BTS Smashes Justin Bieber's Record On Billboard Social 50; More K-Pop Groups Join Bangtan Boys On Billboard World Albums Chart
It is a triple celebration for BTS. The K-pop boy band made a new record on Billboard Social 50, received a gold certification, and won in 2018 Teen Choice Awards. All of these new achievements in less than a week.
The K-pop group smashed the record set by Justin Bieber with most consecutive weeks at No. 1 spot on the Billboard Social 50. BTS has been at the top spot of the Social 50 chart for 57 straight weeks now. Bieber's record was 56 weeks. As for the overall records for most No.1 on Social 50, BTS is currently in second place behind the Canadian singer who recorded a total of 163 weeks.
Additionally, the Recording Industry Association of America also announced that BTS's hit song "Fake Love" has been certified gold after half a million equivalent song units were sold in the U.S. This is the septet's third song to go gold in the country. RIAA also certified gold the band's "DNA" and "Mic Drop" last year.
The K-pop idols latest feats came a few days after they won the Choice International Artist award at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards. BTS's Army also took home the Choice Fandom award.
Meanwhile, four more K-pop groups have joined BTS on the top 10 of Billboard's World Albums Chart. The Bangtan Boys' Love Yourself: Tear album is still at the top spot for 12 weeks now. BTS's Japanese album Face Yourself also remains on the chart for its 10th week and is currently holding the No. 7 spot.
Red Velvet's new album Summer Magic has debuted on the World Albums chart at No. 3. The girl group's new EP sold about 2,000 copies in the week ending Aug. 9. The new album of Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, Yeri, and Joy features the title track "Power Up."
K-pop boy band Stray Kids also entered the chart at No. 5 with their new album I Am WHO. Korean girl group BLACKPINK, on the other hand, is now at No. 6 with Square Up album. The girls have been in the chart for eight weeks already.
iKON's latest album, New Kids: Continue, is at No. 8 in its second week on the chart. The EP debuts at No. 4 a week earlier with 1,000 traditional album units sold.
iKON's latest single "Killing Me" also debuts at No. 2 on Billboard's World Digital Song Sales chart. The single sold 1,000 downloads in just 24 hours upon release on August 2, making it eligible to land on Billboard charts which closed on Aug. 3. This also makes "Killing Me" the top-selling K-pop song in America for the week.