Its music video gained over 6 million views within 24 hours, breaking the previous record held on YouTube for the highest number of views of a K-pop group music video within 24 hours. Wings opened at number 26 on the U.S. Billboard 200, the highest chart ranking ever for a K-pop album, and BTS became the first Korean group to top the Billboard Social 50 chart that month.
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It was their first “million seller” album, moving over 1.5 million copies in South Korea that year and became the best-selling album in Gaon Album Chart history at the time. BTS were the first artist not from a “Big Three” entertainment company (SM, YG and JYP) to win Artist of the Year at the 18th Mnet Asian Music Awards in December.
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