Coldplay Dethroned as Most Streamed Group on Spotify — Here’s Who Got the Spot

Coldplay has just been dethroned as the most-streamed group on the music streaming platform Spotify.

On Tuesday, May 25, the Guinness World Record announced that K-pop superstars BTS earned yet another distinction after they racked up a whopping total of 16.3 billion streams (as of April 27, 2021) on Spotify, surpassing the record formerly held by British rock band Coldplay at 16.1 billion.

BTS, which is once again making waves across the globe for releasing their newest single “Butter,” now has 23 world records under its belt in nearly 8 years since their debut. “Butter” likewise earned the title for the largest opening-day record on Spotify with 61 million unfiltered streams, most viewers for the premiere of a video on YouTube, most viewed music video in 24 hours, and most viewed music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group.

Though Coldplay did not comment on this news, the band did give BTS and their chart-topping song a shoutout in a recent tweet. Chris Martin published a note wherein he suggested a few films, songs, and books to followers that he particularly “found helpful and wonderful.” The list included “Butter” by BTS.

According to Spotify, BTS has around 26.9 million listeners every month.

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