Blackpink breaks Spotify & YouTube records with ‘Pink Venom’

Track is debut from forthcoming sophomore album

Global superstars Blackpink are making history with their record breaking single “Pink Venom.” Released on August 19th to critical acclaim and overwhelming fan response, the anthem had the biggest release by females (group or solo) of this decade debuting at No. 1 on Spotify’s global top songs chart and amassing 7.9 million streams within the first 24 hours. On YouTube, the “Pink Venom” video reached 100 million views faster than any video by a female group ever, garnering 86 million within its first 24 hours. Already at over 164 million views, this was the biggest YouTube debut of 2022.

The group’s highly-anticipated return has been building for “Pink Venom” since the K-pop superstars shared a series of visual teasers and a poster, which finds the K-pop icons staring through a pane of broken glass. The record will be followed by the arrival of Blackpink’s second full album, Born Pink, on September 16th via YG Entertainment/Interscope Records.

This fall, the most popular girl group on the planet will hit the road on a world tour predicted to be attended by more than 1.5 million people. It kicks off in Seoul, South Korea, on October 15th and then visits the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, among others, before landing in New Zealand on June 21, 2023.

After releasing global hits like “How You Like That” and their collaboration with Selena Gomez, “Ice Cream,” Blackpink released The Album in 2020 to universal acclaim. The captivating project debuted at No. 2 on both the US Billboard 200 and UK Official Chart, and sold more than 1.4 million copies worldwide, making Blackpink the first K-pop girl group to sell over a million units.

Buddy Iahn
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