BTS’ ‘Dynamite’ music video sets 3 new Guinness World Records titles

Published September 3, 2020, 9:18 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

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Guinness World Records has announced that BTS’ new hit single “Dynamite” has set three new titles. 

The “Dynamite” music video was released on Aug. 21 and YouTube earlier told Bulletin Entertainment that based on official count, “Dynamite” garnered 101.1 million views in its debut to set a new record for the No. 1 most viewed music video in the first 24 hours of release.  

This overtook the record set by BLACKPINK’s “How You Like That,” which garnered 86.3 million views in the first 24 hours of release on June 26. 

According to Guinness World Records, BTS’ “Dynamite” has reclaimed the world records for the most viewed YouTube video in 24 hours, most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours and the most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group.

“All the record titles broken were previously held by fellow K-pop band BLACKPINK and their song ‘How You Like That,’ which came out in June,” according to Guinness World Records. 

BLACKPINK’s new music video “Ice Cream (with Selena Gomez)” garnered 79.08 million views in the first 24 hours of release on Aug. 28 to become the No. 3 biggest 24-hour debut on YouTube. 

Setting YouTube records has become a friendly tug of war between BTS and BLACKPINK. “How You Like That” took the No. 1 spot from BTS’ “Boy With Luv,” which recorded 74.6 million views in its first 24-hour cycle when it was released in April 2019.  

The new world records add to BTS’ earlier titles they set this year. Last month, Guinness World Records announced that BTS’ “Map of the Soul: 7,” released in February this year, set the title for the best-selling album in South Korea. It sold 4.26 million copies as of June 2020, making “BTS the country’s best selling act of all time,” Guinness said

In July, Guinness World Records declared that BTS’ “Bang Bang Con: The Live,” held on June 14, set the records for most viewers for a music concert live stream with 756,000 attendees from over 100 countries. 

BTS previously set other records, according to Guinness, “including the first K-pop act to reach number one on the US album chart and most Twitter engagements.” 

“Fans known as the BTS ARMY also helped set a record in March 2019 for the most used hashtag in 24 hours, contributing to #TwitterBestFandom being tweeted 60,055,339 times. It also took the band just three hours and 31 minutes to reach seven digits worth of followers on social media app TikTok, setting a record for the fastest time to reach one million followers on TikTok,” Guinness World Records added. 

“Dynamite” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100, making BTS the first Korean artist to achieve the feat. 

 
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