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You Never Walk Alone is a repackage of BTS' second full-length album Wings. It was released online February 13, 2017 and offline February 14, 2017, with "Spring Day" serving as the album's title track. The album consists of songs from Wings and four new tracks.

Background

On January 23, 2017, Big Hit Entertainment announced the upcoming release of You Never Walk Alone, a repackaging of BTS’ previous full album Wings. The album was set for release on February 13, with pre-orders opening on January 25.[1]

The first concept photos for You Never Walk Alone were released by Big Hit Entertainment on February 1, featuring confetti, paint splatters and a pastel-centered color scheme.[2] The second set of concept photos was released on February 2, featuring the band’s members in various urban settings and in a bus stop by the sea, later to be revealed as the focal point of the cover art for the new album.[3]

On February 7, the official track listing was revealed for the repackaged album, which included all of the tracks from the previously released Wings and included four new tracks: “Spring Day”, “Not Today”, “Outro: Wings”, and “A Supplementary Story: You Never Walk Alone”.[4] BTS hosted a “BTS 'YOU NEVER WALK ALONE’ Preview Show” on the Naver ‘V’ Live app on February 12 to promote the upcoming album release.[5]

On February 10, Big Hit Entertainment released a teaser video on their official YouTube channel for the album’s title track, “Spring Day”.[6]

The album pre-orders reached over 700,000 copies, exceeding the pre-orders for Wings by 200,000 units.[7]

Release

You Never Walk Alone was released as a repackage of Wings on February 13. It was accompanied by the release of the music video for "Spring Day" on the official Big Hit Entertainment YouTube Channel.

The title track "Spring Day" swept the Korea music charts, achieving another all-kill for the group.[8] In the United States, the track became the first song by a K-Pop group to break into the top 10 on the iTunes songs chart, charting at No. 8 as of February 12, 2017.[9]

The track also debuted on US's Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart at #15, their first appearance on the chart. Billboard described this achievement as “unprecedented given K-pop’s history on Billboard’s singles chart.”[10]

The music video for "Spring Day" reached over 9 million views in 24 hours, breaking their own previous record for most views for a K-pop group earned by "Blood Sweat & Tears". The video went on to break the record for fastest K-pop group to reach 20 million views, hitting the milestone in only 3 days and 15 hours.[11]

Commercial success

The “Spring Day” music video went on to break the record for the fastest music video by a K-pop group to reach 10 million views on YouTube, reaching the benchmark in only 26 hours and 40 minutes. This broke the former record of 40 hours and 31 minutes set by “TT” by TWICE.[12] The music video went on to break another record by becoming the fastest music video by a K–pop group to reach 20 million views, reaching the milestone in 3 days and 15 hours, breaking the previous record of 4 days and 18 hours also set by “TT” by TWICE.[13]

The group broke the records again for fastest K-pop video to reach 10 million and 20 million views, respectively, with the release of the video for "Not Today" on February 19. The video reached 10 million views within 24 hours and 20 million views in less than 2 days and 19 hours, breaking the record for each previously set by "Spring Day". [14] The video for “Not Today” also became BTS’ fastest video to reach 100 million views, reaching the milestone is 109 days on June 8, 2017. “Not Today” is BTS’ sixth video to reach 100 million views on YouTube.[15]

The album reached No. 61 on the Billboard 200 chart and remained on the chart for 2 consecutive weeks after release, making the album BTS’ fourth entry on the Billboard album chart. The album also ranked No. 1 on the Billboard World Albums chart, marking BTS’ third time as a top artist on the chart.[16]

On March 4, the album charted at No. 19 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart. All four of the new album tracks charted on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart dated March 4, with "Spring Day" landing at No. 1, "Not Today" at No. 2, "Supplementary Story: You'll Never Walk Alone" at No. 3, and "Outro: Wings" at No. 4.[17][18]

On March 2, 2018, the music video for "Not Today" reached 200 million views, the group's fifth music video to do so after “DNA”, “Dope”, “Fire", and “Blood Sweat & Tears". BTS became one of only 6 K-Pop artists to have 5 music videos to reach this benchmark.[19] The following day, the "Not Today" music video surpassed 3 million likes on YouTube, their fifth music video to do so.[20]

You Never Walk Alone remains on the Billboard World Albums Chart for the week of March 1, extending its record (tied with Wings) for the longest-charting K-pop album on the chart at 37 weeks.

