BLACKPINK proved their status as top-class idols by performing their ‘Inkigayo’ comeback stage on another level.
On June 17, BLACKPINK performed their new releases ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ and ‘FOREVER YOUNG’ at SBS ‘Inkigayo’.
BLACKPINK grabbed everyone’s attention as soon as they appeared on stage. The four members shook the hearts of fans by displaying fantastic visuals with glamorous and stylish outfits.
The audience couldn’t take their eyes off BLACKPINK, when they started performing. BLACKPINK showed off their perfect live vocals while performing fierce choreography at the same time. Furthermore, the catchiness of the pistol choreography from ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ added interest for the viewers.
BLACKPINK released their first mini album ‘SQUARE UP’ on the 15th through various music platforms. The song ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ is a sophisticated yet fierce Hip-Hop track, from beginning to the end. The fresh onomatopoeia and the arrangement of various instruments make the song interesting to listen to. The lyrics express BLACKPINK’s identity by containing symbols of chic and confident women.
‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ was written by TEDDY, and composed by TEDDY, 24, R.Tee, and Bekuh Boom. The song offers BLACKPINK’s unique and inimitable charisma with its lyrics and powerful energy.
The song ‘FOREVER YOUNG’ was written, composed, and arranged by TEDDY, while FUTURE BOUNCE and R.Tee participated in the composing and arranging of the track. It is a dance song in Moombahton rhythm, which contains bright melodies which contrasts with the charismatic chorus. The song presents the positive message of ‘Let’s spend our youth without regret’.
The reactions were hot. After achieving ‘all-kill’ in real-time and daily charts, ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ set another milestone by surpassing 1 million users in 24 hours since its release. It is the best record among girl-groups after the music chart reform was made.
Furthermore, ‘SQUARE UP’ added another K-Pop girl-group record by being placed at no. 1 on iTunes Album Charts in 44 different countries. The MV for ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ surpassed 40 million views in 27 hours. With their record of surpassing 10 million views in 6 hours, 20 million views in 13 hours, 30 million views in 23 hours, and 40 million views in 27 hours, they swept and re-wrote every pre-existing time records by K-Pop girl-groups.
According to the ‘Top 10 Most Viewed MVs In the First 24 Hours’, BLACKPINK had the best record among all girl-groups in the world, and was placed 4th among all artists in the world.