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BLACKPINK Sets New Record As “Kill This Love” Becomes Fastest K-Pop Group MV To Hit 1.3 Billion Views While Lisa Smashes a Performance On Mnet’s Kingdom’s Latest Episode

blackpink breaks yet another record

BLACKPINK has just set another YouTube record with their music video for “Kill This Love”!

On May 22 at approximately 1:40 p.m. KST, BLACKPINK’s music video for their 2019 smash hit “Kill This Love” surpassed 1.3 billion views on YouTube. The song was originally released on April 5, 2019 at midnight KST, meaning that it took the video just over two years, one month, and 17 days to reach the milestone.

“Kill This Love” is now the fastest K-pop group music video ever to hit 1.3 billion views, breaking the previous record of two years, two months, and 21 days set by BLACKPINK’s “DDU-DU DDU-DU,” which became the first K-pop group music video in YouTube history ever to achieve the feat last year.

Apart from “Kill This Love” and “DDU-DU DDU-DU,” the only other Korean music videos to have reached 1.3 billion views on YouTube to date are PSY’s “Gangnam Style” and “Gentleman.”

IS BLACKPINK GOING TO ATTEND THE MET GALA?

Met Gala has always been the most awaited event of the year. This year, there has been a social media buzz that Blackpink has been invited. Here’s a look at how these rumors started. Blackpink has managed to make a mark on the industry with their powerful performance over the years. The girl band recently even released their Netflix documentary. Amid their success, people have been wondering if they have been invited to the Met Gala.

As of now, there is no confirmation if Blackpink will be attending the Met Gala. The names of the celebrities who have been invited to the event have not been released yet. Any information you see on the internet about Blackpink being invited to the Met Gala is just rumors, for now.

The buzz around Blackpink attending the Met Gala started due to a social media post that has been going around on the internet. The post reads: “The same insider that confirmed the solo music video releases of Blackpink this year, has confirmed that Blackpink will indeed be attending the Met Gala ball this year.

Lisa makes a grand entry on iKON’s stage in Kingdom’s latest episode

Mnet released the latest episode of Kingdom, which was Round 3 divided into two halves. The first half was unit collaborations where teams formed rap, dance, and vocal collab units. Last episode showed the dance unit teams going against each other and today’s episode’s first half showed the vocal teams of THE BOYZ, SF9 and iKON go up against ATEEZ, Stray Kids and BTOB. 

The first one to put up the performance was iKON. They performed an exciting, powerful rendition of BLACKPINK’s Pretty Savage. In the middle of the performance, the members all left the screen and Lisa made a spectacular entry – wearing a bold outfit, sitting on a golden throne. She performed just one verse and then it was the boys performing again. However, the stage left everyone in shock. 

Stray Kids also put up a powerful performance of DDU-DU DDU-DU mixed with their own hit, God’s Menu, that left many in awe.

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