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BTS sets Guinness best-selling album record in Korea



K-pop superstars BTS have secured another world record.

BTS (Twitter)

BTS (Twitter)

Guinness World Records declared the boy band’s latest album “Map of the Soul: Persona,” released last April, as the best-selling album of all time in South Korea “by selling 3,399,302 copies in their homeland as of May 2019.”

The number is based on South Korea’s Gaon Music Chart, which regularly releases data on top albums and singles in the country.

Guinness said “Persona” eclipsed the record set by Korean singer Kim Gun-mo whose 1995 album “Wrongful Encounter” recorded 3.3 million in sales in South Korea. The BTS album topped the Billboard 200 and Gaon charts.

Last June 6, Gaon Music Chart awarded “Map of the Soul: Persona” with a triple million certification for reaching 3 million copies in sales, the first album to achieve the feat.

“Boy with Luv” featuring Halsey, the album’s carrier single, set the Guinness World Records title for most viewed video on YouTube in 24 hours.

This came after YouTube declared “Boy with Luv” as most watched music video in the first 24 hours with 74.6 million views. BTS’ previous release, “Idol,” garnered 45.9 million views in the first 24 hours.

Guinness also said the song “achieved the most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours, and most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group.”

On Twitter, BTS previously set the records for most Twitter engagements for a music group and most Twitter engagements.

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