BTS’ “MIC Drop” ft. Steve Aoki Remix Surpasses 800 Million Views

“MIC DROP” ft. Steve Aoki has officially surpassed 800 Million Views on You Tube. “Mic Drop” was recorded in two languages (Korean and Japanese). J-Hope and RM are credited among those who wrote both the Korean and Japanese versions of the song. The lyrics celebrate BTS’ numerous achievements. The remix of “Mic Drop” debuted at number 28 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for the chart issue dated December 16, 2017, becoming the first top 40 entry by a K-pop group on the chart. It also became BTS’ first top 40 in the country.

The single debuted at number one on the US World Digital Songs chart, becoming the band’s sixth number one on the chart, and entered the US Digital Song Sales chart at number four. On February 3, 2018, the song was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for track equivalent sales of 500,000 units, making BTS the first Korean group to have a song certified in the United States.” The song eventually received platinum certification from the RIAA in November 2018 for track-equivalent sales of one million units, making BTS the first Korean group to achieve this.

In April 2019, it was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for track-equivalent sales of 35,000 units. The MV was an instant success on YouTube, achieving over 10 million views in 14 hours. “Mic Drop” was the ninth most watched K-pop video of 2017 on YouTube.

BTS performed the remix version of “Mic Drop” live for the first time on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on November 27, 2017. They performed the remix again on the November 30th episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! as part of the Mercedes-Benz Live! concert series, and at the 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong on December 1.  Additionally, BTS gave a pre-recorded performance of the song on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve on December 31, 2017. On April 13, 2019, BTS performed it together with their 2019 single “Boy with Luv” on Saturday Night Live, becoming the first K-pop group to perform on the show. On December 7, 2019, the band performed the song as the opening act of the 2019 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball concert at The Forum, Los Angeles

For performances of the song during the Love Yourself: Speak Yourself stadium extension of the tour, the band wore “retro-futuristic” outfits created by Dior artistic director and fashion designer Kim Jones, from his 2019 menswear pre-fall collection. HBO series Silicon Valley featured the remix version of “Mic Drop” in the trailer for the show’s fifth season. Uzbeki figure skater Misha Ge performed to the song during the figure skating gala event at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Source

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