With the new release of Love Yourself: Tear, ARMYs were ready to break new records. The whole album was released on Friday morning as well as the MV for their Fake Love song.
And ARMYS set their sight on breaking Taylor Swift’s for most views in 24 hours. It looked very tough as they had to be well over 40M views in order to be able to set this new record.
LOVE YOURSELF TODAY! LY: 轉 ‘TEAR’ IS FINALLY DROPPING LATER AT 6PMKST!
– 40M+ VIEWS & 3M LIKES FOR FAKE LOVE ME IN 24H
– 100 #1's ON ITUNES
– BB HOT100 TOP10
– 500K 1ST WEEK SHAZAMS
– 2M SALES
– 12-15M 1ST WEEK SPOTIFY STREAMS
#IVoteBTSBBMAs @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/5dal8VuiVv
— jessa (@jiminthrusts) May 17, 2018
ATTENTION ARMYS ! ! !
WE CAN ACHIEVE 40M+ VIEWS IN 24 HOURS IF WE CAN GET ATLEAST 400,000 VIEWS EVERY 10 MINUTES
— 하나 (@yoonqiful) May 18, 2018
✔ 5M views
✔ 10M views
✔ 15M views
✔ 20M views
✔ 25M views
✔ 30M views
✔ 35M views
⬜ 40M views
⬜ 45M views
⬜ 50M views
— TIN-틴 ☘️ (@taebokkiii) May 19, 2018
But ARMYs don’t know the word ‘Give up’, they pushed hard for their goal while encouraging each other.
— HieuP💧轉 Tear (@hphungkc) May 19, 2018
even though ARMYs weren’t able to break Taylor Swift’s record after only hitting 40M and needing more than 43.2M in 24 hours, everyone was excited! Last year, it took DNA 24 hours to get to 20M. We can see how this fandom grew so much from last year. We can’t be more excited for all the new fans experiencing how great this comeback is.
FAKE LOVE YOUTUBE RECORDS
10M – 4hours 55mins
20M – 8hours 55mins
30M – 16hours 39mins
40M – 23hours 23mins
50M – 29hours 49mins
60M – 43hours 2mins
— 와와 // 𝕨𝕒𝕨𝕒 (@BABYTIGER_KTH) May 20, 2018
we reached our goals for 40M views in 24 hours. being the fastest Korean Singer most viewed music video in 24 hours. and the 2nd most viewed worldwide!!! you all have workhard. love our fandom so bad 💜💜@BTS_twt #iVoteBTSBBMAs pic.twitter.com/E4okwzFc6l
— JIMIN BASE (@JiminBase) May 19, 2018
ARMYs still are pushing for streaming after about 7 millions views were deleted. This fandom is just amazing and so passionate for the boys. Youtube had many freaking out after the view kept changing yet, we finally had an answered.
everyone calm down, listen to the expert from YouTube. YouTube does this before final tally to clear out bots. As it is said here hopefully our view count gets back to normal. #IVoteBTSBBMAs @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/HQ9Re0D5oe
— naz (@vcIipse) May 20, 2018
Even if the Taylor Swift’s record was not broken, BTS is now the fastest kpop group to reach 40M views on youtube in 23hrs 23minutes. Be proud of your hard work ARMYs!
BTS 'Fake Love' MV is the fastest Kpop Group MV to reach 40M Views on YouTube in 23hrs 23mins!
— BTS Views (@bstwings_views) May 19, 2018
This writer woke up at 4 in the morning to join the madness that it was right after the album was released. It was totally worth it! being able to wake up to their amazing voices was great! So let’s keep streaming ARMYs, We can do it! This comeback is going to be the biggest so far and we can wait to see how many records ARMY and BTS will be breaking. So have you been streaming on youtube? What do you think about the views changing? Let us know @ForeverBTScom