BTS‘ “Dynamite” is the hit that keeps on giving. The global smash that spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 last year and recently broke the record for the most weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Digital Song Sales Chart (18), is now in other rarified company.
Over the weekend, “Dynamite” hit one billion YouTube views, marking the fastest ascent to that level by a K-pop group to date. It was the capper to an epic run to date, which has included running up a record three million concurrent viewers during its premiere and then becoming the fastest music video to reach 10 million views in its first 20 minutes of release.
Other record-setting feats for the Grammy-nominated “Dynamite” include most YouTube views in the first 24 hours (101.1 million) and the fastest video by an Asian act to hit 500 million (59 days). “Dynamite” is BTS’ third video to enter the billie club, following on the heels of their “Boy With Luv” duet with Halsey and “DNA.”
At press time, the colorful, scene-hopping video — which premiered on Aug. 20, 2020 — had 1,001,850,461 views.
Watch the “Dynamite” video below.