BTS’s new English single “Dynamite” has broken several records in the United States, including a record previously held by Psy with his 2012 single “Gangnam Style.”
Released in August 2020 to worldwide success, the music video to “Dynamite” has set several Guinness World Records. It is the first YouTube video to receive over 3 million concurrent viewers, surpassing a record previously set by BLACKPINK’s “How You Like That.” It is also the fastest YouTube video to reach over 10 million views, after only 20 minutes. “Dynamite” is the fastest YouTube video to surpass 200 million views, after four days and 12 hours.
After winning four awards at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), which where held on August 30, “Dynamite” broke another charting record, de-crowning Psy’s viral hit “Gangnam Style” on the Billboard Hot 100. “Dynamite” debuted at number one, making BTS the first Korean artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 in the chart’s six-decade history. “Gangnam Style” had debuted at number two back in 2012.
BTS had expressed that their goal is to top the Billboard Hot 100. The seven boys have now achieved that milestone after only seven years of debut. Their fanbase—known as ARMY—are happily celebrating their achievements.
South Korea’s president, Moon Jae In, is overjoyed with BTS’s success overseas. He called the septet “incredible” and credited them for pushing Korean pop music to the world, calling them the leaders of modern Korean culture.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.