BTS Beat A Huge Taylor Swift Record, YouTube Backlash, and here comes Nicki!

BTS have yet another record to add to impressive list of achievements

August 28, 2018

This is an opinion piece by yours truly, so let's dive in shall we? :) 

 

 

NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN

 

BTS continues to do what they do best, break records. 

When BTS "Fake Love" didn't break Taylor Swift's 24 hour youtube record I had a prediction: 

 

If at first you don't succeed, try try again. 

BTS' "Idol" music video racked up over 56 million views on youtube within the first day of its release. The record previously belonged to Swift for her "Look What You Made Me Do" music video, which had 43 million views in its first 24 hours. 

Taylor's Swift's beloved fanbase (called Swifties) were gracious about it: 

 

As a program director I can tell you this: No woman on Taylor's level has continued to partner with radio like Taylor Swift has and that's why I will always love her. I interviewed Ed Sheeran and asked him the best advice Taylor ever gave him and he told me "She told me to always work with radio".  

YOUTUBE BACKLASH

I'll be honest, I knew anti's and bots were going to contribute to the BTS 24 hour youtube record to try to ruin it. So I was predicting about 3-4 million views shaved off. What I didn't expect was this: 

 

Of course the BTS ARMY had questions: 

At the time of this post Youtube has not answered nor explained what happened to 11 million views on "IDOL" and why the video was froze for hours. 

The record had been broken but many ARMY felt disappointed with the outcome, including Columbia Records who sent an email out with this picture

Make no mistake that was 100% shade to Youtube and Columbia's way of saying "We saw the numbers and we believe ARMY." 

 

 

HERE COME THE BARBZ

 

Nicki Minaj is a legend in the rap game. 

Nicki's grind, accomplishments, and longevity in a male dominated genre seals the deal on her legacy. 

So when Nicki wasn't #1 with her recent album "Queen", she voiced her opinion on twitter: 

Nicki's album "Queen" did VERY well but it's clear she wanted that number one. And what Nicki wants, the Barbz get. 

MY PREDICTION: 

 

When the video for "Idol" drops feat Nicki Minaj, ARMY and BARBZ are going to team up and not only break the 24 hour youtube record but smash it to smithereens, leaving no doubt who are the Kings and Queen. 

And BTS and Nicki Minaj will get the #1 they deserve.