How popular is BTS in the UK

BTS's rise to global stardom hasn't been as fast as you might think. The seven-piece South Korean group launched in 2013 to huge success in their homeland, and despite recently claiming the the title as the world's biggest boy band, their success on the UK's Official Charts - and charts across the world - is still growing.

BTS first appeared on the Official UK Charts in 2016, when their second album Wings landed at Number 62. In 2017, DNA reached Number 90 on the Official Singles Chart, and its parent album Love Yourself: Her debuted at 14, making their first big UK breakthrough. The feat is even more impressive when you consider most of their music is performed in Korean. 

Since then, they've scored a Top 40 songs with Idol and Boy With Luv, and four albums from their Love Yourself series have reached the Top 20, including 2019's chart-topping Persona. 

MORE: View BTS's complete Official UK Chart history

Their seriously dedicated UK A.R.M.Y (which stands for Adorable Representative MC for Youth) have notched up some 467 million streams of their tracks across all their singles, EPs and albums.

Their most streamed (on both audio and video streaming metrics) song is Boy With Luv, their 2019 collaboration with Halsey that currently stands as their highgest charting song in the UK, peaking at Number 13, with 29.1 million streams. 


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Idol, from 2018's Love Yourself: Answer album ranks second place with 21.8 million streams. The song, which blends traditional Korean instruments with South African dance music, was their first song to break the Official UK Top 40, reaching Number 21 following the release of an alternative version featuring Nicki Minaj. DNA, which is widely credited as the group's global breakthrough hit, ranks third in the group's most-streamed Top 40. 

Elsewhere,the pop-leaning Fake Love, released in May 2018, is fourth with 20.3 million plays, while the hip hop-lite Mic Drop, a song inspired by Barack Obama's mic drop at his last White House Correspondents' Dinner in 2016, places fifth on 17.7 million. 

Just outside the Top 5 in sixth place is Blood, Sweat & Tears, taken from their second album Wings. The EDM-laced banger, which has a stunning six minute visual to accompany it, didn't chart in the UK but has racked up 14.7 million streams regardless. 

BTS's Official Top 40 most streamed songs in the UK

POSTITLEARTIST
1BOY WITH LUVBTS & HALSEY
2IDOLBTS
3DNABTS
4FAKE LOVEBTS
5MIC DROPBTS
6BLOOD SWEAT & TEARSBTS
7SAVE MEBTS
8WASTE IT ON MESTEVE AOKI FT BTS
9MAKE IT RIGHTBTS
10I NEED UBTS
11DOPEBTS
12GO GOBTS
13FIREBTS
14SPRING DAYBTS
15NOT TODAYBTS
16AIRPLANE - PT 2BTS
17RUNBTS
18ANPANMANBTS
19EUPHORIABTS
20BEST OF MEBTS
21SILVER SPOONBTS
22BUTTERFLYBTS
23DIMPLEBTS
24LIEBTS
25MAGIC SHOPBTS
26IFÂE IZÂ (BOY IN LUV)BTS
27PIED PIPERBTS
2821ST CENTURY GIRLBTS
29INTRO - SERENDIPITYBTS
30BTS CYPHER 4BTS
31MIKROKOSMOSBTS
32THE TRUTH UNTOLDBTS FT STEVE AOKI
33DANGERBTS
34HOMEBTS
35INTRO - BOY MEETS EVILBTS
36DIONYSUSBTS
37I'M FINEBTS
38SERENDIPITYBTS
39TRIVIA - SEESAWBTS
40WAR OF HORMONEBTS

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