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BLACKPINK's "Ice Cream" breaks records on YouTube

Fermín Gómez
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BLACKPINK's "Ice Cream" breaks records on YouTube – Showbiz – WebMediums

K-pop girl band BLACKPINK 's “Ice Cream” music video has over 700 million views on YouTube.

Through its official channels, the representation agency YG Entertainment has reported that the music video " Ice Cream " has accumulated more than 700 million views on YouTube

In this way, the video clip has become the tenth of BLACKPINK to register more than 600 million views on that platform.

Said goal was exceeded on Saturday, February 12, around 4:08 am, local time, after almost a year and five months of its publication.

Additionally, YG Entertainment stated that the quartet has the most music videos that have surpassed that record among K-pop bands.

The music video in question was released in August of last year.

From the first moment, it attracted a lot of attention, as it was the first video made in collaboration with the American pop singer Selena Gomez.

Upon its release, “Ice Cream” remained on Billboard's top "Hot 100" singles chart for eight consecutive weeks.

It debuted at position number 13 in its first week of release. That constitutes the highest position for a female K-pop artist or band in history.

It is worth mentioning that the official BLACKPINK YouTube account has the largest number of subscribers among artists worldwide. Since it has reached the figure of 72.1 million.

On BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez's “Ice Cream”

This song is a joint work between South Korean girl group BLACKPINK and American singer Selena Gomez.

It was written and composed by Ariana Grande, Bekuh BOOM, Selena Gomez, Steven Franks, Teddy Park, Tommy Brown, and Victoria Monét.

It was produced by Mr. Franks, Teddy Park and Tommy Brown. As for the mixing work, it was handled by Serban Ghenea.

The video was directed by Seo Hyun-seung, who has been in charge of most of BLACKPINK 's music videos, such as "Kill This Love", "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du", and "How You Like That", among others. Musical hits.

Its official release date was August 28, 2020 through YG Entertainment and Interscope, as the second single from BLACKPINK 's first Korean studio album titled The Album (2020).

It is a song that combines electropop and bubblegum pop, with some elements of trap music.

It is written in the key of E major with a tempo of 80 beats per minute, while BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez 's vocal ranges range from B3 to E5.

As for the lyrics, the song includes a series of double meaning phrases, related to ice cream and sexual and romantic metaphors.

Music video for “Ice Cream”

On August 26, 2021, a trailer for the song's music video, which was only 17 seconds long, was released.

In that trailer, the members of BLACKPINK could be seen in a summer concept and Selena Gomez driving an ice cream truck.

The music video was released together with the single on August 28, 2020.

BLACKPINK girls Jisoo, Rosé, Jennie, and Lisa appear across a wall of ice cream in 70s-inspired outfits in many bright colors.

Other themes that stand out are flowers and macramé.

The vintage-inspired video opens with Selena Gomez in a striped, sailor-style crop top, driving a pastel-colored "Selpink" ice cream truck.

Evidently, the logo is a combination of the names Selena and BLACKPINK. Serendipity ice cream is distributed in that truck.

Later, the members of BLACKPINK appear, smiling behind cardboard cutouts shaped like ice cream.

Selena Gomez changes clothes several times throughout the video, later appearing in a floral dress with puff sleeves, a black Puma suit with a green visor, and a yellow plaid dress that leaves her shoulders bare.