BTS’s hit single FAKE LOVE has now crossed the 700 million streams mark on Spotify, making it their sixth song to reach this impressive milestone. The track joins the ranks of other BTS mega-hits like Dynamite, Boy With Luv, MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix), DNA, and Idol. This achievement proves that BTS and their ARMY are really in a league of their own!
A Global Sensation
Released in May 2018 as the title track of their fourth studio album, Love Yourself: Tear, FAKE LOVE quickly became a global hit for the group. The song’s unique blend of dark and moody tones has not only captivated fans but also critical acclaim. As of the time of writing, FAKE LOVE has over 1.2 billion views on HYBE’s official YouTube channel.
The Power of the ARMY
This 700 million streams milestone serves as evidence of BTS’s unparalleled global influence. As one of the most successful K-pop acts in the world, their music has found a home in the hearts of fans across continents. The fandom boasts of over 40 million members worldwide. They have been instrumental in helping BTS break numerous records including the most viewed music video on YouTube in 24 hours. ARMY is a diverse and inclusive community, and they are committed to spreading the love of BTS and positivity. This amazing milestone for FAKE LOVE on Spotify would not have been possible without their dedication and passion.
Show Me the Money
According to industry insights from SoundCampaign, artists earn approximately US$4,000 for every million streams on Spotify. Simple math puts BTS’s earnings from FAKE LOVE at an estimated US$2.8 million on Spotify alone. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, considering the song’s performance on other platforms like Apple Music and YouTube.
As a global phenomenon, BTS continues to shatter records and redefine what’s possible in the music industry. With their ever-growing popularity, it’s thrilling to anticipate the new milestones they will undoubtedly achieve in the near future. The group is officially on hiatus so that members can fulfil their national service. However, this gives the members the opportunity to work on their solo projects before enlisting. For example, Taehyung better known as V will be releasing his first solo album Layover on September 8, 2023.
Congratulations to BTS and the BTS ARMY for yet another remarkable achievement. Their music isn’t just breaking records; it’s setting the standard for what’s possible in the global music scene.