On May 18, BTS set a new record on Melon, Korea’s largest music streaming site, with their new title track “Fake Love.” The song recorded 107,885 unique listeners within the first hour of its release at 6 p.m. KST, marking the highest number achieved by any song since Melon’s chart reform in February 2017.
The previous record for most unique listeners within the first hour of a song’s release was held by Wanna One’s “Beautiful,” which recorded 102,869 unique listeners in the first hour following its release in November of last year. Meanwhile, BTS’s “DNA” recorded 93,899 unique listeners within the first hour of its release in September 2017.
BTS’s new full-length album “Love Yourself: Tear” has also been dominating Melon’s realtime chart. As of 11 a.m. KST on May 19, songs from the album have swept the top six spots on the chart, with “Fake Love” continuing its reign at No. 1.
Congratulations to BTS on their new record!