Hope this blog finds you well, ARMY. It’s the day we talk about what BTS has been up to. Between new records and delightful BTSxARMY interactions, there's a lot to catch up. So, let's start right away!
The week started with love. On Twitter, Jin posted an acrostic poem with ARMY, expressing his love for us, and also mentioned punishment as his reason. Penalty or not, we know you purple us Jin. Later, Yoongi made an appearance with "ddo-ing" (a Korean word to portray sound effects when something pops up). ARMY was overjoyed seeing his selfie. On Weverse, Namjoon posted selfies with forsythias in the backdrop, and Jimin posted a photo sequence showing us a hoodie trick.
A new Bangtan Bomb of the boys shooting their performances for the BTS week on The Tonight Show dropped. The behind the scenes video showed the intricate details and monitoring process in preparing the sets and recordings, making us realize once again the sincere efforts that BTS puts into each song's performance.
Speaking of BTS songs, each track on MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA crossed 100 million streams on Spotify. It made history as the first non-English album with every song to surpass the threshold. BTS also became the all-time most streamed group on Spotify and YouTube. BTS world domination all the way, ARMY!
We were treated to some tea at “BTS Cafe Yongsan Branch!” Yoongi, j-hope, and Taehyung came on VLive, saying they wanted to make beverages and show ARMY their new company building. Needless to say, they made our day sweeter!
As many of us were feeling the dreariness of having to go through the rest of the week, BTS brought a much-needed respite through another hilarious Run BTS! episode. Although episode 136 showed only one-half of the games, it made ARMY’s day nonetheless.
Charting for 32 weeks, Dynamite broke Psy's Gangnam Style record of longest-charting song on the Billboard Hot 100 by a Korean act. Dynamite also became the longest-running song of all time on the Digital Song Sales chart by charting for 18 weeks at #1, breaking the previously held record by Despacito. To celebrate Dynamite's perpetual success, ARMYs took to Twitter by trending #DynamiteRecordBreaker.
Meanwhile, BTS also became the first artist in iTunes history to have seven songs (Film Out, Filter, Dynamite, My Time, Moon, Black Swan, and Your Eyes Tell) reach #1 in 100 countries. History makers, who?
The seventh day of the month was special as we celebrated seven years since the release of the music video for Just One Day. ARMY expressed their nostalgia and emotions of comfort associated with the iconic song.
Nominations for iHeartRadio Music Awards 2021 were announced in which BTS has been nominated in four categories: Best Duo/Group of the Year, Best Fan Army, Best Music Video, and Favourite Music Video Choreography (Son Sungdeuk). ARMY, don't forget to cast your votes!
In Japan, Film Out continued to achieve success, topping Oricon's Weekly Digital Singles chart, and Oricon's Daily Digital Singles chart for three consecutive days.
Lastly, Weverse Magazine released an article explaining the recent acquisition of Ithaca Holdings by HYBE (formerly Big Hit Entertainment)’s subsidiary, Big Hit America.
On Thursday, ARMY was graced with j-hope's dimples on Twitter. He posted a selfie and asked whether we have been good and said that he misses us all. To this we say, j-hope we are good now that we have seen our sunshine!
The same day, the music video for FAKE LOVE garnered 900 million views on YouTube. In doing so, it also became BTS' fourth music video to cross the mark. Well done, ARMY! The next milestone of one billion is not far.
Film Out landed in Billboard Global Excl. U.S. 200. This made BTS the first act in history to hit the chart in three languages, namely Korean, English and Japanese! This confirms the global phenomenon that is BTS and we couldn't be more proud.
That's about it this week but we have prepared a surprise for you. Our issue 13 is out now! So, check it out and stay connected through our social media pages. Let's meet soon, ARMY!
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