Black Pink boasts most-viewed K-pop music video in 2017

Black Pink's music video for "As If It's Your Last" received over 198 million views on YouTube this year. File Photo by Yonhap News Agency/EPA

Dec. 13 (UPI) — Black Pink is the South Korean girl group behind the most-viewed K-pop music video of 2017.

The group’s video for its single “As If It’s Your Last” was viewed more than 198 million times on YouTube this year, The Korea Herald reported.

YouTube tallied the views from Nov. 24, 2016, to Nov. 23, 2017. Boy band BTS was ranked at No. 2 and No. 3 with its music videos for “DNA” and “Not Today,” respectively, with Twice’s video for “Knock Knock” at No. 4.

Black Pink released “As If It’s Your Last” in June, and later included the song on its debut Japanese EP, Blackpink. The music video features “a completely new look” for the quartet, which consists of singers Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa.

“If our previous songs had a more ‘black’ color to them, then this song has more of a ‘pink’ color vibe,” Jisoo said in June.

“We had prepared a lot in the past to bring more powerful performances, but for this song, we have a choreography that is easier to follow and we even blow kisses,” she added. “There are a lot of cute, pretty elements mixed in.”


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