On April 12, K-pop group BTS‘ “Dynamite” music video surpassed the billion-view mark on YouTube, eight months after its release. It thus becomes the third song of the group to cross this milestone, according to their label Big Hit Music.
It is also the first song by a Korean group to reach No. 1 on Billboard‘s singles chart. BTS’ first single entirely in English, would have reached the billion views around 5:46 pm on Monday. The clip, released alongside the song on August 21, got 100 million views in 24 hours and 30 minutes, the shortest time for a BTS music video.
The group has already held the record for the most viewed video in 24 hours on YouTube on several occasions. As of April 2019, the single “Boy With Luv”, in collaboration with Halsey, had been viewed 74.6 million times in one day.
“Dynamite” has certainly helped BTS break many records. After having landed the records for the most viewed k-pop music video in 24 hours, the most viewed music video in 24 hours and the most watched video in a single day on Youtube, the Korean boy band recorded a new world record with the release of “Dynamite”, as it became the song that simultaneously gathered the most internet users when it was launched.
Over 3 million people logged on to YouTube at the same time to be the first to view the “Dynamite” clip on August 21, 2020. The record was previously held by female k-pop group Blackpink. They had gathered 1.65 million Internet users on June 26, 2020 for the first broadcast of their video “How You Like That”.
You can watch the “Dynamite” music video right here: