Although K-Pop MVs nowadays can gain a lot of views on YouTube in a short period of times, 1 billion views is still a difficult milestone to reach for the Korean music industry.
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Up to now, K-Pop has only 7 MVs that passed this milestone, coming from only 3 artists: PSY, BLACKPINK and BTS.
How long did it take for these MVs to reach 1 billion views? Let's see the latest chart after BTS's 'Boy With Luv' recently joined the '1-billion-view club' of K-Pop.
No.7: BLACKPINK - BOOMBAYAH (4 years, 2 months, 4 days)
No.6: PSY - GENTLEMAN (3 years, 6 months, 15 days)
No.5: BTS - DNA (2 years, 8 months, 13 days)
No.4: BTS (ft.Halsey) - BOY WITH LUV (1 year, 6 months, 12 days)
No.3: BLACKPINK - KILL THIS LOVE (1 year, 4 months, 28 days)
No.2: BLACKPINK - DDU-DU DDU-DU (1 year, 4 months, 27 days)
No.1: PSY - GANGNAM STYLE (5 months, 5 days)
It can be seen that BLACKPINK and BTS still cannot 'dethrone' PSY with 'Gangnam Style'. PSY's song only took 5 months and 5 days to reach 1 billion views - and this is a very hard record to be broken. However, many fans still hope that BLACKPINK's 'How You Like That' or BTS's 'Dynamite' will be able to surpass PSY's record of reaching 1 billion views the fastest.
At the moment, BLACKPINK's 'How You Like That' has garnered 600 million views within 3 months and 25 days. Meanwhile, BTS' 'Dynamite' passed the milestone of 500 million views within 1 month and 28 days. If these 2 MVs can maintain their performance, they can totally take the No.1 of 'Gangnam Style' in this chart.
In your opinion, can BLACKPINK and BTS break the 'super' record of 'Gangnam Style' in the near future?