BLACKPINK’s ‘Pink Venom’ Dominates Billboard’s Global 200

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BLACKPINK’s ‘Pink Venom’ dominates Billboard’s Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S. charts; group debuts at No. 22 on Hot 100. According to Korean media portal Soompi, on August 29, it was announced that BLACKPINK’s ‘Pink Venom’ had debuted at No. 1 on both the Global 200 and the Global Excl. U.S. charts with the second-largest worldwide weekly streaming total since the charts were introduced in September 2020. This makes BLACKPINK the first female group in history and ‘Pink Venom’ the first K-pop song released in 2022 to top the Global 200.

The feature marks the group’s highest peak on the chart after previously peaking at No. 2 in October 2020 with ‘Lovesick Girls’. As the report notes, the 2020 track previously topped the Global Excl. U.S. chart, making “Pink Venom” BLACKPINK’s second song to achieve this feat. BLACKPINK is now only the third act to achieve such a milestone on the Global Excl. U.S. chart multiple times, after BTS and Justin Bieber.

Moreover, ‘Pink Venom’ entered this week’s ‘Hot 100’ chart at No. 22, with approximately 212.1 million streams 36,000 downloads worldwide for the week of August 19-25. During the same tracking week, the song racked up 198.1 million streams and 27,000 download sales in territories outside of the U.S. The feature marks BLACKPINK’s eighth career entry and their fourth top 40 hit, after ‘Ice Cream’ with Selena Gomez, ‘How You Like That’, and ‘Sour Candy’ with Lady Gaga.

Notably, ‘Pink Venom’ recently also became the fastest K-pop music video of 2022 to surpass 200 million views, the highest-ranking song by a female K-pop act on Spotify’s weekly Global Top Songs chart, and the first K-pop song in history to debut at No. 1 on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA)’s Singles Chart.

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