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BTS Is the First Act With 200 Weeks at No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

The group has not relinquished No. 1 on the Social 50 since late July 2017.

BTS becomes the first act in the nearly decade-long history of Billboard’s Social 50 chart to lead for 200 weeks, ruling for its 200th frame on the list dated Oct. 17.

The Social 50 is powered by data tracked by music analytics company Next Big Sound and ranks the most popular artists on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Wikipedia. The chart’s methodology blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers with artist page views and engagement. Its latest tracking period ended Oct. 8.

BTS reigns amid gains in many of its social media metrics, led by 19.8 mentions on Twitter (up 28%) and 6.3 million reactions to its tweets (a gain of 19%), according to Next Big Sound. BTS got a boost on social networks thanks to publicity generated by the release of a new remix for Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo’s “Savage Love,” on which BTS is featured, that was released at the beginning of the tracking week (Oct. 2).


As previously reported, BTS is at Nos. 1 and 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 dated Oct. 17, with “Savage Love” reigning, followed by BTS’ own “Dynamite.”

Here’s a rundown of the most weeks at No. 1 for the Social 50 since its late 2010 inception:

Most Weeks at No. 1, Social 50
200, BTS
163, Justin Bieber
28, Taylor Swift
21, Miley Cyrus
21, Rihanna
18, Ariana Grande
11, Adele
11, Lady Gaga
11, Psy
8, One Direction

BTS has ruled the Social 50 every week since July 29, 2017.