BTS has once again made history!

The group shared the track “Black Swan” as a pre-release single on January 17 for their mini album “Map of the Soul: 7,” and they later showcased the song through a stunning MV.

“Black Swan” topped realtime charts in Korea and also ranked on Billboard’s Hot 100. It swept iTunes Top Songs charts soon after its release, and it reached No. 1 in at least 93 regions as of the morning of January 18.

This was the highest number of No. 1s the group had ever achieved, and it only continued to rise as BTS’s fans ARMY had their sights set on a world record. The previous song to hit No. 1 on the iTunes Top Songs chart of the most regions in history was Adele’s “Hello,” which did so in 102 regions about five years ago, in October 2015.

On July 6 KST, “Black Swan” hit No. 1 on the Top Songs chart of Cape Verde, and Forbes reports this is the 103rd country where the track has achieved the feat. BTS has therefore set a new record!

Congratulations to BTS and ARMY around the world!

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