BTS sets new YouTube 24 hour world record

“Dynamite” marks 101.1 million views in 24 hours

BTS has set a new all time YouTube record with the “Dynamite” music video. The music video for “Dynamite” amassed 101.1 million views after 24 hours of its release. This marks the most views for a music video in its first 24 hours on the platform. The video also set a new all-time record for the biggest music video YouTube Premiere with over three million peak concurrent viewers immediately upon release.

BTS has surpassed their K-Pop counterparts Blackpink’s YouTube record of 86 million views within 24 hours for “How You Like That” in June. At the time of its release, the video also broke the YouTube record for most views in a 24 hour span and set an all time record for the biggest YouTube Premiere with over 1.6 million peak concurrents.

The song has topped the iTunes charts in 104 regions as well as Spotify’s “Global Top 50” chart, the latter being the first time ever for a Korean act. With its positivity and energy, “Dynamite” has been received with worldwide enthusiasm, garnering fervent reactions since its release on August 21st.

The song will be performed live for the first time at the MTV VMAs on August 30th EDT at 8 pm ET.

“Dynamite” comes only six months after their last album, Map Of The Soul : 7, was released in February 2020. In the new single, BTS sings of joy and confidence, treasuring the little things in life that make life truly valuable and special. The song aims to bring a new surge of much-needed “energy” to reinvigorate the global community in the midst of COVID-19. Creative contributors to “Dynamite” include David Stewart and Jessica Agombar, known for “What A Man Gotta Do” by the Jonas Brothers and “I Love You’s” by Hailee Steinfeld.


Author: Buddy Iahn

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