BTS Wraps Up 2019 With Full Year At No. 1 On Billboard’s Social 50 Chart
On December 24, Billboard released its charts for the week ending in December 28 — the final chart week for 2019. Once again, BTS grabs the No. 1 spot on the Social 50 chart.
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 has been in the first place position on the Social 50 chart since July 29, 2017, and they continue to set new records for the longest consecutive period of time at No. 1. After spending every week in 2018 at No. 1, they’ve also achieved the feat in 2019.
BTS is the artist with the second-highest number of weeks on the Social 50 chart overall, as Justin Bieber took first place 163 times non-consecutively. BTS is now at 158 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1, and they’ve spent 167 weeks on the chart overall.
Over on the Billboard 200 chart, which ranks the most popular albums in the United States, BTS’s “Love Yourself: Answer” re-enters at No. 170, extending its record for the longest time on the chart by a Korean artist (now 54 weeks). “Map of the Soul: Persona” also returns to take the No. 178 spot (30 weeks).
BTS will be ending the year with performances at the Korean year-end shows SBS Gayo Daejeon on December 25 and KBS Song Festival on December 27. Fans will also get to ring in the New Year with BTS when they perform on the famous American New Year’s show “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2020.”
Congratulations to BTS!