International k-pop group BTS (방탄소년단) continues to break records. This time with their first English single, “Dynamite,” which was released on August 21 at 1PM KST.
“Dynamite” is BTS’s first song to be released completely in English; it’s a disco-pop single that sings of joy and confidence, bringing a new surge of much-needed energy for some to overcome a feeling of disheartenment due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The group embarks on a new challenge through this song.
The choreography is edgy and upbeat, with deeply addicting movements that highlight the distinct charms of each BTS member: RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook.
The song’s official music video has broken world records; one is being the most-viewed premiere video on YouTube. “Dynamite” also took the number one trending spot on YouTube globally. It even became the fastest music video in YouTube history to hit over 50 million views in the first hours after release, and more than 90 million views in less than 24 hours. “Dynamite” also broke the new world record for the most-viewed video in the first 24 hours with over 101.1M views.
BTS even broke the record set by BLACKPINK’s “How You Like That” MV, which achieved 86 million views in the first 24 hours. As of writing, “Dynamite” achieved more than 205 million views and over 15 million likes on YouTube in just four days, making it the fastest MV to achieve these numbers on YouTube.
The new track even ranked number one on Spotify’s Global Top 50 chart on the first day of its release. It is the first-ever song by a South Korean artist to do so. It is also the fastest song on iTunes history to rank number one in 104 countries and regions. Thus, BTS became the first and only act to reach number one on iTunes in three different languages. The single continues to top charts and break records on various music streaming platforms.
To add, BTS has released two remix versions (acoustic and EDM) of “Dynamite” last August 24. The two versions are now available on all digital and music streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon, Youtube Music, Deezer, Pandora, and TIDAL.
Plus, BTS dropped a B-side version of “Dynamite” on August 25 at midnight KST. The video achieved over 26 Million views in just a few hours with more than 4 million likes.
On August 30, the k-pop superstars will perform “Dynamite” at the upcoming 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, where they are nominated for Best K-pop, Best Choreography, and Best Pop. Their performance will also be shown in Korea.
Congratulations to BTS for these achievements! ARMY, you did a great job.
Watch BTS cheerful and energetic music video “Dynamite”: