BTS following up on ‘Dynamite’ success with 2 remixes
Boy band BTS will release two remixes of its latest hit single "Dynamite" today at 1 p.m., after breaking multiple records following the track's release last week.
According to the band's agency Big Hit Entertainment, the remixes will include an electronic dance version and an acoustic version.
"The acoustic version has been rearranged in a minimal style so that it emphasizes the members' vocals and the EDM version will express a bright and energetic vibe that's different from the original song," the agency said.
"Dynamite" was released on Aug. 21 and was intended to cheer up fans across the world as they deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
It was released in a digital single format, with English lyrics.
The track broke multiple music records immediately after its release.
"Dynamite" made it onto the iTunes' Top Song chart in 104 regions around the world, and also became the first-ever Korean act to top the streaming service’s Global Top 50 chart. The song remained at the No. 2 position as of Monday.
The music video for "Dynamite" hit 100 million views on YouTube within 24 hours — the fastest music video to ever reach that threshold. It was also named the most-watched music video on YouTube within 24 hours.
BTS will perform the new track at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 31.
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