[YG-LIFE] 180708 BLACKPINK’s ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ at No. 1 for 4 Weeks, Aiming for Their 9th Crown on ‘Inkigayo’

BLACKPINK is displaying unmatched influence in music charts, by maintaining their no. 1 spot for 24 days.

As of July 8, at 10 AM, the title song ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ from BLACKPINK’s first mini album ‘SQUARE UP’ topped major real-time music charts in streaming platforms including Melon, Mnet, Genie, Olleh, and Bugs.

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While BLACKPINK set the record by maintaining their no. 1 spot for the longest term among K-Pop girl groups this year, receiving the baton from iKON, who maintained their no. 1 position for 43 days starting from January.

BLACKPINK has now established themselves as a top-class K-Pop girl group, and are now aiming for the world, past the Asian market.

The album ‘SQUARE UP’ topped iTunes Album Charts in 44 different countries as soon as its release, while debuting at UK’s ‘Official Singles Top 100’ for the first time as a K-Pop girl group.

Recently, BLACKPINK’s photo was exhibited on the walls in over 400 Apple Stores in the world including stores in the US, Japan, UK, Australia, Canada, and Europe, as the only artists of K-Pop. BLACKPINK stood tall among global Pop stars, displaying their strong presence.

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Furthermore, ‘SQUARE UP’ and its title song ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ debuted at Billboards main charts including the ‘Billboard 200’ and ‘Hot 100’ as no. 40 and no. 55 respectively, setting the ‘first’ and ‘best’ record as a Korean girl group and entering the main charts for both albums and singles.

As they prove their nickname ‘the view count fairies’ which was received by surpassing 100 million views for all MVs released since debut, BLACKPINK set another milestone with their new MV.

The MV for ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ reached 150 million views in 21 days and 7 hours, setting the fastest record among all K-Pop boy and girl groups. They shortened the previous record by 3 days.

Also, the MV for ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ proved its global influence by becoming the most viewed MV in the world in 24 hours since its release. Various foreign press channels headlined BLACKPINK’s remarkable achievement, spotlighting the group’s success.

After receiving their 8th trophy in music broadcasts by winning the triple crown on MBC ‘Show! Music Core’, BLACKPINK will go after their 9th trophy by making appearance on SBS ‘Inkigayo’ today (8th).

Source: YG-Life

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