BTS make history as first group to cross 39 billion streams on Spotify

bts make history as first group to cross 39 billion streams on spotify

K-pop sensation BTS has once again etched its name in the annals of music history, firmly establishing its dominance on the world stage. The group reached the astonishing milestone of racking up more than 39 billion streams on Spotify, becoming the first ever group to achieve this feat on the popular music platform. 

BTS have become the first band in Spotify’s history to reach 39 billion streams for all of their original tracks. This remarkable milestone not only confirms their pioneering status, but also makes them the first Asian band to achieve such a feat.

Just three months ago, BTS confirmed that they had surpassed 38 billion streams on Spotify. Their hits, including ‘Dynamite’ (1.85 billion streams), ‘My Universe’ (1.24 billion streams), ‘Butter’ (1.2 billion streams), ‘Boy with Luv’ (1.2 billion streams), and many others, contributed to this remarkable result.

This latest feat comes just a year after BTS reached 31.9 billion streams on Spotify on 3 March 2023, surpassing its own record in the process. Reports indicate that the number of streams has almost doubled since April 2021, when it stood at around 16.3 billion.

As BTS continue to redefine success as a K-pop group, their devoted fans, known as the ARMY, are brimming with joy and pride at the group’s steady rise on the global music scene.

A brief history of BTS in K-pop

BTS, also known as Bangtan Sonyeondan, is a K-pop boy band made up of Jin, SUGA, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook. Formed by BIGHIT Music (formerly BIGHIT Entertainment), a subsidiary of HYBE, the group debuted in 2013 and quickly established themselves as pioneers of the global Korean cultural wave known as Hallyu.

Over the years, BTS have expanded their musical repertoire, exploring different genres and delivering chart-topping hits such as ‘Butter’, ‘Dynamite’, ‘DNA’, ‘Blood, Sweat & Tears’, ‘IDOL’, ‘Fake Love’ and ‘Dope’, among many others. Their music tackles a range of subjects, from mental health awareness to heartbreak, showcasing their versatility and artistry.



Raven Ruma is a professional journalist with a keen eye on domestic and foreign situations. His favorite pastime is to keep the public informed about the current situation through his pen and he is fulfilling this responsibility through the platform of Arab News.

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