Watch Korean music group BTS’ historic ‘Saturday Night Live’ performance

Five things to know about BTS as K-pop sensation makes ‘Saturday Night Live’ debut

Five things to know about BTS as K-pop sensation makes ‘Saturday Night Live’ debut

The Korean septet has built a fan base that's broad (its videos are viewed many hundreds of millions of times each), deep (its fans tend to be intensely devoted, especially on social media) and fully worldwide (its new record, Map of the Soul: Persona, is nearly certain to top the USA album charts this week). "Kill This Love" by Blackpink achieved the previous record just one week prior. The record was previously held by Ariana Grande's popular break-up track "Thank U, Next" with 55.4 million views amassed in the first 24 hours. YouTube didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, but according to Variety, the video smashed the site's record for most views in the first 24 hours of release. Check out some of the hilarious and heartwarming reactions from fans all around the world.

The K-pop sensation, who recently graced the cover of EW, took center stage in Studio 8H on Saturday night as they made their Saturday Night Live debut the day after their new album, Map of the Soul: Persona, dropped. Both videos already have well over 1 million views.

The K-pop boy band superstars showed American audiences just how powerful the ARMY - that's what their fanbase is called - really is.

BTS and Halsey are performing their collaboration "Boy With Luv" at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards for the first time together. Well, it look like if you're BTS the sky's the limit.