Blackpink continues to smash records with its latest releases
K-pop girl group Blackpink had cause for a double celebration Tuesday after its music videos for "How You Like That" hit 500 million views in the fastest time ever for a K-pop act and "Ice Cream" hit 200 million views on YouTube.
According to the band's agency YG Entertainment, the music video for the group's single "How You Like That" hit 500 million views at 3:51 a.m., 73 days after it was released.
This is the fastest time for any K-pop act's music video to hit the 500 million-view mark, and also bested the group's own record of 111 days it had set with "Kill This Love" (2019) by almost 40 days.
"Ice Cream," the band's collaboration with pop star Selena Gomez, also hit a new mark on Tuesday morning, at 2:06 a.m., 10 days after it was released on Aug. 28.
"This is the second-fastest speed to reach 200 million views for a K-pop girl group, after 'How You Like That' which hit 200 million views in a week," the agency said.
It has been a year of successes for Blackpink.
"How You Like That" was awarded the Song of the Summer at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, as well as having listed as No. 1 on YouTube's Global Top Summer Songs.
It also sat at No. 20 on the British Official Chart's Top Single 100 and No. 33 on Billboard's Hot 100, the highest for any K-pop girl group.
The band also flaunted its global influence by featuring on Lady Gaga's album earlier this year, as well as collaborating with Gomez.
The two singles will be included on the band's upcoming first full-length album titled "The Album," set to drop on Oct. 2.
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