On October 14th, BLACKPINK once again became the talk of the town when they dropped their spectacular Netflix documentary, ‘BLACKPINK: Light Up The Sky’. The documentary tracked the band’s journey from their debut up until their brilliant Coachella performance. While the film showed us the talents and skills possessed by each of the four members, it looks like the band’s lead vocalist, Jennie, has staked her claim on the spotlight this week.
Back in 2018, Jennie dropped her debut single, ‘Solo’ which went on to create waves across markets. And as of this week, YG Entertainment (the band’s agency) confirmed that the track just surpassed 240.8 million streams on Spotify, making it the most-streamed song by any Korean soloist on the platform.
Oh but here’s the kicker: Jennie even managed to beat out previous record-holder PSY who raked in 240.6 million streams with his catchy hit, ‘Gangnam Style’. Now, standing at almost 3 minutes, ‘Solo’ takes just one listen to get you hooked. From its catchy melodies to quirky beat drop, the track stays on your tongue for a while. So, it’s no surprise that Jennie’s added a new feather to her cap with this tune.
In fact, ‘Solo’ already made Spotify history earlier this year, when it became the first song by a Korean female soloist to surpass 200 million streams back in April. Further, over the weekend, the music video for the track also crossed a new milestone. It managed to surpass 550 million views on YouTube, making Jennie the first K-pop female solo artist to accomplish this feat.
And so, with BLACKPINK being formed from such impeccably talented women, is it really a surprise that they’ve reached this far?
By: Nina Karun