BTS’ Dynamite reaches 800 Million Views on YouTube!

Rajasi Nagwekar
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“Dynamite” is a song recorded by South Korean boy band BTS which was released on August 21, 2020, through Big Hit Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment. It is the band’s first song fully recorded in English. “Dynamite” is an upbeat disco-pop song with elements of funk, soul and bubblegum pop. The song talks about joy and appreciation for the little things that make life valuable. Upon release, “Dynamite” received positive reviews from music critics, with praise towards its catchiness and broadly appealing retro sound. At the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, “Dynamite” received a nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, which was the band’s first nomination, also making them the first Korean pop act to receive a Grammy nod.

The song has earned 800 million YouTube views, the band’s agency said on Sunday. It has become the septet’s sixth music video to reach the milestone. It earned the seven-piece band its first career No. 1 on the Billboard’s main singles chart and stayed there for months. Upon its release, the music video for the hit song earned 101 million views in just 24 hours and set a record as the most-watched music video in 24 hours.

BTS’ most-watched music video is “DNA” with 1.1 billion views, followed by “Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)” and “Fake Love.” The band owns 28 music videos that have been watched at least 100 million times.

Seven-member superband BTS was the most streamed Korean artiste and global group last year, according to streaming giant Spotify. Spotify’s data showed that the top 10 most streamed Korean artistes logged a combined 10.6 billion streams in a sign of their growing clout around the world.

K-pop soloists and members of popular groups like Girls Generation and BTS who have released solo material led the streaming race in a separate chart of most streamed K-pop female and male artistes.