BTS’ “DNA” music video crosses 1 billion views, First K-Pop Boy Band to achieve it


Seoul: Korean pop band BTS continued to script history as their music video titled ‘DNA’ hit the 1 billion mark on YouTube.

With this, BTS has become the first Korean boy band’s music video ever to achieve the feat.

The only other Korean music videos to have reached the milestone on YouTube to date are PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style,’ PSY’s ‘Gentleman’ and BLACKPINK’s ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU.’

BTS originally released ‘DNA’, from the album ‘Love Yourself: Answers’, on September 18, 2017. It took the video just over two years, eight months, and 13 days to surpass 1 billion views.

DNA is one of the most known songs from the band worldwide and has also won them many awards. It landed at number 49 on Billboard’s 100 Best Songs of 2017. Billboard also ranked it number 49 on their list of the “100 Greatest Boy Band Songs of All Time”. It was also awarded one of the best Korean songs of the year 2017 by Idolator.

The EDM track’s video features all 7 of its members – V, J-Hope, RM, Jin, Jimin, Jungkook – dancing against colourful backgrounds.

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