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BTS hit 'Boy With Luv' breaks 1.2 bln YouTube views

K-pop 11:37 April 15, 2021

SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- The music video for the 2019 BTS hit "Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)" has earned more than 1.2 billion views on YouTube in another milestone for the K-pop dynamo.

"Boy With Luv," the main track for the seven-piece act's sixth EP "Map of the Soul: Persona," hit 1.2 billion views at 9:48 a.m. on Thursday, according to Big Hit Music, the group's agency.

The upbeat track, featuring American singer-songwriter Halsey, debuted at No. 8 on Billboard's main singles chart and stayed on it for eight consecutive weeks.

The EP, which also includes hit track "Mikrokosmos" and "Make It Right" featuring British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, had hit the top spot on Billboard's main albums chart, making BTS the first group since the Beatles to earn three No. 1s in less than a year.

BTS now has three music videos that have been watched more than a billion times. Its 2018 release "DNA" has earned 1.2 billion views, while Billboard-topping hit "Dynamite" recently broke 1 billion views.

This photo, provided by Big Hit Music, shows an image celebrating 1.2 billion views earned by the BTS music video "Boy With Luv." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)
This image, provided by Big Hit Music, shows the cover of "Map of the Soul: Persona." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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