BTS Achieves an Incredible Feat with ‘DNA’ as it Crosses 1.2 Billion Views on YouTube
K-Pop sensation BTS continues to dominate the charts and grow more in popularity every day, and now, with their 2017 release DNA, they have set a new record. The title track from their mini-album titled Love Yourself: Her has achieved 1.2 billion views on YouTube. This makes them the first K-Pop boy group to achieve this incredible feat.
According to WION, the only other Korean artists in the billion views club are BLACKPINK (DDU-DU DDU-DU and Kill This Love) and solo artist PSY (Gangnam Style and Gentleman).
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For those unversed, DNA is an EDM and pop song. The lyrics of the song are all about fate and love at first sight.
The song’s music video was released in 2017 and has been a hit since then. DNA had previously ranked on Billboard’s Hot 100 for four consecutive weeks.
According to Forbes, the slow-burning track has now also sold over 1 million units in the United States. The breezy EDM-pop banger was certified gold by the RIAA in 2018 for U.S. sales exceeding 500,000 units. It is now eligible for platinum, and upon certification, it will join the ranks of other million-selling BTS singles including Mic Drop, Boy with Luv, and Idol. (That doesn’t include BTS mega-hits that have yet to receive RIAA certification, such as the Hot 100-topping Dynamite, which has sold over 2 million units in the U.S.)
Meanwhile, ARMY can stay excited as BTS is all set to release BE: Essential Edition on February 19, 2021. The Korean pop band will also be performing in an hour-long special show for MTV Unplugged. It will be aired on February 24, 2021.
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