Blackpink and Selena Gomez's 'Ice Cream' hits 150M views on YouTube as Blinks play it to 'keep the stress away'

Blackpink's brand new single 'Ice Cream' with Selena Gomez got a roaring response from their fans after the song initially saw 100M views in just a day of its release


                            Blackpink and Selena Gomez's 'Ice Cream' hits 150M views on YouTube as Blinks play it to 'keep the stress away'
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Fans were in for a surprise when the Korean power girl group Blackpink had first teased their collaboration with Selena Gomez for their new song 'Ice Cream'. It has been almost a week since the summer song hit the internet and fans are already going gaga over it. And to put the cherry on the cake, the song has already surpassed 150M views on YouTube and looking at the tremendous response, it looks like the views are only going to increase in number.

Interestingly, the Korean girl band which comprises members Jisoo, Jennie, Rose and Lisa had teased the song with a 17-second video on YouTube, a day before the song’s release and to everyone's surprise, it garnered 14M views. Continuing with the same hype, 'Ice Cream' crossed 100M views on YouTube in just one day, 16 hours and 56 minutes to achieve the feat, as reported by the publication Soompi. 

To celebrate the good news, ardent fans of the girl group, who are known as BLINKS, took to Twitter to share their happiness. An elated fan said, “CAUSE ICE CREAM IS THE SONG! I'd listen again and again cause is so catchy! Please I need to listen.”



 

Explaining how amazing the song ‘Ice Cream’ is, one Twitter user said, "Ice Cream is such a grower, it just makes you dance! That's why when you're streaming don't forget to enjoy the song too and also think that this is for Selpink. Let's give all-in for the remaining days! Let's get this! @blackpink #IceCreamScoopTwo.”



 

Another fan taking to social media stated, “Please play #IceCream everyday to keep the stress away.”



 

One user tweeted about how the new song is also making waves on YouTube. Describing the statistics of the new summer song, the user quoted, “#IceCream has surpassed 150.2M views and 11M likes in 1 hour and 45 minutes upon release making the most viewed and most liked video in YouTube history. ICE CREAM REDO #IceCreamScoopT.”



 

According to Billboard, the collaboration between Blackpink and Selena Gomez got 72% votes this week and easily overshadowed other new releases like ‘Falling For You’ by Jaden Smith and Justin Bieber, ‘Physical’ — Mark Ronson remix by artistes Dua Lipa and Gwen Stefani and ‘Expensive’ by Ty Dolla $ign and Nicki Minaj.

The song ‘Ice Cream’ has got lyrics contributions from Ariana Grande, Vicotria Monet, Teddy, Tommy Brown, Steven Franks, Bekuh BOOM and 24. Blackpink’s new song is a follow-up of their single ‘How You Like That’ which also scored a nod at the 2020 MTV VMA Music Awards. 

The Korean pop bands are in vogue all of a sudden and there is a constant battle of views between bands like Blackpink and BTS. The former had reclaimed the 24-hour views title on YouTube from BTS after previously garnering 56.7M views in the very first 24 hours with their track ‘Kill This Love’ in April 2019.

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