BTS Miscellaneous Achievements: 2019

NOTE: The majority of these come from Korean and U.S. based magazines and websites (YouTube, Tumblr, Spotify, etc.) because this is what I’m familiar with as an American K-pop fan. But I’d also like to point out that BTS is incredibly popular across the globe and has had plenty other accomplishments in many other countries!

BTS set some records in 2019, but I’m might not mention every single one if they’ve gone on to break it since. If you want further details, you can read the articles I linked in my bullet point lists and/or in the source notes.

BTS’s Achievements in 2019

Map of the Soul: Persona (“Boy in Luv”)

BTS earned a lot of Guinness World Records for YouTube views of “Boy With Luv” and album sales for Map of the Soul: Persona, but I haven’t listed them here because BTS went on to break all of these records in 2020.

Popularity and Influence

Other Achievements and Items of Note

End of Year Charts and Lists

Website/Company/News SourceAchievements/Rankings
Bugs Music#2 Most Loved Song of 2019 (for “Boy With Luv”)
Most Loved Videos of 2019:
#2 “Boy With Luv”
#8 “IDOL”
Genie Music#5 Top Song of 2019 (for “Boy With Luv”)
InstagramOne of Top 10 Korean Instagram Accounts (the ones with the highest amount of followers)
International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI)#7 Top Global Recording Artist of 2019 (only K-pop)
#3 Top Global Album of 2019 (for MOTS: Persona)
Spotify#2 Top Group of 2019
#18 Top Artist of 2019
#1 Top K-pop Artist of 2019
TIME MagazineOne of “100 Most Influential People of 2019”
Tumblr#1 2019 Top K-Pop Groups
#1-7 Top K-pop Stars
(Order: Jungkook, Jimin, V, Suga, RM, Jin, J-Hope)
Twitter#1 Most-Mentioned Account
Golden Tweet (most retweeted Tweet)
#1 Most-Mentioned K-pop Account
YouTubeMost Liked Music Videos Globally:
#2 “Boy With Luv”
#9 “Chicken Noodle Soup” (by J-Hope)
#1 Most Watched Music Video in Korea (for “Boy With Luv”)

SOURCES: Bugs Music, Forbes Magazine (1), Gold House (1), Guinness World Records (1), IFPI (1) (2), Instagram, New York Post (1), Nielsen Music, Soompi*, Spotify (1), TIME Magazine (1) (2) (3), Tumblr (1) (2), Twitter, Variety, YouTube
*For Map of the Soul: Persona: (1) (2) (3)
*For Popularity and Influence: (1) (2) (3) (4)
*For Other Achievements and Items of Note: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11)
*For End of Year Charts and Lists: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)

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