BTS breaks YouTube record for video with most views within 24 hours


With their hype being raised more and more in the past few months, the group released their latest EP, Map Of The Soul: Persona, on Friday. Colin Jost also dropped BTS' name to a similar reaction during Weekend Update, with laud screams also accompanying the band's performances.

On Saturday night, YouTube confirmed the official record, which is now set at 78 million.

BTS and Blackpink fans are reportedly at war over K-pop bragging rights. YouTube didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, but according to Variety, the video smashed the site's record for most views in the first 24 hours of release.

The music video, which features Halsey, has since received over 100 million views on the video platform.

BTS" new record is a follow-up to the group's 2018 album "Love Yourself 轉 "Tear, '" which became the first Korean-language album to top the Billboard 200 chart.

The stars made history as the first K-Pop act to ever perform on the show.

What new heights will the boys reach?

Halsey's vocals capture "the giddiness of being in love, while the lyrics address the relationship the group has with its ARMY: 'I'm flying high in the sky with the two wings you gave me, ' with the wings referencing the title of their second album".