BTS simply launched their new single, “Dynamite,” ending the await probably the most extremely anticipated songs of 2020. How extremely anticipated, you ask? Nicely, the track’s dazzling music video simply obliterated the file for the largest premiere in YouTube historical past, leaving the runner-up within the mud.
The “Dynamite” video received off to an, ahem, explosive begin, with hundreds of thousands of individuals tuning in to look at when it went reside at midnight EST. The video premiere attracted a minimum of three million concurrent viewers, in line with YouTube’s reside counter, and a refresh instantly following the premiere confirmed the view depend at simply over four million. Actual figures usually are not obtainable but, however a reside view depend between three and four million simply offers BTS the largest YouTube premiere ever, doubtlessly doubling the previous file holder.
Previous to the discharge of “Dynamite,” Korean pop woman group Blackpink held the file for the largest premiere in YouTube historical past. The quartet snatched the crown lower than two months in the past with its trap-inflected new single “How You Like That,” which drew 1.65 million concurrent viewers. On the time, Blackpink was breaking a file that BTS had set again in February, when the “On” music video premiered with 1.54 million concurrent viewers.
“How You Like That” additionally set the file for the largest 24-hour YouTube debut for a music video with 86.three million first-day views, as soon as once more usurping BTS, who beforehand set the file with the Halsey-assisted “Boy with Luv” (74.6 million). BTS followers are hopeful they’ll snatch the 24-hour debut file again, and whereas it’s too early to make any concrete predictions, they’re off to a superb begin. On the time of this writing, “Dynamite” has racked up roughly 14.5 million views in its first 40 minutes, including one other million views each couple of minutes.
These early metrics additionally bode effectively for BTS’s prospects on the Billboard Scorching 100 subsequent week. Followers are decided to assist the group rating its first No. 1 hit, mobilizing to purchase and stream “Dynamite” en masse. These efforts, together with an enormous nationwide radio push, give BTS a robust probability of incomes their first Scorching 100 chart-topper. If the record-breaking premiere for “Dynamite” serves as any indication, BTS’s infectious new single shall be making quite a lot of historical past over the subsequent week.
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