The official video for BLACKPINK’s new track “Kill This Love” makes history this week by having the biggest music video debut ever on YouTube with over 56.7 million views in its first 24 hours. It also smashed the record for the fastest music video to reach 100 million views on the platform, having done it in less than three days. Previously, the K-Pop quartet had the biggest YouTube Premiere event since the streaming platform launched that feature in 2018.
“KILL THIS LOVE” is the title track from the K-Pop quartet’s highly anticipated EP, which was released on April 5th on YG Entertainment/Interscope Records. The track climbed to #1 on iTunes in 37 countries. It is the first song by a girl group to reach #1 on iTunes in the US since Destiny’s Child’s “Lose My Breath” nearly 15 years ago. It is also the first song in history by a Korean girl group to achieve a #1 on the all-genre US iTunes chart.
BLACKPINK are set to deliver a much-buzzed-about appearance as one of the top-billed acts at this year’s Coachella, making them the first K-pop girl group ever to grace the stage at the country’s premier music festival. Following Coachella, BLACKPINK will embark on the North American leg of their world tour featuring sold-out shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, Hamilton, Newark, Atlanta, and Fort Worth. In addition, BLACKPINK will make their Late Late Show With James Corden performance debut next week on April 18th, making them the first K-Pop girl group to perform on the show.
Since first bursting onto the scene in 2016, BLACKPINK redefined the possibilities of K-pop, transcending all categorization and ascending to global stardom. With their unstoppably catchy track “DDU-DU DDU-DU,” the South Korean quartet shattered the record for the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 debut by an all-female K-pop act, while its head-turning video surpassed 10 million views in just six hours and amassed 36.2 million views in one day.
See below for a complete list of North American tour dates:
April 12 Indio, CA Coachella
April 17 Los Angeles, CA The Forum SOLD OUT
April 19 Indio, CA Coachella
April 24 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena SOLD OUT
April 27 Hamilton, ON First Ontario Centre SOLD OUT
May 1 Newark, NJ Prudential Center SOLD OUT
May 2 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
May 5 Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Arena SOLD OUT
May 8 Fort Worth, TX Fort Worth Convention Center SOLD OUT
May 9 Fort Worth, TX Fort Worth Convention Center