Hello, ARMY! Once again, we’re here to update you on all the Bangtan-related content you might have missed. As expected, the boys achieved great things this week, and we are more than excited to share and highlight the amazing milestones, which were only possible because of BTS and ARMY’s power. So, shall we begin?
BTS on the charts
BTS’ Film Out debuted at #2 on Billboard Japan Hot 100, and stayed there for a second week, along with topping the Oricon weekly streaming rankings. Film Out debuted at #81 on Billboard Hot 100, making them the first act in the chart’s history to have entries of songs in three different languages (Korean, English and Japanese). The song also debuted at #5 on the Billboard Global 200 chart, and had a new peak on the Billboard Global 200 Excl. US chart at #3. The boys deserve nothing less. ARMY, we did that!
Bang Bang Con is back!
That is right ARMY, “Bang Bang Con” is back! On April 11 BTS Official posted the announcement picture of the upcoming Bang Bang Con 21, to take place on April 17. Three concerts will be broadcasted through the BANGTANTV channel on YouTube: “BTS Live Trilogy Ep. 1 BTS Begins (Memories of 2015)”, “BTS 5th Muster [Magic Shop] in Busan”, and “BTS World Tour Speak Yourself Sao Paulo.”
In addition to this, the channel uploaded videos of the members doing acrostic poems for “Bang Bang Con”. The first one was from j-hope and V, then we got one from Jin and Jungkook, and eventually from RM, SUGA and Jimin; all very funny and lovely poems. We know you can’t wait ARMY, we can’t either.
On April 15, BTS were announced as the new models for Kloud Beer, a Korean beer brand. The collaboration was posted through Kloud Beer Instagram account. The boys looked gorgeous as always making it almost impossible to look at the drink! Taehyung’s and Jungkook’s videos of FILA x BTS ‘Project 7: Back To Nature’ were uploaded on FILA KOREA’s YouTube channel, as well as some behind the scenes of the members when filming. Also on YouTube, the making film of the recent BTS’ collaboration with Coway and some making videos of Bodyfriend x BTS were released. ARMY, go watch them if you haven’t!
New achievements and milestones
BTS’ BE album was certified Gold in Italy, becoming the first album by a Korean act to have a Gold certification in the country. On YouTube, the music videos for Film Out surpassed 80 million views, Mic Drop 900 Million, Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey) 1.2 billion and Dynamite 1 billion, becoming the fastest MV by a Korean act to reach 1 billion views and BTS’ third MV to achieve this milestone. BTS has reached 1.9 billion views on YouTube this year - currently the most streamed group of 2021 and second artist overall.
On Spotify, SUGA surpassed 1 billion streams across his entire discography, Dynamite reached 800 million streams, Film Out 20 million, D-2 by Agust D 290 million, mono. by RM 280 million, Blueberry Eyes by MAX featuring SUGA 100 million, and Hope World by j-hope surpassed 300 million streams. BTS’ Spotify account has gained 2 billion+ streams in 2021 so far. On iTunes, Life Goes On and Film Out reached 101 #1s each, and Dynamite 112 #1s. RM’s mono. extended its record as the album with most #1s on iTunes by topping 122 countries. Let’s keep aiming high for BTS, ARMY!
BangTAN and TinyTAN on social media
On April 10, Jin came to Weverse and posted 13 pictures of him on his fishing adventures. A day later, Jungkook posted a picture of him on Twitter, captioning it “ARMY, I miss you.” To our surprise, on April 13, a cute clip of Dynamite-styled TinyTAN was uploaded on BANGTANTV. Later on, concept pictures of each member were posted on the TinyTAN Twitter account. Adorable, indeed. Yoongi came on Twitter on April 15, and posted a selfie with the caption “I’m hungry.” Thank you so much for coming on socials boys, we miss you too.
This past week was filled with joy and good news from BTS. We can’t wait for what else this year has in store for them. Let’s enjoy “Bang Bang Con 21” as much as we can, and wait eagerly for the next comeback. Keep streaming BTS’ music and voting for the iHeart Awards categories ARMY. Until next week!
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