Korean pop group BTS has set another record with their song “Permission to Dance.” Released in July, the music video of the song had reached a milestone of over 60 million views in 24 hours.
Since then the numbers have continued to climb, showing that the group has got a loyal and global following.
When the record reached 400 million streams today December 20, many across social media thought it was time to roll out the drums.
While a brilliant record for a song by a Korean group, it is not the first time they have released a song that surpassed 400 million views on YouTube. “Permission to Dance” is the group’s 16th song to hit that record.
“Spring Day,” “Life Goes On,” MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix),” “Blood Sweat & Tears,” “IDOL,” “Save Me,” and “Not Today” are among the songs by BTS that have surpassed 400 million views on YouTube since release.
With seven members, BTS is easily among the “crowded” groups out there. But the number has not polarized them. Instead what you have is a group united in music and keen to pass the same unity in songs to the world.
In this initiative, they have been wildly successful. And that’s a reason to celebrate.