BTS' GRAMMY-nominated hit single 'Dynamite' continues to shatter and set records.
Calling it "the worst kept secret in history," Guinness World Records has finally confirmed that the 'Dynamite' official music video had the "most simultaneous viewers for a music video on YouTube Premieres". 3 million fans tuned in simultaneously for the YouTube Premiere, with 10 million views and 1 million likes within 20 minutes of its debut.
The worst kept secret in history 😉@BTS_twt's record for the 'most simultaneous viewers for a music video on YouTube Premieres' has now been confirmed, with the 2020 single Dynamite clocking up over three million viewers.— Guinness World Records (@GWR) March 16, 2021
Here's a list of BTS' performances of 'Dynamite' – watch
As of press time, the official music video for 'Dynamite' has garnered over 926,000 views, well on its way to 1 billion.
'Dynamite' has given BTS a number of firsts - their first all English single, their first Billboard Hot 100 number 1, and a GRAMMY nomination for Best Pop/Duo Performance. The feat makes BTS the first K-pop group to be nominated at the GRAMMYs.
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The disco-pop track has taken over charts globally, landing at number 10 on IFPI's Global Digital Singles Chart and number 1 on Spotify Wrapped 2020's Top Streamed K-pop Songs Globally. Released in August 2020, 'Dynamite' continues to rule the charts, with over 10,000 digital downloads on the day of the GRAMMYs alone.
In a press conference, BTS leader RM shared that they added 'Dynamite' as the closing track off their newest album, BE, "to have a positive and hopeful conclusion to this album through Dynamite... a finale with fireworks, [like] marking the end of a concert".
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In a time of uncertainty, BTS brought 'Dynamite' to "extend its warmth, colour, and light to gloomy days" to virtual stages around the world - from massive music award shows to international TV specials to iconic live stages like NPR Tiny Desk and MTV Unplugged - each performance more stellar than the next. With set designs and locations like Everland and Incheon Airport, BTS pulled out all the stops for a distinct and memorable performance.
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The smash-hit has also spawned hundreds of covers ranging from a lyrical improv by the likes of Oscar-nominated actors Steven Yeun and Riz Ahmed, Academy Award winner George Clooney, and GRAMMY-nominee Andra Day to a rendition by One Voice Children's Choir.
Watch BTS perform 'Dynamite' on MTV Unplugged: