BTS’s Dynamite shatters YouTube records – and heads for UK number one

BTS's Dynamite shatters YouTube records - and heads for UK number one

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Dynamite precedes a brand new album from BTS, which is due later this 12 months.

Dynamite, the newest single by Korean boy band BTS, has smashed YouTube data – and appears set to be the UK’s primary single this Friday.

The pastel-coloured, dance-heavy video was watched 101.1 million instances in 24 hours after its launch final Friday.

That surpasses the earlier report, set by fellow Ok-Pop band Blackpink, whose tune How You Like That racked up 86.three million views in 24 hours in June.

Dynamite can also be the primary video to attain 100 million views in at some point.

Greater than three million followers additionally tuned in to look at the clip’s dwell premiere – virtually double the earlier report, additionally held by Blackpink’s How You Like That.

Dynamite is the primary single from BTS to be sung solely in English, and the band stated they wished it to convey “optimistic vibes, vitality, hope, love, the purity, all the pieces”.

The septet first teased the video in July, explaining that they had been presently getting ready an album for the second half of the 12 months.

“[We] determined to first launch a single as a result of we wished to succeed in our followers as quickly as potential. As a result of Covid-19, individuals world wide have been going by means of powerful instances and we wished to share some optimistic vitality with our followers,” they stated.

The shimmery, pop-disco monitor was written by David Stewart and Jessica Agombar, who most just lately teamed up for the Jonas Brothers’ hit, What a Man Gotta Do.

It has already topped the iTunes obtain chart in 104 international locations, and will give the band their first UK primary single this Friday.

In keeping with the Official Chart Firm, Dynamite notched up 1.7 million UK streams in its first 48 hours, and is presently 1,700 chart gross sales forward of Joel Corry & MNEK’s chart-topper Head & Coronary heart.

Nevertheless, the tune has up to now failed to interrupt Spotify’s UK Prime 10, which implies the band’s streaming numbers might depend in opposition to them when the ultimate figures are compiled later this week.

Dynamite comes six months after BTS’s final studio album Map of the Soul: 7, which was launched in February; and the band are on account of carry out it dwell on the MTV VMAs on 30 August.

In the meantime, Blackpink are poised to problem the band’s YouTube report this Friday, after they launch a brand new single, Ice Cream, with US celebrity Selena Gomez.

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