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

The boy band makes history (again).


Audra Schroeder


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.

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.

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 

The Daily Dot