BTS has broken the internet with its two UK sold-out shows at London’s O2 Arena.
The South Korean boy band – also known as the Bangtan Boys – is made up of members V, Suga, J-Hope, Jungkook, Ji, Jimin and RM, and the group has smashed all social media and website records for the iconic venue.
The band’s first UK appearance sold out in less than one hour with fans impatiently refreshing their screens to get the highly-anticipated tickets after the stars previously sold out their New York Citifield Stadium dates.
The ‘Idol’ singers also broke merchandise sales records that have been held since 2012 by legendary English rockers, The Rolling Stones.
BTS confirmed their sold-out shows via The O2’s Twitter account and the news received over 14,000 retweets and 32,000 likes with fans going crazy to secure tickets – making it the most popular announcement in the venue’s history.
The ‘Fake Love’ hitmakers played two sold out shows on Tuesday the 9th and Wednesday the 10th of October and were commemorated by the O2 because of the high level of interest brought to the company including 1.8 million homepage views.
BTS’s global K-Pop influence has been recognised by Time as they were named October’s next generation leaders.
Speaking in a video for Time, band member RM said: “As a Korean, we love our country and we’re proud of our country so much. It’s even just an honour to be called an ambassador of Korean K-Pop.”
Fellow bandmate Suga added: “I’m just throwing it out there, but maybe we could perform at the Super Bowl someday.”