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BTS at the 2017 American Music Awards on November 19th at the Microsoft Theatre, in Los Angeles, CA

BTS’ AMAs Performance Helped Them Break a Guinness World Record

BTS’ American Music Awards performance made history…in more ways than one. Not only was it the first time the group performed live on U.S. television, but it was also the first time a K-Pop group ever performed live on the American Music Awards or on any American award show.

Now after being named the best act of the night by the likes of Billboard, Entertainment Tonight and the New York Post, BTS has now earned a spot in the 2018 Guinness World Records.

According to the official GWR Twitter account (@GWR), BTS’ historic AMAs performance helped them achieve the most Twitter engagements for a music group.

The account also used the hashtag, 

Of course, the group’s phenomenal social media presence is nothing new. Earlier this year, the guys took home a Billboard Music Award for Top Social Artist, beating nominees such as Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, and Ariana Grande.

BTS’ success in the United States is certainly impressive, but the best is yet to come. The guys are set to release a remix of their hip hop song “Mic Drop” with DJ Steve Aoki and American rapper Desiigner this Friday. Performances of the remix will be aired on both The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live! on television next week.

Congratulations RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook on all your success as BTS! We can’t wait to see what you do next!

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Cover Photo Credits: American Music Awards

Written by Michele Mendez

Michele Mendez is an editor at, where she covers all things pop culture, including entertainment, music, television, and film. In her free time, you can find her analyzing BTS' music videos or watching yet another series on Netflix. #ARMY Have a story idea? Contact: / TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, & FACEBOOK: @michmendezmedia