BLACKPINK debuts in US: A Look At Their Big Year Ahead


K-pop girl group BLACKPINK made a successful U.S. debut at Universal Music’s Grammy Artist Showcase in Los Angeles, Saturday (local time), alongside heavy-hitters Post Malone,

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Black Pink’s ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ becomes the most-viewed MV by a K-pop group

According to‘Billboard, on Monday (January 21), the MV became the most-viewed MV by a K-pop group on YouTube. A rep from YouTube confirmed,'”With 620.9 million views, BLACKPINK’s ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ is now the most-viewed music video by a K-pop group.”

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BTS is in second with “DNA” MV. As of this writing, “DDU-DU DDU-DU”‘MV has 624 million views, while “DNA”‘MV has 621 million views.’

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“DDU-DU DDU-DU”‘was released on June 15, 2018, as the title track of Black Pink’s album ‘Square Up.’

5 K-Pop Acts, Albums and Events To Look Out For In 2019

K-Pop has had its biggest year yet when it comes to international success, with BTS and BLACKPINK leading the way for the boy bands and girl groups – and solo stars, we’ll explain! – in the UK and US.

From BLACKPINK’s unprecedented collaboration with Dua Lipa -‘which made the Top 40 in the UK Singles Chart upon release – to BTS’ mega-hit ‘Idol’ reaching Number 21 in the UK, their successes are unstoppable and there’s plenty more to come from both bands, the individual members’and’some major new acts. Some brand new, some currently rising – we’re going to give you the scoop.

Universal signs K-pop girl band to Interscope – can they repeat BTS success?

Universal Music Group (UMG) has signed one of the world’s biggest all-female K-pop groups, BLACKPINK, to Interscope Records.

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Because the announcement follows the breakout success of k-pop superstars BTS who recently hit the No.1 spot on the Billboard 200 with their album, Love Yourself: Answer.

BTS release records in the US via Big Hit Entertainment, through Sony Music-owned distribution and services company, The Orchard.

It’s going to be very interesting to see what effect an Interscope-backed superstar K-pop group will have on the charts in the coming months ‘ especially as BLACKPINK have already made a big impact in the States this year.

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