BTS’ ‘Dynamite’ reaches 18 million views on YouTube

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All the BTS members are serving the military now but the band still continues to shatter records. It happens to be a huge achievement for the Bangtan Boys despite not being active right now. For the unversed, BTS has now made YouTube history with ‘Dynamite,’ their first all-English song. It is because the official music video of the iconic and funky song has now become the fastest K-pop music video to reach 1.8 billion views on the platform. Moreover, it has also become the most-viewed music video of the seven members. This has, ultimately made BTS the first-ever Korean boy band to reach the milestone.

About Dynamite

According to BIGHIT MUSIC, the agency associated with BTS, the music video for the 2020 hit crossed 1.8 billion views on February 23, 2024, at around 3:06 AM KST. The video for ‘Dynamite’ was released on August 21, 2020, at around 1 PM KST. It means the track has achieved this amazing milestone in just 3 years, 6 months, 1 day. This definitely sets a new record as the official music video has now surpassed the previous record held by ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU,’ the popular BLACKPINK track. The latter is said to have taken about 3 years, 7 months, and 16 days to reach this particular milestone.

BTS (방탄소년단) 'Dynamite' Official MV

Did you know that BTS released ‘Dynamite’ at the peak of the pandemic? Yes, the song that is currently so popular was released at a time when coronavirus was haunting the entire world. The intention behind this particular disco-pop song was to spread some cheer at a time when almost the entire globe was feeling down. There is no denying that Dynamite became a sensation almost immediately. It is said to have been inspired by the musical beats of the 1970s.

A good luck for BTS

If you think this is the first time Dynamite has earned something, then you are absolutely wrong. In fact, the song has been a massive hit since its release. It also made BTS the first K-pop artist on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song is said to have remained on the chart for 32 whopping weeks! It further topped Korea’s Melon chart for not one but three consecutive months — the first time ever in Melon’s history. The song was also nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the Grammys.