Bangtan Boys, or BTS, released their new single “Butter” on Friday, sending fans all over the world into a frenzy. The new summer track released by the K-Pop group has taken the internet by storm, sparking a hilarious meme-fest to celebrate the group’s latest accomplishment, smashing several of its own records.
BTS smashed their own record for the largest music video premiere on YouTube with their second English language track after 2020’s megahit “Dynamite.”
“BTS has one-upped its own record!” says the video-streaming website. YouTube announced on their blog that the official music video for ‘Butter’ has “set a new all-time record for the largest YouTube music video Premiere with over 3.9 million peak concurrents.”
Previously, in August 2020, they had over 3 million peak concurrence on their first full-English track. The company wrote on its blog, “They currently hold the #1 and #2 slots for the biggest YouTube Premieres to date.”
Who else but BTS could break a record set by BTS?
The Korean supergroup broke their own record Friday for most YouTube views in the first 24-hours of release with their new English-language single “Butter,” hitting approximately 113 million views by midnight ET, according to the platform’s public views counter.
BTS had set the previous record with their 2020 single “Dynamite,” their first entirely in English. That video racked up 101.1 million in its first 24 hours, according to official YouTube figures, though its public views countermarked 98.3 million.
With over 3.9 million concurrent viewers, the song set a new all-time record for the largest YouTube music video premiere, and it reached No. 1 on the US iTunes chart within two hours of its release.
Many hashtags related to BTS are trending online as fans rejoice in the Butter MV reaching 110 million views on YouTube in just 24 hours. #BTS Butter, #Butter100M, and ‘BTS vs BTS’ dominated global trends alongside the key #BTS Butter trend. Army, BTS fans are now concerned about how they can break this record the next time.
SUGA expressed their feelings about feeling ‘pressured’ about the song debuting at number one on Billboard’s 100, saying, “It’s a little stressful, but we’re grateful for it. Summer is here, and this is a summer album. I believe we can do it and top the Billboard 100.”
BTS hottest summer track
BTS was smooth as butter’ as they performed ‘Butter,’ their hottest new summer soundtrack.
The funky track has everything to make it a summer smash hit, from an ’80s synth-bass mix to an energetic rap by SUGA and RM. There’s no doubt that ‘Butter’ is a far cry from ‘Dynamite,’ demonstrating their versatility as musicians.
“Sidestep right left to my beat / High as the moon rock with me baby / Know that I got the sun / Let me show you ’cause talk is cheap / Sidestep right left to my beat / Get it, let it go,” you’ll be singing along to the chorus after just one listen.
BTS got their first Grammy nomination for Dynamite, in the category of Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. The band’s virtual success at the ceremony was highly appreciated, despite the fact that they did not win the trophy.
BTS is a South Korean boy band consisting of RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook.