A new music video by the South Korean boy band BTS has claimed the record for the biggest debut in YouTube’s history – beating the old mark held by American singer Taylor Swift.
BTS’ video for its single IDOL secured the record with more than 45 million views in the first 24 hours of its release – nearly two million more than the 2017 debut of Swift’s Look What You Made Me Do, which attracted 43.2 million views in 24 hours, YouTube said.
The South Korean group’s most recent album, “Love Yourself: Tear”, debuted at No 1 on the American Billboard 200 album chart in May – the highest-charting album in US history for a K-pop or Korean act.
BTS’ previous single, Fake Love, peaked at No 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in May and has been certified as “gold” by the Recording Industry Association of America – the trade organisation of the US music industry – with sales of more than 500,000 streaming-equivalent units.
The seven-member group, whose members are now in their early to mid-20s, released its first album, “2 Cool 4 Skool”, in 2013.
This article originally appeared on Business Insider.