December 06, 2021 08:35
Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, were the third-most-streamed artists on Spotify, the world's largest music streaming site, this year.
Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny took the top spot, followed by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. BTS ranked first among K-pop acts thanks to their global hit songs such as "Butter" and "Dynamite," followed by Black Pink and TWICE.
The total number of streams by the top 10 K-pop acts hit 13.7 billion, 29 percent higher than the previous year, highlighting the rising popularity of K-pop in the global market.
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