BTS ‘Fake Love’ Hits 1 Billion Views On YouTube, Platinum Certification For ‘MOTS:7’


BTS is breaking so many records every day that it’s getting hard to keep up with their incredible success. With the release of ‘Butter Remix’ starring Megan Thee Stallion, the number of downloads for the remix version of ‘Butter’ reached 143,000, an increase of 108% from last week. With this, the song also maintained its No. 1 spot on the Digital Song Sales chart for 14 weeks. Streaming numbers also increased by 110% to 10.7 million, while radio listeners were at 12.2 million.

Not only are their tracks entirely in English, but BTS’ old Korean songs are also breaking new records. BTS’ agency HYBE reported on September 8 that BTS’ Kinetic Manifest Film music video for “On,” which featured a performance by 30 dancers and 12 marching bands, became their 14th video to surpass 400 million views on YouTube. This is the first video from BTS that does not feature any of the boy band members to achieve this feat.


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BTS goes platinum

On top of that, BTS’s “Map of the Soul: 7” album earned Platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). This certification is given to albums that have successfully sold over one million album units in the United States. The album took first place in the Global All Format and Global Album Sales of the Year 2020 charts, selected by the International Music Industry Association (IFPI). The album also ranked 123rd on the most recent Billboard 200 major albums chart and maintained the chart for 79 consecutive weeks.

Not only that – BTS also amassed a total of 34 billion views for their music videos. “DNA” has 1.3 billion views, “Dynamite” and “Boy With Luv” (Feat. Halsey) each have 1.2 billion views, while “MIC Drop” recently reached the milestone of one billion views. Joining the “1 billion” club of BTS music videos on YouTube is another of BTS’ oldest songs – “Fake Love”, which was the title track of BTS’s 3rd full album “Love Yourself: Tear”, released in May. . 2018. It became BTS’s fifth video to reach 1 billion views on YouTube as of September 8, 2021.

“Permission to Dance” tops the Oricon charts

According to the latest chart released by the Oricon charts, on September 8, BTS’s “Permission to Dance” crossed the 100 million play mark. The song has garnered 801,652 weekly views. It also took the No. 1 spot on the Weekly Streaming Chart a week ago. The cumulative number of plays for BTS’ latest all-English single “Permission to Dance” topped 100 million with 107,053,054 views and counting.

With this, five BTS songs have surpassed 100 million views on the Oricon charts after ‘Dynamite’, ‘Boy With Luv’ (Feat. Halsey), ‘Butter’ and their Japanese song, ‘Stay Gold’ which was the track from their latest Japanese album, “Map of the Soul: 7 The Journey”.

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