Blackpink has reached another milestone. As of last night, they became the first K-pop group to hit one billion views on YouTube for their music video “Ddu-du Ddu-du.”
The announcement was made on Blackpink’s Instagram account where several Blinks (Blackpink’s fandom) congratulated the four ladies. Twitter is also freaking out over the news using the hashtag #HitUWithThat1B.
BLACKPINK is now:
-the first gg to reach 1b
-the first kpop group to reach 1b
-the 2nd kpop act to reach 1b
-the fastest kpop mv to reach 1b
Congrats blinks! We did it! ??#HitUWithThat1B #OneBillionWithBlackpink#BLACKPINK뚜두뚜두1BILLION pic.twitter.com/q1uwBsfEuM
— ℓ ? (@lisasroyalty) November 11, 2019
— ?? (_?????????) (@MajesticLalisa) November 11, 2019
— BP (@Blackpink88xo) November 11, 2019
— Lucasé (@chaengslave) November 11, 2019
The video was first released more than a year ago (June 2018) and it was the most-viewed Korean music video within 24 hours with over 36.2 million views. YouTube also reported that “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” is the fastest K-pop girl group video to reach 100 million views (in just 10 days!).
However, Blackpink isn’t the first Korean talent to reach hit one billion views on YouTube. Psy’s “Gangnam Style” was the first-ever YouTube video to break the record in 2012, making him the first solo Korean artist to do so.
Screengrab from YouTube
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