BTS Performs 'Boy with Luv' & 'Mic Drop' on SNL

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The group will also perform the song with Halsey at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, where they are nominated in the categories for Top Duo/Group and Top Social Artist. The record was previously held by Ariana Grande's popular break-up track "Thank U, Next" with 55.4 million views amassed in the first 24 hours.

Interestingly, the last few months have seen YouTube's 24-hour viewing record smashed more times than avocado in a trendy café, with Ariana Grande setting a record of 50.3 million views back in December, in turn dethroning BTS" "Idol' as the record-holder. Check out some of the hilarious and heartwarming reactions from fans all around the world.

Korean music group BTS made their historic "Saturday Night Live" debut with a flawless, hard-hitting performance Saturday night.

As of 5am ET Saturday, Boy With Luv had racked up just over 78 million views, according to YouTube.

Lots of bands can seem strangely diminished by the SNL stage on TV, but on Saturday night, BTS filled every inch of the frame with flashy motion - tight choreography, bright colors, bold energy - as it performed "Boy With Luv" (from Map of the Soul) and "MIC Drop" (from 2018's Face Yourself).

This is a shout out to the ARMYs around the globe, who supported the BTS comeback with full-force and helped the boys achieve new records. Let's give it up for you guys with the famous BTS fan chant "Kim Namjoon, Kim Seok-jin, Min Yoon-gi, Jeon Hoseok, Park Jimin, Kim Taehyung, Jeon Jung-kook!"



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