BTS takes over Twitter with 17 million tweets in 48 hours

Tweet volumes peaked within the first hour when the album was released, generating 1.2 million tweets from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (KST) on the first day. (Courtesy of MediaOutReach)

TAIPEI (The China Post) – Global superstars BTS released their highly-anticipated album, “Map Of The Soul: 7” on Feb. 21 and ARMY followers all over the world naturally took to Twitter to rave all about it.

From 6 a.m. on Feb. 21 to 6 a.m. on Feb. 23 (Korean Standard Time, KST), 17 Million BTS-related tweets and retweets were sent around the world, according to Media OutReach.

Tweet volumes peaked within the first hour when the album was released, generating 1.2 million tweets from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (KST) on the first day.

The top tweet from BTS (@BTS_twt) official account was “D-Day,” announcing the day of their comeback with a series of photos including a selfie from RM and various artworks.

With the BTS ARMY going wild on Twitter, the top hashtags are #BTS, #방탄소년단 and the album title #MAP_OF_THE_SOUL_7.

Next on the list is #BTSComeback2020 and lead single, #ON.