Last week it was a big deal for YouTube’s BTS. I haven’t seen a single Korean septet, but the two most popular music videos have been played a billion times on the site. The billion plays remain the threshold reserved only for the biggest hits and the most popular artists, and the number of such multiple wins is quite small.
With two new music videos that have been viewed over a billion times, BTS has the most smashes of Korean musical acts and has broken out of ties with another highly successful vocal group from their home country.
Until last week, BTS and Blackpink were tied together with the most watched videos on YouTube among Korean stars, but now they aren’t. BTS currently claims five dozen such winners, but Blackpink is stable with four, enough to be second in this highest ranking ever.
The latest entrants to BTS’1 billion-view club include their own “Fake Love” and “Idol” featuring Nicki Minaj in several versions (which may be the most popular). included. Both clips reached a special milestone last week, just two days away from each other. The band’s other smashes “Boy With Luv” and Halsey, “DNA”, “Dynamite”, “Mic Drop” and Steve Aoki have previously made important marks.
The four Blackpink videos that have been played at least 1 billion times on YouTube so far include “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du,” “Kill This Love,” “Boombayah,” and more recently, “As If It’. sYourLast ”is included.
In two other Korean musical activities, at least one music video has been played a billion times on YouTube and participates in this very upscale club. Both Psy’s “Gangnam Style” and “Gentleman” are ranked as one of the most successful releases of musical figures in that region of the world. Meanwhile, Pinkfong’s “Baby Shark” is currently playing 9.3 billion plays.
Blackpink’s “How You Like That” will reach 1 billion YouTube clicks on the next upload by a Korean musical, and it seems that less than 50 million views are required to add a comma to the number of views. .. The band’s Global Smash has the potential to reach that goal later this year.