The “Lovesick Girls” music video, the title song of BLACKPINK's first studio album, exceeded 400 million views.
According to YG Entertainment on Monday, BLACKPINK's “Lovesick Girls” music video surpassed 400 million views on YouTube at 11:55 am on that day. It has been 199 days since it was released on Oct. 2, 2020 and Black Pink reached 400 million views, the 11th and the highest record for K-pop girl groups.
The “Lovesick Girls” music video was well received for revealing mature acting of BLACKPINK members, unlike existing works that were popular for their intense performance-oriented composition and directing. As soon as it was released, it recorded explosive views and reached 100 million views in 75 hours, as well as being ranked #1 on YouTube most watched videos in a week at the time.
The number of BLACKPINK’s YouTube subscribers has risen sharply, currently it is over 60.1 million. Apart from the “first-best-most” female artist titles, they are closely following Justin Bieber, the world's number one in the field.
Meanwhile, the song “Lovesick Girls” also achieved remarkable results on major global charts. This song has been taking the top of the “Global YouTube Song Top 100” for two consecutive weeks, ranked 3rd on the Spotify Global Chart, and was also ranked 59th in the US “Billboard Hot 100”, drawing attention in the mainstream pop market.
'THE ALBUM' containing this song reached #1 on the iTunes album charts in 57 countries, including the United States. The album sold more than 1.2 million copies, and BLACKPINK became the first million seller among a K-pop girl groups.