K-pop sensation BTS’ song Dynamite, which is the band’s first song fully recorded in English, has now crossed the 800 million mark on YouTube. The band’s agency Big Hit Entertainment shared this news on Sunday. The song recorded by the South Korean boy band was released on August 21, 2020, through Big Hit Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment.
Dynamite is an upbeat disco-pop song with elements of funk, soul, and bubblegum pop. The song talks about joy and appreciation for the little things that make life valuable. Upon release, Dynamite received positive reviews from music critics, with praise towards its catchiness and broadly appealing retro sound. At the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, Dynamite received a nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, which was the band’s first nomination, also making them the first Korean pop act to receive a Grammy nod.
Dynamite has become the septet’s sixth music video to reach the milestone. It earned the seven-piece band its first career No. 1 on the Billboard’s main singles chart and stayed there for months. Upon its release, the music video for the hit song earned 101 million views in just 24 hours and set a record as the most-watched music video in 24 hours.
BTS’ most-watched music video is DNA with 1.1 billion views, followed by Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey) and Fake Love. The band owns 28 music videos that have been watched at least 100 million times.
Seven-member superband BTS was the most streamed Korean artiste and global group last year, according to streaming giant Spotify. Spotify’s data showed that the top 10 most streamed Korean artistes logged a combined 10.6 billion streams in a sign of their growing clout around the world.
It looks like that BTS’ popularity is not going to wane anytime soon in the future, thanks to the never-ending love of millions of fans of the boy band.