April 13, 2021 09:58
The music video for "Dynamite" by Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube on Monday.
It became their third music video to achieve the milestone. "DNA" has garnered over 1.2 billion views and "Boy with Luv" over 1.1 billion views.
Having had its worldwide release on Aug. 21 last year, the video surpassed 900 million views on March 10 and received 100 million more views in about a month.
"Dynamite" is the group's all-English hit penned for their global fans who are going through a difficult time during the coronavirus pandemic.
The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in its debut week and the second week before falling to No. 2. It then briefly reclaimed the No. 1 spot for a week at the end of September. It has remained on the chart for 32 consecutive weeks, most recently at No. 30, becoming the longest-charting K-pop hit.
BTS also earned a nomination at this year's Grammy Awards with the song, though they failed to win an award.
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