Awards and nominations

Melon Music Awards

Year Award Result
2017 Album of the Year Nominated

Gaon Chart Music Awards

Year Award Result
2018 Album of the Year - 1st Quarter Won

Soompi Awards

Year Award Result
2018 Album of the Year Pending

Records set and broken

  •      – Currently held record
  •      – Broke own record
Record title Record set Record holder Record date Previous record Previous record holder Previous record date
Most views for a K-pop group music video in 24 hours 6.3 million views "Blood Sweat & Tears" October 10, 2016 4.5 million views "Monster" - EXO June 10, 2016
Highest-charting song by a K-pop group on Billboard Canadian Hot 100 No. 86 "Blood Sweat & Tears" November 5, 2016 - - -
Highest-charting K-pop group song on iTunes Songs Chart No. 8 "Spring Day" February 13, 2017 - - -
Highest-charting K-pop group song of all time No.8 (iTunes Songs Chart) "Spring Day" February 13, 2017 - - -
Most views for a K-pop group music video in 24 hours 9 million views "Spring Day" February 14, 2017 6.3 million views "Blood Sweat & Tears" October 10, 2016
Fastest K-pop video to reach 10 million views 26 hours, 40 minutes "Spring Day" February 15, 2017 - - -
Fastest K-pop video to reach 20 million views 3 days, 15 hours "Spring Day" February 17, 2017 - - -
Most likes for a K-pop music video 1,721,695  likes "Blood Sweat & Tears" February 20, 2017 - - -
Fastest K-pop video to reach 10 million views 24 hours "Not Today" February 20, 2017 26 hours, 40 min "Spring Day" February 15, 2017
Most views for a K-pop group music video in 24 hours 10 million views "Not Today" February 20, 2017 9 million views "Spring Day" February 14, 2017
Fastest K-pop video to reach 20 million views 2 days. 19 hours "Not Today" February 21, 2017 3 days, 15 hours "Spring Day" February 17, 2017
Most weeks on Billboard 200 Chart for a K-pop group album 2 weeks (tie) You Never Walk Alone March 2017 2 weeks Wings October 2016
Wings
Highest-charting song by a K-pop group on Billboard Canadian Hot 100 Chart No. 77 "Not Today" March 11, 2017 No.86 "Blood Sweat & Tears" November 5, 2016
Longest-charting K-pop album on Billboard World Albums Chart 36 weeks (tie) You Never Walk Alone March 1, 2018 - - -
Wings
Longest-charting K-pop album on Billboard World Albums Chart 37 weeks (tie) You Never Walk Alone March 6, 2018 36 weeks You Never Walk Alone March 1, 2018
Wings Wings

Track list

  1. "Intro: Boy Meets Evil" - 2:02
  2. "Blood Sweat & Tears (피 땀 눈물)" - 3:33
  3. "Begin" - 3:51
  4. "Lie" - 3:37
  5. "Stigma" - 3:39
  6. "First Love" - 3:04
  7. "Reflection" - 3:56
  8. "Mama" - 3:35
  9. "Awake" - 3:35
  10. "Lost" - 4:01
  11. "BTS Cypher 4" - 4:52
  12. "Am I Wrong" - 3:33
  13. "21st Century Girl (21세기 소녀)" - 3:15
  14. "2! 3! (둘!셋! (그래도 좋은 날이더 많기를))" - 4:38
  15. "Spring Day (봄날)" - 4:34
  16. "Not Today" - 3:52
  17. "Outro: Wings" - 3:45
  18. "A Supplementary Story: You Never Walk Alone" - 2:36

Video links

References

  1. BTS Announces Release Date For Follow-Up To “WINGS” Entitled “You Never Walk Alone”
  2. BTS Reveals Huge First Set Of Concept Photos For “You Never Walk Alone"
  3. BTS Hangs Out By The Sea In New Concept Photos For “You Never Walk Alone”
  4. BTS Reveals Track List For “You Never Walk Alone”
  5. BTS Releases Title Track Details For Upcoming Album “WINGS: You Never Walk Alone”
  6. Watch: BTS Drops Beautiful Teaser Video For “Spring Day” MV
  7. Pre-orders for BTS’s ‘Wings: You Never Walk Alone’ surpass 700,000
  8. BTS Achieves All Kill With “Spring Day,” Sweeps Charts With “You Never Walk Alone”
  9. BTS’ “Spring Day” Breaks US iTunes Record For K-Pop Groups, New Album Tops Global Charts
  10. BTS Reaches Number 15 on Billboard’s ‘Bubbling Under Hot 100’
  11. BTS break their own YouTube record for most views in 24 hours with ‘Spring Day’
  12. BTS’ “Spring Day” MV Hits 10 Million Views In Record-Breaking Time    
  13. BTS Breaks Another Record With “Spring Day” MV As Views Soar
  14. BTS Break Yet Another YouTube Record With ‘Not Today’ Music Video
  15. BTS’s “Not Today” Becomes Their Fastest MV To Reach 100 Million Views
  16. BTS Shows Amazing Results On Billboard’s Music Charts With “You Never Walk Alone”
  17. BTS Chart History | Independent Albums
  18. BTS slay Billboard charts with 'WINGS: You Never Walk Alone' and 'Spring Day'
  19. BTS’s “Not Today” Becomes Their 5th Music Video To Hit 200 Million Views
  20. ‘Not Today’ MV has surpassed 3 MILLION likes on Youtube, their fifth MV to achieve this.