BLACKPINK, the Korean pop queens aren’t resting on their laurels yet. This versatile girl group is not only known for their killer music which always promises to be the bop of the year, but also for their impeccable fashion choices.
BLACKPINK debuted 3 years ago under the entertainment agency YG Entertainment.Inc which also houses famous K-pop acts like BIGBANG, WINNER, IKON, etc. BLACKPINK were the talk of the town when they debuted, matching all fan expectations!
On this day, BLACKPINK became the first K-pop girl group to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 with multiple hits. They became record breaking artists in no time and are one of the most sought-after girl group acts in the music industry.
Records broken by the queens:
1. Most viewed music video within 24hrs in YouTube history:
BLACKPINK’s “Kill This Love” became the most viewed music video within 24hrs of debut with 56.7 million views. The record was previously held by Ariana Grande for the music video “thank u, next” with 55.4 million views in the first 24hrs. BLACKPINK went on record, with this being the fastest MV to reach a 100 million views.
2. Fastest video in history to surpass 1 million likes on YouTube:
BLACKPINK’s “Kill This Love” became the fastest video to gain 1 million likes on YouTube within just 28 mins of its premier on YouTube. The record was previously held by Ariana Grande for her release of the music video “thank u, next” which gained a million likes within 33 mins.
3. Most #1 placements on iTunes charts for a girl group:
The band’s ‘SQUARE UP’ album hit #1 on iTunes in 44 different countries, marking a new record for K-Pop girl groups.
4. The first K-pop girl group to reach No.1 on Billboard’s US World Album Charts:
With their “Kill This Love” release, they became the first girl group in 10 years to reach No.1 on Billboard’s US World Album Charts.
5. First K-pop girl group to enter Top 50 on Spotify:
With their “SQUARE UP” EP release, BLACKPINK secured their spot at the Global Top 50 on Spotify and have been a frequent name on this list ever since!
Well, with the queens dominating charts across the world, one can’t imagine how excited we are for their next release!