Guinness belatedly declares BTS’ ‘Dynamite’ MV set biggest YouTube Premiere

Published March 18, 2021, 9:59 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

BTS (Big Hit Entertainment)

Guinness World Records has belatedly confirmed that K-pop superstars BTS’ “Dynamite” music video set a new world record for the biggest YouTube Premiere, nearly seven months after its release.

“The worst kept secret in history. @BTS_twt’s record for the ‘most simultaneous viewers for a music video on YouTube Premieres’ has now been confirmed, with the 2020 single Dynamite clocking up over three million viewers,” Guinness World Records posted on Twitter on March 16.

The “Dynamite” music video was uploaded on YouTube on Aug. 21, 2020 and set various records.

YouTube told Manila Bulletin on Aug. 22, 2020 that “Dynamite” set a new all-time record for the biggest music video Premiere with viewers of over 3 million peak concurrents.

This surpassed BLACKPINK’s “How You Like That” music video, which had 1.66 million peak concurrent viewers on June 26, which then set the record for the biggest YouTube Premiere.

The YouTube Premiere of “Lovesick Girls,” BLACKPINK’s music video that was released on Oct. 2, had over 1.4 million peak concurrent viewers.

The YouTube Premiere record refers to the total number of viewers who watched the music video at the same time while the 24-hour music debut refers to the total number of views accumulated by a video in the first 24 hours after its release.

YouTube also revealed that “Dynamite” amassed 101.1 million hits in its debut on Aug. 21 to set a new record as the No. 1 most viewed music video in the first 24 hours of release.

The tally eclipsed the record set by BLACKPINK’s “How You Like That,” which garnered 86.3 million views upon release on June 26 and became the most viewed MV in the first 24 hours at the time.

Last September, Guinness World Records announced that BTS’ “Dynamite” 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.

Here are YouTube’s top 10 most viewed music videos in the first 24 hours of release of all time as of March 10:

  1. BTS – “Dynamite” Official MV – 101.1 million
  2. BLACKPINK – “’How You Like That’ M/V – 86.3 million views
  3. BLACKPINK – “Ice Cream (with Selena Gomez)” MV – 79.08 million
  4. BTS – “Boy With Luv” feat. Halsey MV – 74.6 million
  5. BTS – “Life Goes On” – 71.6 million
  6. Taylor Swift – “ME!” – 65 million
  7. BLACKPINK – “Lovesick Girls” – 61.4 million
  8. BLACKPINK – “Kill This Love” – 56.7 million
  9. Ariana Grande – “thank u, next” – 55.4 million
  10. BTS – ‘ON’ Kinetic Manifesto Film: Come Prima – 46.5 million