BTS’s “DNA” Becomes 1st Korean Group MV To Hit 500 Million Views

BTS’s “DNA” is now the first MV by a Korean group to score half a billion views on YouTube!

BTS released “DNA” just over a year ago on September 18 as the title track for their mini album “Love Yourself: Her.” The song was a huge hit that earned the group their first entry on the Billboard’s Hot 100, and it’s also been gold certified by the Recording Industry Association of America. “DNA” won the Music Video Award at the 2017 Melon Music Awards, as well as won ten trophies on music shows.

On September 20, the music video for “DNA” surpassed 500 million views, becoming the first MV by a Korean group to achieve this amazing milestone. It reached the record after a year and one day.

Following BTS’s “DNA,” the music videos by Korean groups with the highest views are BTS’s “Fire” with 417 million views and TWICE’s “TT,” which surpassed 400 million views earlier this week.

The only other Korean artist with music videos that have reached half a billion views is PSY, who has achieved the feat with his videos for “Gangnam Style” (currently at 3.2 billion views), “Gentleman” (1.2 billion views), and “Oppa Is Just My Style (featuring HyunA)” (726 million views).

Watch “DNA” again below to celebrate!

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