on FLO.
  • “Life Goes On” reached #1 on FLO, dethroning “Dynamite” which spent the most number of hours at #1 of all-time (as of November, 2020).

Genie

  • “Life Goes On” debuted at #1 on Genie.
  • “Life Goes On” surpassed 1 million unique listeners on Genie.

Year-End Chart

  • “Life Goes On” ranked #1 in ‘Top Hip-Hop Songs’ on the 2020 Year-End Genius Korea Chart.
  • “Fly To My Room” ranked #6 in ‘Top R&B/Soul Songs’ on the 2020 Year-End Genius Korea Chart.
  • Ranked #2 in ‘Top Albums’ on the 2020 Year-End Genius Korea Chart.

Other

  • “Life Goes On” debuted at #1 on Bugs!.
  • “Life Goes On” ranked #1 on VIBE for four consecutive days (as of December, 2020).
  • “Life Goes On” holds the top 2 highest scores of all time in Show! Music Core history.
  • #12 best-selling pure album of 2020 so far in the U.S.
  • Ranked #1 on HITS U.S. TOP 50 Chart with 180,581 pure sales and 246,002 total units sold.
  • Sold 390,000 pure tracks in the U.S. in its debut week, the highest for any album since 2015.
  • “Life Goes On” ranked #1 on the Official U.K. Single Sales Chart, earning BTS their first Korean top 10 single in the U.K. and the second #1 overall.
  • “Life Goes On” debuted at #1 on the Official Singles Download Chart with over 10,000 sales.
  • “Life Goes On” ranked #1 on the Independent Singles Chart.
  • Ranked #1 on the Official Independent Albums Chart.
  • Ranked #3 on the Official Albums Streaming Chart, making this BTS’ highest new entry on the chart.
  • Debuted at #1 on Oricon with 191,208 copies sold, making it BTS’ seventh album to go #1 in Japan.
  • Debuted at #1 on Recochoku, the biggest digital platform in Japan, with all tracks from the album (excluding Skit) also debuting in the top 100 of the Singles Chart.
  • “Life Goes On” remained at #1 on Line Music Japan for 50 consecutive hours after its release.
  • Occupied the top 8 positions with all tracks from the album on Line Music Japan on the day of its release.
  • Ranked #16 in the ‘Best Selling Album’ category on the 2020 Oricon Year-End Chart with 220,333 sales in just over a month of release.
  • “Life Goes on” debuted at #1 on the ‘Top Regional Chart’ and the ‘Top Streaming Chart’ of the Singapore RIAS Singles Chart.
  • “Blue & Grey” debuted at #3 and #5 on the ‘Top Regional Chart’ and the ‘Top Streaming Chart’ of the Singapore RIAS Singles Chart, respectively.
  • “Fly to My Room” debuted at #4 and #6 on the ‘Top Regional Chart’ and the ‘Top Streaming Chart’ of the Singapore RIAS Singles Chart, respectively.
  • “Telepathy” debuted at #6 and #9 on the ‘Top Regional Chart’ and the ‘Top Streaming Chart’ of the Singapore RIAS Singles Chart, respectively.
  • “Stay” debuted at #7 and #12 on the ‘Top Regional Chart’ and the ‘Top Streaming Chart’ of the Singapore RIAS Singles Chart, respectively.
  • “Dis-ease” debuted at #10 and #16 on the ‘Top Regional Chart’ and the ‘Top Streaming Chart’ of the Singapore RIAS Singles Chart, respectively.
  • Debuted at #1 on the Chinese platform, Netease’s Digital Album Chart, on both the Daily and Weekly charts, with over 177,000 sales so far.
  • Debuted at #3 on Sweden Official Albums Chart, #2 on the Official Dutch Albums Chart, #4 on Offizielle Charts Germany, and #2 on Le Snep Top 10 Albums Chart in France.
  • Debuted at #1 on the Rolling Stone 200 Chart with over 136,000 sales and 27 million on-demand audio streams, along with 241,000 song sales.
  • Debuted at #1 in Poland and Portugal, becoming the second album by an Asian act to debut at #1 in the countries after MAP OF THE SOUL: 7.
  • “Dis-ease” ranked #32 on Consequence of Sound’s ‘Top 50 Songs of 2020.’
  • “Dis-ease” was included in Esquire’s list of ‘The Best Songs of 2020 Brought Light Into a Dark Year.’
  • First album by an Asian act to debut at #1 in Denmark.
  • First album by an Asian act to debut at #1 in Norway.
  • “Life Goes On” ranked #1 on the Scotland Official Singles Chart.
  • “Life Goes On” ranked the 25th best song of 2020 by The Line of Best Fit.
  • “Life Goes On” is on Wall Street Journal Magazine’s ‘Best Songs You Should Be Listening to Right Now.’
  • “Life Goes On” was added in ‘The Best K-pop moments of 2020’ by Teen Vogue.
  • Named as one of the best albums of 2020 by Esquire.
  • Ranked #28 on The Sign Magazine’s ‘Top 50 Albums of 2020’ list.
  • Ranked #142 on the France Albums Year-End Chart.
  • Ranked #1 Official Irish Album Chart, making it BTS’ second #1 album on the chart, and becoming the first artist since 2017 and the first group since 2012 to claim two #1 albums in the same year.
  • “Stay” ranked #1 on U.S. Amazon’s ‘Best Sellers Year-End No.1 Songs.’
  • “Telepathy” is one of the songs in NPR Music’s “2020 Was The Year Of Dancing By Ourselves” playlist.

Hot 100

  • Debuted at #1 on Billboard Hot 100, earning BTS their second career #1 on the chart.
  • Ranked #1 on Mediabase’s U.S. Pop Radio Chart, becoming BTS’ first Mediabase pop #1 and making BTS the first Korean act to hit #1 on the chart.
  • Spent two weeks at #1 at on the U.S. Hot Adult Contemporary Radio, per Mediabase.

Genie

  • Surpassed 1 million unique listeners on Genie.
  • Surpassed 10 million streams on Genie.

MelOn

  • Surpassed 100,000 likes on MelOn.
  • Won 5 MelOn Popularity awards, the most a song can win.
  • Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey) is now the second most liked music video by an Asian act on YouTube in the platform’s history with over 20.26 million likes, after Dynamite.
  • Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey) is the first music video by a Korean group in history to surpass 17 and 18 million likes on YouTube. It was the most liked music video for a group in the platform’s history until Dynamite broke the record.
  • Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey) is BTS’ second music video to surpass 980 million views on YouTube.
  • Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey) is the third most commented music video on YouTube in the platform’s history (6 million), following Dynamite and DNA.
  • Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey) is BTS’ second music video to surpass 1 billion views on YouTube.
  • DNA is BTS’ first music video to surpass 1.1 billion views on YouTube.
  • Airplane pt.2 -Japanese ver.- became BTS’ first Japanese music video to surpass 150 million views on YouTube.
  • “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” is the first song by a Korean act to surpass 500 million streams on Spotify.
  • “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” ranked #3 on ‘Top Streamed K-pop Songs Globally’ on Spotify’s ‘2020 Wrapped.’
  • The Most Beautiful Moment In Life: Young Forever is BTS’ fourth album to surpass 1.5 billion streams on Spotify.
  • “Euphoria” surpassed 181 million streams on Spotify, extending its record as the most streamed song by a Korean male idol.

