BTS member Jungkook/Courtesy of BigHit Entertainment

Video clip of eating an apple draws 5 million views

Even famous streamers typically have to eat a lot in front of a camera to reach 1 million views at such video-sharing platforms as YouTube or Afreeca TV.

But BTS member Jungkook does not have to overeat to draw viewers. To eat an apple is enough for him to rack up millions of views in less than two days.

The youngest member of the K-pop band uploaded a video of eating an apple on early May 13 to reach 1 million views in around six hours. The view count topped 5 million in less than 36 hours.

This is not the first time for Jungkook, whose full name is Jeon Jung-kook, to post a video clip that instantly attracted millions of views.

On May 10, the 21-year-old star posted a clip where he had a pizza, and its view count surpassed 6 million.

With six other members, Jungkook is now in the United States for a concert tour, which will feature a total of 16 shows across four continents including Wembley Stadium in London.

The septet started the much-anticipated “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” world tour early this month at the Rose Bowl Stadium in California.

The idol group became the first K-pop act to perform at the Rose Bowl Stadium where Michael Jackson, Beyonce, and Taylor Swift performed to name but a few.

The tour is a follow-up to the band’s fourth studio album “Map of the Soul: Persona,” which was released midway through last month.

The seven-track album enabled the Bangtan Boys to win two prizes at this year’s Billboard Music Awards and top global album charts.


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