Singer Son Tung M-TP’s music video with Thai star Pimtha most viewed worldwide on YouTube

By Mai Nhat   June 9, 2024 | 09:04 pm PT
Son Tung M-TP’s music video “Dung Lam Trai Tim Anh Dau” (Don’t Break My Heart), featuring Thai influencer Pimtha, achieved the status of the most viewed video globally on YouTube shortly after its release.
Singer Son Tung M-TP. Photo from Singer Son Tung M-TPs Facebook

Singer Son Tung M-TP. Photo from Singer Son Tung M-TP's Facebook

According to the statistics platform Kworb, the video, launched at 8 p.m. on Saturday, amassed 5.3 million views by 5 p.m. on Sunday.

It rapidly climbed to the top of the Trending category on YouTube Vietnam, taking just two hours post-release. It also featured on YouTube Trending lists in several other countries, including Australia, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, and Canada.

Additionally, its audio version led several Vietnamese music streaming charts, such as iTunes and Spotify.

The song marks Son Tung M-TP’s return to the pop ballad genre and is characterized by its vibrant feel and the emotional depth of the lyrics, which reflect a man’s heartfelt plea to the woman he loves to always be in his life. This track differs from his typical EDM/dance music, featuring simpler instrumentation that showcases his voice more prominently.

In the music video, Son Tung M-TP portrays an office worker whose life gains new excitement when he encounters a woman, portrayed by Pimtha, and falls in love. He fantasizes about a series of joyous moments with her, including dining out, performing for her, proposing, and moving in together. However, by the video’s end, he realizes these were all figments of his imagination.

Thai influencer Pimtha in Vietnamese singer Son Tung M-TP’s music video Dung Lam Trai Tim Anh Dau (Don’t Break My Heart). Photo from Son Tung M-TPs YouTube

Thai influencer Pimtha in Vietnamese singer Son Tung M-TP’s music video "Dung Lam Trai Tim Anh Dau" (Don’t Break My Heart). Photo from Son Tung M-TP's YouTube

Son Tung M-TP revealed that he composed the song four years ago but only disclosed its genre on the release day. He expressed that the song is meant to encourage openness to music, which in turn enriches life.

Born Nguyen Thanh Tung, the 30-year-old singer began his career in 2011 and achieved the highest score on the entrance exam at the Music Conservatory of Ho Chi Minh City the following year. He was then mentored by composer Huy Tuan.

Son Tung M-TP has consistently released hit songs, including a 2020 collaboration with American rapper-music producer Snoop Dogg titled "Hay Trao Cho Anh" (Give It to Me).

His accolades include the Best Southeast Asian Act at the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards, Single of the Year at the 2015 Lan Song Xanh (Green Wave) awards, Singer of the Year at the 2016 Cong Hien (Contribution) awards, and Most Loved Singer at the 2016 Lan Song Xanh (Green Wave) awards.

He is also distinguished as the first Vietnamese singer to receive a YouTube gold button.

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