South Korean pop-stars BTS break YouTube records with 100MILLION views on one video in a day – and 10mill in 20 minutes
THE RECORD for racking up the most YouTube views in 24 hours has been smashed by South Korean boyband BTS.
The singers reached 101.1 million views for their “Dynamite” video in just one day.
BTS are a pop music boy band from South Korea – the name is an acronym for the Korean phrase Bangtan Sonyeondan which translates to “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”.
However, they are also known as Bangtan Boys and have adapted their BTS name to also stand for “Beyond The Scene”.
The group were formed by entertainment company Big Hit Entertainment in 2013 and release tunes through Universal Music.
The boy band have released six studio albums – three in Korean and three in Japanese – while their most recent album, Map of the Soul: 7 released in February 2020.
BTS are the first to reach over 100 million views in the 24 hour time frame.
The band also broke the most-watched YouTube premiere record by having more than 3 million simultaneous viewers.
On top of that, the first 20 minutes of the video’s release saw the viewing figures reach 10 million.
YouTube has stopped counting paid ad views towards its 24 figures, which makes the BTS achievement all the more impressive.
The move was meant to stop record companies artificially inflating figures.
The video premiered on August 21.
At the time of writing, the video now has over 178 million views.
The original record was held by girl group Blackpink, who had 86.3 million views in the first 24 hours for the “How You Like That” video.
What are BTS’ biggest songs?
The band have had numerous hits, they include:
- Boy With Luv (featuring Halsey)
- Fake Love
- Mic Drop
- Blood, Sweat & Tears
- Save Me
- Waste It On Me (Steve Aoki ft BTS)
- Make It Right
- I Need You
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