The band released their brand new track, "Dynamite," on August 21 and fans were definitely excited to hear the track as soon as it dropped. According to Variety, the band ended up having the biggest premiere on YouTube thanks to their fans.
The band ended up having 3 million fans tune into the premiere and had 4 million views after it initially dropped. The last video that held the record what Blackpink's "How You Like That", which had 1.66 million concurrent viewers during the premiere back in June.
Variety also reports that BTS is set to break the record for most views in 24 hours for a music video. Fans are also reporting that BTS had likely beat the record for the fastest video to beat 10 million views after just 20 minutes. However, the numbers have yet to be officially confirmed by YouTube.
“Dynamite” Official MV by @BTS_twt becomes the fastest mv to surpass 10 million views on Youtube history (in just 20 minutes)
— 방탄소년단 Publicity™⁷ (@BTSPublicity) August 21, 2020
Fans are also working hard to make sure the song goes number one on the Billboard charts. Their biggest fight will be against Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP" which has held the top spot for the past two weeks. Meanwhile, Blackpink's collaboration with Selena Gomez will be released on August 28.
Still, with the BTS ARMY behind them, the band still has a good chance to reach the top spot. BTS' "Boy With Luv", which featured Halsey, topped at number 8 on the charts. With this being their first English single, the band can certainly rank higher in the US. BTS also topped the Hot 200 charts for their last four albums.
Their latest release, Map of the Soul: 7 - The Journey, recently peaked on the Hot 200 at number 14. While this might look like a dip for the band, the album is actually a re-release of past songs from their various albums in Japanese.
While fans will have to wait a bit longer before official numbers come out, there's no doubt that they're ready to make sure the band has another big hit on their hands.
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