K-pop stans (especially BTS stans) are notorious for breaking the internet every time their favorite idols release a song.
ARMYs (as BTS fans call themselves) are particularly notorious for this, as they crash social media sites not only on premieres, but on birthdays as well, and whenever the group gets together. product. So it’s no surprise that BTS itself holds the title of the premiere of the most watched K-pop music video within the first hour of its release.
Most viewed K-pop video in the first hour after release
K-Pop group BTS released their first all-English song, “Dynamite,” in 2020, and since then they’ve released three more in English. The increased accessibility of the language has made these songs surpass most other music videos, both Korean and international.
The second position on the list of the premieres of most viewed music videos belongs to BTS ”Dynamite‘.
BTS’s first all-English song broke several records when it was released on August 21, 2020. The K-Pop music video broke YouTube’s record for the most viewed premiere, with over 3 million viewers. It hit 10 million views in just 20 minutes. “Dynamite” also hit a record 20 million views in just over an hour (an hour 14 minutes, to be exact.)
The BTS song also set a record for most viewed video in the first 24 hours of its release. He also held the record of becoming the first music video in history to cross 100 million views in less than a day.
Watch the stunning video here:
While these records are incredible and seem hard to beat, BTS and ARMY are known to do the impossible over and over again. They proved it once again and broke their record for the most watched music video in one hour (held by ‘Dynamite’), reshuffling the record on May 21, 2021 with their song ‘Butter‘.
Labeled the summer song, BTS’s “Butter” was set to break several records, and BTS did not disappoint. Less than an hour after its release, the benchmark set by ‘Dynamite’ was removed from the park. According to reports, SUGA, Jungkook, Jin, V, RM, Jimin and J-Hope broke not one but three records as soon as the clip was released.
“Butter” officially had the most viewers for its premiere in YouTube history, with 3.89 million viewers. The amazingly versatile K-pop group’s song also broke the record for being the fastest music video to reach 10 million views which they reached in just 13 minutes!
Not only that, “Dynamite” record of 20 million is just over an hour, was also broken by “Butter” which he managed to overcome in just 54 minutes.
BTS’s Jimin himself described the song as:
“With the title ‘Butter’ you know the song is easy to listen to. ‘Smooth like Butter’ is a cute song that will blend in with you. It’s sweet, charismatic and we tried to put all those feelings into it. “
And these records seem to agree with him.
Here’s a look at the video that defined summer 2021:
The K-pop group’s latest song, “Permission to Dance,” deserves special mention, because much like BTS, this one also hit 10 million views in less than an hour.
With these incredible records in place, only for BTS to cherish them and hopefully beat them multiple times in the future, the world is truly the oyster of this incredibly talented K-pop group.