BTS’ “Dynamite” Has Surpassed 999 Million Views! Before 1 Billion Views, Here’s The Song’s Outstanding 7 Month Achievements So Far

BTS’ “Dynamite” music video has surpassed 999 million views on YouTube with 26 million likes, 14 million comments and 1.4 million dislikes! “Dynamite” was released on August 21, 2020, its only 7 months old but the song has had an impressive run, winning awards, giving outstanding performances, inspired covers, among other achievements. It is interesting that “Dynamite” was an unplanned song that BTS stumbled upon and wanted to comfort the world during the pandemic. Upon release, “Dynamite” charted in the top 10 in 25 different countries and topped the charts in Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Malaysia, Scotland, Singapore, and South Korea. The disco pop song broke both YouTube and Guinness World Records, it’s only 7 months old!

BTS’ “Dynamite” came and took the world by storm and it is living up to its name “DYNAMITE!” It was Jin, Suga, RM, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook’s first even All-English song.

Let’s see “Dynamites” achievements SO FAR

“DYNAMITE” GUINESS WORLD RECORDS

Most viewed YouTube video in 24 hours

Most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours

Most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group

Most simultaneous viewers for a music video on YouTube

“DYNAMITE” MUSIC VIDEO RECORDS

“Dynamite” premiered by garnering over 3 million peak concurrent viewers 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.

“Dynamite” broke YouTube as it is the most viewed YouTube video in the first 24 hours, earning 101.1 million views and setting three new Guinness World Records.

The music video is the fastest in YouTube history to cross the 200 million mark, in just four days and twelve hours after release.

“Dynamite” is the fastest by a music group to surpass 400 million views, doing so on September 26, 35 days after release.

“Dynamite” is the fastest music video by both a group and an Asian act to achieve 500 million views—59 days after release

“Dynamite” is the fastest by a Korean artist to cross 600 million views, doing so on November 16 in just under 27 days of its exceeding the former milestone.

On December 17, “Dynamite” surpassed 700 million views, achieving the mark in under four months.

“Dynamite” became the fastest music video by a Korean group to achieve 800–900 million views, when it crossed the former five months after release in January 2021, and then the latter 40 days later.

“DYNAMITE” LIVE PERFORMANCES

BTS first performed “Dynamite” at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards on August 30, 2020.

They followed that up with additional performances on the Today Show on September 10.

BTS then performed “Dynamite” at America’s Got Talent on September 16

BTS performed as the closing act at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on September 18, 2020 by opening their four-song set with “Dynamite”.

BTS made their first ever appearance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts on September 21 and also opened their three-song set with “Dynamite”.

During the first of the band’s week-long stint on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that began on September 28, BTS presented a pre-recorded performance of “Dynamite” that featured both Jimmy Fallon and the Roots.

They performed the song from Terminal 2 of Incheon International Airport for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards in October.

BTS performed “Dynamite” at the Seoul Olympic Stadium for the 2020 American Music Awards in November.

BTS closed out their five-set appearance on MTV Unplugged in February 2021 with “Dynamite”.

In March 2021, they performed “Dynamite” from the roof of a skyscraper in Seoul for the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, becoming the first Korean pop act to perform their own song at the Grammys.

BTS performed “Dynamite” together with “Life Goes On” when they appeared on “Lets’ BTS” on KBS show  

“DYNAMITE” AWARDS WON

2021 AWARDS

Japan Gold Disc Awards – Best 5 Songs by Streaming, Song of the Year by Download, Song of the Year by Streaming

Korean Music Awards – Best Pop Song, Song of the Year

Seoul Music Awards – Best Song

Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards – Favorite Song “Dynamite,” Favorite Music Group, Favorite Global Music Star

2020 AWARDS

People’s Choice Awards – Song of 2020 Music Video of 2020

Asia Artist Awards – Song of the Year

Genie Music Awards – Best Single – Dance

Japan Record Awards – International Music Award

Melon Music Awards – Best Dance – Male, Song of the Year

Mnet Asian Music Awards – Best Dance Performance – Male Group, Best Music Video, Song of the Year

MTV Europe Music Awards – Best Song

MTV Video Music Awards Japan – Best Group Video – International

Gaon Chart Music Awards – Song of the Year – August

Golden Disc Awards – Best Digital Song (Bonsang), Digital Daesang (Shortlisted)

“DYNAMITE” CERTIFICATIONS AND SALES

Certifications are different in different countries, while some count only sales, there are other countries that count downloads and streaming as well

Australia (ARIA) Platinum 70,000 (sales + streaming)

Belgium (BEA) Gold 20,000 (sales + streaming)

China     —           1,100,037

Denmark (IFPI Denmark) Gold    45,000 (sales + streaming)

France (SNEP) Gold 100,000 (sales + streaming)

Greece (IFPI Greece) Gold 1,000,000 (streaming only)

Italy (FIMI) Platinum 70,000 (sales + streaming)

Japan (RIAJ) Platinum 250,000* (sales)

Mexico (AMPROFON) Gold 30,000 (sales + streaming)

New Zealand (RMNZ) Platinum 30,000 (sales + streaming)

Poland (ZPAV) Gold 10,000 (sales + streaming)

Spain (PROMUSICAE) Platinum 40,000 (sales + streaming)

United Kingdom (BPI) Gold 400,000 (sales + streaming)

United States (RIAA) 2× Platinum 2,000,000 (sales + streaming)

Japan (RIAJ) Platinum 100,000,000 (streaming only)

South Korea (KMCA) Platinum 100,000,000 (streaming only)

“DYNAMITE” BILLBOARD RECORDS

“Dynamite” debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the group’s first number-one single in the US and their fourth top-10 entry. BTS became the first all-South Korean act in Hot 100 history to debut at number one. They also became the first Asian act to chart a number one song in the country since Kyu Sakamoto with “Sukiyaki”

“Dynamite” sold 300,000 units in its first week, including download, vinyl and cassette physical versions. It earned 33.9 million total US on-demand streams and 11.6 million radio impressions.

“Dynamite” also debuted atop the Billboard Digital Song Sales chart, selling 265,000 downloads—the biggest pure sales week since Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” launched with 353,000 downloads in 2017.

“Dynamite” sold a 182,000 units in its second week, remaining atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week, becoming only the 20th song, of 43 songs that have entered the chart at number one since, to debut at number one and spend its first two weeks atop the chart since its records began in 1958; it is the first song by a group to accomplish this since Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (1998).

In its fifth week on the chart, “Dynamite” returned to the top spot on Billboard Hot 100 for a third week at number-one, with overall song sales of 153,000 copies that week.

“Dynamite” entered the Pop Songs chart at number 30 on the issue dated August 29, 2020, becoming the band’s sixth entry on the ranking. On the week of November 7, it reached the ninth position, becoming their first top ten on the chart, and also the highest charting song by a Korean act, besting Psy’s “Gangnam Style” (2012).

In January 2021, Billboard announced that “Dynamite” was the number one selling single in the US of 2020, and the only song to exceed 1 million downloads. It sold a total of 1.3 million copies across all formats according to Nielsen Music’s annual year-end report. The margin was so significant that it surpassed the second best-selling song, “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd, which sold 580,000 copies, by more than a 2.2x multiple.

During the inaugural week of the Billboard Global 200 which tracks the most streamed and digitally sold songs in over 200 territories, and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. which tracks the same metrics excluding the US, “Dynamite” launched at number two on both the charts

The following week, the song climbed to number one on the Global Excl. U.S. chart with 67.4 million streams and 18,000 downloads sold in territories outside the US.

 In its third week, “Dynamite” reached number one on the Global 200 chart with 92.1 million global streams and 58,000 global downloads sold, becoming the most-streamed and most-sold song globally. The single topped the Global Excl. U.S. chart for a second consecutive week, becoming the first song to top both charts simultaneously. It spent a record four and eight weeks on top of the Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S. charts respectively.

On March 9, 2021, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) published its annual top-10 charts. “Dynamite” was listed as the 10th best-selling digital single of 2020 globally, having amassed 1.28 billion subscription stream equivalents worldwide in less than five months.

Following the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards on March 14, Billboard reported a surge in sales of all songs performed on the show for that day. “Dynamite” sold an additional 10,500 copies—a 2,748% increase—and was the top-selling track of the night.

The song returned to number one on the Digital Songs chart for that week and the next—its 15th and 16th non-consecutive weeks in the lead—with 27,880 and 26,700 copies sold respectively, tying with “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X in week 16 for the second most weeks atop the ranking.

The single is BTS’ fourth to achieve platinum status in the US, but their first to receive double-platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), on March 17.

 On March 29, “Dynamite” tied “Despacito”‘s record for the most weeks at number one on the Digital Songs chart, when it topped the issue dated April 3 for a record-extending 17th week with 43,000 copies sold. On the Hot 100 issue of the same date, the single spent its 31st consecutive week inside the top 50, tying with “Gangnam Style” as the longest-charting songs by a Korean artist on there.

The following week, Dynamite became both the longest-running number one on the Digital Songs chart and the longest-charting song by a Korean artist on the Hot100 respectively, when it spent its 18th non-consecutive week atop the former with over 37,600 copies sold, and its 32nd week on the latter, for their issues dated April 10, 2021.

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