PREVIOUSLY ON BTS: BUTTER IS ON THE WAY, HAVE A READ OF LAST WEEK’S UPDATES WHILE YOU WAIT! May 8-14
Another week has passed and BTS has not left us empty-handed. From dropping Butter teasers, topping charts, breaking their own records, releasing videos, and more, we can definitely feel that something big is coming. ARMY has been busy too, so we are sure this review on things that happened last week will come extra helpful. Let’s have a read on what BTS has been up to!
Butter is coming
With every day that passes, we get closer to knowing what the upcoming single Butter will be like. On May 10, following the official schedule, we got the first group teaser photo for Butter. As soon as it dropped, ARMY was mesmerized by how handsome all the members looked. In the picture, we could see them in some kind of elevator and they were all wearing fancy suits and tops. On May 12, we got the individual teaser photos of RM and Jungkook. The next day, we got Jin’s and SUGA’s, then, on May 14, we got teaser photos for j-hope, Jimin, and V. We can’t wait for the whole concept and the song!
New achievements and milestones
MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 remained at number 1 on the Billboard World Albums chart for the 28th week and Dynamite charted at number 11 on this week’s Billboard Global Excl. US chart. Don’t by eAeon featuring RM debuted at number 1 on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart, making it eAeon’s first number 1 and RM’s second solo number 1 after Winter Flower.
On Spotify, Dynamite surpassed 850M streams, Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey) 650M streams, and Savage Love [BTS Remix] 120M total streams. Agust D’s latest mixtape, D-2, is now the most-streamed album by a Korean soloist in Spotify’s history. Also, j-hope reached 6 million followers, extending his record as the most followed Korean soloist on the platform. MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 ~THE JOURNEY~ surpassed 400M streams, becoming the most-streamed Japanese album by a Korean act; with this, BTS now has more than 16.7B total streams on Spotify.
On YouTube, the MV for IDOL reached 910M views, ON 250M views, Spring Day 410M views, and Film Out 110M views. The Blood Sweat & Tears MV surpassed 11M likes, Airplane pt.2 ~Japanese ver.~ 5M likes, and BANGTANTV YouTube channel surpassed 9.9B total views.
Bangtan Ambassadors and Collaborations
This week we kept getting videos, photos, and updates on BTS’s collaborations with various brands. On May 10, we got RM’s video from the BTS x FILA “Runner’s instinct: Neuron,” before Jimin’s and some behind-the-scenes footage of the members. On May 11, McDonald’s released a schedule of the upcoming events happening until the release of the BTS Meal; stay tuned ARMY. On May 13, Rolling Stone revealed that BTS will appear on the June cover of the magazine along with an online article, in which BTS shared their thoughts on various topics. Make sure to read it!
Awards season is here
On May 11, “Break The Silence: The Movie'' got nominated for Best Music Documentary at the MTV Movie & TV Awards, which will take place on May 16. That same day, since the 2021 Billboard Music Awards are just around the corner, voting for Top Social Artist was opened. As the award show is airing two days after the release of Butter, we were hoping BTS was going to perform it on the show, and guess what ARMY? They will! BTS has been confirmed to have the debut performance of Butter on this year’s BBMA’s on May 23. We are excited to see what it is going to be about!
Bangtan on social media
On May 9, Namjoon posted pictures of him visiting various art exhibitions on Twitter and responded to ARMYs’ posts on Weverse. BTS Weverse has now been joined by 10 million ARMYs, and for this breaking news, a post was published to which Jin replied with “Cheer up Weverse! And please, make editing of photos available.” On May 12, Yoongi posted two beautiful selfies on Twitter and Weverse. Thank you for keeping us updated!
And just like that, BTS managed to keep us busy and entertained for another week! As we speak, Butter is less than a week away, so remember to rest and stay hydrated ARMY. Let’s reach all of our goals for this comeback and don’t forget to cast your votes for BBMAs and iHeart Awards. Together, we will make it happen. Until next week!
Written by: Ala
Edited by: Lisa
Designed by: Lauren
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