It’s a great day for all the BTS fans as their song Dynamite has completed two years of its release. For the unversed, Dynamite, which is the first fully recorded English song of the Septet, was released on August 21, 2020. Not only that, but the track also became the BTS members’ first Billboard Hot 100 number one. The record made the Bangtan Boys the first-ever all-South Korean act to have topped the chart. Talking about the song’s music video, it went on to earn 101.1 million views in the first 24 hours, thereby setting not one but three Guinness World Records in the process.
It was hardly a month ago when BTS’ English track Dynamite made it to the news headlines again. The song created a new record with 1,401,974,334 streams on the global music platform Spotify, making it the first-ever song by a Korean act to hit such a mark on the same. Dynamite created yet another record in 2021 when it crossed 1 billion streams on Spotify itself. With this, the BTS members also joined the Spotify Billions Club.
Before Spotify, Dynamite also made an outstanding achievement on the popular platform YouTube that left the Army amazed and elated. The BTS track reached a whopping 1.5 billion views on YouTube as recorded on June 17, 2022, at 1.10 am KST. It is the second music video to reach the mark after Boy With Luv (ft. Halsey), which reached the milestone earlier this year in April. It is also officially the fastest music video of BTS to cross 1.5 billion views on YouTube. Earlier, the music video had created another record after having crossed 1 billion views on April 12, 2021.
Dynamite is a disco-pop song that is historic both for the Bangtan Boys and the army for multiple reasons. It earned the group their first-ever Grammy nomination for the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 63rd edition of the prestigious awards. The song also made the BTS the first-ever Korean group act to get nominated in the said category. Earlier in March 2021, the Septet went on to become the first K-pop act to perform their own song (Dynamite) at the Grammys. Upon its release, the song debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making the BTS members the first all-South Korean act to top the same chart.
Here is a look at the official MV of BTS’ Dynamite.