BTS' new music video breaks YouTube record for most views in 24 hours
CNN - Wed 17 Apr 20:57 GMT

K-pop group BTS can now add two new titles to their long list of accolades: YouTube's most-streamed video in the first 24 hours of its release, and the fastest video to hit 100 million views.

BTS' new music video breaks YouTube record for most views in 24 hours

  (CNN) K-pop group BTS can now add two new titles to their long list of accolades: YouTube's most-streamed video in the first 24 hours of its release, and the fastest video to hit 100 million views.

  The pastel-colored, high-energy video for the band's latest single "Boy With Luv" was released on Friday and amassed 74.6 million views in 24 hours, a YouTube spokeswoman confirmed to CNN.

  The previous record for a 24-hour debut was set only days earlier by fellow K-pop group Blackpink's video "Kill This Love," which attracted 56.7 million views in 24 hours, beating Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" which gained over 55.4 million views in its first 24 hours.

  A video of Halsey was also played at the press conference, where the pink-haired singer said BTS were "absolutely amazing," praising them for putting "so much love and dedication into everything they do."

  When asked whether BTS felt intimidated by forging their own path and breaking records for K-pop bands, Jin -- whose birth name is Kim Seok-jin -- told the press conference that BTS' success had not come out of the blue.