BLACKPINK Rosé's first solo single album '-R-' hit the global charts really hard amid enthusiastic reviews from music fans around the world.
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Rosé's solo single album title track 'On The Ground' topped the iTunes Song Chart in 51 countries, including the United States, as of March 13. Not only the U.S., but also Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and Chile have been taken over by Rosé, giving a glimpse to her strong presence in the mainstream pop market.
In addition, the song also dominated the iTunes World Wide Chart by topping several Asian countries including Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam as well as Spain, France, Greece, Portugal, and Turkey.
Although all the lyrics of the song are in English, it also has a great echo on the domestic music charts. As soon as 'On The Ground' was released at 2 PM KST on March 12, it went straight to No. 1 on Bugs and Genie. In addition, it topped Melon in half a day.
Less than a day after the music video for 'On The Ground' was released on YouTube, it has already garnered more than 35 million views, gaining explosive popularity. It is certain to be the most watched video in 24 hours on YouTube by a solo K-Pop artist.
Thanks to this popularity, YG Entertainment released a making film of 'On The Ground' music video. The music video is attracting global fans with its colorful and marvelous visual beauty, combined with Rosé's rich emotional performance. The making film also caught the eye of viewers with its cinematic atmosphere and Rosé's sincerity.
In particular, BLACKPINK member Jisoo visited the filming site to cheer for her. Jisoo constantly encouraged Rosé and gave fans a glimpse of their strong loyalty and extraordinary affection. Actress Hyeri, known as Rosé's best friend, also gave her a snack truck. Rosé, who had strong support from her acquaintances, focused on filming without showing signs of exhaustion and produced high-quality results.
Rosé's influence had been predicted to some extent, though. The physical album of her first single album '-R-', which will be officially released on March 16, has already surpassed 400,000 pre-orders, breaking the record for a K-Pop female solo artist.