BTS' 'DNA' Surpasses BIGBANG's 'Fantastic Baby' as Most-Viewed Music Video by a K-Pop Group on YouTube
Over the weekend, BTS’ ARMY got to celebrate a new milestone: The band’s “DNA” is now the most-viewed YouTube video by a K-pop group of all time.
On Sunday, the septet’s “DNA” surpassed BIGBANG’s “Fantastic Baby,” which had long since been the most-viewed video from a K-pop group since its release in March 2012. At press time, “DNA” -- which was released on Sept. 17 -- has exceeded 349 million views, compared to 348.1 million of "Fantastic Baby.”
The single is one of two BTS videos along with “Fire” to exceed the 300 million view milestone, while three others -- "Blood Sweat & Tears," "Mic Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)," "Not Today" and "Save Me"-- have surpassed 200 million views.
“DNA” landed at No. 67 on the Hot 100 last year
TWICE’s “TT” is the next most-viewed music video by a K-pop group, and currently has just under 347.17 million views. Videos from BIGBANG and BlackPink have also surpassed the 300 million views milestone.
Psy remains the Korean solo artist with the most-viewed video on YouTube, with "Gangnam Style" currently sitting at over 3.14 billion views.
The accomplishment precedes the release of Love Yourself: Tear next month. The LP will be BTS’ third full-length album since 2013. It is highly anticipated, and has already become a bestseller on Amazon’s CD & Vinyl list through pre orders despite it not being released until May 18. Tear will be the group’s first album since September’s Love Yourself: Her, which preceded the boy band’s performances at the AMAs and Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve last year.