|Scenes from Jennie's 'SOLO' music video. Screen capture from YouTube|
By Lee Han-na
BLACKPINK, a K-pop girl band of YG Entertainment, makes history with its songs every time, both as women and K-pop idols.
Its recent album, "Kill This Love," broke the YouTube record for most-viewed videos, beating Ariana Grande's "thank u, next." This time, Jennie of BLACKPINK became the first Korean female singer to reach 300 million views.
Last Nov. 12, Jennie became the first member to have solo track.
Her title song, "SOLO," reached 100 million views within 23 days, the quickest for a solo female singer. It topped several music charts within an hour of release and is still in the top 100 of Genie, Melon, Mnet, Soribada and other music charts.
With "SOLO," Jennie also became the first Korean female singer to top the iTunes chart in 40 countries from South America, Europe, and Asia.
Other BLACKPRINT music videos also have had multi-million views ― 800 million for "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du," 590 million for "As If It's Your Last" and "Boombayah," 380 million for "Playing with Fire," 360 million for "Whistle" and 160 million for "Stay."
Lee Han-na is a Korea Times intern.