KEY POINTS

  • The music video for "Boy With Luv" was released on April 12, 2019
  • It broke the record previously set by BTS' single "DNA"
  • "Dynamite" has over one billion views on YouTube

BTS sets a new record as "Boy With Luv" featuring Halsey becomes the fastest music video by a Korean boy group to reach 1.2 billion views on YouTube.

"Boy With Luv" is the title track of BTS’ sixth Extended Play "Map of the Soul: Persona." The album, along with the music video of the track was originally released on April 12, 2019, by Big Hit Entertainment, presently known as Big Hit Music.

According to the band’s managing agency, the music video for "Boy With Luv" achieved 1.2 billion views Wednesday at 8:48 p.m. ET (Thursday, 9:48 a.m. KST). This means that the track achieved this milestone in approximately two years, two days, and 15 hours.

With this, BTS broke the previous record which was achieved by the music video for "DNA." The song was released as the title track for the group’s mini-album "Love Yourself: Her" on Sept. 18, 2017.

"DNA" was also the first Korean boy group MV to reach 1.2 billion views and had achieved the milestone in approximately three years, four months, and 23 days since its release.

The sensational K-pop group now has three music videos with over one billion views on YouTube including "DNA," "Boy With Luv," and their super hit single "Dynamite."

In addition to that, BTS also made history on Japan’s Oricon chart by becoming the first-ever male artists' group in history to surpass 10 million streams within one week with two songs.

According to an announcement from Oricon, BTS ranked the highest on Oricon's latest weekly streaming chart with its new Japanese single "Film Out."

"Film Out" is the official soundtrack for the Japanese movie "Signal" and was released as collaborative work by BTS and Japanese rock band Black Number on April 2.

The single amassed 11,671,865 million streams between April 5 to 11, making it the second song to reach more than 10 million weekly streaming count following "Dynamite" which was released last year.

"This is the first time in [Oricon] history that a male artist has achieved over 10 million streams in a single week with two different songs," Oricon announced, according to Soompi.

BTS NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 21: (L-R) Jimin, Jungkook, RM, J-Hope, V, Jin, and SUGA of the K-pop boy band BTS visit the "Today" Show at Rockefeller Plaza on February 21, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/WireImage) Photo: Photo by Cindy Ord/WireImage