Year-End Chart

  • BTS WORLD ranked #13 on the Billboard World Albums Year-End Chart.
  • LOVE YOURSELF 結 ‘ANSWER’ ranked #2 on the Billboard World Albums Year-End Chart, #13 on the Billboard Independent Albums Year-End Chart, and #156 on the Billboard 200 Albums Year-End Chart.
  • LOVE YOURSELF 轉 ‘TEAR’ ranked #10 on the Billboard World Albums Year-End Chart.
  • MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA ranked #6 on the Billboard World Albums Year-End Chart.
  • YOU NEVER WALK ALONE ranked #14 on the Billboard World Albums Year-End Chart.

Other/Miscellaneous

  • BTS WORLD OST is the first Korean OST album to spend one year on the Billboard World Albums Chart.
  • “DNA - Japanese ver.” is the second longest charting song by a Korean male act in the Billboard Japan Hot 100 Chart’s history (74 weeks).
  • “Euphoria” extended its record as the longest-charting song on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales Chart.

Gaon

  • BTS’ debut album, 2 COOL 4 SKOOL remains the longest charting Korean album on the Gaon Albums Chart in the chart’s history (7 years).
  • “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” is the first male idol group song to surpass 500 million digital points in 2020 alone.
  • “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” is the first song by an idol group to surpass 1.5 billion digital points on Gaon.
  • “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” became the idol group song with the most digital points of all time on Gaon, with 1.5 billion digital points and still counting.
  • MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA surpassed 3 billion digital points on Gaon, making it BTS’ second album to achieve this feat.

MelOn

  • “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” is the second longest charting idol group song of all time in the top 100 on MelOn (90 consecutive weeks; as of December, 2020).
  • “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” surpassed 400,000 likes on MelOn, becoming the second song in the platform’s history to reach this milestone, after “Spring Day.”
  • “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” is the tenth longest charting song in the top 100 on MelOn in the platform’s history, becoming BTS’ second entry in the ‘Top 10 Longest Charting Songs on MelOn Top 100,’ after “Spring Day.”
  • “Spring Day” is the first song to surpass 500,000 likes on MelOn.
  • “Spring Day” remains the longest charting song of all time on MelOn in the platform’s history with the song charting for 202 consecutive weeks in the top 100.
  • “Spring Day” is the first and only song to spend 200 consecutive weeks charting in the top 100 on MelOn in the platform’s history.
  • “Spring Day” ranked #4 on MelOn’s ‘Songs of the Decade,’ i.e. from 2010 to 2019, making it the highest ranking song by a group on the list.

Year-End Chart

  • “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” remained in the top 12 of the Gaon Year-End Digital Chart for a second consecutive year.
  • “Spring Day” remained in the top 50 of the Gaon Year-End Digital Chart for a fourth consecutive year.

Other/Miscellaneous

  • “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” has been certified Gold in Japan by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ), with more than 50 million streams, becoming the first song by a Korean male act to achieve this feat.
  • “Spring Day” is the longest charting idol group song on Bugs! (132 weeks).
  • All twelve songs from BTS’ 2014 album, SKOOL LUV AFFAIR charted in the top 100 on U.S. iTunes (October, 2020).
  • LOVE YOURSELF 結 ‘ANSWER’ was certified Gold in Denmark, earning BTS their first certification in Denmark.
  • WINGS is the first Korean album to spend 200 weeks on the Oricon Album Ranking.
  • Skool Luv Affair Special Edition ranked #89 in the ‘Best Selling Album’ category on the 2020 Oricon Year-End Chart.

2019

AWARD CEREMONY
CATEGORY
RESULT
MelOn Music Awards
(MMA)
Daesang: Artist of the Year Won
Daesang: Record of the Year - MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA
Daesang: Album of the Year - MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA
Daesang: Song of the Year - “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)”
Best Male Dance - Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)
Netizens’ Favorite Artist
Kakao Hot Star
MelOn Top 10
Billboard Music Awards Top Social Artist Won
Top Duo/Group
Mnet Asian Music Awards
(MAMA)
Daesang: Artist of the Year Won
Daesang: Album of the Year - MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA
Daesang: Song of the Year - “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)”
Best Music Video - Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)
Best Dance Performance Male Group
Best Male Group
Worldwide Icon of the Year
Qoo10 Favorite Male Artist
Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10
American Music Awards
(AMA)
Favorite Duo or Group - Pop/Rock Won
Tour of the Year
Favorite Social Artist
Best Music Video
Golden Disc Awards Digital Bonsang - “FAKE LOVE” Won
Disc Bonsang - LOVE YOURSELF 結 ‘ANSWER’
Disc Daesang - LOVE YOURSELF 結 ‘ANSWER’
Popularity Award
Global V LIVE Best Artist
Most Popular K-Pop Star
Seoul Music Awards Bonsang Won
Daesang
Record of the Year (Album) - LOVE YOURSELF 轉 ‘TEAR’
Hallyu Special Nominated
Popularity Award
Bravo Otto Awards Best Group/Duo Won (Gold)
Global V LIVE Awards Global Artist Top 10 Won
Best Channel - 10 Million Followers
Video of the Year
Best V Original - Run BTS!
Edaily Culture Awards Daesang: Best Concert - BTS WORLD TOUR: LOVE YOURSELF Won
Gaon Chart Music Awards Album of the Year - 2nd Quarter - LOVE YOURSELF 轉 ‘TEAR’ Won
Album of the Year - 3rd Quarter - LOVE YOURSELF 結 ‘ANSWER’
K-Pop Contribution Award/Lifetime Achievement Award
Song of the Year – May - “FAKE LOVE” Nominated
Song of the Year – May - “The Truth Untold (Feat. Steve Aoki)”
Song of the Year – August - “IDOL”
Korean Music Awards Best Pop Song - “FAKE LOVE” Won
Musician of the Year
Song of the Year - “FAKE LOVE”
Album of the Year - LOVE YOURSELF 結 ‘ANSWER’ Nominated
Best Pop Album - LOVE YOURSELF 結 ‘ANSWER’
Best Pop Song - “IDOL”
Song of the Year - “IDOL”
Gaffa-Prisen Awards Best International Band Won
Best International Album - LOVE YOURSELF 結 ‘ANSWER’
Best New International Name Nominated
Philippine K-Pop Awards
(PKCI Awards)
Best Male Group Won
Japan Gold Disc Awards Album of the Year (Asia) - FACE YOURSELF Won
Best 3 Albums - FACE YOURSELF
Best 3 Albums - LOVE YOURSELF 結 ‘ANSWER’
Best Music Videos (Asia) - 2017 BTS LIVE TRILOGY EPISODE III: THE WINGS TOUR IN JAPAN ~SPECIAL EDITION~ at Kyocera Dome
The Fact Music Awards Artist of The Year Won
U+Idol Live Popularity Award
Best Album - LOVE YOURSELF 結 ‘ANSWER’
Daesang: Grand Prize
Fan N Star Choice Artist Nominated
Variety’s Hitmakers Group of the Year Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Collaboration - “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” Won
Choice International Artist
Choice Summer Tour - BTS WORLD TOUR ‘LOVE YOURSELF: SPEAK YOURSELF’
Telehit Awards Best K-Pop of the Year Won
Best Video of the Public - Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey) Nominated
Soribada Best K-Music Awards Artist of the Year Won
Popularity Award (Male)
Bonsang
Soompi Awards Album of the Year - LOVE YOURSELF 結 ‘ANSWER’ Won
Artist of the Year
Best Collaboration - “Waste It On Me feat. BTS”
Best Male Group
Best Web Series - Burn the Stage
Music Video of the Year - FAKE LOVE
Best Choreography - Intro: Singularity
Latin America Popularity Award Nominated
Song of the Year - “FAKE LOVE”
Radio Disney Music Awards Global Phenom Won
Nickelodeon Mexico Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite International Artist or Group Won
MYX Music Awards Favorite International Video - FAKE LOVE Won
MTV Video Music Awards Japan Best Buzz Award Won
MTV Video Music Awards Best Group Won
Best K-Pop
Best Art Direction Nominated
Best Choreography
Best Collaboration
MTV Millennial Awards Brazil Explosion K-Pop Won
MTV Millennial Awards Explosion K-Pop Won
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Group Won
Best Live
Best Collaboration Nominated
Genie Music Awards Genie Music Popularity Award Won
Global Popularity Award
The Male Group
Performing Male Artist
Top Artist
Top Video
The Best-Selling Artist Nominated
The Top Music
E! People’s Choice Awards Favorite Concert Tour - BTS WORLD TOUR ‘LOVE YOURSELF: SPEAK YOURSELF’ Nominated
Favorite Group
Favorite Music Video - Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)
BreakTudo Awards Best International Group Won
Boom Video of the Year - Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey) Nominated
K-Pop Male Group
BraVo Music Awards Group of the Year Won
Asia Artist Awards AAA X Dongnam Media & FPT Polytechnic Popularity Award Nominated
Popularity Award – Music
GJA Awards Mobile Game of the Year - BTS World Won
Total Wins: 21
Song: “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” (21)
DATE
MUSIC SHOW
SONG
April 19, 2019 Music Bank “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)”
April 20, 2019 Show! Music Core
April 24, 2019 Show Champion
April 25, 2019 M COUNTDOWN
April 26, 2019 Music Bank
April 27, 2019 Show! Music Core
April 28, 2019 Inkigayo
May 03, 2019 Music Bank (Triple Crown)
May 11, 2019 Show! Music Core (2nd Triple Crown)
May 12, 2019 Inkigayo
May 17, 2019 Music Bank
May 18, 2019 Show! Music Core
May 19, 2019 Inkigayo (3rd Triple Crown)
May 24, 2019 Music Bank
May 25, 2019 Show! Music Core
June 02, 2019
June 08, 2019
June 14, 2019 Music Bank
June 16, 2019 Show! Music Core
June 21, 2019 Music Bank
June 22, 2019 Show! Music Core

