• Blackpink has three music videos that surpassed 1.3 billion views on YouTube
  • “Boombayah” reached 1.3 billion views after five years
  • Lisa Manobal is one of three K-pop artists to rank in Billboard's Rap Digital Song Sales Chart

Blackpink is no doubt this year’s biggest girl group worldwide and they seemed to have sealed this title after the music video of their debut single "Boombayah" hit 1.3 billion views on YouTube, on Sunday.

“Boombayah” made history as it crossed over the 1.3 billion mark on the video sharing platform as the first K-pop debut music ever to achieve the record, as per Soompi.

The music video reached the record views in over five years since it premiered in YouTube on August 8, 2016.

The track is now Blackpink’s third music video to have surpassed 1.3 billion views following “Ddu-Du-Ddu-Du” and “Kill This Love.” The quartet is the only K-pop group to have reached the milestone with three of their music videos.

The news come at the heels of “Playing With Fire” achieving the 700 million views Saturday, making it Blackpink’s seventh group music video to have surpassed 700 million views following “Whistle,” “How You Like That,” “Kill This Love,” “As If It’s Your Last,” “Boombayah,” and “Ddu-Du-Ddu-Du.” The track achieved the said feat in five years after it premiered on YouTube in 2016.

Before this, “Lovesick Girls” also reached above 500 million views Friday.

As Blackpink continues to make history, Lisa Manobal also goes on to claim several historic firsts in international music.

With her chart-topping hits, "Money" and her debut single "Lalisa," Lisa has edged out all other K-pop solo artists who have set out their sights on the international terrain much earlier than she did.

“Money” debuted No. 1 on the Rap Digital Song Sales Chart in September making her the first K-pop artist to top the tally, as per Forbes. Lisa joined K-pop superstar Psy and BTS singer Suga as the only South Korean artists to have entered the said chart.

Lisa told Vogue in a September interview that the release of “Lalisa” meant reintroducing herself to the world.

“2021 has felt like fate, like destiny. Releasing my long-awaited first solo album was truly a dream come true. I don’t think I can ever forget that. I was excited and nervous; I wanted to show who I am as an artist, as well as share the exact message that ‘Lalisa’ carries,” she said in the interview with Vogue.

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40. Each member has a special role and position - Similar to other idol groups, Blackpink designates a role for each member that highlights their strengths. Jisoo is the lead vocalist and visual; Jennie is the main rapper and lead vocalist; Rosé is the lead dancer and main vocalist; and Lisa is the main dancer, lead rapper, sub vocalist and maknae. Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella