BTS Dynamite Countdown Live goes viral with over 1M YouTube views and fans are having a meltdown
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."
I don’t know what they’re saying but I love them #DynamiteToday pic.twitter.com/09QsxMK5tO— 𝐫𝐢𝐧⁷ :) (@stigmahighnotes) August 21, 2020
me to bts countdown live'#DynamiteToday pic.twitter.com/m7gRy6UnOu— ashley⁷ ⟭⟬ (@rspctyoongi) August 21, 2020
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!"
#DynamiteToday is trending No.1 in South Africa 🔥🇿🇦— ⟭⟬ 𝑩𝑻𝑺∞⁷ South Africa🧨 (@BTSCOMETOSA) August 21, 2020
You got it SA-ARMY! 💜 pic.twitter.com/nOM26gaBrv
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.
Taehyung saying "you're my everything" to cleanse your soul 😭💜 #DynamiteToday @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/bGnz7Lw2dD— 𝖘⁷ 💜 🧨🧨 (@BANGWOOL_PD) August 21, 2020
o tae: army you are my everything— babi⁷ DYNAMITE (@reasonpjm) August 21, 2020
eu:#BTSDynamite #DynamiteToday @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/McjJZp9MtL
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."
Yoongi looks so good #DynamiteToday pic.twitter.com/Cd4gZr1xYj— aira ⁷ (@meanyoongi0309) August 21, 2020
YOONGI IS SO DREAMY LOOK AT THE PRETTIEST HONEY BOY EVER😭😭😭🍯😭😭😭 #DynamiteToday pic.twitter.com/IQFeYYHfE6— rach luvs yoon⁷💜 (@RACHxYOON) August 21, 2020
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.
jimin drew hoseok!!! ☺️#DynamiteToday @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/j5drZyEZLq— 𝐿⁷₁₃ (@stussyjimin) August 21, 2020
My favorite photo sequence of Jin #DynamiteToday pic.twitter.com/k6XZz1momz— J ⁷ ⟭⟬ ⟬⟭ (@EverythingKoya) August 21, 2020
FUNKY LITTLE MAN #DynamiteToday pic.twitter.com/3SbWIu3Pl6— hobi pics (@hobiposts) August 21, 2020
GIVE HIM EVERYTHING HE WANTS IN THIS LIFE. #DynamiteToday #BTS_Dynamite @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/JutpolvVTV— bethany erin⁷🐋 (@ErinBrownWrites) August 21, 2020
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.