BTS continues run atop social chart
On Aug. 14, the boy band broke Canadian singer Justin Bieber’s record after holding the No. 1 spot for 57 weeks in a row at the Social 50 charts.
According to Billboard, the Social 50 chart ranks global artists based on their popularity on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Wikipedia and Tumblr. It measures the artists’ engagement with fans and followers.
Their latest repackaged album, “Love Yourself: Answer” slid to 25th on the Billboard Album 200 chart this week. Five weeks have passed since it topped the charts on Aug. 24.
BTS kicked off their “Love Yourself” world tour on Sept. 25 in Korea, and is currently at the United States to prepare for their concert at Citi Field in New York on Oct. 6.
The group will visit seven countries in total as part of their tour, including the United States, Canada, Britain, Netherlands, Germany and Japan, and will end the tour on February 2019 at Fukuoka, Japan. More tour dates, however, may be added.
By Yeo Ye-rim