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K-pop band Blackpink sets new record of YouTube's biggest premiere

Lifestyle2020-06-27

South Korean K-pop girls' group Blackpink has smashed a new record with their comeback hit "How You Like That," which has become the biggest music video premiere on YouTube.The single, highly expected by the group's fans across the world since their second mini album in 2019, was viewed by at least 1.65 million fans, beating K-pop boy group BTS, the previous holder of the record.A still from Blackpink's new single music video "How You Like That." /YG EntertainmentThe track was released on Friday, and garnered 63.8 million views within 18 hours after it was unveiled.The group, with four members Lisa, Jennie, Jisoo and Rose, was launched by South Korea's YG Entertainment in 2016, and has since become one of the most popular bands in Asia and the rest of the world.A still from Blackpink's new single music video "How You Like That." /YG EntertainmentThe group has made some splash on the international stages as well. It is the first K-pop girl group to perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and has made appearances in several hit American shows, such as "Good Morning America" and "The Late Show."K-Pop group Blackpink perform live on "Good Morning America," on February 12, 2019, airing on the ABC Television Network. /CFPPrior to the release of the track, YG Entertainment announced it will herald a series of new moves for the group, including their first full-length album in September, and solo singles for the Lisa, Jisoo and Rose.(Cover image: Girl group Blackpink performs on stage during the eighth Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards on January 23, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. /CFP)(CGTN)

South Korean K-pop girls' group Blackpink has smashed a new record with their comeback hit "How You Like That," which has become the biggest music video premiere on YouTube.

The single, highly expected by the group's fans across the world since their second mini album in 2019, was viewed by at least 1.65 million fans, beating K-pop boy group BTS, the previous holder of the record.

A still from Blackpink's new single music video "How You Like That." /YG Entertainment

The track was released on Friday, and garnered 63.8 million views within 18 hours after it was unveiled.

The group, with four members Lisa, Jennie, Jisoo and Rose, was launched by South Korea's YG Entertainment in 2016, and has since become one of the most popular bands in Asia and the rest of the world.

A still from Blackpink's new single music video "How You Like That." /YG Entertainment

The group has made some splash on the international stages as well. It is the first K-pop girl group to perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and has made appearances in several hit American shows, such as "Good Morning America" and "The Late Show."

K-Pop group Blackpink perform live on "Good Morning America," on February 12, 2019, airing on the ABC Television Network. /CFP

Prior to the release of the track, YG Entertainment announced it will herald a series of new moves for the group, including their first full-length album in September, and solo singles for the Lisa, Jisoo and Rose.

(Cover image: Girl group Blackpink performs on stage during the eighth Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards on January 23, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. /CFP)

(CGTN)

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