MAP OF THE SOUL ON:E ONLINE CONCERT
This blog starts off excitedly, as we recap the previously streamed online concert! The “MAP OF THE SOUL ON:E” online concert was officially aired on October 10 and 11 with out of this world performances (this can be taken literally if you saw Jin’s performance).
The two-day concert was meant to have an offline audience as well, but with COVID-19’s guidelines, this component had to be removed from the plan. Regardless, BTS gave us a concert worthy of the 993k viewers that joined them over the weekend! The setlist had a 2-song difference from Saturday and Sunday, but the outfit changes were astronomical, especially for the solo performances.
CHARTS AND RECORDS
On October 10, World Music Awards tweeted that Jimin made history by becoming the 1st artist to hit 23 no.1s with Filter on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales. The song also has sold over 200k units in the U.S.
Hoseok’s Chicken Noodle Soup MV also reached 202 million views on YouTube. Congrats, Hoseok!
The upcoming album BE (deluxe edition) is currently at 192,283 sales in China and 80k pre-order sales on ktown4u.
Dynamite is still growing rapidly, as it’s currently at 275 million Spotify streams and 470 million views on YouTube.
Savage Love (BTS Remix) and Dynamite recently took the top two places on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Savage Love at number one and Dynamite at number two. This record was posted on Jimin’s birthday and makes BTS the first group to simultaneously rank at the top two spots on the Hot 100 in over a decade. Congrats to ARMY and BTS for this success!
Skool Luv Affair Special Addition album and showcase are being released on Weverse Shop. Big Hit recently posted this preview on YouTube, igniting excitement for ARMY and new fans to come.
Moving on to the birthday boy of the week, Happy Birthday Jimin! Jimin recently turned 25 (internationally), and we got some great photos and videos of our ‘Fairy Angel’ posted by Big Hit and BTS themselves. Hoseok shared the videos to the pictures he posted last year for Jimin’s birthday, Big Hit shared the Birthday album and Namjoon posted adorable pictures of Jimin, wishing him a happy birthday.
The Orchard recently tweeted that the limited edition Dynamite CD is available for purchase. The CD is $8.98 and includes the original song and the nine remixes. This is limited to the US and also counts towards the USA SoundScan and Billboard charts.
BeWater - the official water sold by Big Hit, featuring TinyTan and BTS can be purchased on Weverse Shop. The pack of 20 bottles costs approximately $20. Aside from the water, Big Hit recently went public. Their shares increased from 135,000 KRW to around 270,000 KRW. Going public after BTS bought their own amount of shares in the company recently made them several million dollars richer. According to Bloomberg, Bang Shihyuk shared around 68k shares each with all seven members of BTS!
The boys performed Dynamite on October 15 for the BBMAs, pairing their performance in red suits at Incheon Airport (Terminal 2), featuring a live jazz band and choir of students from Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center, digitally connected through a LED screen behind the boys. The performance was ARMY-worthy and loved by everyone. Along with the performance, they won BBMAs’ Top Social Artist for the 4th year in a row.
A video was recently tweeted for the “Map Of The Soul Journey Special DVD” with Jungkook as the interviewer and Jin as the cameraman.
“Run! BTS” is being approved to come back! With “In The Soop” coming to an end, the ongoing variety show is finally making a return. Jin confirmed in a reply to ARMY on Weverse that they just finished filming an episode on October 16.
BTS has 7 Grammy submissions in for next year’s Grammy awards. The submissions are: Album Of The Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Engineered Album non classical for MAP OF THE SOUL: 7. Dynamite has been submitted for Record Of The Year, Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Music Video, and Song Of The Year.
This week had monumental but scarce moments for BTS and ARMY. With BTS working on their upcoming BE album, and previously working to complete the 2-day concert, it’s been pretty quiet. However, that never stops the boys from reaching out to us and ARMY giving surprises to BTS. With the Grammy submissions, ARMY and BTS definitely have a good start to look forward to next year!
Written By: Brianna
Edited by: Tori and Hel.B
Designed By: Ashley
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