The US has the largest music industry in the world, so for K-Pop groups charting on the US iTunes Top 10 chart is a feat in and of itself. To top the list is often just a dream. Well, BLACKPINK just made that dream a reality.
— 젠득의 젠덕 toni🔪💔 (@black2dpink824) April 5, 2019
BLACKPINK’s latest comeback took the #1 spot on US iTunes on April 4 shortly after debuting. This marks the first time a K-Pop girl group has ever topped the chart.
BLACKPINK's #KILLTHISLOVE is the first song by a girl group to reach #1 on US iTunes since Destiny's Child's "Lose My Breath" nearly 15 years ago.
— chart data (@chartdata) April 4, 2019
This also is the first time a girl group, Western or K-Pop, has held the #1 position since Destiny’s Child‘s 2004 single Lose My Breath.
Not only have they gotten #1 on US iTunes, but the music video for Kill This Love also became the #1 Trending video on US YouTube. BLINKs are working hard to get BLACKPINK even more YouTube accolades.
This isn’t the first time BLACKPINK has made history in the US. In January it was announced that the girls would become the first K-Pop group to headline the Coachella Valley Music Festival. BLACKPINK will also be setting out on their North American tour later in April.