'For the first time as K-Pop Group', BLACKPINK hits 1.5 billion views on 'DDU-DU DDU-DU' music video
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[by Ent Team] BLACKPINK's 'DDU-DU DDU-DU' music video has surpassed 1.5 billion views.
According to YG Entertainment on the 23rd, BLACKPINK's music video of 'DDU-DU DDU-DU' surpassed more than 1.5 billion views on YouTube at 6:36 p.m. on the same day. It is the record accumulated in 2 years and 8 months since its release on June 15, 2018.
The music video of 'DDU-DU DDU-DU' is breaking its own record of the first, highest, and most views among the K-pop group's music video. The music video, which took over 1 billion views for the first time among K-pop men & women's groups in November last year, has been as popular as any new song.
Looking at the actual recent trend of record for 100 million views,
It took 4 months from 1 billion views to 1.1 billion views, 3 months from 1.1 billion views to 1.2 billion views, 2 months from 1.2 billion views to 1.3 billion views, and about 2 months from 1.3 billion views to 1.4 billion views.
'DDU-DU DDU-DU' is the title track of BLACKPINK's first mini-album, 'SQUARE UP'. The strong addictive chorus and point choreography, which seemed to shoot a pistol with both hands, drawn popular, ranked as No. 1 in the 'Most-watched K-pop Music Video in the World' that year.
In addition, the song achieved remarkable results on various major global charts. Shortly after its release, it ranked as 1st on all the Korean music charts, which called 'Perfect All Kill', and ranked as 40th and 55th on the U.S. Billboard 200 and Hot 100 as well, recording the highest ranking ever as a K-pop girl group at that time. And, they have proved their global popularity and influence by surpassing 300 million streaming on Spotify, the world's largest music platform.
Attention is drawn to the more growing influence of BLACKPINK in YouTube, one of the leader in the global music market. The number of subscribers to BLACKPINK's YouTube channel, which has a total of 26 music videos with 100 million views, including 3 music videos with more than 1.1 billion views, has consistently increased and record more than 57.6 million now. This is the No. 1 female artist in the world and a trend that is rapidly catching up with the number of subscribers of Justin Bieber, the No. 1 overall.
Meanwhile, BLACKPINK, recently successfully completed a live stream concert, 'THE SHOW', is facing a solo project. As Rose's solo album sub-title song, 'GONE', was first released in 'THE SHOW', expectations of global music fans have more grown. (Photo Credit: YG Entertainment)