Seoul South Korean boyband made another achievement with their Dynamite music video reaching 1.2 billion views on YouTube.

BTS Dynamite The clip reached over 1.2 billion views on YouTube as of August 6 KST. This will be the group’s third clip to reach 1.2 billion views, after DNA and Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey).

The septet released for the first time its single “tout en anglais” Dynamite on August 21, 2020. Their happy disco-pop song containing BTS’s message of hope to the world is a pick-me-up during the tough times of COVID-19.

In related news, Dynamite topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for three weeks in total and remained on the chart for 32 weeks in total. The single topped 1 billion streams on Spotify, the world’s largest music streaming company. The septet is currently the only Korean artist to have hit 1 billion streams on Spotify, as Allkpop reports.

BTS, also known as Bangtan Sonyeondan (Bangtan Boys) consists of seven members, RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. Their ages range from 23 to 28 years old.

The boyband debuted under Big Hit Entertainment in Seoul in 2013. BTS is also a backronym for Beyond the Scene in July 2017. Each member of BTS co-writes and co-produces their own music, and their musical style includes a broad range of genres.

BTS released their debut album single 2 Cool 4 Skool in 2013 followed by US Billboard 200

BTS’s Dynamite has surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube. Image: Instagram

entries, The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Part 2 (2015), The Most Beautiful Moment In Life: Young Forever (2016 and Wings (2016). Wings was BTS’s first album to sell a million copies in South Korea.

In 2017, BTS gained international popularity, breaking records and was the first Korean group to receive certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) with their single Mic Drop.

BTS are the first and only Korean group in 2019 to top the US Billboard 200 with their studio album Love Yourself: Tear (2018) and have since reached the top of the US charts with their albums Love Yourself: Answer (2018) and Map of the Soul: Persona (2019), making BTS the first group since the Beatles to win three number one albums in less than a year. / TISG

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