The biggest boy band in the world just threw the biggest online paid concert in the world. K-pop sensation BTS held their “Bang Bang Con: The Live” on Sunday online and it made a whole bunch of money. According to Bit Hit Entertainment, BTS’s label, the concert generated 21.9 billion won ($18,107,103) from ticket sales, reports Korea JoonAng Daily. The 100-minute concert started at 6 pm Korea time and featured seven different stages.
This was the first time Big Hit Entertainment charged an admission fee for an online concert. The BTS Army fan club paid $24 for a ticket while the general public paid $39 for one. A reported 756,600 checked out the concert which is an astronomical number. Additionally, the concert was able to convert over 10,000 new members into the BTS Army fan club.
“This was the largest paid online concert to be held in the world,” Big Hit said. “Even though the performing arts industry is struggling during COVID-19, BTS has opened up new possibilities through this online performance.
In the concert, BTS performed 12 songs from their latest album. Fans were able to see the concert from six different angles which allowed viewers to see their favorite members up close.
Big Hit Entertainment and U.S Video startup Kiswe produced the concert.