  • Attended the 61st GRAMMY Awards as award presenters, marking their first time attending the event.
  • Commenced BTS WORLD TOUR ‘LOVE YOURSELF: SPEAK YOURSELF' in multiple stadium venues including Wembley, Stade de France, MetLife, Rose Bowl, and Soldier Field. All dates were sold out within two hours, with second dates for all venues added due to the high demand.
  • First Korean act to be named as one of the best-selling artists in 2019 by the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) for a second consecutive year.
  • Listed in Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019.
  • Named as 2019 Hitmakers Group of the Year by Variety.
  • Outgrossed legacy rock acts like the Rolling Stones, Metallica, and KISS, as well as fellow boy band the Backstreet Boys, making BTS the top-grossing touring group of 2019.

  • Broke the record for highest-grossing single engagement in the venue’s Box Score history with the concerts at the Rose Bowl Stadium.
  • First Asian and non-English speaking artists ever to headline and sell out Wembley Stadium.
  • First foreign act to perform a solo concert in Saudi Arabia at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh.
  • Kicked off Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series as headliners at Central Park in Manhattan, U.S.A.

  • Fourth most successful group on Top Billboard 200 Artists in the Duo/Group ranking.
  • Only Korean act to win Billboard Top Social Artist award three years in a row.
  • Ranked third overall on Billboard year-end Top 40 Tours Chart.
  • Ranked #15 on Billboard’s year-end Top Artist Chart and #2 act in the Duo/Group ranking.

  • First artist in history to achieve a daesang All-Kill at both, the Mnet Asia Music Awards (MAMA) and MelOn Music Awards (MMA), receiving four daesangs from each award show.
  • First artists in history to win daesangs at the 34th Golden Disc Awards (GDA) in both the physical and digital categories in a single year.
  • First Korean act to win one of the main awards (Top Duo/Group) from the American Music Awards as well as the Billboard Music Awards.
  • Performed at the Billboard Music Awards for the first time.

  • First Korean musical guest to appear and perform on the late-night live television comedy show Saturday Night Live. BTS’ appearance was anticipated as one of the biggest in the show’s history.
  • Headlined Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve among other artists as well as performed live in Times Square.
  • Performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
  • Performed on the finale episode of The Voice.

  • ARMY created a fan-generated movement and charted BTS’ entire discography (21 albums) simultaneously on the U.S. iTunes Albums Chart over the course of 24 hours. Prior to this event, BTS’ entire Korean albums discography re-entered the charts twice in 2019.
  • First Asian act to surpass 5 billion streams on Spotify.
  • First South Korean profile to reach 20 million followers on Twitter.
  • Performed in one of the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent.

  • First K-Pop act to reach #1 in the U.S. Album Chart.
  • Most engagements on Twitter for a music group.
  • The hashtag #TwitterBestFandom was the most used hashtag in 24 hours with 60,055,339 tweets.

  • Won the Best Collaboration award with “Song Request (신청곡) (feat. SUGA of BTS)” by Lee Sora at the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA).

  • Most followed Korean solo artist on Spotify as well as the first to surpass 2 million followers on the platform.

  • Kim Baek-bong Korean Fan Dance Conservation Society awarded him with an appreciation plaque for his Korean fan dance performance at the 2018 MelOn Music Awards (MMA).

  • Won the Instagramer Global award at the 2019 MTV Millennial Awards.

