BTS make YouTube history once again with DNA as first Korean boy band to smash 1.1 billion views

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Another day, another record for BTS – they’ve now become the first Korean boy group to smash 1.1billion views on YouTube.  The K-pop idols achieved their latest milestone at approximately 7.28am on Monday, according to Soompi, when their video for DNA tipped over the 1.1billion mark.  The music video for DNA was released on September 18, 2017, which means it took them three years and 16 days to achieve this huge figure.  While they are the first Korean boy group to achieve this, the milestone has also been reached by PSY with Gangnam Style – which currently has 3.8billion views – and Gentleman (currently 1.3billion), and BLACKPINK’s Ddu-Du Ddu-Du (1.3billion).  Just last month, the band – which is made up of Jin, Jungkook, Jimin, V, Suga, J-Hope and RM – broke another record on the video sharing site.  Their video for Boy With Luv, which also features Halsey, became the fastest video from a K-pop boy band to get over 950 million views.  

It’s the second time BTS have achieved this – their DNA music video hit the milestone in April – so they are no strangers to breaking their own records time and again.  Their song Dynamite also became their first number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the USA.  Suga told at a press conference in September: ‘I’m still having a hard time accepting it’s real.  

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