K-pop band BTS’s new song video ‘Dynamite’, has set new YouTube record for the highest number of views in the first 24 hours of release.
The video which was released on Friday, has crossed 113 million views as of now.
The record was held by another Korean pop band Blackpink for their track ‘How You Like That’, with 86.3 million views in a day.
‘Dynamite’, the group’s first song entirely in English, hit the No. 1 trending spot on YouTube globally within 12 hours of its debut. The video also notched a record for most-viewed YouTube Premiere with more than 3 million live concurrent viewers, YouTube confirmed to Variety.
According to a press release, “BTS sings of joy and confidence, treasuring the little things in life that make life truly valuable and special” in the single.
“The song aims to bring a new surge of much-needed ‘energy’ to reinvigorate the global community in the midst of Covid-19,” the release stated.
This is not the first time the hugely popular K-pop band recorded most single-day views. it has recorded most views in a single day with its April 2019 release ‘Boy With Luv’. The song got 74.6 million views within the first 24 hours.
BTS is set to sing ‘Dynamite’ at a premiere performance during the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards on August 30.