BTS Sets Off a YouTube Explosion With 'Dynamite,' Drops Two New Remixes

ARMY comes through, again

August 24, 2020

It only took about 24 hours for BTS to blow up YouTube and break another record. Are we surprised? Not even a little.

BTS uploaded their highly anticipated music video for their latest single “Dynamite” this past Friday, and racked up 101.1 million views in a 24 hour period, absolutely obliterating the record for most views on YouTube.

Yes, as confirmed by the video-sharing platform, BTS now hold the record for the music video with the biggest first-day debut to date. The previous record holders were none other than fellow K-Pop phenoms BLACKPINK, who reached 86.3 million views in 24 hours with their single “How You Like That.” The video also set a new all-time record for the biggest music video premiere, with more than 3 million concurrent viewers tuning in at the time of its release.

So if Saturdays are for breaking records, then Mondays are for remixes. The groups label, Big Hit Entertainment, announced that Monday would bring an acoustic and an EDM version of ”Dynamite,” the groups first entirely English track.

The release of “Dynamite” comes just six months after BTS released their fourth studio album “Map of the Soul: 7.” So why the rush? According to group member RM in a recent press conference, after hearing the single, “we thought it was really fun and exciting, a fun and cheery song that wasn’t that serious. It just made us feel good when we heard it.” The decision to release the song and its remixes was made by the group who seek “ to further spread the positive energy around the world,” during these troubling times.

Check out the music video for the original version above and listen to the remixed version below, and while you do that we dare you not to smile… impossible, we know.

Oh and be sure to tune in to the MTV VMAs this Sunday August 30, to see BTS perform their newest single.

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