Since making their official debut five years ago in 2013, seven-member South Korean group BTS have truly left their mark on both K-pop and the broader global music industry.

Thanks to their undeniable talent, as well as the efforts of their loyal legion of passionate fans all across the world (both at home and abroad), the boys of BTS — Suga, Jimin, V, J-Hope, Jungkook, Rap Monster and Jin — have become bona fide history-makers, breaking countless records left and right, everywhere from YouTube to Spotify to the Billboard charts. (They even made history at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 11!)

Below, check out ten times BTS broke major records with their music.

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    They were the first K-pop act to be nominated for AND win a Billboard Music Award

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    They were also the first K-pop group to perform at a U.S. award show

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    They made history on South Korea's Gaon chart by selling the most copies of a single album


    They were the first K-pop group to be certified gold

    On February 4, 2018, it was announced that BTS had become the first K-pop act to go gold by the RIAA when their song, "MIC Drop (Remix)," moved more than "500,000 equivalent units between digital downloads and audio and video streaming," according to Billboard.

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    They had the highest-ranking K-pop album ever on the Billboard 200 chart

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    They had the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 hit for any K-pop group

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    They released the first K-pop song to hit 50 million listens on Spotify

    In 2017, BTS' single "Blood Sweat & Tears" crossed the 50 million streams mark on Spotify, becoming the most-listened to South Korean pop song. The song also became the first K-pop track ever to hit 50 million listens.

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    They're the fastest K-pop group to hit 10 million YouTube views on a music video

    BTS have broken so many YouTube records (including their own!) that it's hard to keep count. In October 2016, the group hit 10 million views with their video for "Blood Sweat & Tears" in 41 hours, becoming the fastest group to hit the number. Months later, on February 14, 2017, they beat their own record, hitting 10 million views for "Spring Day" in just 26 hours. Then, just days after that, they broke their own record again when they released the clip for "Not Today," which racked up 20 million views in less than three days.

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    They had the highest ranked K-pop track on the Spotify Global Viral 50 Chart

    After first scoring the highest-ranking song on the Spotify Global Viral 50 Chart with "Wings" at No. 6, BTS became the first Korean act to appear on Spotify's Global Top 50 Chart with "DNA" in September 2017.

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    They have the most Billboard 200 albums by any K-pop artist

    In September 2017, Love Yourself: Her became the fifth BTS release to enter the Billboard 200 Chart, a first for any K-pop act. BTS' other Billboard 200-charting albums include 2017's You Never Walk Alone (a repackaged version of Wings), 2016's Wings, 2016's The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever (a compilation album), and 2015's The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 2.