BTS Dynamite Countdown Live goes viral with over 1M YouTube views and fans are having a meltdown

Before the release of their highly-anticipated single 'Dynamite' fans were already flooding Twitter and drooling over their favorite BTS member


                            BTS Dynamite Countdown Live goes viral with over 1M YouTube views and fans are having a meltdown
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South Korea's mega K-pop group BTS are trending again as fans flock to their screens to watch the boys on a new live-stream. Titled BTS Dynamite Countdown Live, the video is up on YouTube all for the purpose of promoting their new single 'Dynamite'. 

On Tuesday, August 18, the group shared a teaser for their much-anticipated new single and its music video. ‘Dynamite’ and its music video were released at midnight on August 21. According to a press release from the group’s label Big Hit Entertainment, “The teaser shows a glimpse into the dynamic choreography and the upbeat disco vibe of ‘Dynamite’ that exudes energy and freshness.”

With around 1.7 million views on YouTube and 10 million on V Live at the time of writing, the live countdown saw a predictably flooded Twitter with fans having a meltdown over their favorite member and more. Even though the group spoke in Korean for most of the video, English audiences were still hyped, saying, "I don’t know what they’re saying but I love them" and with a humorous meme that said, "I don't know what he said, but let's laugh."



 

 



 

With their international popularity, the live stream even drew the attention of South African fans with one user noting, "#DynamiteToday is trending No.1 in South Africa You got it SA-ARMY!"



 

Fans were gushing over a moment when Taehyung spoke in English and said, "You're my everything." One fan says, "Taehyung saying "you're my everything" to cleanse your soul." Another fan added a gif. See the reactions below.



 

 



 

One Yoongi fan said, "Yoongi looks so good," posting several screenshots in their tweet. Another Yoongi fan added, "YOONGI IS SO DREAMY LOOK AT THE PRETTIEST HONEY BOY EVER."



 

 



 

Other members, Jin, Jimin, J-Hope, and more all received a whole lot of love from fans as they got excited for the 'Dynamite' video.



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

The group announced the 'Dynamite' single and forthcoming album during a broadcast on V Live on July 26, but did not reveal the track’s name until earlier this month. At the time they said, "We have prepared a new single for ARMY, set for August 21. We are preparing an album for the second half of this year, but decided to first release a single because we wanted to reach our fans as soon as possible." They added in a statement, "Due to COVID-19, people around the world have been going through tough times and we wanted to share some positive energy with our fans."

BTS is all set to perform their new song ‘Dynamite’ as part of the MTV Music Video Awards, where they are nominated for three awards. The VMAs begin on August 30 at 8 pm ET.

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