BTS ‘Fake Love’ reaches 1 billion YouTube views, platinum certification for ‘MOTS: 7’

BTS’ album 'Map of the Soul: 7' has gone platinum while 'Fake Love' has crossed 1 billion views on YouTube, their fifth video to do so


                            BTS ‘Fake Love’ reaches 1 billion YouTube views, platinum certification for ‘MOTS: 7’
BTS 'Fake Love' becomes the groups fifth song to cross 1 Billion Views on YouTube (HYBE Labels/YouTube)
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BTS has been breaking so many records every day that it is becoming hard to keep track of their amazing success. With the release of ‘Butter Remix’ with Megan Thee Stallion, the download sale count of the remix version of ‘Butter’ reached 143,000, an increase of 108% from last week. With this, the song also maintained its top spot on the Digital Song Sales chart for 14 weeks. The streaming numbers also increased by 110% to 10.7 million, while the number of radio listeners was 12.2 million.

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Not only their all-English tracks but BTS’ older Korean songs are also breaking new records. BTS’ agency HYBE reported on September 8 that BTS Kinetic Manifest Film music video for ‘On’ that featured a performance by 30 dancers and 12 marching bands became their 14th video to surpass 400 million views on YouTube. This is BTS’ first video that does not feature any of the members of the boy band to achieve this feat.

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BTS goes platinum

In addition to that, BTS’ album 'Map of the Soul: 7' has obtained Platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). This certification is given to albums that have successfully sold over 1 million album units in the US. The album took first place in both the Global All Format and the Global Album Sales charts of the year 2020 as selected by the International Music Industry Association (IFPI). The album has also ranked 123rd on the latest, Billboard 200 main album chart and maintained the chart for 79 consecutive weeks.

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Not only this — BTS has also amassed a total of 34 billion views for their music videos. ‘DNA’ has 1.3 billion views, ‘Dynamite’ and ‘Boy With Luv’ (Feat. Halsey) has 1.2 billion views each, while ‘MIC Drop’ recently reached its 1 billion views milestone. Joining the "1 billion" club of BTS music videos on YouTube is another one of BTS’ older songs — ‘Fake Love’ which was the title song of BTS' 3rd full-length album ‘Love Yourself: Tear’ which was released in May 2018. This has become BTS’ fifth video to reach 1 billion views on YouTube as of September 8, 2021.

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'Permission to Dance' tops on Oricon charts

According to the latest chart released by Oricon charts, on September 8, BTS’ 'Permission to Dance' crossed the 100 million playback mark. The song has reported 801652 weekly views. It also took the #1 spot on the Weekly Streaming Ranking chart a week ago. The cumulative number of playbacks for BTS’ latest all-English single ‘Permission to Dance’ exceeded 100 million with 107,053,054 views and counting.

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With this, five BTS songs have exceeded 100 million views on the Oricon charts following ‘Dynamite’, ‘Boy With Luv’ (Feat. Halsey), ‘Butter’, and their Japanese song, ‘Stay Gold’ which was the lead track to their most recent Japanese album, ‘Map of the Soul: 7 The Journey’.

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