Blackpink has created history! The K-pop band has become the first female group to reach the number 1 spot on the global songs chart on Spotify. The pop sensation group achieved the feat with their new song, Pink Venom.
Pink Venom was launched on Friday, August 19, and is already winning people’s hearts across the globe. Read on to know more about Blackpink’s iconic achievement.
Pink Venom by Blackpink tops Global Spotify Chart
Pink Venom is the first single released by Blackpink ahead of the launch of their second studio album, Born Pink, on September 16. As soon as the song was released, it became an instant hit and started trending on the first day itself.
The song received widespread accolades and reached number 1 on Spotify Global Chart on the same day, making Blackpink the first female band to reach the spot. The track received 7,937,046 streams on the platform on the first day, getting 1.3 million more streams than the number 2 song on the chart, Quevedo: Bzrp Music Sessions, Vol. 52.
Not only on Spotify, but the song also went viral on YouTube, garnering over 110 million views till now with close to 10 million likes. It also reached number 1 on the all-genre US iTunes song sales chart. The song was also in high demand on radio, with multiple channels playing the song more than five times a day.
Pink Venom is the first single from Born Pink
The South Korean band is all set to release their second album next month, titled Born Pink. The album was first confirmed by the band’s Jennie Kim in March this year. She stated at the time, “Blackpink is also making a comeback soon, I don’t know if I’m allowed to say this, but since I’m the only Blackpink member here, I’ll just say it please look forward to it.”
The album was officially announced by YG Entertainment in July, who said in a statement, “The album title Born Pink portrays Blackpink’s confidence and self-esteem for being born different and that the album lives up to the group’s reputation and unrivaled presence.”
Meanwhile, fans are going gaga over the new track and showering praises on the band with their social media posts. A fan tweeted, “BLACKPINK, once again, showing the other girlies how girl crush is done,” while another wrote, “#PINKVENOM is literally so different from their previous main ones, it’s totally unique and a little bit of c*nty love it so much!”
Blackpink are going on a World Tour in October
Blackpink members are now gearing up for their world tour to meet international fans in October this year. The tour is being touted as the “largest world tour by a K-pop girl group in history.”
The four-member group, which includes Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa, is the most successful Korean girl group internationally and is often termed the “biggest girl group in the world.” Their debut studio album, The Album (2020) became the first album by a K-pop girl group to sell more than 1 million copies.
The album debuted at number 2 on Billboard 200 chart. Now the four pop stars are making a comeback after almost two years with Born Pink.
Congratulations to Blackpink for reaching the number 1 spot on Spotify’s global chart. Stay tuned for more news and updates.