Thursday, July 23, 2020

BTS set a new world record for livestreamed music audience | Music Ally

We’ve already reported on BTS’s successful ‘Bang Bang Con’ livestreamed concert in June. Now it’s been awarded an official Guinness World Record for attracting the ‘most viewers for a music concert live stream’.

The official figure is 756,000 fans from more than 100 countries – and what made that even more impressive was that this was a paid livestream, with fans buying tickets to watch. It’s just the latest official world record for the K-Pop group, from having the best selling album in South Korea to (and we are getting fairly niche here, it’s true) the fastest time to reach one million followers on TikTok. Three hours and 31 minutes, in case you have an artist hoping to beat that time.

In case you’re wondering, the audience for Travis Scott’s first performance in Fortnite earlier this year was much, much bigger – 12.3 million people attended. However, that wasn’t a ‘music concert live stream’ in the definition being used for BTS’ Guinness World Record: it was a pre-recorded performance that was experienced live.


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Stuart Dredge


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