13 Reasons BTS Are the All-Time Music Video Kings
There may still be a few months left in 2018, but it's already been another milestone year for BTS. Since last week alone, they've broken two huge YouTube records: "Idol," which racked up more than 45 million views in its first day, usurped Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" as most-viewed video within 24 hours, and also surpassed 100 million views in record time (It's currently at over 115 million).
Their latest album, Love Yourself: Answer, is also expected to debut at No. 1 on the charts, marking their second-ever No.1 album (and their second this year). They previously nabbed the honor with Love Yourself: Tear in May, and remain the only K-pop act to ever pull off such a feat. Basically, BTS are making history left and right.
There are a lot of reasons for BTS' global ascension — a breakneck output, message-driven music, theatrical live shows, and, of course their fervent, ever-dedicated ARMY — but a big part of their success can be attributed to their music videos, always conceptual, story-driven, and filled with sharp, skillful choreography. In sum, these boys know how to make a moment happen.
And lest you needed any more convincing, see 13 reasons why BTS are the all-time MV kings below.
They Break Down Walls, Literally and Metaphorically
They Play With Water...
(Like, a Lot of Fire)
Plus the Occasional Explosion
Seriously, What Can't These Boys Do?!
Here they are, slaying some choreo in front of a giant animated shark.
Their Dancing Is Always On Point
Their Concepts Are, Hands Down, Some of the Most Creative
So. damn. regal.
Their Visual Effects Are Unreal
They Put Their Hearts Into Everything — and It Shows
Their Imagery Is Stunning
They Can Wear the Hell Out of a Suit
And They Always Still Manage to Have Fun
Here's to You, BTS!