BTS Just Earned Two Major Guinness World Records
BTS just nabbed yet another global accomplishment.
The superstar South Korean music act appear in the forthcoming 2019 issue of the Guinness Book of World Records. And being the over-achievers they are, the group earned not one, but two records:
1. Most viewed music video online in 24 hours by a K-pop group – (21m) “DNA” by BTS
2. Most Twitter engagements (average retweets) – BTS registered 330,624 engagements on Twitter, overtaking Harry Styles who had 147,653 engagements on the same date
The band are just one of a few music acts to nab spots in the book, which also includes impressive records from artists like Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift, who earned four titles this year.
The 2019 Guinness World Records book is available September 6, 2018. According to a press release, the publication includes "a brand-new selection of achievements from the world’s biggest celebrities and pop culture icons, spanning music, TV, film, and more."
Editor's note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that the two 2019 records mark BTS' GWR debut. The group officially earned their first Guinness World Record in 2017 for most Twitter engagements, which was included in the 2018 edition of the publication. We regret the error.