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Why is Blackpink so popular? List of all records broken by 'Pink Venom' in 24 hours

Blackpink breaks multiple records after YG Entertainment keeping fans starved for two years makes 'Pink Venom' their best release to date
UPDATED AUG 20, 2022
The music video for Blackpink's 'Pink Venom' breaks multiple records making it their most successful comeback after a two-year long hiatus (@BLACKPINK/Twitter; YouTube)
The music video for Blackpink's 'Pink Venom' breaks multiple records making it their most successful comeback after a two-year long hiatus (@BLACKPINK/Twitter; YouTube)

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: Blackpink came and owned August just as the queens that they are. The girl group made a comeback with their highly anticipated comeback single, 'Pink Venom' which was released on August 19. The single was released as a pre-release track to the girl group's upcoming September album, 'Born Pink'. With the single being Blackpink's first song to come out in the last two years, it seems like starved Blackpink fans are being well-fed as they help the girl group break one record after the other with their new single.

With 'Pink Venom', Blackpink has surpassed many of its older records making the new pre-release single the girl group's personal best release to date. Some fans think that keeping Blackpink on a hiatus for the last two years worked in favor of YG Entertainment as fans devour the new music video making it 2022's most watched music video within 24 hours of its release. Not only that but with 'Pink Venom', Blackpink has broken many more YouTube records and has ranked Number 1 on iTunes charts all around the world. With the number of records broken by Blackpink ever so increasing, here's a list of all the records broken by Blackpink's 'Pink Venom' in the last 24 hours.


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The new record breaking single 'Pink Venom' from Blackpink marks the girl group's first release since the 2020 'How You Like That' from their first full-length album, 'The Album'. The single draws a lot of parallels to 'How You Like That' and has fans marveling at the creativity and thought put into the single connecting it with the girl group's last song.

From Jennie standing under the black umbrellas to Lisa eating an apple that has turned black, Jisoo's white chair turning black, and Rose entering a much darker place in comparison to their last music video. 'Pink Venom' proves that the girl group is back with their personal best song and fans who had been waiting for the most popular girl group to make a comeback will be glad to hear the single has done exceptionally well on the charts.


Blackpink's 'Pink Venom' breaks multiple records

The single has racked up 86 million views on YouTube in the first 24 hours of its release making it the biggest 2022 music video so far beating the record held by BTS' 'Yet To Come'. Not only that but Blackpink's' Pink Venom' also became the fastest music video by a K-pop act in 2022 to surpass 6 million likes on the platform. The single is performing well on domestic charts as it surpasses 468k unique listeners on MelOn within the first 24 hours of its release making it the second best release from 2022 on the chart following their labelmates - BIGBANG's 'Still Life'. 


Not only YouTube records but Blackpink has topped multiple iTunes charts with 'Pink Venom' as the song ranks at Number 1 on the iTunes Worldwide Song Chart which shows the most popular song across four continents: North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. The single also topped iTunes 'Top Song Chart' in a total of 69 regions around the world.

Soon after its release 'Pink Venom' ranked at Number 1 on local Korean charts like Bugs, Vibe, Genie, and MelOn heading an all-kill on real-time charts. While the single is still a pre-release track from the girl group's second regular album, 'Born Pink', the album itself has recorded 1.5 million pre-orders within six days of its announcement making it the best-selling album from a female K-pop group a month ahead of its release.