  • First Korean act to sell 4 million copies worldwide.
  • Named as the third best-selling album and second best-selling global album of 2019 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).
  • Pre-orders surpassed 2.68 million copies in the first five days of the pre-order period and reached 3.07 million the day before the album’s release.
  • Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey) music video became the most-viewed video in the first 24 hours on YouTube at the time, accumulating more than 74.6 million views.
  • Fastest song by a Korean act to surpass 300 million streams on Spotify (“Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey),” 194 days) (later broken by “Dynamite”).
  • Third consecutive album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart with 230,000 album-equivalent units (196,000 pure), making BTS the fastest group to get three #1 albums since 1967 and the first band since the Beatles to have three #1 albums on the chart in less than a year (1995 - 1996).
  • “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” debuted at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, the highest in history for a Korean group at the time. “Make It Right” also debuted at #95, making BTS the first Korean artist to have two songs appear simultaneously on the chart.
  • Best-selling album of all time in South Korea.
  • Best-selling album in the history of South Korea with more than 3.2 million sales in less than a month, making it the highest selling release on the Gaon Music Chart and BTS as the only act formed after 2000 to be featured in the top 10 best-selling list.
  • Debuted at #1 on the Gaon Album Chart with all tracks debuting on the Gaon Digital Chart, including the lead single “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” peaking at #1, “Mikrokosmos” at #8, and “Make It Right” at #10.
  • First group to be awarded 3x million certification from Gaon for surpassing 3 million total sales.
  • Recorded 2.13 million first week sales in South Korea, the highest number for an artist in the country since the Hanteo Chart began tracking weekly sales.
  • BTS’ first #1 album in the United Kingdom, as well as the first Korean musical act to reach #1, with 26,500 album-equivalent units, 68% of which came from pure sales.
  • BTS’ first single to be certified Silver in the United Kingdom with “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” for selling over 200,000 units.
  • “Boy with Luv (Feat. Halsey)” debuted at #13 on the U.K. Singles Chart, becoming BTS’ first top 15 track in the country, along with “Mikrokosmos” at #71, and “Make It Right” at #74.
  • Best-selling physical album in the U.S. for the year of 2019 with 312,000 physical sales.
  • First Korean-language album to reach #1 in Australia, making it BTS’ fourth top 10 album in the country.
  • BTS’ first million certification in Japan since their debut with “Lights,” and first time a male act received million certification by the RIAJ since 2007.
  • Pre-orders for “Lights” surpassed 1 million copies, breaking a 24 year old record for foreign artists, and marked the first time a Korean artist achieved a million shipment for a single in Japan.

2018

AWARD CEREMONY
CATEGORY
RESULT
MelOn Music Awards
(MMA)
Daesang: Song of the Year - “FAKE LOVE” Nominated
Daesang: Artist of the Year Won
Daesang: Album of the Year - LOVE YOURSELF 轉 ‘TEAR’
Best Rap/Hip Hop - “FAKE LOVE”
Netizen Popularity Award
MelOn Top 10
Global Artist
Kakao Hot Star
Mnet Asian Music Awards
(MAMA)
Daesang: Song of the Year - “FAKE LOVE” Nominated
Best Male Group
Best Dance Performance Male Group - FAKE LOVE
Daesang: Artist of the Year Won
Daesang: Album of the Year - LOVE YOURSELF 轉 ‘TEAR’
Daesang: Worldwide Icon of the Year
TikTok Best Music Video - IDOL
Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10
Mwave Global Fans’ Choice - “FAKE LOVE”
Favorite Music Video - IDOL
Favorite Male Dance Artist
Best Asian Style
Golden Disc Awards
(GDA)
Digital Daesang: Song of the Year - “Spring Day” Nominated
Global Popularity Award
Disc Bonsang: Album of the Year - LOVE YOURSELF 承 ‘HER’ Won
Disc Daesang: Album of the Year - LOVE YOURSELF 承 ‘HER’
Digital Bonsang: Song of the Year - “Spring Day”
Seoul Music Awards
(SMA)
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special
Bonsang: Main Award Won
Daesang: Artist of the Year
Gaon Chart Music Awards Song of the Year - February - “Spring Day” Nominated
Song of the Year - September - “DNA”
Album of the Year - 1st Quarter - YOU NEVER WALK ALONE Won
Album of the Year - 3rd Quarter - LOVE YOURSELF 承 ‘HER’
K-Pop Contribution (Lifetime Achievement Award)
Soompi Awards Best Male Group Nominated
Artist of the Year Won
Album of the Year - YOU NEVER WALK ALONE
Fuse Music Video of the Year - Spring Day
Song of the Year - “DNA”
Best Choreography - DNA
Best Collaboration - “MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)”
Korean Music Awards
(KMA)
Song of the Year - “DNA” Nominated
Best Pop Song - “DNA”
Best Pop Album - LOVE YOURSELF 承 ‘HER’
Musician of the Year Won
Asia Artist Awards
(AAA)
StarPay Popularity Award Won
Korean Tourism Appreciation Award
Fabulous Award
Artist of the Year
Daesang: Grand Prize
Soribada Best K-Music Awards Daesang: Grand Prize Won
Bonsang: Artist of the Year
World Social Artist
Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit Won
Billboard Music Awards Top Social Artist Won
iHeartRadio Music Awards Best Boy Band Won
Teen Choice Awards, United States Choice International Artist Won
Radio Disney Music Awards Best Dance Track - MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix) Nominated
Best Song That Makes You Smile - “DNA”
Best Duo/Group
Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, United States Favorite Global Music Star Won
The Hall of Stars Awards World Category Won
Spain Category
American Music Awards Favorite Social Artist Won
iF Design Awards Communications Design Corporate Identity/Branding Award Won
Asian Awards Outstanding Achievement in Music Won
Interpark Golden Ticket Awards Domestic Concert Musician Won
V LIVE Global V LIVE Top 10 Awards V LIVE Top 10 Won
Global V LIVE Awards Global Artist Top 10 Won
Peeper x Billboard Korea Awards January Top K-Pop Artist (Group) Won
MTV Latin America Millennial Awards K-Pop Explosion Won
A’ Design Award and Competition A’ Design Award BTS Brand Identity Won
Korean Broadcasting Awards Artist Award Won
MTV Video Music Awards, Japan Best Group Video International - FAKE LOVE Won
YouTube Awards Diamond Play Button Won
Korea Green Foundation People Who Made The World Brighter in 2018 Won
Journalists Federation of Korea Proud Korean Award Won
Korea Popular Music Awards Best Artist Nominated
Best Digital Song - “IDOL”
Popularity Award
Bonsang: Main Prize Won
Album of the Year - LOVE YOURSELF 結 ‘ANSWER’
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Group Won
MTV Millennial Awards K-Pop Revolution Won
MTV Millennial Awards Brazil K-Pop Explosion Won
MBC Plus X Genie Music Awards Best Style Won
Idol Champ Global Popularity Award
Genie Music Popularity Award
Male Group
Best Music Video - IDOL
Male Dance Track - IDOL
Daesang: Digital Album of the Year - LOVE YOURSELF 結 ‘ANSWER’
Daesang: Artist of the Year
E! People’s Choice Awards, United States Group of the Year Won
Social Celebrity of the Year
Song of the Year - “IDOL”
Music Video of the Year - IDOL
Total Wins: 20
Songs: “FAKE LOVE” (12), “IDOL” (8)
DATE
MUSIC SHOW
SONG
May 25, 2018 Music Bank “FAKE LOVE”
May 26, 2018 Show! Music Core
May 27, 2018 Inkigayo
May 30, 2018 Show Champion
May 31, 2018 M COUNTDOWN
June 01, 2018 Music Bank
June 02, 2018 Show! Music Core
June 03, 2018 Inkigayo
June 07, 2018 M COUNTDOWN
June 08, 2018 Music Bank (Triple Crown)
June 09, 2018 Show! Music Core (Triple Crown)
June 10, 2018 Inkigayo (Triple Crown)
August 31, 2018 Music Bank “IDOL”
September 02, 2018 Inkigayo
September 05, 2018 Show Champion
September 07, 2018 Music Bank
September 09, 2018 Inkigayo
September 12, 2018 Show Champion
September 14, 2018 Music Bank (Triple Crown)
September 16, 2018 Inkigayo (Triple Crown)

