BTS breaks online concert attendance record
James R | On 20, Jun 2020
BTS has broken a new record for the number of people attending a virtual concert.
Online events and streamed recordings of events have become part of the new normal in a post-coronavirus outbreak society, with people staying at home while large public gatherings are prohibited.
With Korean pop group BTS becoming a global sensation thanks to the internet, breaking the concert attendance record is a natural step. The superstars – who comprise RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook – were founded back in 2013 and, last year, broke the record on YouTube for the fastest track to reach 100 million views with their single.
Now, Bang Bang Con: The Live set another online record, with the Sunday event presented by Big Hit Entertainment with a cloud-based remote production studio from Seoul, South Korea. The show reached a reported peak of 756,000 concurrent viewers in 107 countries, the equivalent of 15 shows at a 50,000-seat stadium – the biggest ever audience for a paid virtual concert.
The 100-minute show, comprising 12 songs, invited fans to view BTS’ virtual house, where they could navigate through five rooms and two stages. Video call-like close ups and full shots will all options to reflect the group’s signature, synchronised choreography.