Bangtan Boys Break Justin Bieber's Record at Top of Billboard Social 50 Chart

  • By Lee Hai-woon

    February 05, 2020 11:21

    Boy band Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, have become the longest-running artists on Billboard's Social 50 chart, overtaking Justin Bieber.

    "The K-pop stars now have 164 weeks at No. 1, besting Justin Bieber's 163," Billboard said on Monday. Bieber had spent 163 weeks atop the list since March 2011.

    The Social 50 chart shows artists' online influence. Music analytics company Next Big Sound tracks popularity across different social media platforms. The chart "blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers with artist page views and engagement," according to Billboard.

    BTS have been on the chart for 173 weeks since October 2016 and occupied the No. 1 spot for all but nine of those weeks.

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