BLACKPINK Breaks New Record on YouTube With 'Ice Cream' + 'Lovesick Girls' Earns New Title on MelOn

BLACKPINK was named the biggest girl group in recent times. A clear proof to this is the fact that several tracks of Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa and Rosé have been dominating various music streaming sites and charts worldwide. Adding to that are the never-ending records the group broke in terms of music video views on YouTube.

(Photo : BLACKPINK Official Instagram Account)
The official music video of BLACKPINK's "Ice Cream" has reached 500 million views on YouTube already.

BLACKPINK's "Ice Cream" Music Video Surpassed 500 Million Views Mark

On Monday, Feb. 15, YG Entertainment announced, through its official Twitter account, that the "Ice Cream" music video of BLACKPINK, which also featured American pop sweetheart Selena Gomez, already got more than 500 million views on YouTube. The clip has, also, garnered more than 15 million likes and more than 3 million comments as of this writing.

As usual, BLINKs celebrated the group's new milestone on various SNS. Some fans even noted that "Ice Cream" is the No. 1 most viewed all-female collaboration in 2020 and the No. 6 fastest South Korean group to gain views within a 24-hour period.

(Photo : YG Entertainment)

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The recent feat of BLACKPINK's "Ice Cream" official music video came less than a week after it was made known to the public that "Kill This Love" also currently has over 1.2 billion views on YouTube.

Other BLACKPINK MVs that reached new milestones recently include "BOOMBAYAH" with more than 1.1 billion views, "How You Like That" with more than 500 million views, "Whistle" and "Playing with Fire" both with more than 600 million views and "Lovesick Girls" with more than 300 million views among others.

Aside from this new achievement, "Ice Cream" is also nominated in the upcoming Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2021. BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez are vying for the Favorite Music Collaboration Award for the said song.

Other nominees for the same category include Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber for "Stuck with U," Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande for "Rain on Me," Justin Bieber and benny blanco for "Lonely," Marshmello and Halsey for "Be Kind" and Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper for "Holy."

BLACKPINK's 'Lovesick Girls' Track Breaks New Record on MelOn

Meanwhile, aside from "Ice Cream," another BLACKPINK song is making waves on MelOn Weekly Chart. It was revealed, recently, that "Lovesick Girls" is now the longest-running song by a female group in the Top 10 MelOn Weekly Chart. Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa and Rosé pushed "Tell Me" by Wonder Girls and "Cheer Up" by TWICE on the second spot as both spent 17 weeks in the said tally.

(Photo : Screenshot from YouTube (Lovesick Girls) | YG Entertainment)

Other songs that spent multiple weeks in the Top 10 MelOn Weekly Chart include "How You Like That" and "DDU-DU DDU-DU" by BLACKPINK, and "Nobody" by Wonder Girls, which spent a total of 16 weeks. "So Hot" by Wonder Girls and "Gee" by Girls' Generation, on the other hand, spent 14 weeks each.

As of press time, "Lovesick Girls" is at the No. 4 spot in the VIBE Daily Chart, at No. 6 in the MelOn Daily Chart, at No. 9 in Bugs Music Chart and at No. 13 in the Genie Music Chart. "Eight" by IU, featuring BTS member Suga, currently holds the record of the longest-running female songs in the Top 10 MelOn Daily Chart.

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Written by Nica Vaughn

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