BTS' 'Dope' Video Surpasses 350 Million Views On YouTube
The music video for BTS’ “Dope” surpassed 350 million views on YouTube today (Aug. 20), the latest milestone in the act’s career.
“Dope” is BTS’ third music video to exceed the 350 million view count on YouTube, and makes the group the only Korean group to see a trio of videos do that. K-pop acts such as TWICE, BlackPink, and BIGBANG currently each have two videos that have exceeded the 350 million mark.
The music video for "Dope" was released on June 24, 2015, and was one of the singles from The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 1, released on April 29 of that year. The song went to No. 3 on the World Digital Song Sales chart upon its release.
BTS was recently awarded a YouTube Diamond Creator Award for surpassing 10 million subscribers on their BangtanTV channel, through which the group has shared their career and lives with fans through over 800 videos.
여러분 ~!!— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) August 16, 2018
BANGTANTV가 구독자 1000만 돌파로 유투브 다이아 버튼을 받았습니다 ---- 정말 고맙습니다 ---- pic.twitter.com/PauN9Now9U
The news of “Dope” reaching new heights precedes this week’s release of BTS’ Love Yourself: Answer album, the final part of the act’s Love Yourself series. According to the tracklist released yesterday, Answer will feature songs from prior Love Yourself albums along with six brand new songs and previously-unreleased tracks, including Jin’s solo “Epiphany” and Jungkook’s “Euphoria,” both of which have only been heard through the series' video trailers; never on an album.
Love Yourself: Answer comes out on Friday (Aug. 24), and will be promoted through the group’s Love Yourself world tour. The septet will head to North America for tours in the U.S. and Canada at the start of next month, and the local leg of the worldwide concert series will culminate in a historic, sold-out performance at Citi Field on Oct. 6. It will be the first time a Korean act ever holds a Stadium show in the States.