Tens of millions of fans around the world raced to listen to the latest offering from BTS on Friday, as the K-pop sensation dropped their highly anticipated new album to a deluge of excitement.
Three hours after “BE” was made available on a simultaneous worldwide release, the video for the first track “Life Goes On” — a song offering a message of hope in the face of the coronavirus pandemic — had been viewed almost 20 million times on YouTube.
“This is the best thing that has happened this year,” wrote one fan, among more than 560,000 comments.
“Just when I was starting to feel like trash again and wanting to leave this world, BTS drops this album,” another added.
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