South Korean quartet BLACKPINK are tipped to earn their first No. 1 single.
The K-pop superstars recently returned with their new single Pink Venom, which will likely debut at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart this weekend.
This will make it the highest charting song from a Korean group in Australian music history, beating BTS‘ Dynamite, which peaked at No. 2.
K-pop superstars BLACKPINK (pictured on April 12, 2019, in Indio, California) are tipped to earn their first No. 1 hit on Australia’s ARIA Singles Chart
The group are fending off some stiff competition from Nicki Minaj, whose new single Super Freaky Girl is eyeing the No. 2 spot, according to ARIA.
BLACKPINK will also likely block late Kiwi songstress Margaret Urlich and Aussie legend John Farnham from the top of the charts.
Urlich has topped Australia’s iTunes charts since her death on Monday, while Farnham’s songs have skyrocketed up the streaming charts following news of his shock cancer diagnosis on Tuesday.
The group’s new single Pink Venom will most likely block John Farnham (pictured in 2018) from returning to the top. Farnham’s music has skyrocketed up the streaming charts since news of his shock cancer diagnosis on Tuesday
The success of Pink Venom is most likely down to YouTube views, which ARIA only just incorporated into its charting methodology this year.
‘We know millions of Australians watch music videos each month on YouTube, so it is thrilling to know this data will now be included in the ARIA Charts,’ YouTube Music ANZ said in a statement in March.
The Pink Venom video hit 50 million views in its first nine hours, making it the most-viewed music video in 24 hours this year.
The success of Pink Venom is most likely down to YouTube views, which ARIA only just incorporated into its charting methodology this year. The Pink Venom music video (pictured) has more than 183 million views
BLACKPINK’s Roseanne ‘Rosé’ Park (pictured) was born in Auckland and raised in Melbourne
It has since surpassed 183 million views and is No. 1 on YouTube Music’s trending chart.
BLACKPINK are one of the most popular K-pop groups Down Under due to their connection to Australia and New Zealand.
Member Roseanne ‘Rosé’ Park was born in Auckland and raised in Melbourne, while Jennie Kim spent five years studying in New Zealand.
Their debut album, titled The Album, reached No. 2 on Australia’s ARIA Album Chart in 2020.
The girl group covered Rolling Stone magazine (pictured) earlier this year
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