Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 6 December 2019

The records keep coming: BTS sets yet another landmark on YouTube

The K-pop group's music video 'Boy With Luv' has surpassed 500 million views in just under four months

The music video for 'Boy With Luv' has set a YouTube record after surpassing 500 million views in just under four months. Reuters 
The music video for 'Boy With Luv' has set a YouTube record after surpassing 500 million views in just under four months. Reuters 

BTS loves to set records, and they show no signs of slowing down any time soon.

The popular Korean boy band have set another one on YouTube – this time, thanks to their music video Boy With Luv featuring Halsey. The music video surpassed 500 million views on Sunday, August 11 and became the group’s seventh music video to do so (behind DNA, Fire, Fake Love, Mic Drop, Idol and Dope).

However, with Boy With Luv, they’ve now become the fastest Korean boy band to hit the milestone mark: the video was released on April 12 so it’s taken just under four months to reach the impressive feat.

In addition to their newly set record, their song was also used in a spot for Spotify with Bollywood star Anil Kapoor. The short clip sees the actor dancing along to a “Korean Pop” playlist led by the BTS song:

And, not surprisingly, fans of the K-pop group couldn't have been more impressed with the quick spot:

It was announced last month that BTS will be performing in Riyadh in October as part of their Love Yourself: Speak Yourself world tour. It will be the first time the group has performed in the kingdom. With news that the band will be in the region, their UAE fans also hope to see an appearance.

BTS has had a massively successful run the last couple of years. The seven-member band made history as the first Korean group to reach the top of the Billboard 200 chart – not once, but three times. They’ve also landed on Time 100’s list of most influential people of 2019, had Mattel dolls created in their likeness and been offered a Recording Academy membership invite to help choose Grammy Award winners. They've also been given a star on the Dubai Walk of Fame.

The group first formed in Seoul in 2013 and broke through into the US pop market in 2017, becoming the first Korean group to win a Billboard music award. They’ve collaborated with the likes of Steve Aoki, Halsey and Nicki Minaj.

Updated: August 11, 2019 01:52 PM

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