KEY POINTS

  • The track "Butter" paved the way for BTS to enter the 2022 Guinness World Records Hall of Fame
  • BTS made South Korea popular to the international public
  • "South Korea is seeing a steady rise in popularity," Guiness said 

After breaking so many records this year, BTS has officially entered the 2022 Guinness World Records Hall of Fame.

The South Korean superstars seem to be creating history whenever their name pops up in news. However, most of their records are courtesy of BTS' monstrous hit “Butter” that has been ruling the Billboard charts ever since its release in May.

Guinness announced the inclusion of BTS in the 2022 Guinness World Records Hall of Fame book through a YouTube video posted on Sept. 2.

Guinness’ Community Manager enumerated some of the group’s records that earned them a spot in the hall of fame.

Just for the song “Butter,” BTS clinched the following records: the most-viewed YouTube video by a Kpop Group at 538 million; the most-viewed premiere of a video, 3.9 million views; the most-viewed YouTube video in 24 hours (108,200,000 views); the most-streamed track on Spotify in the first 24 hours (11.04 million); the most-streamed act on Spotify (16.8 billion streams); the highest number of weeks at No. 1 On Billboard’s digital song sales chart 18 weeks for the single “Dynamite,” and most Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards won by a music group.

Apart from that, BTS also achieved the fastest time to reach one million followers on TikTok (their current followers in the social media app tallies to 40 million), the highest number of tickets sold for a live-streamed concert (756,000 tickets), the most streamed group on Spotify (beating the British band Coldplay) and the most-followed music group on Instagram.

Guinness also noted the remarkable contribution of BTS in making South Korea known to the international public.

“Despite their young age, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook have left a mark in the present cultural landscape, breaking free from the limitations of their home market and of a language, South Korean, that remains widely unknown to the international public. At the same time - or perhaps aided by the echoes of the boyband’s music, South Korea is seeing a steady rise in popularity,” Guinness noted.

Guinness also said the septet is instrumental in amplifying South Korea’s influences on the world, including Netflix-produced Korean dramas to Seoul's cutting-edge beauty industry and popping viral trends.

The book detailing the group's successes will be available in stores this month.

BTS LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Music group BTS accepts the Top Social Artist award onstage during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images