BTS earns sixth music video with 1 billion views on YouTube

Published September 12, 2021, 8:23 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

BTS’ ‘Idol’ music video (Screenshot from YouTube video) 

K-pop superstars BTS added another feat to their list of music videos that have reached one billion views each.

On Sept. 11, their “Idol” music video garnered one billion views on YouTube, or in three years after it was released on Aug. 24, 2018.

“Idol” is their sixth music video to earn one billion views and it came just three days after “Fake Love” reached the milestone last Sept. 8.

When it was dropped, the “Idol” music video earned 45.9 million views in the first 24 hours of release on YouTube.

“Idol” is the carrier track of BTS’ album “Love Yourself: Answer” that was also released on Aug. 24, 2018.

Besides “Idol” and “Fake Love,” the other four music videos of BTS that have reached one billion views each are “MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix),” “DNA,” “Boy With Luv” featuring Halsey and “Dynamite.”

“DNA” is BTS’ first music video to reach one billion views on YouTube, achieving the milestone on June 1, 2010, or two years and eight months after its upload on Sept. 18, 2017. This made BTS the first K-pop boy band to have a music video with one billion views.

“Boy With Luv” followed, getting one billion views on Oct. 24, 2020, or 18 months after it was uploaded on YouTube on April 12, 2019.

“Dynamite,” became BTS’ third music video to garner one billion views on April 12 this year, or nearly eight months since its release on YouTube on Aug. 21, 2020.

“MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)” became the fourth, achieving one billion views last July 26, or in three years and eight months since the music video was uploaded on Nov. 24, 2017.