BLACKPINK and Lady Gaga’s ‘Sour Candy’ Breaks Records After Release

6th June 2020 | Category: Concerts

Upon the release on May 28th, BLACKPINK and Lady Gaga’s ‘Sour Candy’ “shattered” streaming records, according to Forbes. 

The song debuted on Spotify at the sixth spot in the Global streams and 12th in the United States with over 3.67 million and 757,000 streams, respectively.

Moreover, ‘Sour Candy’ had reportedly reached the top spot on iTunes in 52 countries.

Though it was released without an official music video, the audio-video performed exceptionally on YouTube, reaching over 21.8 million views within its first 24 hours.

The figures also show that BLACKPINK and Lady Gaga broke the YouTube record for the “biggest debut” for an all-female collaboration. Before it, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey’s ‘Don’t Call Me Angel’ off the Charlie’s Angels soundtrack held the record on the platform.

Meanwhile, on Billboard, on all-genre Digital Song Sales listing the song got #25 spot and on the Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Songs Chart it earned #3 place.

“Sour Candy” also arrived at #8 on the all-encompassing Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart. That chart accounts for radioactivity in addition to sales and streaming numbers.

Over the last three years, Blackpink, which consists of members Jennie, Lisa, Rosé and Jisoo, has become a global phenomenon. The girl group has been dominating major music charts in South Korea, as well as the US. Some of their mega-hit tracks include Kill This Love, DDU-DU-DDU-DU, BOOMBAYAH, Forever Young, and Don’t Know What To Do. 

They earned their first Top 40 entry on the Billboard 200 in 2018 with the Square Up EP. DDU-DU-DDU-DU, which was also dropped in 2018, became the girl group’s first Hot 100 entry. It featured art No. 55 on the list and ended up surpassing 1 billion music video views.

Last year, Blackpink made even greater leap on the Billboard charts, reaching No. 24 on the Billboard 200 with their Kill this Love EP and No. 41 on the Hot 100 with the title track. 

One week after the release of Kill this Love, Blackpink made their U.S. live debut with a greatly received Coachella set, solidifying their status as global superstars.

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