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BTS breaks records with new single 'Butter'

South Korean K-pop stars BTS broke streaming records on YouTube and Spotify with their latest release, the dance-pop track Butter. Photo courtesy of Big Hit Music. 
South Korean K-pop stars BTS broke streaming records on YouTube and Spotify with their latest release, the dance-pop track "Butter." Photo courtesy of Big Hit Music. 

SEOUL, May 25 (UPI) -- K-pop supergroup BTS continues to smash records with its latest release, "Butter," which topped Spotify's single-day streams list and on Tuesday became the fastest music video to reach 200 million views on YouTube.

The English-language summer dance-pop track, released on Friday, crossed 200 million views in about four days and one hour, BTS' management company Big Hit Music said on Tuesday. The feat breaks the boy band's own record, held by last August's hit single "Dynamite," which crossed the threshold in four-and-a-half days.

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The video was watched 108.2 million times in its first 24 hours on YouTube and received 3.9 million concurrent views at its premiere, also surpassing records held by "Dynamite," the group's previous English-language track.

On Spotify, the world's largest streaming platform, "Butter" received more than 20.9 million streams on the first day of its release, the highest number ever.

The septet's latest record-breaking feat comes on the heels of a successful Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, at which BTS performed "Butter" remotely and took home four trophies for top duo/group, top song sales artist, top social artist and top selling song.

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"Butter" also swept to the top of iTunes charts in over 100 countries, including the United States, Britain, Canada and Germany, as well as local music charts in South Korea and Japan.

BTS will continue its media push for the new single this week, with an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday and a performance to kick off the Good Morning America summer concert series on Friday.

The group, which consists of members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook, will hold an online fan event on June 13 and 14 to commemorate its eighth anniversary.

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