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BTS' Virtual Map of the Soul ON:E Concert Garnered Nearly 1 Million Viewers Across the Globe

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BTS pulled off their massive virtual concert, Map of the Soul ON:E, over the weekend, with nearly one million fans watching from around the globe, according to a post-concert release.

Across Saturday (Oct. 10) and Sunday (Oct. 11), the K-pop idols gave the BTS ARMY a grand total of 23 numbers during the two-day show, including performances of the b-side tracks of Map of the Soul: 7 for the first time.

"For the Map of the Soul album series and this show, we focused on putting our thoughts, personal stories and songs of the past seven years and prepared really hard," the boy band said in a statement about the concert.

In addition to hits like "We Are Bulletproof: the Eternal," "DNA" and their No. 1 hit "Dynamite," the concert also featured solo moments by all seven members for the group -- from RM ("Intro: Persona") and Jimin ("Filter") to Jin ("Moon") and Jungkook ("My Time"). Meanwhile, Suga and J-Hope performed "Interlude: Shadow" and "Outro: Ego" while V delivered "Inner Child."

BTS also dedicated the entire encore of the digital concert experience to their fandom, closing out with "Butterfly" and "Run" on day one and "Spring Day" and "Idol" on day two. (All in all, the two-day event drew a total of 993,ooo viewers from 191 countries, according to the release.)

"The concert crossed countless emotions. Our first march began with seven boys who gathered for a small dream. And together, we will march on forever, each of us waving flags of various colors and singing different stories in different languages. BTS is not a story of only seven, but is about you, me and everyone," the septet concluded in their statement once the weekend wrapped.

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Check out BTS' messages to fans following the show below.