BLACKPINK Scores Multiple Hits On Billboard Hot 100; 'DDU-DU DDU-DU' MV Breaks YouTube Record
BLACKPINK has scored several achievements this week. The K-pop girl group made history both in Billboard and on YouTube.
BLACKPINK has scored another entry on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week. The group's collaboration with Dua Lipa, titled "Kiss and Make Up," debut at No. 93, making BLACKPINK the first Korean girl group to have multiple entries in Hot 100.
"Kiss and Make Up" is the quarter's second entry on the Hot 100, following " DDU-DU DDU-DU" which peaked at No. 55 peak in June. BLACKPINK and Dua Lipa's collaboration was dropped on October 19 and it is part of Dua Lipa: Complete Edition, a deluxe edition of the singer's debut album which dropped last year.
So far, the song garnered 28 million streams on Spotify. According to Nielsen Music (via Billboard), it also earned seven million on-demand U.S. streams in the week ending Oct. 25. Dua Lipa and the quartet have yet to release a music video for the song but its audio track has so far recorded more than 32 million views on YouTube.
Moreover, BLACKPINK's latest EP Square Up also debuted at No. 40 on the Billboard 200. This made them the highest-charting album to date by an all-female K-pop group.
Meanwhile, the music video of "DDU-DU DDU-DU" also hit 450 million views, making them the fastest K-pop group to do so on YouTube. It only took Jisoo, Jennie, Lisa, and Rosé 137 days to reach the new milestone.
In July, the music video for "DDU-DU DDU-DU" also broke the record set by BTS's "Fake Love" and became the most-watched K-pop MV in 24 hours. But BTS took the record once again in August when they released "IDOL." Both songs are currently the only two K-pop group music videos ever to hit the 450 million mark on YouTube, Soompi noted.
This is not the first record "DDU-DU DDU-DU" has broken since its release on June 15. Earlier this month, the song's MV also shattered the record for the fastest K-pop group music video to surpass 400 million views.
The band's latest successes suggest that the quartet could be the next Korean act to dominate the U.S. charts. Additionally, BLACKPINK members are also set to release solo projects very soon and these may keep their name in the charts for the rest of 2018.