BTS tune ‘Dynamite’ surpasses 1 billion views on YouTube

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BTS’ “Dynamite” is lighting up YouTube like, effectively, dynamite.

On Monday morning, the music video for the South Korean supergroup’s hit single surpassed 1 billion views — a uncommon feat achieved by solely a handful of musicians and content material creators on the platform. The milestone comes a number of months after the pop stars’ first observe recorded completely in English debuted in August atop the Billboard Sizzling 100 chart.

At press time, the colourful, carefree video had exceeded a billion views by about 3 million, becoming a member of an elite membership that additionally consists of One Course’s “What Makes You Lovely” (1.2 billion), Ed Sheeran’s “Form of You” (5.2 billion), Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee‘s “Despacito” (7.2 billion), and Pinkfong’s “Child Shark Dance” (8.3 billion).

In keeping with YouTube, “Dynamite’s” explosive summer season launch marked probably the most profitable music-video debut within the platform’s historical past, racking up 101.1 million views inside 24 hours. A record-shattering 3 million viewers additionally tuned in stay for the video’s YouTube premiere.

Final yr, the pop sensation ranked amongst YouTube’s high 10 most-viewed artists, in addition to the highest 10 artists with probably the most subscribers on the platform at 47 million. The group additionally lays declare to 4 out of 10 of the platform’s greatest music-video openings of all time.

Additionally boasting greater than a billion streams are two different blockbuster BTS bops: 2019’s “Boys With Luv,” that includes Halsey (1.1 billion) and 2017’s “DNA” (1.2 billion). Right here’s a sampling of celebratory tweets from the band’s ARMY fanbase.

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