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BLACKPINK Writes History As First K-Pop Girl Group To Receive RIAA Gold Certification

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Congratulations to BLACKPINK members Jennie, Jisoo, Rose, and Lisa for making new history in the K-Pop scene!

Femme fatale group BLACKPINK has written a brand-new history as they achieved an impressive feat in the global music scene.

On August 23, Billboard revealed that the quartet’s 2018 hit track “DDU-DU-DDU-DU” has received a gold certification from the American Record Industry Association (RIAA). Remarkably, the beautiful and talented idols became the first-ever K-Pop girl group to attain the amazing international record.

For several decades now, the RIAA has been certifying singles, gold (more than 50 million), platinum (more than one million), multi-platinum (more than two million) and diamonds (more than ten million), depending on album sales. The association specifically includes sales of records, paid digital downloads, audio and video streaming to determine the song’s status.

In addition, according to the global music record chart, the group’s record-breaking song is expected to become the very first K-pop music video to reach one billion views on YouTube.

Jennie, Jisoo, Rose, and Lisa have released “DDU-DU-DDU-DU” as the title track of their second EP SQUARE UP back on June 18 last year.

Aside from its success on YouTube, the song likewise scored various records on Billboard. In particular, it ranked 40th and 55th on the Billboard 200 and Hot 100, respectively. Moreover, the girl group’s second EP placed first on the iTunes album chart in a total of 41 countries.

Meanwhile, BLACKPINK, who recently celebrated their third debut anniversary last August 8, will hold their first private stage. Titled 2019 Private Stage [Chapter 1], the girls will meet BLINKs at the Olympic Park Hall for two unforgettable meetings on September 21 at 1 PM and 6 PM.

Source: Sportschosun, Billboard

Photo credits: YG Entertainment