BLACKPINK’s ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ MV Reaches 250 Million Views In Record Time For K-Pop Group, Pushes BTS To Second Spot
There is no stopping Jisoo, Jennie, Rose, and Lisa right now. The girls have been breaking record after record, which is why they are now dubbed as the queens of K-pop. As if their earlier achievements are not enough, the YG Entertainment girl group added one more under their belt.
BLACKPINK already beat PSY’s record for having the most-watched K-pop MV in 24 hours on YouTube. PSY had been sitting comfortably at the top for five long years with his “Gentleman” MV that racked up 36 million views, but Jisoo, Jennie, Rose, and Lisa pushed him to number two last month after reports confirmed that their “DDU-DU DDU-DU” MV got 36.2 million views on YouTube in 24 hours.
BLACKPINK’s “DDU-DU DDU-DU” MV ranks seventh overall on YouTube's list of most-watched in 24 hours videos. PSY’s “Gentleman” MV is eight overall, and BTS’s “FAKE LOVE” MV is ninth. Taylor Swift‘s “What You Made Me Do” MV is in first place with 43.2 million views.
Now, BLACKPINK officially becomes the fastest K-pop group MV to hit 250 million views. Meaning, it’s another achievement added to the girls’ already impressive resume.
BLACKPINK’s “DDU-DU DDU-DU” MV crossed the quarter-billion threshold after 50 days of its release. The record was formerly owned by BTS, who reached the 250 million views mark 71 days after their “Fake Love” MV was released.
Jisoo, Jennie, Rose, and Lisa already garnered a cult-like following after their debut in 2016. In fact, BLACKPINK is so popular that even top U.S. labels were in talks with YG Entertainment for a possible American debut for the girls.
“We’ve been in contact with some of the best record companies in the United States about BLACKPINK,” YG Entertainment revealed. “We believe we’ll be delivering some good news in the near future.”
“We’ve actually been in contact with some of the best record companies in the United States about BLACKPINK,” YG Entertainment previously revealed. “We believe we’ll be delivering some good news in the near future.”
But even though Jisoo, Jennie, Rose, and Lisa appreciate the interest in them in the U.S., they expressed that they would want to focus and finish their domestic promotions first before leaping to another opportunity. YG Entertainment feels the same way as well, so it is safe to say that a BLACKPINK American debut is not happening anytime soon.