South Korean boy band BTS has regained YouTube’s record for most-watched music video in 24 hours as “Dynamite,” released yesterday, nears 100 million views.

“With the help of the A.R.M.Y., BTS (방탄소년단) ‘Dynamite’ Official MV set a new all-time record for the biggest music video Premiere with over 3 million peak concurrents,” YouTube announced on its blog

BTS previously held this record for the official music video of “Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey).” The music video had with 74.6 million views within 24 hours of its debut on April 12. 

Blackpink overtook BTS on June 26 with “How You Like That,” which was viewed 86.3 million times 24 hours after it premiered.  

The BTS Army — BTS’ fandom — is trying to get 100 million views within 24 hours for “Dynamite.” It has more than 99.8 million as of this posting.  

“Stay tuned as we confirm final 24hr totals,” said YouTube. The final number will be recorded on the YouTube Records page.

“We broke the record,” “98 million,” “We can do it,” and “Armys,” are currently trending on Twitter Philippines.

BTS earlier said that amid the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, they wanted to revitalize their fans and uplift their energy with their new upbeat song.

Ederic Eder

Ederic is a Filipino communications worker in the telecom, media, and technology industry. He has been blogging since 2001 and tweeting since 2007.

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