K-pop band BTS breaks huge Taylor Swift record

K-pop band BTS are ruling the world at the moment, with their latest big accolade being dethroning one of the planet's biggest pop stars.

Yep, the seven-member boy band have smashed Taylor Swift's record for the most-watched music video debut on YouTube.

Their new video for 'Idol' was released on August 24 and was watched an incredible 45 million times in its first 24 hours. That beats Taylor's 2017 record for her song 'Look What You Made Me Do', which got 43.2 million views in its first 24 hours.

At the time of writing, BTS's latest music video has accumulated over 100 million views (that's in only five days). Crikey.

It's been a pretty record-breaking year for BTS, with the group becoming the first Korean group to top the Billboard 200 albums chart earlier this year.

They've also been touring, though their dates at London's O2 later this year have already caused anger among fans after tickets sold out within mere minutes.

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Many tickets have also popped up on resale sites at vastly inflated prices, some going for thousands of pounds, and fans are naturally not best pleased.

BTS consists of members V, Jimin, RM, Suga, Jin, J-Hope and Jungkook, and were formed back in 2013. They've also collaborated with Nicki Minaj on their song 'Idol' and caused a frenzy at the Billboard Music Awards earlier this year where they became the first Korean act to perform at the ceremony.

So if you're not already, this is one band you're probably going to want to get familiar with.