BLACKPINK is proving their status as a top-class girl group, by conquering music charts in Korea, China, and Japan.
The title song ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ from BLACKPINK’s first mini album ‘SQUARE UP’ is continuing its ‘all-kill’ march for 6 consecutive days, by maintaining its no. 1 spot in 8 different music charts since the 15th.
The group is also achieving successful results in Chinese charts. ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ topped QQ Music’s Comprehensive New Releases Chart, KPOP MV Chart, and Comprehensive MV Chart on the 20th, winning the triple crown. On Kugou’s KPOP New Releases Chart, BLACKPINK lined up all songs including ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’, ‘FOREVER YOUNG’, REALLY’, and ‘SEE U LATER’, from first to fourth place.
BLACKPINK also kept their top position on Japan’s iTunes Comprehensive Album Chart for 5 consecutive days. Furthermore, the group proved the love and support by Japanese fans by topping Oricon’s Digital Album Weekly Chart. They are also placed at no. 1 on Recochoku’s Album Daily Rankings for June 19.
BLACKPINK’s popularity among local fans in Japan seems to represent the high anticipation on BLACKPINK’s upcoming arena tour in Japan.
‘BLACKPINK ARENA TOUR 2018’, which was originally scheduled to start on July 24 in Osaka and end with a total of 6 concerts in 3 cities, was confirmed to extend by adding 1 more concert on the tour due to the requests by fans.
BLACKPINK officially made debut in Japan by opening a debut showcase on July 2017 at Japan Budokan, an arena that can hold 15,000 audiences. All tickets for the debut showcase were sold out, while over 200,000 people entered to buy tickets.