2017 has so far been the best year for BTS. Also known as the Bangtan Boys, Bangtan Sonyeondan, Bulletproof Boy Scouts, and Beyond the Scene, the seven-member boy band from Big Hit Entertainment has broken into the international music scene, unlike any other K-pop act before them. Earlier this year, they surprised the world when they dethroned Justin Bieber for Top Social Artist at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.

Of course, BTS breaking into the international scene at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards had a positive effect on their careers. Their latest comeback being their fifth extended play (EP) or mini-album titled "Love Yourself: Her" sold over one million in pre-orders.

It is the first time any K-pop act sold over one million on pre-orders alone.

Now the popular boy band has broken another record this time on social media platform Twitter. They have surpassed G-Dragon in followers making their account the most followed Korean entertainer account on it.

When did the boy band surpass G-Dragon?

K-pop fans noticed BTS dethrone G-Dragon on Twitter on Sunday, October 1. Twitter just refreshed their numbers for the two Twitter accounts in which they both had over 8.7 million followers. BTS, however, was leading by about 1,000 followers.

Congratulations are in order for the boy band, but it must be stressed that G-Dragon still holds the record of having the most followers on Twitter for an individual in Korean entertainment. The seven members of BTS -- Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Rap Monster, Jimin, V, and Jungkook -- have done some great things individually but not on par with G-Dragon.

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It will take more years in their careers before any of them can establish a solo career on the same level as G-Dragon, T.O.P., Taeyeon, or any other K-pop idol who first started out in a K-pop boy band or girl group.

What is BTS doing now?

BTS is currently promoting their latest K-pop comeback. As mentioned earlier, it is their fifth EP or mini-album titled "Love Yourself: Her" which features the title track song "DNA."

"DNA" is already making its mark in K-pop. Despite a far more mixed reaction from K-pop fans, especially those who are part of BTS' fan club known as the A.R.M.Y., it has earned over 78 million views in two weeks.

Just recently, it was revealed by Billboard themselves that "DNA" is the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 hit for a K-pop group at No. 67. It also sold about 11.4 million streams in the United States alone in its first week.