BLACKPINK is flying high. The group is still setting new records, and thanks to its frequent TV show appearances, people are getting to really like the group. BLACKPINK is indeed on the road to fame.
Last month, BLACKPINK released “As If It’s Your Last” and promised that they will not keep themselves under the veil anymore and appear more on TV shows. Since then, BLACKPINK has appeared in a number of TV and radio shows including MBC Everyone’s Weekly Idol and SBS PowerFM’s Choi Hwajung’s Power Time.
Now, the group is about to go on JTBC’s Knowing Bros. On July 8, OSEN published an exclusive report announcing this news, and fans sent fervent responses. It’s no surprise as this is the hottest idol group meets the hottest variety show.
Earlier on, YG CEO YANG HYUN SUK posted on his Instagram page, “I’m trying really hard. It’s the first time I’ve asked for a favor in 17 years” to respond to a fan’s request for BLACKPINK’s appearance on Knowing Bros.
His efforts have paid off. Already, fans are wondering what it would be like if the talented BLACKPINK members meet Kang Ho Dong, Lee Su Geun, Seo Jang Hoon, Lee Sang Min, Kim Hee Chul, Min Kyung Hoon, and Kim Young Chul. They are expecting BLACKPINK’s episode to be the funniest ever and legendary.
BLACKPINK’s music is also gaining recognition. The music video of “As If It’s Your Last” posted 10 million views in just 17 hours after release and in just 14 days, at 12 PM on July 7, it surpassed 50 million views.
This is the shortest time for any K-pop group to hit that mark. It’s also remarkable considering that BLACKPINK is a rookie that debuted less than a year ago and a girl group, whose fandom is usually less wide than boy groups. Indeed, BLACKPINK has set a new bar for K pop groups.
BLACKPINK has also taken Billboard charts by storm. “As If It’s Your Last” is still No.1 on US Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart and No.45 on Billboard Canada Hot 100 chart.
BLACKPINK deserves to be called a monster rookie. They have taken over variety shows and the music scene.