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By the Numbers: BTS

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BTS (left to right: J-Hope, Suga, V, Jimin, Jin, Jungkook, RM)

More than 40 million people around the world are members of ARMY, the official name for the fans of K-pop group BTS. The South Korean music group is now the biggest boy band in the world.

Since the band’s debut in 2013, BTS has broken dozens of records, including the release of five No. 1 albums in just over two-and-a-half years. Much of the group’s success comes from their relatable, socially conscious lyrics and their strong connection to their fan base.

Read on to learn more about BTS. Then plug in the numbers to solve the equation below and reveal a final fact.

101.1 million

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YouTube views that the music video “Dynamite” had in its first 24 hours, making it the site’s most-viewed video premiere

4

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MTV Music Awards BTS won in 2020

7

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Number of singers in the group

73

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Countries in which their song “Love Yourself: Her” appeared at No. 1 on the iTunes chart following its release in 2017

2

Performances BTS had at the 2020 American Music Awards. They wore these pastel outfits to sing “Dynamite.”

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