BTS broke records on YouTube with the release of “Dynamite” on 21st August 2020. The song’s music video amassed 101.1 million views in the first 24 hours of its release, according to YouTube. This is the most views for a music video in its first 24 hours on the platform. The video also set a new all-time record for the biggest music video premiere with over 3 million peak concurrent viewers immediately upon release. Currently ‘Dynamite’ returned to no. 1 on Billboards Hot 100 for its 5th week. BTS have performed their hit single virtually for several stages. Here are their best performances. Updated to their performance on the Late Late Show With James Corden (25th November 2020)
The Original “Dynamite” MV
“Dynamite” was released on August 21, 2020. “Dynamite” debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming the band’s first number-one single in the United States and making BTS the first all-South Korean act to top the Hot 100. When the video premiered August 21st, it garnered over 3 million peak concurrent viewers, and setting a new all-time record for the biggest music video premiere on the platform. It became the fastest YouTube video to reach 10 million views, doing so after only 20 minutes of release, and the most viewed YouTube video in the first 24 hours, earning 101.1 million views and setting three new Guinness World Records. Here are “Dynamite’s live performances
2020 MTV MVA’s
BTS’ first ever performance of their hit English debut single was held at the MTV VMA’s in August. They were nominated and won in all the 4 categories of Best K-Pop, Best Group, Best Choreography for ON and Best Pop. Suga said that BTS had planned to film the performance so that they could show the sceneries and beauty of Seoul unfortunately due to the rain they could not. However the set still showed off the scenes in the background and they gave a very powerful and unforgettable performance.
GRAMMY Press Play Series
Regarding the Grammys, BTS Albums ‘Love Yourself’ series was nominated for Best Recording Packaging but did not win, they were invited as guests to award The Best R&B album to singer H.E.R in 2019 and in 2020, they performed with Lil Nas and Billy Ray Cyrus on the song ‘Old Town Road’. Hopefully the next time that they will be appearing at Grammys will be their own stage performance and a win! For their Press Play performance they gave an energetic performance that the Recording Academy described as it being a ‘sunny, disco-tinged single’, the flared pants inspired vintage looks were perfect for the performance
NBC’s Today Show
For the NBS’s Today Show BTS promoted ‘Dynamite’ in pastel outfits that fit the background well. Wirth every BTS performance of ‘Dynamite’ there is always something new, both in terms of outfits and the set design. They also performed Anpanman from their 2018 Album ‘Love Yourself: Tear’. The song fit in perfectly because it talks about a super hero and in these pandemic times, we celebrate the heroes who have been fighting the Covid 19 pandemic.
The Music Day (Japan)
BTS performed ‘Dynamite’ for the first time on a Japanese TV when they appeared for the Music Day, which is a Japanese music festival that features top artist’s in Japan’s music industry. The performance was aired by Nippon TV. BTS have several Japanese songs and they even produced an entire album in Japanese that they released this year “Map of The Soul: the Journey is BTS’s first full Japanese album so its no surprise that they would showcase ‘Dynamite’ in Japan
America’s Got Talent
This was a very anticipated performance, after BTS performed at America’s Got Talent in 2018, everyone was waiting for the best performance ever. Which of course BTS delivered. ‘Dynamite’ was set to be performed during the program’s semi finals episode. This performance was at a larger scale because BTS got to have a full set design for the show. It was filmed at Everland which is the largest amusement park in South Korea.
iHeart Radio Music Festival 2020
When it was announced back in July that BTS would perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in September together with other artists, fans expected nothing but the best. And it was even more exciting now that BTS had released their new single ‘Dynamite’. No one does it like BTS when it comes to live performances. Their stages are unbelievable, intricate and one of a kind. Their performance on iHeartRadio proved it with the outstanding performance. For each of the songs ‘Dynamite’, ‘Make it Right’, ‘Boy With Luv’ and ‘Spring Day’ there was a new set and new outfits. At one point when the stage was rotating, it seemed like there were two BTS groups, mind blowing!
NPR’s Tiny Desk ‘Home‘ Concert
BTS performed ‘Dynamite’ with their live band Ghost (KHAN: drums; DOCSKIM: keyboard; Kim Kiwook: bass; Shyun: guitar) for the first time at the Tiny Desk Home Concert. The concert was performed at the record store VINYL & PLASTIC by Hyundai Card in BTS’s hometown. BTS performed ‘Dynamite’ for which they got up and danced, you cannot keep BTS sitting for 3 minute straight, ’Save Me’ and ’Spring Day’ for which RM said, ’’It’s been the roughest summer but we know, that Spring will come, so let’s go together’. Tiny Desk is Tiny Desk Concerts is a video series of live concerts hosted by NPR Music at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen in Washington, D.C.
GRAMMY Museum: Program At Home
BTS were guests on the Grammy Museum’s Programs at Home series (virtually) for an interview with Scott Goldman to talk about what they’ve been up to while the world is in lockdown. RM talked about the hobbies they have been catching up with like painting, learning guitar and making music. BTS gave a performance of their record breaking song ‘Dynamite’ for the GRAMMY Museum. “Dynamite” is a Disco Pop single that sings of joy and confidence, bringing a new surge of much-needed ‘energy’ to reinvigorate the global community.
The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon
BTS had a #BTSWEEK with Jimmy Fallon for the Tonight show and they kicked it off with the ‘Dynamite’ performance which featured Jimmy and the Roots. They also performed ‘IDOL’ which was performed in South Korea at the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul. The ‘Dynamite’ mix was unique in that it was a beat box kind of mix with several instruments. BTS always have a level up when it comes to their performances and no matter what version of ‘Dynamite’ BTS performs, it is always a hit and gives the listener a new unique experience. They also performed ‘Dynamite’ on their last day of #BTSWEEK and it featured the members, RM, J-Hope, Suga, Jungkook, Jin, Jimin and V roller scatting in the end.
‘Dynamite’ At Gyeongbokgung Palace
‘Dynamite’ On Radio360.com
‘Dynamite’ At the Billboard Music Awards 2020
‘Dynamite’ AT the American Music Awards (AMA)
‘Dynamite’ At Good Morning America Show
‘Dynamite’ At The Late Late Show With James Corden
‘Dynamite’ At the BEST ARTIST 2020
‘Dynamite’ At 2020 FNS Music Festival
‘Dynamite’ At the 2020 Melon Music Awards (MMA)
‘Dynamite’ At the 2020 Mnet Asia Music Awards (MAMA)
‘Dynamite’ at TIME’s 2020 Person of the Year Special
‘Dynamite’ At CDTV Live Christmas Special
‘Dynamite’ at the 2020 KBS Song Festival
‘Dynamite’ at the 2020 SBS Gayo Daejeon in Daegu
‘Dynamite’ New Years Eve Live 2020
‘Dynamite’ at the 35th Golden Disk Awards (GDA 2021)
‘Dynamite’ | MTV Unplugged Presents: BTS (2021)