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BTS Dethrones Big Bang, 'DNA' Leaves 'Fantastic Baby' Music Video Behind

by Betty Potts / Apr 24, 2018 12:55 AM EDT
V, Suga, Jin, Jungkook, RM, Jimin, and J-Hope break another record as the song's music video is now the most-viewed clip on YouTube by a k-pop idol of all time. Photo by 1theK (원더케이)/YouTube Screenshot

BTS has successfully reached another milestone with their hit song "DNA," thereby leaving Big Bang's "Fantastic Baby" behind. V, Suga, Jin, Jungkook, RM, Jimin, and J-Hope break another record as the song's music video is now the most-viewed clip on YouTube by a K-pop idol.

According to Billboard, Big Bang's "Fantastic Baby" is holding the record of the most-viewed music video on YouTube by a K-pop group since it was released in March 2012. However, on Sunday, April 22, BTS dethroned G-Dragon, T.O.P, Seungri, Taeyang, and Daesung's number one track with their 2017 song, "DNA."

As of this writing, "DNA," which was released in September last year and has more than 349 million views, while "Fantastic Baby" has over 348 million views. This is the second time BTS marks the 300 million views milestone after their song "Fire" also successfully passed the said number of views in March.

On the other hand, the music videos of BTS songs "Blood Sweat & Tears," "Mic Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)," "Not Today," and "Save Me" have reached over 200 million views. Also, "DNA" had been part of Billboard Hot 100's chart at No. 67 last year.

"DNA" music video was unveiled on September 18, 2017. It was the title track of BTS' second album, Love Yourself: Her. The clip also got 5 million likes and almost 1.43 million comments on YouTube. However, Psy is still holding the throne for the most-viewed video on YouTube by a Korean solo artist with his hit song, "Gangnam Style," with more than 3.14 billion views. The clip was uploaded on July 15, 2012.

Meanwhile, BTS is set to unveil a number of hit songs with their comeback album, Love Yourself: Tear. This will be the group's third full-album and a new addition to the Love Yourself album series. The LP is set to be released on May 18, but it is now making records by topping Amazon's CDs and Vinyl pre-order's best seller list.

Love Yourself: Tear is set to have four versions that could be added to the ARMY's BTS collection. As previously reported by Korea Portal, compared to the previous album, the upcoming LP is said to tackle the "sadness and pain" love brings.

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