For the first time, one of BTS’s music videos has hit 200 million views on YouTube.
“Dope” from BTS’ “The Most Beautiful Moment,” the group’s third album, released their upbeat music video on June 23, 2015. It showed off costume changes as well as an energetic choreography that highlighted the boys’ dancing abilities.
All the efforts behind the MV paid off when it reached 200 million views on the 1theK YouTube channel on August 19. This made BTS one of the few K-pop bands that have reached this huge milestone with their MVs and put them alongside PSY, BIGBANG, BLACKPINK and TWICE.
BTS also became the first K-pop artist to have generated 200 million views for one MV that is not from YG Entertainment or JYP Entertainment.
The group is also the first in K-pop to have 2 million likes for “Dope.” Other BTS songs with the same milestone are “Blood Sweat & Tears,” “Fire,” “Not Today,” and “Spring Day.”
In October 2016, BTS’ “Dope” set the record for BTS’ first MV to have hit 100 million views and 1 million likes. Now, their other MVs have also hit the milestone, including “Fire,” “Not Today,” “Blood Sweat & Tears,” “Spring Day,” “Boy In Luv,” and “Save Me.”
In April 2017, “Dope” reached 150 million views and had 1.5 million likes.
Congratulations, BTS and BTS ARMY!
Watch (or re-watch) the MV here: