- 330,624 total number
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Award-winning South Korean boy band BTS (@BTS_twt) had registered 330,624 engagements on Twitter as of 23 April 2018. Three alternative Twitter accounts for the septet - @bts_love_myself, @bts_bighit and @BTS_jp_official - had amassed 88,281, 93,522 and 36,488 engagements, respectively, as of the same date, and their management company Big Hit Entertainment (@BigHitEnt; 43,520 engagements) had also cashed in on their success, with all five accounts among Twitter's top 40 for average retweets.
Bufferapp.com describes a Twitter engagement as the "total number of times a user interacts with a Tweet. Clicks anywhere on the Tweet, including Retweets, replies, follows, likes, links, cards, hashtags, embedded media, username, profile photo, or Tweet expansion."
Previous record holder: One Direction's Harry Styles (UK; @Harry_Styles): 147,653 engagements as of 23 April 2018.
EXO (South Korea; @weareoneEXO): 71,959 engagements as of 23 April 2018 (nearest group rivals to BTS). The only solo musician breaking BTS’ Twitter monopoly is Justin Bieber (Canada, @justinbieber), with 75,622 engagements as of 23 April 2018.
BTS as of 23 April 2018: 14.3 million followers on Twitter; 10,736 tweets at BTS_twt.
A congratulatory tweet from Guinness World Records to BTS after their performance of "DNA" at the American Music Awards (AMA) on 19 November 2017 had received 278,000 likes and had been retweeted 126,000 times as of 21 November 2017. BTS were the first ever K-pop act to perform at the AMA's.
Seoul's BTS are: Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook. They formed in 2013 and have won top awards at major national (Mnet Asian Music Awards, Melon Music Awards) and international (MTV Europe Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards) ceremonies.
Wings (2016), the group's second Korean-language studio album, topped the Gaon Album Chart in their homeland as well as Billboard's World Albums chart.