“Boy With Luv ft Halsey” becomes BTS’ second MV to hit 1 Billion Views!
“Boy With Luv ft. Halsey” is the lead single for BTS sixth extended play Map of the Soul: Persona Album released on April 12, 2019 by Big Hit Entertainment. On July 3, 2019, the Japanese version of the song was released as a double A-side single alongside an original Japanese track titled “Lights” under Universal Music Japan. It simultaneously obtained the records of fastest-liked video and fastest viewed video on YouTube, reaching 3 million likes in 2 hours and 74.6 million views within 24 hours of release, making it the most viewed YouTube video in the first 24 hours after its release at the time. It was also the fastest video to reach 100 million views on YouTube, doing so in approximately one day and 10 hours.
“Boy with Luv” additionally topped the iTunes charts of 67 countries worldwide. The Song debuted and peaked at No. 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart, becoming the group’s highest Top 10 entry following “Fake Love”. The song also debuted at No. 13 on the UK Official Singles Chart, making it the highest-charting single by a Korean act. The single also launched at No. 5 on the Billboard Streaming Songs chart, the highest rank for the band on the chart so far and the second top 10 after “Fake Love” peaked at No. 7, according to the Billboard website. It also ranked No. 3 on the Digital Song Sales chart, marking the group’s fourth song hitting the chart’s top 10.
On June 24, 2019, Billboard announced that “Boy With Luv” had been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling over one million units in the United States. It is BTS’ second Platinum certification following “Mic Drop”. The song surpassed 100 million streams on Gaon Music Chart, earning a Platinum certification from the Korea Music Content Association (KMCA). “Boy With Luv” was certified Gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for selling 35,000 units in Australia.
BTS was named one of the Top 10 artists of 2019 by Genie Music with “Boy with Luv” topping their daily chart for 26 days. “Boy with Luv” currently holds the record for the song with the most music show wins after the 2000s in South Korea with 21 wins. RM, Suga and J-Hope are credited as part of the song writing team.
“Boy With Luv” ties with “Dynamite” for the most liked BTS MV with 19 million+ likes and most disliked with 1 million+ dislikes
Watch the MV for the billionth time!