  • Commenced third world tour, BTS WORLD TOUR ‘LOVE YOURSELF’, with a landmark concert in the Seoul Olympic Stadium, the largest stadium in South Korea.
  • Gave a speech at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly during the launch ceremony of UNICEF's global partnership Generation Unlimited.
  • Made the Bloomberg 50 due to their “willingness to address social issues, mental health, and politics, despite being in a genre often painted as bubble gum pop.” Source
  • Named as one of the best-selling artists in 2018 by the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry).
  • Second best-selling live artists of 2018 in international markets outside the U.S., according to StubHub.
  • Ranked #1 on Forbes Korea’s Top 40 Power Celebrities Of 2018 list.
  • True “double million sellers” (pure, without repackage).
  • Youngest recipient of the Fifth-Class Hwagwan Order of Cultural Merit, awarded by the South Korean Government at the 2018 Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards.
  • First Korean act to have a RIAA album certification with LOVE YOURSELF 結 ‘ANSWER.’

  • First Korean group to perform at the Billboard Music Awards with their world television premiere of “FAKE LOVE.”
  • Only Korean act to win Billboard Top Social Artist award two years in a row.
  • Ranked #8 on Billboard’s year-end Top Artist Chart and #2 for Duo/Group.

  • Sold more than 10 millions albums in South Korea since their debut, with 5 million albums being sold in 2018 alone.

  • First Korean act to hold a concert in a stadium in the U.S. (Citi Field). All 40,000 tickets sold out in under 20 minutes.
  • Burn the Stage: the Movie accumulated 1.2 million USD on its opening day for a total of 3.54 million USD over the three day weekend in the U.S., breaking the record for the highest grossing event cinema musical production since 2014. It ranked at #10 in the box office despite selling at only 620 locations compared to the 2,000 - 4,000 locations for the other top 10 sellers.

  • Nominated for the Best Collaboration award with the song “Change” by Wale and RM in Soompi Awards.

  • Nominated for the Best Soundtrack award with the Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth OST, “It’s Definitely You” in Soompi Awards.

Soompi Awards

  • Nominated for the Best Soundtrack award with the Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth OST, “It’s Definitely You.”
  • Won the Best Idol Actor award for Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth.
  • Won the Best Acting Ensemble award with the cast of Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth.

  • A video of Jung Kook covering Park Won’s “All of My Life” posted on BTS’ official Twitter account became one of Twitter’s most-liked tweets at the time.

  • Charted at #43 on the Billboard 200 Chart, making it the third highest-charting Japanese album in the history of the chart at the time.
  • Made the top 10 of Oricon’s Album Ranking Chart at #4 and Artist Sales Ranking Chart at #6 for the first half of 2018, making BTS the only Korean artist to rank on both charts as well as the highest ranking international artist.
  • Second best-selling album by a Korean artist in Japan for 2018.
  • Ranked #1 on the Weekly Album Chart with over 282,000 accumulated units sold, making it the highest first week sales by a Korean artist as well as the highest-grossing album by a male artist on Oricon Charts for 2018 at the time.
  • Accounted for about 10% (2 million) of the 20 million albums sold in South Korea in 2018.
  • GRAMMY nominated for Best Recording Package, making it the second time someone of Korean descent (the art director HuskyFox) received a nomination since 1992.
  • FAKE LOVE music video, with 35.9 million views, scored the highest 24-hour YouTube debut of 2018, and the third-highest for a music video in YouTube history, at the time.
  • Debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart with 135,000 album-equivalent units (100,000 pure), becoming BTS’ highest charting and first #1 album in the U.S., the first Korean album to top the albums chart, and the highest charting album by an Asian act in the U.S.
  • “FAKE LOVE” became BTS’ first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart at #10, becoming the 17th non-English song to reach the top 10 and the first by a Korean group.
  • Highest sales week for both BTS and a Korean act in the U.S., and the first album primarily in a non-English language to top the Billboard 200 Chart since 2006.
  • Included in the “Best Albums of 2018 (So Far)” mid-year list of Billboard.
  • “134340” was listed as the 15th best K-Pop song of the year on Billboard.
  • Pre-orders sold more than 1.44 million copies in South Korea in the first six days, surpassing LOVE YOURSELF 承 ‘HER’ as the most pre-ordered album and making BTS the first Korean group to have two consecutive albums exceed 1 million pre-orders.
  • Sold over 1.6 million copies in South Korea in the first two weeks, making it the highest monthly sales for an album since the Gaon Chart’s inception in 2010, surpassing LOVE YOURSELF 承 ‘HER.’
  • First Korean artist to surpass 1 million copies in its first week on the Hanteo Chart since its inception in 1993.
  • Certified “Million” by the Korea Music Content Association (KMCA), becoming the first album to receive this after the Gaon Music Chart launched certifications earlier in 2018.
  • “FAKE LOVE” and “Singularity” were chosen as two of the top 65 Best Songs of 2018 by The New York Times.
  • First top 10 album in the U.K. at #8.
  • Most imported album in Japan in 2018.
  • Ninth best-selling physical albums and top-selling forgein language album in the first half of 2018 in the U.S.
  • “Paradise” was ranked the second best K-Pop B-track in 2018 by MTV.
  • Broke the biggest 24 hour music video debut record at the time with IDOL (over 45 million views).
  • BTS’ second #1 album on the Billboard 200 Chart and their highest-sales week in the country at that time with 185,000 album-equivalent units sold (141,000 pure), making BTS the only K-Pop act with two Billboard 200 toppers and the first Pop act with two #1 albums in less than a year since 2014.
  • “IDOL” peaked at #11 on Billboard Hot 100.
  • Pre-orders reached over 1.51 million copies, surpassing LOVE YOURSELF 轉 ‘TEAR’ as the most pre-ordered album in South Korea.
  • Debuted at #1 on the Gaon Album Chart, selling over 1.9 million copies the first eight days of its release, breaking the chart’s all-time monthly record once again, surpassing LOVE YOURSELF 轉 ‘TEAR.’
  • Earned “Double Million Seller” certification from the Korea Music Content Association (KMCA) for selling over 2 million copies, making BTS the first musical act to do so since Gaon Chart began music certifications earlier in 2018.
  • BTS’ third top 20 album in the U.K. at #14.
  • “IDOL” ranked #21 on Official Singles Chart, becoming BTS’ first ever song as well as the first ever Korean-language song to reach the top 40 of the chart.
  • BTS’ first #1 album on the Canadian Albums Chart.
  • “IDOL” reached #5 on the Canadian Singles Chart, marking BTS’ first top 10 hit in Canada.
  • The first Korean artist to attain platinum certifications in the U.S. with “IDOL” and LOVE YOURSELF 結 ‘ANSWER.’
  • Third most imported album in Japan for 2018, behind LOVE YOURSELF 轉 ‘TEAR.’
  • “IDOL” ranked #33 in Ireland.

