BTS is back with their at-home concert Bang Bang Con, which began streaming on Saturday via their YouTube channel BANGTANTV. The digital gathering is septet’s third concert amid the coronavirus pandemic. ‘Bang Bang Con 21′ kicked off with one of the K-pop band’s earlier concerts, BTS Live Trilogy Episode 1 (Memories of 2015). It will be followed by their fan club event, BTS 5th Muster (Magic Shop) in Busan, and will conclude with their BTS World Tour Speak Yourself in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2019. Their multi record setting track ‘Dynamite’ has now earned two Guinness World Records Guinness World Records for its spectacular performance.
BANG BANG CON 2021: The online showcase by BTS
BTS hosted a special day-long online concert where they streamed some of their past concerts for fans to enjoy from the comfort of their homes! The online concert aired on April 17, Saturday at 11:30 am IST with BTS Live Trilogy Ep 1 BTS Begins (Memories of 2015), followed by BTS’ 5th Muster (Magic Shop in Busan) and finally, BTS World Tour (Speak Yourself Sao Paulo Brazil).
Big Hit Entertainment has revealed that BTS drew over 2.7 million simultaneous viewers for BANG BANG CON 2021! Yes, that’s right, BTS managed to draw in more virtual concert-goers for BANG BANG CON 2021, in comparison to BANG BANG CON 2020, where they recorded an impressive worldwide viewership of 2.24 million simultaneous viewers. This is definitely a significant growth from the last time.
Meanwhile, there is intense speculation in the media regarding BTS’ upcoming comeback! Several media outlets have reported that BTS is making a comeback in May. However, Big Hit Entertainment is tight-lipped about the speculation.
The K-pop group held its first Bang Bang Con in April last year after the new coronavirus outbreak forced millions to stay indoors. Similar to this year’s lineup, the free 2-day concert streamed the supergroup’s past live performances and fan meetings. The nearly 24-hour show drew over 50 million fans and had more than 2 million concurrent viewers tuning in at its peak. BTS followed the nostalgic weekend with a pay-per-view concert, Bang Bang Con: Live in June 2020, where the group performed in real-time for a virtual audience of about 756,000 across 107 countries.
BTS ‘Dynamite’ earns two new Guinness World Records
Ever Since Dynamite’s release, this BTS song has continued to create history by breaking numerous streaming and musical records. Now, the track has earned two new Guinness World Records for its incredible and never-seen-before performance on Billboard’s Hot 100 charts. On Friday, April 16, the official Twitter handle of Guinness World Records confirmed the news.
Until 13 April 2020, the single held the record for the most weeks on the US Hot 100 by a K-pop track after spending 32 consecutive weeks in the top 100, according to the Guinness World Records. “Dynamite” was No1 for three weeks (5-12 September and 3 October 2020), as well as being in the top two for seven weeks and in the top 10 for 13 weeks.
“Dynamite” also spent 18 weeks at the top of Billboard’s Digital Song Sales Chart, breaking the record for the most weeks at No.1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales Chart.
The earlier titles that “Dynamite” helped BTS earn at the Guinness World Records include the most viewed YouTube video in 24 hours as well as the most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours and the most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group.
BTS’ Dynamite hits a billion views!
BTS’ ‘DYNAMITE’ Performance Marked As The Highlight of Grammys: BTS might not have won their first Grammy Award this year but their amazing act at the ceremony undoubtedly created history. The popular septet was nominated in the ‘Best Pop Duo/Group Performance’ category for their big hit ‘Dynamite’ and performed the same song at the Grammys. This is for the first time that BTS performed one of its songs live. And they are the first-ever Korean band to perform at the Grammys, with their original song. Fans were outraged with results when they heard that BTS loses to Taylor Swift in the only-nominated category. The Grammys had done a lot of promotion for the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, even more than the main categories and they kept edging on Armys and BTS on Twitter, making them think they had a real chance of a fair win.
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