|K-pop boy band BTS's "Dynamite" music video was the most popular in Korea in 2020 and clocked up more than 600 million views worldwide. /Courtesy of Big Hit Entertainment|
By Dong Sun-hwa
K-pop superstar BTS's "Dynamite" music video (MV) was the most popular MV in Korea this year.
The video, released in August, was the most-watched from Jan. 1-Nov. 15, according to YouTube, Thursday. It has racked up more than 600 million views worldwide, but the global video platform did not reveal how many were from Korea.
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The "Dynamite" MV garnered 101 million views in the first 24 hours following its release. With the song, BTS became the first Korean act to debut at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The septet's "'ON' Kinetic Manifesto Film : Come Prima," ― the MV of "ON," the lead track of its fourth studio album "Map of the Soul : 7," unveiled in February ― was the third most sought-after MV in Korea. It had clocked up over 290 million hits as of Thursday.
The music video of rapper/producer Zico's "Any Song" ranked second, with K-pop girl group BLACKPINK's "How You Like That" MV securing the No.4 spot. The quartet's "Lovesick Girls" MV was ninth.
"Through the results, we can see which songs have brought comfort to people in Korea in this tumultuous year," YouTube said.