K-Pop band, BTS, has smashed a YouTube record for the most views of a debut video within 24 hours.
The video for the Korean boyband's latest single ,Dynamite, was released on Friday 21 August 2020, and within 24 hours it was viewed more than 100 million times.
Now, four days later, it has already been viewed more than 196 million times.
K-Pop is the abbreviation for Korean Pop – the music genre with its roots in Korea that’s making waves across the world.
With the new record, the band has broken the record previously held by fellow K-Pop band, Blackpink, for their song, How You Like That. CNN reports that the video had 86.3 million views within 24 hours when it was released in June.
What makes Dynamite stand out from the other songs by the seven band members, is that it's the band's first single completely sung in English. Their previous hits included English, but was mostly a mixture of English and Korean.
Billboard reports that the band aims to lift their fans' spirits by giving them energy.
"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."
BTS is the brainchild of Bang Si-hyuk who owns Big Hit Entertainment in South Korea. The boy band started out in 2010, consists of seven members, and the New York venue for their first stadium tour in the United States sold out in 20 minutes.
If you're not one of the millions of fans who have watched the video for Dynamite, have a look at their record-breaking YouTube video below.
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