Shocking absolutely no one, BTS broke a lot of records with their new single “Dynamite.” One of the most impressive records BTS achieved with the song was setting the record for the most-viewed YouTube video in the first 24 hours. To do so, BTS achieved 101.1 million views on YouTube in the first 24 hours of releasing the “Dynamite” music video, obliterating the previous record.
‘Dynamite’ is a fun disco-pop song
When BTS first announced the single this past July, they told fans they wanted to bring positivity amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
“We have prepared a new single for ARMY, set for August 21. We are preparing an album for the second half of this year, but decided to first release a single because we wanted to reach our fans as soon as possible. Due to COVID-19, people around the world have been going through tough times and we wanted to share some positive energy with our fans,” the K-pop group said during a VLIVE on July 27.
The song features English lyrics, which BTS called a “new challenge” during the VLIVE broadcast.
“We also needed a breakthrough during these unforeseen times, so we worked on this new song. This is a new challenge for us as well. When we first heard and recorded the song, we were energized and our spirits were lifted up. We can’t wait to share this song with you all and enjoy it together,” the members said.
“Dynamite” is a disco-pop song with upbeat lyrics, and the music video is filled with bright colors and fun choreography. With the song, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook invite listeners to dance with them and “set the night alight.”
BTS reached 101.1 million views with ‘Dynamite’
Within the first 24 hours of releasing “Dynamite,” the Korean band broke multiple YouTube records. The music video premiered with a peak of 3 million concurrent viewers, achieving the biggest YouTube premiere of all time.
The “Dynamite” music video then became the fastest YouTube video to reach 10 million views after doing so in 20 minutes. It surpassed 20 million views in just an hour and 14 minutes.
Most impressive, “Dynamite” became the most-viewed YouTube video in the first 24 hours, beating BLACKPINK’s record of 86.3 million views with the “How You Like That” music video. When “Dynamite” reached the 24-hour mark, it appeared to have achieved 98.3 million views. YouTube and Big Hit Entertainment then confirmed BTS reached 101.1 million views on YouTube with the “Dynamite” music video in its first 24 hours.
Other records BTS broke with ‘Dynamite’
After its release, “Dynamite” debuted at No. 1 on Spotify’s daily Global Top 50 chart. The song beat Taylor Swift’s previous record of 7.742 million streams with “Cardigan” and achieved 7,778,950 streams in a day. BTS now has the biggest Spotify debut of 2020 with “Dynamite.”
On iTunes, “Dynamite” set a record for the fastest song to reach 100 No. 1s, and it reached that number in eight hours. BTS also became the only artist to have five songs reach 100 No. 1s on iTunes, and their songs “My Time,” “Black Swan,” “Moon,” “Your Eyes Tell,” and “Dynamite” have all achieved this feat.