Blackpink's Ddu-du Ddu-du crosses 1.1b YouTube views

SEOUL • The music video of K-pop girl group Blackpink's 2018 song Ddu-du Ddu-du topped 1.1 billion YouTube views on Tuesday, the strongest YouTube feat yet by a K-pop band.

The popular song, released officially in June 2018, achieved the feat in one year and nine months.

That makes Ddu-du Ddu-du the most-watched YouTube music video by a K-pop band, as well as the only music video by a K-pop band that has reached the milestone of one billion YouTube views.

Blackpink is the second K-pop act after Psy to chalk up more than one billion YouTube views. The singer-rapper did it with his songs Gangnam Style (2012) and Gentleman (2013).

Blackpink, managed by South Korean agency YG Entertainment, consists of Kim Ji-soo, Jennie Kim, Roseanne Park and Lalisa Manoban.

THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 26, 2020, with the headline 'Blackpink's Ddu-du Ddu-du crosses 1.1b YouTube views'. Print Edition | Subscribe