AceShowbiz - Bangtan Boys' (BTS) recent performance at the 2017 American Music Awards helped them land a spot in the Guinness World Records 2018. The group's U.S. TV debut became a huge talk on Twitter that it had the world's most Twitter engagements for a music group.
GWR announced it on its Twitter account. "Congrats to @BTS_twt on a stellar performance at last night's @AMAs! #DYK? The South Korean band has succeeded in earning a spot in this year's #GWR2018 edition for having the world's most @Twitter engagements for a music group!" it posted.
Congrats to @BTS_twt on a stellar performance at last night's @AMAs! 🌟#DYK? The South Korean band has succeeded in earning a spot in this year's #GWR2018 edition for having the world's most @Twitter engagements for a music group! 🎵🇰🇷 #BTSxAMAs https://t.co/8kRrByat80 pic.twitter.com/u9mXcPVWDP— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) November 20, 2017
BTS has been honored in this category before. In the latest edition of GWR which was updated back in May, the "DNA" hitmaker ranked second for the most Twitter engagements with an average of 152,112 retweets per post. The group came behind Harry Styles, who placed first with just over 180,000 retweets on average.
BTS' recent performance, however, has helped them push through this number even further. According to Social Blade, BTS_twt is now at the top with an average of 252,231 retweets and 634,246 likes per post.
GWR will also honor another K-Pop act, EXO, this year. The "Ko Ko Bop" hitmaker nabbed a spot in the book's next edition for winning the most daesangs at the Mnet Asia Music Awards with five accolades.
Not only their fans, but also fellow stars tweeted about BTS' performance at the AMAs, which took place on Sunday, November 19 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The Chainsmokers posted a photo of him with Jungkook and friends.
Marshmello also tweeted out a photo with the seven boys.
Meanwhile, Jared Leto expressed his reaction when seeing BTS at the show with his photo. He described it, "That look in my eyes is love for BTS."
With so much attention put on the group's performance at the AMAs, it's no surprise that BTS managed to top the Google Trends search in the U.S. region on November 19. The boys climbed to the top position with over 1,000,000 searches made after they performed their hit "DNA" at the event.
BTS will continue to spread their charm on U.S. television by appearing on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Tuesday, November 21. They have also held an outdoor mini concert on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" which will air on November 29.