BTS fans are now extremely busy streaming BTS’s new MV, the goal is 50 million views in the first 24 hours, some ambitious fans are even aiming for 80 million views.
The MV was released 12 hours ago, so far the MV has garnered more than 34 million views. BTS fan base army have already broken so many records and some of these records might well be not only on the scale of national Kpop MVs on YouTube but also a worldwide record.
“IDOL” MV first reached the 10 million views in a record-breaking 4 hours, making it the fastest Korean music video to reach the 10 million views surpassing all other records previously held by PSY and BTS themselves.
Then “IDOL” reached the 20 million views on YouTube in another record-breaking short period of 6 hours and a half.
BTS had already broken their previous records held by “Fake Love” with those two previous milestones and things only got better because a couple of hours ago it hit the 30 million views.
It reached that milestone in almost 10 hours and the MV continues to trend on many countries worldwide army are not done yet and plan on cracking their previous record of the window and they might well have already cracked it.
YouTube had confirmed previously that “Fake Love” achieved 35.9 million views within 24 hours of its release, becoming the 4th most watched video on YouTube within the first 24 hours in 2018.
“IDOL” might have already broken “Fake Love” record; it will probably surpass the 40 million views within the next couple of hours.
Last time YouTube had refuted the initial “Fake Love” record on YouTube and ended up deleting some of the views, it was believed that the MV surpassed the 39 million views in the first 24 hours but it was later confirmed by YouTube sources that it only tailed to 35.9 million views.
“IDOL” might well be the fastest YouTube music video to reach the 10 million, 20 million and 30 million views but for now, we have no official confirmation from YouTube side so we have to wait and see what goes on.
Fans have pointed out that they will be streaming as hard as they can for the MV, when YouTube’s official account on Twitter raved about BTS’s pending comeback yesterday asking fans if they were ready a fan wrote back,
“We’re ready! But please don’t delete our views..”
To which YouTube replied,
“We won’t! During the first few hours after a video is uploaded, we might slow or freeze the view count while our system makes sure the views are real. But we’re still counting every view. After quality views are counted, view count updates more frequently (linking to an article that specifies how views are counted).”
We won’t! During the first few hours after a video is uploaded, we might slow or freeze the view count while our system makes sure the views are real. But we’re still counting every view. After quality views are counted, view count updates more frequently→https://t.co/znnXB8GhRj https://t.co/gB9It9CMEx
— YouTube (@YouTube) August 23, 2018
YouTube reply prompted the fan base to change their tactics so the views won’t be deducted like last time.
“Fake Love” accumulated over 3.9 million likes in the same 24 hour period, making it the most liked music video in a single day. “IDOL” has 3.8 million likes as of this article’s publish date and time, it will probably break the record previously set by “Fake Love.”
Congratulations to BTS! I will share the news of the actual views and the update of the views count once another milestone is reached.