Some of the best fan reactions to BTS on Saturday Night Live

Tabitha Dunn
April 16, 2019

Step aside, Pewdiepie and T-Series die-hard fans.

The Korean septet has built a fan base that's broad (its videos are viewed many hundreds of millions of times each), deep (its fans tend to be intensely devoted, especially on social media) and fully worldwide (its new record, Map of the Soul: Persona, is nearly certain to top the US album charts this week).

The 24-hour YouTube streaming record, which had just recently (about a week ago) fallen into the hands of K-pop outfit BLACKPINK with 56.7 million views on their "Kill This Love" music video.

Interestingly, the last few months have seen YouTube's 24-hour viewing record smashed more times than avocado in a trendy café, with Ariana Grande setting a record of 50.3 million views back in December, in turn dethroning BTS" "Idol' as the record-holder.

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South Korean music phenomenon BTS have broken a brand new YouTube viewing record, just one week after the previous record was set. The video was released on Friday (April 12).

The boys also became the first K-pop group certified gold in Australia, as confirmed by the official Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) charts.

BTS made history on Saturday night, becoming the first K-pop group to perform as a musical guest on "Saturday Night Live". Let's give it up for you guys with the famous BTS fan chant "Kim Namjoon, Kim Seok-jin, Min Yoon-gi, Jeon Hoseok, Park Jimin, Kim Taehyung, Jeon Jung-kook!"

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