Kpop girl group Blackpink’s main vocalist Rose has bagged another two records with her solo “On The Ground” and this time she took home two Guinness World records. Rosé made her solo debut with her first single album “R” and its accompanying title track “On The Ground” on March 12 at 2 p.m. KST.
On April 9, Guinness World Records revealed that the music video for Rosé’s “On The Ground” had been officially recognized as the most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a solo K-pop artist. The music video for “On the Ground” garnered 41.6 million views in the first 24 hours after it was released. This is the first time the record has been broken in eight years since the previous record set by PSY with 36 million views for “Gangnam Style.”
“On the Ground” reached number 70 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the highest-charting song by a Korean female soloist in the US. It also debuted and peaked at number 1 on both the Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S. charts.
Global 200 and Global Excl. US charts rank songs based on streaming and sales data from more than 200 territories. The Global 200 includes data from around the world, including the US, and the Global Excl. US chart features data from territories excluding the US. Yonhap reports that On The Ground reached No. 70 and No. 43 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and Britain’s Official Singles chart, respectively. The latter is a best record for a K-pop female soloist.
Records in the Bag of Rosé
Her first Solo Album Ever
History with Pre-order sales: The first female soloist album to surpass 200,000 preorders on the K-pop retail site Ktown4u
Over 10 million views on YouTube in just 4 hours: Currently streaming on YouTube at BLACKPINK Official YouTube Channel with more than 142 million views
Over 2 million Twitter tweets in two days of release
Blackpink’s Individual projects
Other BLACKPINK members have also trying their hand at stand-alone projects in music and on television. While Jennie made her solo debut with the single “Solo” in 2018, Lisa currently serves as a mentor on the dance reality series “Youth With You Season 2“, streaming on Chinese streamer iQIYI. Meanwhile, Jisoo is set to make her debut as a lead in the upcoming JTBC drama “Snowdrop” alongside “Something in the Rain” star Jung Hae-in.
Previously, it was reported that the upcoming K-Drama, Snowdrop, was facing controversy due to its plotline and set-up appearing to “distort” Korean history and culture. The Korean public had not taken kindly to the premise and started petitions to cancel the drama on the basis of distorting history as well as romanticizing a sensitive issue.
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BLackpink’s main vocalist Jisoo has taken up the lead role in the series and her character’s name in the upcoming series was similar to that of a prominent figure in the 1987 student protests in South Korea, Chun Young Cho. She now will have her character name in the upcoming drama Snowdrop changed.
South Korean broadcast company JTBC released a statement saying that although the character’s name is not related to the activist, they will change it since it’s been pointed out that it’s similar. Snowdrop, which is scheduled to air in the second half of this year, began facing criticism after the series synopsis was circulated online recently.
On February 25, the members of BLACKPINK attended a formal appointment ceremony at the British Ambassador’s residence in Seoul, where they received a personal letter written by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
In his letter, Boris Johnson congratulated BLACKPINK on the success of their recent video raising awareness about climate change, writing, “Your recent video ‘Climate Action in Your Area #COP26’ was a huge success, being viewed over 10 million times across social media platforms. Climate change is the most important issue of our time… it is fantastic that you have chosen this moment to lend your voices to this critical issue.”
Simon Smith, the British Ambassador to South Korea, commented, “The British Embassy Seoul is thrilled to be working with BLACKPINK and YG Entertainment ahead of COP26. We need to act now to protect our planet for future generations. We hope all the BLINKs around the world will join us on this journey.”