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K-Pop sensations BTS set concert live stream record with Bang Bang Con: The Live

By Dominic Punt

BTS have achieved a new Guinness World Records title for most viewers for a music concert live stream.

756,000 fans from over 100 countries tuned in to the online performance on June 14th, which included a 12 song setlist and some interluding chat between the seven band members, all being broadcast live from Seoul, South Korea.

The streamed concert was in lieu of a live performance, which is prohibited under current global lockdown restrictions. 

Accessibility to the livestream was via WeVerse, a South Korean app and website, with tickets going on sale for US $25.

The concert was held as part of their 7th anniversary celebrations before the release of their fourth Japanese language album, Map of the Soul: 7 - The Journey.

Popular hits performed included "Boy With Luv" and "Just One Day".

Member Jimin stated: “Though we may not be able to see each other at this time, we’ve been constantly striving to grow as a group."

“We are coping up with it pretty well so hope that you too can overcome this time by finding the small joy within.”

BTS currently hold multiple Guinness World Records titles including the first K-pop act to reach number one on the US album chart, best selling album (South Korea) and most twitter engagements.

The BTS army also set a record in March 2019 for the most used hashtag in 24 hours, tweeting #TwitterBestFandom 60,055,339 times.

It took them just three hours and 31 minutes to reach seven digits worth of followers on social media app TikTok, setting a record for the fastest time to reach one million followers on TikTok.

Most recently, they have been trading various K-pop and YouTube records with girl band BLACKPINK, who overtook BTS’s "Boy With Luv" record for most viewed YouTube video in 24 hours with their song "How You Like That".