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K-pop group BTS smash YouTube record with more than 100 million views in 24 hours

The boyband beat fellow K-pop act Blackpink

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K-pop group BTS have smashed the YouTube record for the most views ever for a music video in its first day on the platform.

Their music video for their new track Dynamite was viewed more than a million times in the 24 hours following its release on Friday.

The South Korean band’s track beat a record of 86.3 million views set by fellow K-pop act Blackpink earlier in 2020.

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With 101.1 million views in total in its first day, the song is also set a new record for the biggest music video premiere in YouTube history – with more than three million fans watching its initial release.

BTS, which stands for Bangtan Sonyeondan, or Beyond The Scene, are a seven-member group featuring RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V and Jung Kook.

The boyband rose to worldwide fame in the past few years, and  named among the 100 most influential people of 2019 by Time magazine.

Dynamite is their first single to be sung fully in English.