BTS are officially TikTok’s most-followed Korean act, with the K-Pop heroes passing 20 million followers on the app.
They’re no strangers to smashing records, and it seems they’re not stopping there.
The lads – Jimin, Jungkook, V, Suga, RM, Jin, and J-Hope – are the most popular stars from Korea with 20 million followers, while girl group BLACKPINK follow behind at 17.7 million.
The Boy With Luv hitmakers joined the platform in September last year and have since had fans enthralled by their videos.
In recent weeks, they’ve been sharing some of their fire choreography for their hit Dynamite and getting fans dancing too with their own TikTok challenge.
As if that wasn’t enough, BTS star Jungkook previously broke the record for the most-viewed hashtag on the platform.
Despite not even having his own account, the ‘Jungkook’ hashtag has racked up almost 18 billion views at the time of writing.
The band, who have seen huge success in the past few years, have opened up this week about how they haven’t always found being in the spotlight easy, giving a powerful speech at South Korea’s inaugural Youth Day ceremony.
YNA reports that RM said: ‘Around 2018, I remember all the members felt lost after experiencing undeservedly overwhelming success.
Even if our path is always lined with flowers and fruits, we can’t be sure if that’s how it’ll always be.’ He added that despite their career being so successful right now, things could always go ‘downhill again when the next rainstorm will strike.’
‘At the end of this uncertainty and depression, the seven of us began to fill each other with dreams and trust, like we were boys again,’ he continued.
‘And then came August 2020. We reached No. 1 on the Billboard chart. Then another first. These were the accolades we received when we picked ourselves back up.
We all cried tears of thanks.’
The singer paid tribute to the band’s ARMY who are always there to pick them up: ‘But we appreciate even more our fans and our members who have strongly united together during the moments we wanted to give up or fall behind and become towers of strength to each other over the past 10 years.’