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MANILA, Philippines – Despite a solid attempt, BTS fans were unable to beat the world record for most used Twitter hashtag in 24 hours.
According to the Guinness World Records official Twitter account on Thursday, May 17, the hashtag #iVoteBTSBBMAs garnered 21.9 million uses, including retweets and quote tweets.
BTS fans, after investigation we're sorry to announce that the attempt at 'Most used hashtag on @Twitter in 24 hours' was not successful on this occasion. Inc. retweets and quote tweets, the total has been calculated at 21.9 million uses of #iVoteBTSBBMAs https://t.co/w9QEp5SuKk— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) May 17, 2018
The hashtag was used for the Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) 2018, where the popular K-pop band was nominated for the “Top Social Artist” award, along with Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, and Shawn Mendes.
Fans were allowed to vote for their Top Social Artist winner through Twitter, where 100 total Tweet votes per award per day was allowed. Each person could vote through a direct tweet, a retweet, or by sharing a pre-populated tweet from the BBMAs voting website.
The BBMAs will be broadcast live on May 20 on NBC in the US, and voting for winners will run through May 14 to May 20.
According to Twitter user @BTS_Billboard, however, the Guinness World Records counted tweets 12 hours before the voting period on May 14 started, which affected the count.
Dear @GWR,— BTS on Billboard! (@BTS_Billboard) May 17, 2018
We believe there is a mistake in the period used to calculate the statistics for #IVoteBTSBBMAs for this record.
The relevant time period started May 14 12PM ET, but the data you mentioned in your tweet was calculated from 12AM ET May 14 to 12AM ET May 15.@BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/6DZWY2GBNy
If it’s any consolation to Filipino fans, it’s a Pinoy hashtag that holds the record for most used Twitter hashtag in 24 hours. #ALDUBEBTAMANGPANAHON, which was used at the height of the AlDub (Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza aka Yaya Dub) craze, beat the record with 40,706,392 tweets in 2015. – Rappler.com