Jennie's 'Solo' passes 800 million views on YouTube
“Solo,” the 2018 debut single by Jennie from Blackpink, surpassed 800 million views on YouTube Thursday.
According to her agency YG Entertainment, the video broke 800 million views at 3:24 a.m. on Thursday, three years and four months after it was first released in November 2018.
“Solo" was the first solo project by a member of Blackpink. The song is about a woman who doesn’t wallow in sadness after a break-up and instead embraces her independence.
The single was a huge success when first released, dominating local music charts and topping iTunes charts in 40 regions. Jennie became the first solo female artist from Korea to take the No. 1 spot on the worldwide iTunes song chart. The song made it onto the iTunes’ top 10 in the United States.
The music video for “Solo” currently holds the highest number of views for a video by a solo K-pop female artist.
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