BLACKPINK just added another color to its banner after Rolling Stone named "Ice Cream" as the 2020 Best Pop Collaboration.
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The song marks the first collaboration of Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa, and Rosé with Disney alum Selena Gomez.
BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez's first collab
For starters, "Ice Cream" was released as the second single of BLACKPINK's "The Album" EP on Aug. 28, 2020. Initially, the song created noise when it was confirmed that American pop superstar Ariana Grande co-wrote the song with Selena Gomez, Victoria Mońet, Steven Franks, Bekuh Boom, Teddy, and Tommy Brown.
"Ice Cream" caught the hearts of many due to its playful and bouncy electropop beats that it peaked at number 13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 8 on Billboard Global 200 chart. The first song of BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez stayed on the list for several weeks since its release, making it the longest-charting song of an all-girl South Korean group on the Hot 100 chart.
The said song even entered the hit charts of several other countries worldwide, including Hungary and Singapore. With its undeniable success, it came as no surprise that "Ice Cream" was nominated for the Best Music Video of 2020 Award at People's Choice Awards, Best Collaboration at the 2020 MTV Europe Music Awards, and Song of the Year at the upcoming 2021 Gaon Chart Music Awards.
As of late, the official "Ice Cream" music video has garnered 439 million views on YouTube already. The clip launched on Aug. 28, amassed a whopping 79.08 million views in its first 24 hours. The video even topped the Global YouTube Music Video Chart. BLACKPINK, by the way, is the first K-Pop act to have four music videos with over 15 million likes each on YouTube, which include "How You Like That," "Kill This Love," DDU-DU-DDU-DU" and "Ice Cream."
The faster collaboration song to surpass the 15 million views milestone
Record after record, “Ice Cream” by BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez becomes the FIRST all-female collaboration to have 15 MILLION likes in the history of YouTube. They successfully come over "Side to Side" by Adriana Grande ft. Nicky Minaj (9.9M), "Tusa" by Nicki Minaj ft Karol C (8.8M) and "Bang Bang" by Jessie J ft Adriana Grande and Nicki Minaj (8.2M).
Not just that, BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez's collab also surpassed "Despacito" with the amount of likes, in categories of collab songs.
BLACKPINK Broke Little Mix's Record With "Ice Cream" After
Dropping Global Project Teaser
Recently, the BLACKPINK has made people stir when introducing a completely new project, with the official name Around The World and the appearance of many countries in the teaser. Some predictions that BLACKPINK will hold an epic global concert online, so fans are extremely excited.
That joy was extended again when the YG girl group's achievements were raised again when BLACKPINK's song "Ice Cream" has surpassed 200 million streams on an international platform.
Specifically, on November 24, "Ice Cream" has exceeded 200 million streams on an international platform, making fans very excited. The combination of the BLACKPINK and US-UK singer Selena was officially released on August 28, so Ice Cream took nearly 3 months for this achievement. In the first full album called "THE ALBUM", "Ice Cream" fulfills the task of the second product "paving the way" for their official comeback in 2020, bringing the group many great records.
With BLACKPINK's Ice Cream surpassing 200 million streams on an international platform, the official group has a total of 7 products achieving this honored title. The previous songs that BlackPink achieved this stream were "How You Like That", "Kill This Love", "Kiss and Makeup", "DDU-DU DDU-DU", "As If It's Your Last" and "BOOMBAYAH".
This number 7 also officially helped BLACKPINK break the record of the Little Mix group, becoming the girl group with the most songs reaching 200 million streams on an international platform. Little Mix held this previous record with 6 songs.