BTS Spends 100th Week Reigning Over Billboard’s Social 50 Chart
BTS has now topped Billboard’s Social 50 chart for 100 weeks in total!
The week ending in November 17 marks the group’s 100th time at No. 1 on the chart, and they’re now the first group to ever reach the milestone since the Social 50’s creation in December 2010. The only other artist to reach triple-digit weeks topping the chart is Justin Bieber.
Billboard’s Social 50 chart ranks artists based on data from music analytics company Next Big Sound, and it shows the most popular artists on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Wikipedia, and Tumblr. It determines the ranking through a combination of weekly additions of friends/fans/followers with artist page views and engagement.
BTS remains the artist with the second-highest number of weeks on the Social 50 chart, with Justin Bieber holding the record of 163 weeks in total at the top. In third place is Taylor Swift, who has come in first place a total of 28 times.
BTS first took No. 1 on the Social 50 chart for the week ending in October 29, 2016. Since then, there have only been nine weeks (out of 109 in total) that BTS hasn’t been at No. 1! They also received the Top Social Artist award at the Billboard Music Awards in 2017 and 2018.
Meanwhile, BTS is the only Korean artist to have taken No. 1 on Billboard’s top albums chart, the Billboard 200. They achieved this feat twice in 2018 with their albums “Love Yourself: Tear” and “Love Yourself: Answer.” BTS is also the only Korean group to have reached the top 10 of Billboard’s main songs chart, the Hot 100, as their song “Fake Love” came in No. 10 earlier this year.
For the week ending in November 17, BTS’s “Love Yourself: Answer” spends its eleventh week on the Billboard 200, now at No. 66, while five releases by BTS (including one by leader RM) hold Top 15 spots on the World Albums chart. BTS is also currently at No. 4 on Billboard’s Artist 100 chart.