Blackpink sets new K-pop record for views of a single music video

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Blackpink sets new K-pop record for views of a single music video

 
Girl group Blackpink has set a new K-pop record, with the music video of its song ”Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” eclipsing 1.2 billion views on YouTube.
 
The video was released about two years ago, and has been viewed more than 100 million times in the past three months. It made local headlines upon reaching 1.1 billion views on YouTube.
 
The last 100 million views was achieved more quickly than the previous 100 million views, according to local media.  
 
The song may be back in the spotlight thanks to the group’s newly released song “How You Like That,” which has quickly climbed overseas music charts since its June 26 release.
 
"How You Like That" reached the No. 1 spot on iTunes in more than 60 countries, according to the band's agency, YG Entertainment, as well as charts in China and elsewhere. It has also climbed high on charts in the United States, including the BillBoard 200 and Hot 100, as well as Spotify.  
 
The group has six songs for which the music videos have been streamed more than 500 million times, including “Kill This Love,” which has been seen more than 800 million times.  
 
BY LEE SUN-MIN   [summerlee@joongang.co.kr]

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