“BTS’ Boy With Luv Feat. Halsey Surpassed 1.5 Billion Views on YouTube. It is BTS’ first song to reach this milestone. “Boy With Luv” is a song by BTS, featuring American singer Halsey, as the lead single for their “Map of the Soul: Persona” released on April 12, 2019. The song simultaneously obtained the records for 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.
This made it the most-viewed YouTube video in the first 24 hours after its release at the time, averaging about 860 views per second during that interval. It was also the fastest video to reach 100 million views on YouTube, doing so in approximately one day and 10 hours.
The song was certified Platinum by the RIAA in June. “Boy with Luv” held the record for the song with the most music show wins after the 2000s in South Korea with 21 wins, until the record was broken by “Dynamite”. 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” via Universal Music Japan.