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BTS blows past Taylor Swift to make YouTube history with ‘Idol’

The boy band makes history (again).


Audra Schroeder


Published Aug 28, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 7:45 am CDT

South Korean boy band BTS racked up more than 93 million views on its video for “Idol,” breaking a YouTube record this week for biggest 24-hour debut.

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That record previously belonged to Taylor Swift for 2017’s “Look What You Made Me Do.” A YouTube spokesperson confirmed that “Idol” saw more than 45 million views in the 24 hours after its release on Friday, compared to Swift’s 43.2 million.

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BTS has a thing for record breaking. In May, the video for “Fake Love” saw the biggest 24-hour debut of 2018, and it currently has more than 294 million views.

The video has also spawned the #IDOLCHALLENGE, after the group posted a video of member J-Hope doing it.

H/T Billboard 

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*First Published: Aug 28, 2018, 11:08 am CDT