[Maeil Business Star Today Park Se-yeon]
The group BLACKPINK’s ‘How You Like That’ rewrote K-Pop’s highest ranking in the Spotify Chart, the world’s largest music streaming service.
BLACKPINK’s pre-released single from their first full-length album, ‘How You Like That’, ranked No. 2 on the Spotify Global Top 50 chart on the 28th. This is a performance that surpassed the 5th place in the previous record set by ‘Kill This Love’ last year, and is the best place to put the highest K-Pop Rank (3rd place) in the past.
Looking at each country, Spotify’s eighth spot on the US Top 50 chart is eye-catching.
It is the first time that BLACKPINK has been named in the top 10 on this chart, breaking a record the group set last month with their Lady Gaga collaboration ‘Sour Candy’.
Spotify, with over 200 million subscribers, is the world’s largest music streaming service. Spotify is considered to be a streaming platform for music that has a direct impact on US billboards and UK official charts.
Forbes, America’s leading economic magazine, noted this. Forbes said, “If BLACKPINK’s ‘How You Like That’ continues building momentum, it could eclipse ‘Sour Candy’ for the biggest single-day streams for a K-pop act or girl group in Spotify history. It also has shot a becoming BLACKPINK’s highest entry on the Billboard Hot 100, a milestone they also reached with ‘Sour Candy,’ which peaked at No. 33. “
BLACKPINK’s pre-release title ‘How You Like That’, released at 6 o’clock on the 26th, is on the 4th day, sweeping the top of major music charts at home and abroad, and is in hot popularity. The music video for ‘How You Like That’ also broke through YouTube’s 100 million views in about 32 hours and vowed to set a new world record.
The overseas reaction is also explosive. Immediately after the release on the 26th, it ranked first in 64 countries on the iTunes Song Chart worldwide.
This is the highest record among K-pop girl groups of all time. In addition, it also won the first place and showed unrivaled global ripple power on Japan’s largest music site, Line Music, China’s largest music site, QQ Music, and the Chinese music platform Tencent’s real-time music chart.
BLACKPINK’s ‘How You Like That’ is a hip-hop song that gives a strong impression of reversal to vocals and explosive drop parts that are heightened by emotional changes. In the powerful beat that is added as the song progresses, it contains the message ‘Let’s go forward and fly high in any dark situation’.