BTS Dynamite

BTS in the Dynamite music video.

BTS / Screenshot by Corinne Reichert/CNET

BTS has cracked YouTube’s record for the highest number of viewers for a video’s premiere. The K-Pop group’s first English song Dynamite garnered 3 million concurrent live viewers, YouTube confirmed Friday. This was twice the audience count of the second-highest premiere ever, according to Variety.

Dynamite is also on track to break the record of most views in the first 24 hours of a music video debut on YouTube — as of 5:30 p.m. PT on Friday, the video was sitting at just over 86 million views, 20 hours after premiering. The current record holder is K-Pop group Blackpink with How You Like That, which got 86.3 million views in the first 24 hours.

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“Stay tuned as we confirm final 24hr totals,” YouTube said.

It might take a little longer to crack the all-time most viewed music videos record, however, which is currently held by Despacito, with 6.9 billion views.

You can watch the video for Dynamite below, or over on YouTube. 

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