Happy 11th anniversary, BTS! RM posts ‘2025,’ Jin to give free hugs

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Today, June 13, marks the 11th debut anniversary of Grammy-nominated K-pop idol group BTS, one of the most popular Korean artists in the world. 

BTS debuted in 2013 with the album  “2 Cool 4 Skool” and on June 13, 2013, they held their first TV performance with “No More Dream” on the music show “M Countdown.” 

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RM posted this photo of BTS members gathering on June 12 after Jin's discharge from the military with the caption "2025" (RM's Instagram) 

Their 11th anniversary came with six members currently fulfilling their military service while Jin, the eldest, finished serving in the army on June 12 and was discharged. 

On June 13, Jin will hold a meet-and-greet session at the Jamsil Arena in Jamsil Sports Complex, Songpa-gu, Seoul. 

In the first session called “Jin’s Greetings,” Jin will give free hugs to 1,000 fans selected through a raffle. 

The second session, to be attended by 3,000 fans, will showcase Jin’s various performances. 

All BTS members gathered on June 12 to celebrate Jin’s discharge from the military. 

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BTS's Jin at the 5th Infantry Division in South Korea on June 12 (Big Hit Music)

On Instagram Stories, RM uploaded their group photo with the caption “2025,” referring to next year when all the members are set to finish their military service. 

Big Hit Music previously said BTS will aim to regroup in 2025 after all the members have finished their military service. 

From their humble beginnings, BTS rose to become one of the most iconic K-pop groups in the world. Throughout their career, BTS set records and achieved feats. 

In November 2020, BTS garnered a nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Dynamite” at the 63rd Grammy Awards. 

With this, BTS became the first Korean pop artist to be nominated at the Grammys. 

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BTS through the years (Weverse, Big Hit Music)

Guinness World Records titles

In December 2021, Guinness World Records announced that BTS got inducted to its 2022 Hall of Fame. 

It listed 25 Guinness World Records titles that BTS broke for the year. Among these were best-selling album in South Korea, most weeks on the US Hot 100 by a K-pop track, most weeks at No.1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart, most streamed act on Spotify (group), most Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards won by a music group. 

Guinness World Records also listed the records broken by BTS’ “Butter.” 

- Most streamed track on Spotify in the first 24 hours (11,042,335 streams on the day of its release)

- Most viewers for the premiere of a music video on YouTube (3,900,000 views)

- Most viewers for the premiere of a video on YouTube (3,900,000 views)

- Most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group: it was viewed 108,200,000 times, obliterating the previous figure (101,100,000) achieved with their 2020 disco-pop single "Dynamite".

- Most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours (108,200,000 views)

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BTS (Guinness World Records)

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BTS through the years (Weverse, Big Hit Music)