Who is Blackpink who smashed the record for the fastest YouTube video to reach 100 million views?
My first introduction to KPOP was to BTS a couple of years ago. Since then the entire family has been jamming to NCT127, EXO, GOT7, SEVENTEEN, STRAY KIDS and of course, BLACKPINK.
When Blackpink released their latest track Kill This Love, we watched with amazement as those YouTube views just skyrocketed. With every refresh of the screen, those view numbers changed dramatically and, before we knew it, Blackpink’s Kill This Love becomes the fastest YouTube video to reach 100 million views smashing PSY’s Gentleman record. Apperently this was done in 2 days and 14 hours (can’t officially confirm this exact figure at the time of writing this…)
According to vidIQ, at one point, it had more than 2.2m views per hour!
Who is Blackpink?
Formed by YG Entertainment which is a power house South Korean entertainment company. YG Entertainment operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management and concert production company, and music publishing house and is the home to some of the biggest KPOP legends.
Blackpink is one such artist. They are a South Korean girl group which is made up for four members: Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa. The group made its debut on August 8, 2016, with Square One and boast some impressive achievements. These include Whistle which was their first number-one song in South Korea and has 346,999,665 views on YouTube.
Subsequent hit included Boombayah, currently has 550,489,127 views, and that was their first number-one hit on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart. It also set a record as the most-viewed debut music video by a Korean act.
According to Wikipedia, as of 2018, Blackpink is the highest-charting female K-pop act on both Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200, peaking at number 55 with Ddu-Du Ddu-Du, and peaking at number 40 with Square Up, respectively.
When Ddu-Du Ddu-Du was released, it was the most-viewed Korean music video in 24 hours on YouTube and in January 2019, it became the most viewed music video by a K-pop group on the website.
It currently has 742,482,089 views…
Blackpink world tour dates and locations and official ticket sellers
If you are a BLINK, which is how the real fans are known, then you know about the Blackpink world tour. Tickets will sell fast and as usual, only buy from reputable websites to avoid being scammed!
Who is the Blackpink official ticket seller?
Head over to the official Blackpink tour website here and click on the ticket button to ensure you are buying from the right ticket seller. Scalpers will try to sell you tickets are ridiculous prices and not only will you pay above and beyond the ticket price, but there is really no way to know if those tickets will even get you in the door as they could be fakes.
In North America, here are the dates and locations:
- April 17 — The Forum, Los Angeles, California
- April 24 — Allstate Arena Chicago, Illinois
- April 27 — Firstontario Centre Hamilton, Ontario
- May 1 — Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
- May 5 — Infinite Energy Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
- May 8 — Forth Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas
How much is Blackpink concert tickets?
At the Dallas Fortworth convention center, tickets range from $63.50 -- $253.50 obviously depending on where in the stadium you chose to sit or stand.
Is there a Blackpink VIP package and what does it include?
Of course! At the Dallas Fortworth convention center, the BLINK VIP PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- Early entry into the venue
- Soundcheck entry
- Floor GA ticket
- Blackpink send off after the concert
- Blink VIP tour laminate & lanyard (souvenir)
- Specially designed merchandise item
Price for the VIP package is $400 per ticket.