Fake scrobbles of BTS

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https://www.last.fm/ru/music/BTS/_/IDOL 12.5 bln scrobbles!!!!!!!!! It's impossible. 43k listeners
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Саша Зинуков

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Er, it should be 12.4 million scrobbles - is the translation not correct?   We've already seen in our own chart data that BTS have the highest average scrobbles per listener (60 across over 20k weekly listeners) than any other artist (the most listened artist last week, Ariana Grande, had an average of 9 scrobbles per listener).  What can I say, BTS fans are crazy (loyal). :)
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Those fake scrobbles are because they like to show off their ranks on the streaming platform and stuff.
So they 'listen' to BTS all day on Spotify, iTunes etc, because they want to rank on their charts
Also, the streams count towards Billboard.

Streaming like crazy has always been a thing among the korean fans - The korean music streaming platform 'Melon''s realtime chart is plagued with this - but now with BTS' success abroad, international fans finally can 'help' with that by streaming on spotify and ranking on Billboard. So that's why I think Last.fm is such an interesting tool to show how ridiculously fan effort-driven some pop acts can be.

I've always been a BTS fan btw (my lastfm username is my display name here, BTS is my top artist), but I find inflating stream numbers utter dumb (especially since kpop fans love to drag each other for group A or group B having fake numbers but they all do it lol!).