BTS’s official music video for its latest single “Dynamite” has surpassed 600 million views on YouTube, the band’s agency has announced.
According to its agency Big Hit Entertainment, the music video hit the threshold Tuesday around midnight, less than three months since the music video was uploaded on YouTube on August 21.
“Dynamite” has now become BTS’s ninth music video to surpass 600 million views, followed by “DNA” (2017), “Boy With Luv” (2019), “Fake Love” (2018) and “Idol” (2018).
Released on August 21, it topped the U.S. Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart three times and continued its long-term success by remaining in the top 10 until the 11th week of its release.
The music video for “Dynamite” garnered 101 million views in the first 24 hours of its release, making it the most-viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours.
Last week, BTS revealed the full tracklist for their upcoming album, BE (Deluxe Edition), which is slated for release on November 20.
The forthcoming record will feature eight songs, including “Fly To My Room”, “Blue & Grey”, “Telepathy”, “Dis-ease” and “Stay”. The group’s record-breaking hit “Dynamite” will close out the album, while “Life Goes On”, rumored to be BTS’ next single, will serve as the opener.
In a previous statement, band label Big Hit Entertainment said the upcoming album “contains the most ‘BTS-esque’ music yet”.
“The latest story from BTS begins by declaring that ‘even in the face of this new normality, our life goes on’ and imparts a message of healing to fans and to the world,” they added.
The band shared similar sentiments in an interview with NME after the release of “Dynamite”.
“It has been a difficult year for many. We have also had to face many surprises and changes,” they said. “That naturally made us think profoundly about music. We can honestly say that we love it, and we are passionate about singing and dancing more than anyone.”
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