2017

AWARD CEREMONY
CATEGORY
RESULT
MelOn Music Awards
(MMA)
Kakao Hot Star Nominated
Netizen Choice
Best Male Dance - DNA
Daesang: Album of the Year - YOU NEVER WALK ALONE
Daesang: Artist of the Year
Top 10 Artists Won
Global Artist
Best Music Video - DNA
Daesang: Song of the Year - “Spring Day”
Mnet Asian Music Awards
(MAMA)
2017 Favorite KPOP Star Nominated
Mwave Global Fans’ Choice - “DNA”
Best Male Group Dance Performance - DNA
Best Male Group
Daesang: Qoo10 Album of the Year - LOVE YOURSELF 承 ‘HER’
Daesang: Qoo10 Song of the Year - “DNA”
Best Asian Style in Hong Kong Won
Best Music Video - Spring Day
Daesang: Qoo10 Artist of the Year
Golden Disc Awards
(GDA)
Golden Disc Asian Choice Nominated
Global K-Pop Artist Won
Disc Bonsang - WINGS
Seoul Music Awards
(SMA)
Daesang Nominated
Popularity Award
Bonsang Won
Music Video - Blood Sweat & Tears
Male Dance Performance
Record of the Year (Album) - WINGS
Gaon Chart Music Awards Song of the Year – October - “Blood Sweat & Tears” Nominated
Album of the Year – 2nd Quarter - The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever
V LIVE Global Popularity Award <Won
Album of the Year – 4th Quarter - WINGS
Soompi Awards Best Music Video of the Year - Blood Sweat & Tears Nominated
Best Choreography - Burning Up (FIRE)
Best Male Group
Artist of the Year
Album of the Year - WINGS Won
Song of the Year - “Blood Sweat & Tears”
Hanteo Awards Singer Award Won
Album of the Year - LOVE YOURSELF 承 ‘HER’
Asia Artist Awards
(AAA)
Popularity Award (Music) Nominated
Billboard Music Awards
(U.S.)
Top Social Artist Won
Teen Choice Awards
(U.S.)
Choice International Artist Won
Japan Gold Disc Awards Best 3 Albums (Asia) - YOUTH Won
Nickelodeon Mexico Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite International Artist or Group Won
Nickelodeon Argentina Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite International Artist or Group Nominated
Nickelodeon Brazil Kids’ Choice Awards International Show of the Year - 2017 BTS LIVE TRILOGY EPISODE III THE WINGS TOUR Won
BreakTudo Awards
(Brazil)
Best International Group Won
YinYueTai V-Chart Awards
(China)
Best Stage Performance Won
Korean Consumer Forum Brand of the Year Awards Brand of the Year Won
Shorty Awards
(International)
Influencer Award - Best Musician Won
V LIVE Global V LIVE Top 10 Award V LIVE Top 10 Won
Korean Broadcasting Awards Artist Award Won
Busan One Asia Festival Awards Global Trend Won
Global V LIVE Awards Global Artist Top 10 Won
Brand of the Year Awards Brand of the Year Won
Peeper x Billboard Korea Awards Year-End Special Donation Won
December K-Pop Artist (Group)
December Donator of the Month (Group)
Shorty Awards Best in Music Won
9th Philippine K-Pop Awards
(PKCI Awards)
Album of the Year - LOVE YOURSELF 承 ‘HER’ Won
Soribada Best K-Music Awards Hallyu Star Won
Total Wins: 14
Songs: “Spring Day” (4), “DNA” (10)
DATE
MUSIC SHOW
SONG
February 22, 2017 Show Champion “Spring Day”
February 23, 2017 M COUNTDOWN
February 24, 2017 Music Bank
February 26, 2017 Inkigayo
September 26, 2017 The Show “DNA”
September 27, 2017 Show Champion
September 28, 2017 M COUNTDOWN
September 29, 2017 Music Bank
October 01, 2017 Inkigayo
October 05, 2017 M COUNTDOWN
October 06, 2017 Music Bank
October 08, 2017 Inkigayo
October 13, 2017 Music Bank (Triple Crown)
October 15, 2017 Inkigayo (2nd Triple Crown)

  • Korean music icon, Seo Taiji, invited BTS to perform at his 25th anniversary project and acknowledged them as his musical successors.

  • First Korean group to win a Billboard Music Award with Top Social Artist.
  • Ranked #10 on the Billboard Year-End Artists Chart.

  • First act to win Artist of the Year daesang at Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) two years in a row.
  • First act outside of the “Big Three” entertainment agencies in South Korea to win daesangs at both the Golden Disc Awards (GDA) and the Seoul Music Awards (SMA).

  • First Korean group to perform at the American Music Awards, one of the major award shows in the U.S., making their American television performance debut with “DNA.”
  • First Korean act to sell out arenas in the U.S. with their North American leg of the 2017 BTS LIVE TRILOGY EPISODE III THE WINGS TOUR.
  • First Korean group to perform (pre-recorded) on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve to welcome the new year.
  • BTS’ first late night show appearance in the U.S. with Jimmy Kimmel Live, where they performed “DNA.”

  • Made Japanese TV music show debut on TV Asahi’s Japan Music Station Super Live.

  • Most Viewed Music Video in 24 hours by a K-Pop group - DNA.
  • Most Twitter engagements (average retweets).

  • Nominated for the Best OST award with “It’s Definitely You” from Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth at the MelOn Music Awards (MMA).

  • Won the Hot Trend award with “WINE (오늘 취하면)” by Suran (Feat. Changmo) (Prod. SUGA) at the MelOn Music Awards (MMA).

  • Nominated for the Best OST award with “It’s Definitely You” from Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth at the MelOn Music Awards (MMA).

  • Spring Day became the fastest music video by a Korean act to reach 10 million views on YouTube, surpassing Blood Sweat & Tears. This feat was later broken by Not Today.
  • Debuted at #61 on the Billboard 200 Chart, extending BTS’ record as the Korean act with the most entries on the chart.
  • First Korean act to occupy the top 4 spots on the Billboard World Digital Songs Chart (“Spring Day,” “Not Today”, “Outro : Wings,” and “A Supplementary Story : You Never Walk Alone”).
  • “Spring Day” appeared on Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles Chart at #15.
  • Pre-orders reached over 700,000 physical copies, the highest pre-order record for the first half of 2017.
  • High demand for “Spring Day” after its midnight release caused an error on MelOn and rendered the platform to be temporarily inaccessible.
  • “Spring Day” remains the longest charting song on MelOn to date (as of October, 2020).
  • Sold 144,400 copies in the first week in China and charted at #1 on the best-selling albums of the week.
  • Most viewed K-Pop music video in 24 hours at the time with over 20 million views (DNA).
  • Debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200 Chart, making it the highest charting Korean album on the chart and biggest sales week of a Korean album at the time. With 31,000 album-equivalent units album sales (18,000 pure), BTS became the first Asian artist in seven years to debut within the top 10 of the chart.
  • “DNA” debuted at #85 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, making BTS the first Korean boy group and second Korean act with a song in Korean to achieve this feat. It peaked at #67, becoming the highest-charting song for a Korean group at the time.
  • “MIC Drop (feat. Desiigner) [Steve Aoki Remix]” peaked at #28 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, becoming the first top 40 entry for a Korean group on the chart.
  • Remained on the Billboard 200 Chart for 27 weeks, becoming the first Korean album to achieve this.
  • Pre-orders reached 1,051,546 copies, making BTS the first Korean group to reach more than 1 million pre-orders.
  • Debuted at #1 on the Gaon Album Chart.
  • Became the highest-selling album of September 2017 with 1.2 million copies sold in its first month of release and the first in 16 years to sell over 1.2 million copies. It had the second highest monthly sales in Gaon Chart’s history, soon becoming the best-selling album in the history of Gaon with over 1.61 million copies sold (as of March, 2018).
  • “DNA” debuted at #2 on the Gaon Digital Chart. All the other songs from the album have also charted in the top 40.
  • Debuted and peaked at #14 on the Official Albums Chart.
  • Debuted at #2 on the Oricon Albums Chart and peaked at #1.

2016

AWARD CEREMONY
CATEGORY
RESULT
MelOn Music Awards
(MMA)
Netizen Popularity Award Nominated
Kakao Hot Star
Best Male Dance - Burning Up (FIRE)
Daesang: Artist of the Year
Top 10 Artists Won
Daesang: Album of the Year - The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever
Mnet Asian Music Awards
(MAMA)
iQIYI Worldwide Favorite Artist Nominated
Best Music Video - Blood Sweat & Tears
Best Male Group
Daesang: HotelsCombined Album of the Year - WINGS
Daesang: HotelsCombined Song of the Year - “Blood Sweat & Tears”
Best Male Dance Performance - Blood Sweat & Tears Won
Daesang: HotelsCombined Artist of the Year
Golden Disc Awards
(GDA)
Global Popularity Award Nominated
Disc Daesang: The Most Beautiful Moment in Life PT.1
Disc Bonsang: The Most Beautiful Moment in Life PT.1 Won
Seoul Music Awards
(SMA)
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special
Bonsang Won
Gaon Chart Music Awards Album of the Year - The Most Beautiful Moment in Life PT.1 Nominated
Album of the Year: The Most Beautiful Moment in Life PT.2
K-Pop World Hallyu Star Won
Soompi Awards Best Male Group Nominated
Best Music Video - I NEED U
Daesang: Album of the Year - The Most Beautiful Moment in Life PT.1
Daesang: Artist of the Year
Best Stage Outfit - DOPE Won
Best Choreography - DOPE
Breakout Artist
Hanteo Awards Album - WINGS Won
Asia Artist Awards
(AAA)
Popularity Award (Singer) Nominated
Best Male Artist (Singer) Won
Best Icon (Singer)
CJ E&M America Awards Best Male Idol Won
Cable TV Broadcast Awards Hallyu Star Popularity Award Won
KBS MV Bank MV Best 5 Awards Best Music Video Boy Group - Blood Sweat & Tears Nominated
Best Music Video Boy Group - Burning Up (FIRE) Won
Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards Cultural Minister’s Award Won
8th Philippine K-Pop Awards
(PKCI Awards)
Best Male Group Won
5th SBS PopAsia Awards Best Song - “Blood Sweat & Tears” Won
5th Hello Asia! K-Pop Awards Artist of the Year Won
Best Dance Performance - Blood Sweat & Tears
Best Music Video - Blood Sweat & Tears
KBS World Radio Best Boy Group Won
Best Song - “Burning Up (FIRE)”
Global V LIVE Awards 3 Million Followers Won
Synnara Record Annual Charts Album - WINGS Won
PopCrush Fan Choice Awards Best Album - WINGS Won
Best Group
Best K-Pop Act
Best Music Video - Blood Sweat & Tears
K-Ville Music Awards Dance Choreography of the Year - Save ME Won
Album of the Year - WINGS
Male Group of the Year
Music Video of the Year - Blood Sweat & Tears
Song of the Year - “Burning Up (FIRE)”
Total Wins: 10
Songs: “RUN” (1), “Burning Up (FIRE)” (3), “Blood Sweat & Tears” (6)
DATE
MUSIC SHOW
SONG
January 08, 2016 Music Bank “RUN”
May 12, 2016 M COUNTDOWN “Burning Up (FIRE)”
May 13, 2016 Music Bank
May 15, 2016 Inkigayo
October 19, 2016 Show Champion “Blood Sweat & Tears”
October 20, 2016 M COUNTDOWN
October 21, 2016 Music Bank
October 23, 2016 Inkigayo
October 25, 2016 The Show
October 28, 2016 Music Bank

  • Topped the Billboard Social 50 Chart for the first time on October 29.

  • BTS’ first grand prize win since their debut with the ‘Album of the Year’ daesang at MelOn Music Awards (MMA).

  • Agust D ranked #16 on the list of the 20 best mixtapes of 2016 by Fuse.
  • Won ‘Solo Rapper of the Year: Agust D’ at K-Ville Music Awards.

  • Fastest music video of BTS to reach 1 million views on YouTube within 6 hours at the time (Fire).
  • Second consecutive release to chart on Billboard 200, peaking at #107.
  • Debuted at #2 on the Billboard World Album Chart.
  • First Korean act to occupy the top three spots on the Billboard World Digital Songs Chart with “Fire,” “Save Me,” and “EPILOGUE : Young Forever.”
  • Fourth best-selling album on the Gaon Album Chart in 2016.
  • Reportedly sold over 300,000 copies in pre-sales in less than a week of its release.
  • Debuted at #1 on the Oricon Chart.
  • Sold 44,547 copies on its first day of release.
  • “For You” ranked #1 on the Oricon Single Weekly Chart.
  • Fastest K-Pop music video to reach 10 million views on YouTube at the time (Blood Sweat & Tears).
  • “Blood Sweat & Tears” debuted at #1 on Billboard World Digital Songs Chart along with thirteen of the album’s songs on the chart.
  • Charted at #6 on the World Album Year End Chart.
  • Highest charting and best-selling album by a Korean act on the Billboard 200 chart (at #26) at the time with 16,000 copies sold (11,000 pure).
  • Selected as the Best K-Pop Album of 2016 by Billboard.
  • Pre-orders reached 500,000 copies in its first week of release, surpassing The Most Beautiful Moment in Life PT.2.
  • Highest-selling album on the Gaon Monthly Chart at the time.
  • BTS’ first #1 hit on Gaon Digital Chart with “Blood Sweat & Tears.”
  • All fifteen songs of the album charted in the top 50 of Gaon Digital Chart.
  • Highest-selling album by a Korean act in America at the time.
  • First Korean album to be listed on the Official Charts, at #62.

2015

AWARD CEREMONY
CATEGORY
RESULT
MelOn Music Awards
(MMA)
Top 10 Artists Nominated
Best Male Dance - I NEED U Won
Mnet Asian Music Awards
(MAMA)
Best Male Group Nominated
Daesang: UnionPay Album of the Year - The Most Beautiful Moment in Life PT.1
Best World Performer Won
Golden Disc Awards
(GDA)
Bonsang: DARK & WILD Won
Seoul Music Awards
(SMA)
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special
Bonsang Won
Gaon Chart Music Awards World Rookie Won
Soompi Awards Best Choreography - Danger Nominated
Breakout Artist Won
Best Stage Outfit: DOPE
MBC Music Show Champion Awards Best Performance Male Group: RUN Won
Golden Disc Awards Best New Artist (Asia) Won
Best 3 New Artists (Asia)
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Korean Act Nominated
Best Worldwide Act: Asia
Cable TV Broadcast Awards Hallyu Star Popularity Award Won
Arirang TV Simply K-Pop Best Performance Boy Group Won
Hello Asia! K-Pop Awards Best Music Video: DOPE Won
Best Dance Performance: DOPE
Group of the Year
Artist of the Year
Philippine K-Pop Awards
(PKCI Awards)
Song of the Year: “I NEED U” Won
K-Ville Music Awards Dance Choreography of the Year: DOPE Won
Total Wins: 9
Songs: “I NEED U” (5), “RUN” (4)
DATE
MUSIC SHOW
SONG
May 05, 2015 The Show Choice “I NEED U”
May 07, 2015 M COUNTDOWN
May 08, 2015 Music Bank
May 12, 2015 The Show Choice
May 13, 2015 Show Champion
December 08, 2015 The Show Choice “RUN”
December 09, 2015 Show Champion
December 11, 2015 Music Bank
December 16, 2015 Show Champion
  • Named as one of the “27 Best Albums of 2015 So Far” by Fuse, with BTS being the only Korean artist to be recognized on the list.
  • The music video for I NEED U gained 1 million views in 16 hours while the music video for DOPE gained 1 million views in less than 15 hours, making it the fastest record for any BTS music video on YouTube at the time.
  • DOPE became BTS’ first music video to surpass 100 million views on YouTube, making them the first Korean group outside of the “Big Three” entertainment agencies in South Korea to achieve this feat.
  • Debuted at #2 on the Billboard World Albums Chart, the highest for any BTS album at the time.
  • A total of six songs entered the Billboard World Digital Songs Chart (“I Need U,” “Dope,” “Hold Me Tight,” “Boyz with Fun,” “Converse High,” and “Outro: Love is Not Over”).
  • Sixth best-selling album in South Korea with over 200,000 copies sold.
  • “I Need U” win on The Show Choice marked BTS’ first time achieving first place on the weekly music shows since their debut.
  • The music video for RUN received nearly 2 million combined views (from Big Hit and 1theK’s YouTube channels) within 24 hours, the fastest record achieved by BTS at the time.
  • First album of BTS to debut on the Billboard 200 Chart, at #171, with 5,000 copies sold in its first week of release, making them the first Korean act outside of the “Big Three” entertainment agencies in South Korea to send an entry to the Chart.
  • First Korean act to have the same album spend more than one week at #1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart.
  • A total of eight songs entered the Billboard World Digital Songs Chart.
  • Fifth best-selling album in South Korea with nearly 275,000 copies sold.

2014

AWARD CEREMONY
CATEGORY
RESULT
Mnet Asian Music Awards
(MAMA)
Best Male Group Dance Performance - Boy In Luv Nominated
Golden Disk Awards
(GDA)
Rookie of the Year Won
Seoul Music Awards
(SMA)
Best New Artist Won
Gaon Chart Music Awards World Rookie Won
YinYueTai The V-Chart Awards Top New Artist Won
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Korean Act Nominated
SBS MTV Best of the Best Best Male Music Video - Danger Nominated
Arirang TV Pops in Seoul Awards Rising Star Won
European K-Pop So-Loved Awards Best Mini - SKOOL LUV AFFAIR Won
Best Song - “Boy in Luv”
Best Male Choreography - Boy in Luv
Best Hip Hop/R&B Artist
German Korean Entertainment Remarkable Awards Best Male Dance - Boy in Luv Won

Digital Song Sales

  • “Boy in Luv” charted at #5 on the Billboard World Digital Songs Chart.
  • “Tomorrow” charted at #24 on the Billboard World Digital Songs Chart.
  • “Just One Day” charted at #25 on the Billboard World Digital Songs Chart.

Other/Miscellaneous

  • BTS’ first album to appear on the international charts, peaking at #3 on the Billboard World Albums Chart.
  • 20th best-selling album in South Korea.
  • Debuted at #3 on the Gaon Weekly Chart, peaking at #1.
  • Ranked #20 on the Gaon Yearly Chart.
  • Repackaged album debuted at #1 on the Gaon Weekly Chart.
  • BTS’ second album to chart on the Billboard World Albums Chart, peaking at #3, and staying on the chart for a total of 11 non-consecutive weeks.
  • “Danger” entered the Billboard Japan’s Top Singles Sales Year-End Chart 2014 at #92.
  • Ranked #27 on the Top Heatseekers Chart issued weekly by the Billboard magazine.
  • 14th best-selling album in South Korea.
  • Debuted at #2 on the Gaon Weekly Chart.
  • Peaked at #3 on the Gaon Monthly Chart.
  • Debuted at #2 and #3 on the Oricon Daily Album Chart and Oricon Weekly Chart respectively, with at least 28,000 copies sold.

2013

AWARD CEREMONY
CATEGORY
RESULT
MelOn Music Awards
(MMA)
Top 10 Artists Nominated
New Artist of the Year Won
Mnet Asian Music Awards
(MAMA)
Best New Male Artist Nominated
SBS MTV Best of the Best Rookie of the Year Nominated
European K-Pop So Loved Awards Best Song - “No More Dream” Nominated
Best Music Video - N.O
Best EP (Mini Album) - O!RUL8,2?
Best Choreography Male - No More Dream
Best Debut Male Won
Best Single Release - 2 COOL 4 SKOOL
Philippine K-Pop Awards
(PKCI Awards)
Rookie of the Year Won
Soompi Awards Rookie of the Year Won
SBS PopAsia Awards Rookie of the Year Won
Hello Asia! K-Pop Awards Best Breakthrough Debut Male Group Won
German Korean Entertainment Remarkable Awards Best New Artist Won
Gaon Chart Music Awards New Male Artist of the Year Won
  • “No More Dream” debuted at #14 on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales Chart, maintaining its position on the chart for 3 consecutive weeks. This also marked BTS’ first entry on the chart.

Gaon

  • Peaked at #5 on the Gaon Weekly Chart.
  • Peaked at #10 on the Gaon Monthly Chart.
  • Debuted at #19 on the Gaon Album Chart, peaking at #5 on its seventh week on the chart.
  • Charted for 10 consecutive weeks on the Gaon Album Chart.
  • “No More Dream” debuted at #84 on the Gaon Download Chart.

Other/Miscellaneous

  • Sold 24,400 physical copies in 2013.
  • 65th best-selling album in South Korea in 2013.
  • “No More Dream (Japanese Version)” charted at #6 on the Oricon Daily Chart and at #8 on the Oricon Weekly Chart.

Gaon

  • Debuted at #4 on the Gaon Weekly Chart.
  • Debuted at #11 on the Gaon Monthly Chart.
  • Peaked at #55 on the Gaon Yearly Chart.

Other/Miscellaneous

  • Sold 34,000 physical copies in 2013.
  • 55th best-selling album in South Korea in 2013.

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