“Blood Sweat & Tears” MV has now surpassed 700 million views on YouTube, becoming BTS’ 7th MV to achieve this! They’re the first group and Korean act to have this many MVs surpass this milestone! Blood Sweat & Tears surpassed 700M views on YouTube. 7 members 7 Music Videos with over 700M views. BTS videos with over 700 million youtube views include “DNA”, “‘Boy With Luv’ (Feat.Halsey),” “FAKE LOVE”, “MIC Drop’ remix,” “IDOL” and “Dynamite”
BTS’ “Blood Sweat & Tears” was recorded in two languages (Korean and Japanese) BTS. It was written by “Hitman” Bang, Kim Do-hoon, RM, Suga, J-Hope, and Pdogg, with the latter of the six solely handling production. The Korean version was released on October 10, 2016, as the lead single from the band’s second studio album, Wings (2016).
The Japanese version of the song was released on May 10, 2017, through Universal Music Japan, as a single album that included the B-side tracks “Spring Day” and “Not Today”, both also in Japanese. The song’s lyrics address the pain of addictive love.
The song was nominated for the Song of the Year at the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards and appeared on the decade-end lists of the best K-pop songs by Billboard and GQ.
Commercially, the Korean version of the song debuted at number one on South Korea’s Gaon Digital Chart, becoming the band’s first number one on the chart. As of May 2019, the song has sold over 2.5 million copies in South Korea.
The Japanese version peaked at number one on the Oricon Singles Chart, becoming the 22nd best-selling single of 2017 in Japan. It received a platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) for shipments of 250,000 copies in the country.
Two music videos were filmed for “Blood Sweat & Tears”, one for the Korean version and another for the Japanese version; Inspired by Hermann Hesse’s coming of age novel, Demian (1991). The video was awarded the Best Music Video at the 2017 Seoul Music Awards.
BTS promoted the song with televised live performances on various South Korean music programs, including M! Countdown, Music Bank, and Inkigayo. It was also included on the set list of their second worldwide concert tour, The Wings Tour (2017).
Watch the breath taking MV below