BTS has done it again! Their “Dynamite” comeback was an explosive one!
On August 21 at 1PM KST, global supergroup BTS dropped their music video for “Dynamite,” their first-ever full-English release since debut. The retro-themed music video is filled with 90’s pop culture references that definitely took the fans back in time.
Within the first 12 hours, the official music video soared to the top spot on the trending list on YouTube. It also claimed the most-watched YouTube premiere with more than three million live concurrent viewers.
On the 24th hour mark of the video release, view counts displayed a massive amount of views reaching almost 98.3 million. But as confirmed by Big Hit Entertainment on August 23, the official music video garnered a total of 101.1 million views, making it the most-watched music video within the first 24 hours. The last time the group held the record was in 2019 when “Boy With Luv” featuring Halsey garnered 74.6 million views when it was released. The group held on the title for 14 months until BLACKPINK’s June 2020 release, “How You Like That,” took the title with a record-breaking 86.3 million views.
Additionally, as of writing, BTS holds half of the entries in the most viewed K-pop Music Videos in the first 24 hours with “ON” (44.2M), “IDOL” (45.9M), “ON: Kinetic Manifesto Film” (46.5M), “Boy With Luv” (76.4), and now with “Dynamite.”
On August 24, Big Hit Entertainment released two more versions of the song, an acoustic remix and an EDM remix, that bring two different takes on the original pop vibe of the song. A B-Side version of the music video was also released midnight of August 25, showing the fun side of shooting the MV as well as a couple of happy moments with RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. Some bonus behind-the-scene clips were also included.
On August 26 at 1AM KST, the “Dynamite” official MV reached 200 million views, setting a new record for the fastest MV to reach 200 million views with only 4 days and 12 hours. The previous record-holder is BLACKPINK’s “How You Like That” which reached the peak within 7 days and 46 minutes.
“Dynamite” is now BTS’s 16th music video to reach 200 million views, following “Dope,” “Fire,” “Blood Sweat & Tears,” “DNA,” “Not Today,” “Save Me,” “MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix),” “Boy in Luv,” “Fake Love,” “Spring Day,” “IDOL,” “Boy With Luv,” “War of Hormone,” “I Need U,” and “‘ON’ Kinetic Manifesto Film : Come Prima.”
The South Korean septet is scheduled to perform “Dynamite” for the first time at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, happening on August 30. They are also nominated for three categories: Best Pop, Best K-Pop, and Best Choreography.
Watch the official music video below:
And the B-Side MV here: