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BTS Smash YouTube Record With New Single Dynamite

BTS Smash YouTube Record With New Single Dynamite

K-pop band BTS have broken a YouTube record after their latest video racked up more than one million views within 24 hours of its release.

The clip for new single 'Dynamite' dropped on YouTube at midnight on 21 August and had a whopping three million viewers immediately tuning in to watch it.

It quickly garnered more than 101.1 million views, meaning it had the biggest first-day debut of any music video on YouTube.

If you want to give it another view for the ever-growing figures, check it out:

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The previous record was held by fellow K-poppers BLACKPINK and their hit 'How You Like That', which had 86.3 million views in its first 24 hours online back in June.

BTS have held the record in the past too - once in 2018 with their track 'Idol', which had 45.9 millions views and then again in 2019 when their Halsey collaboration 'Boy With Luv' racked up 74.6 million views.

Speaking to Apple Music about the latest track, BTS's RM said: "This is 'Dynamite' - made of positive vibes, energy, hope, love, the purity, everything.

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"Recording this song was really fun... We're going through difficult times so we tried to have more fun working on this song.

"We made this song in hopes of giving energy to the listeners. We're glad this song turned out great and hope a lot of our fans can listen to it to receive the positive energy we tried to incorporate in the song."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The band said previously they were hoping to bring some positive energy to their followers during the coronavirus pandemic and it seems as though fans across the world are lapping it up.

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Bandmate Jimmin said during an online press conference: "Everyone in the world is going through tough times right now, nobody expected this, and we ourselves couldn't do a lot of the things we had planned. We really wanted to be on stage, we wanted to meet our fans.

"As artists we felt empty and helpless and we needed a breakthrough to overcome this emptiness, and we came across this opportunity to try something new.

"'Dynamite' is a song that can lift anyone's spirits."

Featured Image Credit: Big Hit Entertainment

Topics: Music, YouTube

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]