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BTS Vs. Justin Bieber: Epic Rivalry Brews As Top Social Artists Battle It Out For #1 Spot In Billboard Social 50

by Angie Choi / Jul 13, 2017 06:50 AM EDT
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It may still be a long way before they can overtake Justin Bieber's 161-week record on the Billboard Social Chart but BTS has been keeping a firm foothold on the charts since its entry in October. After toppling Taylor Swift's 28-week record, they are currently the second best performing artists on the Social chart and are slowly but steadily maintaining their momentum.

The Billboard Social 50 chart is a strong indicator of an artist's relevance and popularity among the fans as it incorporates the artists' performance on various social media platforms to determine their ranking on the chart. With 31 weeks on the chart, BTS has maintained its position on the #1 and #2 spots since October when it entered the chart at #2.

It may be a coincidence that the top 2 spots in recent weeks have been a volley between BTS and Justin Bieber with his hot new collaborations. Still, the latest update had the Bangtan Boys back at #1, thanks to their steady stream of projects and promotions, the latest of which is the remake of Seo Taiji's classic "Come Back Home."

BTS' participation in Seo Taiji's 25th-anniversary album became one of the most hotly anticipated collaborations in Korea as BTS brings their own flavor to the classic hit by the iconic singer. The world seemed to agree that the boys did a pretty good job. BTS' version of "Come Back Home" recently made it to the #2 of the World Digital Song Sales Chart, Soompi reported.

It can be recalled that BTS' strong following among its ARMY, the official BTS fandom resulted in a resounding and monumental victory for the Bangtan Boys when they were nominated for the first time in the Top Social Artist category of the Billboard Music Awards. As a result, non-fans of the BTS developed a new interest in their music and boosted their popularity, even more, making them even more of a trending topic on google and social media. For the meantime, fans of both artists are even more piqued to see which of their talents will emerge victorious in their friendly competition which has the potential to blow up to epic proportions.

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