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Kpop act BLACKPINK becomes first-ever group to score 1-Billion views on YouTube

South Korean girl group BLACKPINK: Lisa, Jennie. Jisoo, and Rosé

K-pop girl group BLACKPINK made history as the first-ever group to break 1 billion views on YouTube.

On Monday, their agency YG Entertainment confirmed that the girl group’s “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” music video surpassed the threshold in the afternoon, nearly 17 months after it was released in June 2018.

Blackpink is the second K-pop artist with the achievement, after singer PSY, as a soloist, whose mega-hit “Gangnam Style” and “Gentleman” has surpassed 1 billion views back in 2012, and 2013.

In August, “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” became BLACKPINK’s first song certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. The quartet composed of Jisoo, Rosé, Jennie and Lisa is the first K-pop girl group to be recognized by the RIAA for such immense sales.

Their other music videos such as “Kill This Love,” released in April, has also garnered more than 640 million views, while music videos of their hit singles “Boombayah,” and “As If It’s Your Last” both topped 700 million views on YouTube.

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