Blackpink debuts at No. 8 on Billboard’s newly launched ‘Global 200’
Girl group Blackpink debuted at No. 8 on global music chart Billboard's newly-launched category "Billboard Global 200" on Tuesday.
Billboard added two new categories with the latest chart update on Tuesday — Billboard Global 200 and Billboard Global Excl. U.S.
The new charts will take the number of streams and downloads from around 200 regions in the world and list them according to their popularity. The Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart is the Global 200 chart without numbers from the United States.
Blackpink's latest collaboration with American pop star Selena Gomez landed at No. 8 on the Global 200 and No. 6 on Global 200 Excl. U.S. charts, based on data gathered from Sept. 4 to 10.
"Ice Cream" is continuing its winning streak since it was dropped on Aug. 28, topping YouTube's global music video chart for the second week running. It sits at No. 2 on the popular songs chart as well as No. 3 on the global artist chart.
Blackpink has had a record-breaking year so far with its single "How You Like That" followed by "Ice Cream" and is expected to reach new heights with its upcoming first full-length album "The Album" to drop on Oct. 2.
K-pop's first Netflix original documentary program "Blackpink: Light Up the Sky" will also be revealed on Oct. 14.
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