Blackpink’s ‘Kill This Love’ becomes biggest music video debut in YouTube history
Korean pop group Blackpink are breaking yet more records as their new video for ‘Kill This Love’ becomes biggest music video debut in YouTube history.
In the first 24 hours of being live on the streaming platform the video had been viewed 56.7 million times. The speed in which the video amassed that volume of views mean that it overtakes Ariana Grande who previously held number on spot with 55.4 million views for ‘Thank U, Next’.
Blackpink’s success didn’t slow down after 24 hours and continued to dominate. Published on April 4th, ‘Kill This Love’ became the fastest music video to 100 million views on the streaming platform, according to data obtained by Billboard. The video reached the milestone in under three days.
The band, who are also the first and only K-pop girl group to enter and top Billboard‘s Emerging Artists chart, will also make history by becoming the first k-pop girl group to play the ever-expanding California festival Coachella.
Made up of members Jisoo, Jennie, Lisa, and Rose, Blackpink are the latest popular outfit emerging from Korea as the music industry attempts to capitalise on the boom of interest in the music.
As their planned appearance at Coachella takes them to the West Coast, BlackPink have also planned out a North American tour which will see them perform in Los Angeles, Chicago, Hamilton, Newark, Atlanta and Fort Worth.
02/15 – Singapore, SG @ Singapore Indoor Stadium 02/23 – Kuala Lumpur, MY @ Malawati Indoor Stadium 02/24 – Kuala Lumpur, MY @ Malawati Indoor Stadium 02/25 – Taipei, TW @ Linkou Arena 04/12 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival 04/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum 04/19 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival 04/24 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena 04/27 – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre 05/01 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center 05/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena 05/08 – Fort Worth, TX @ CC Arena 05/18 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg 05/21 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena 05/22 – London, UK @ SSE Arena 05/24 – Berlin, DE @ Max-Schmeling-Halle 05/26 – Paris, FR @ Zénith Paris 05/28 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau Sant Jordi