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BTS’ ‘DNA’ draws over 50m YouTube views in less than a week

BTS’ music video for “DNA” has surpassed 50 million views on YouTube in less than a week.

Released on Sept. 18 at 6 p.m., the video soon became the fastest K-pop music video to reach 20 million views on the video streaming platform. As of 12:40 p.m. Sunday, the video had reached 50 million views.

A screen grab from BTS’ music video for “DNA” (YouTube)
A screen grab from BTS’ music video for “DNA” (YouTube)
“DNA,” the lead track of the band’s latest EP “Love Yourself Seung Her,” took the 90th spot on the British Official Singles Chart on Saturday, making it the second Korean act to make the chart after Psy. “Love Yourself” reached 14th place on the British Official Albums Chart, breaking its own record of No. 62 for its 2016 album “Wings.”

The new EP swept iTunes album charts across the world, topping charts in 73 countries including the United States, Australia and Indonesia.

By Kim So-yeon (syk19372@heraldcorp.com)

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