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15 Apr 2019 - 10:01 AM  UPDATED 16 Apr 2019 - 9:13 AM

BTS returned with Map of the Soul: Persona on April 12 and they've basically spent the weekend obliterating records and climbing up various music charts.

We've consolidated some of the key wins here so you can bask in all the BTS glory at your leisure.

BTS double their own record for album pre-orders

According to distributor Dreamus, Map of the Soul: Persona recorded 3,021,822 preorders until April 11 - so that doesn't even include sales since release!

BTS set new Spotify streaming record

BTS become the first Asian artist to surpass 5 billion streams on Spotify.

Map of the Soul: Persona breaks BTS' first week Hanteo Sales Record in one day

That's right, BTS made more sales in one day than they previously had in one week. The new album recorded 1.38 million sales on Hanteo chart within three hours of release on April 12, with the number going up to over 1.47 million by the end of its first day.

Korean streaming app Melon crashes due to BTS fans

The music streaming app lost service the moment BTS' new album was released globally.

BTS top iTunes charts worldwide

Map of the Soul: Persona topped iTunes album charts in at least 86 different countries and "Boy With Luv" hit No.1 on iTunes Top Songs charts in approximately 67 countries.

YouTube confirm BTS have the most-viewed 24 hour debut in YouTube history

The group reached 74.6 million views in 24 hours and "Boy With Luv" became the fastest music video to ever reach 100 million views, doing it in under two days. 

"Boy With Luv" becomes BTS' highest track with most unique listeners on Melon

The song had 934,298 unique listeners including seven roof hits on Korea's Melon streaming service within the first 24 hours of release.

"Boy With Luv" makes record-breaking debut on Spotify charts

The new track debuted at No.4 on Spotify's daily Global Top 200 - the highest debut for a Korean artist yet. Other tracks from the album also debuted in the Top 50 of the chart: "Mikrokosmos" at No.14, "Make It Right" at No.17, "HOME" at No.19, "Dionysus" at No.22, "Jamais Vu" at No.24 and "Intro:Persona" at No.39.

"Boy With Luv" reaches 100 million views in 37 hours

It's become the fastest music video on YouTube to reach the 100 million mark!

A bunch of other BTS videos hit milestones too

"DNA" became the first K-pop boy group MV to hit 700 million views on April 15, while "Fake Love" became BTS' third MV to reach 500 million views on April 14.

BTS became the first K-pop group to perform as musical guests on Saturday Night Live

The group performed new single "Boy With Luv" and an extended dance version of "Mic Drop Remix". Fans get tweeting to the point that #BTSxSNL trends worldwide at No.1 for close to 24 hours with over 1.04 million tweets.

BTS achieve first Perfect All Kill of 2019

BTS become the first artist of the year to get a PAK with "Boy With Luv": that means the song was No.1 on all daily and realtime charts simultaneously. 

BTS to perform with Halsey at BBMAs

BTS will perform at the Billboard Music Awards, this time with Halsey, for their first collab stage performance of "Boy With Luv".

We expect only more records will be broken and we'll keep you updated on all of it!


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