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BLACKPINK: Jennie’s ‘Solo’ video hits 1billion YouTube views

She's the second solo K-pop artist to achieve the feat after Psy with 'Gangnam Style'.

By Will Richards

Blackpink's Jennie

BLACKPINK‘s Jennie has become the second solo K-pop star to hit 1billion views for a YouTube video, reaching the milestone for 2018’s ‘Solo’.

‘Solo’ was Jennie’s debut solo single away from the band and dropped in 2018.

Reaching the 1billion view mark sees Jennie follow in the footsteps of Psy, whose 2012 track ‘Gangnam Style’ became the first K-pop song from a solo performer to hit the billion view mark late on in the year its release.

With BLACKPINK, Jennie has hit a billion YouTube views for ‘Boombayah’, ‘Ddu-du Ddu-du’ and more.

Revisit the ‘Solo’ music video below.

BLACKPINK are currently on a break from band-related activities, with Lisa recently announcing her acting debut and Jennie re-launching her solo career after half a decade.

Jennie and Lisa also have their own labels, called Odd Atelier (OA) and LLOUD respectively, while Jisoo last week launched her own label, Blissoo.

BLACKPINK’s last single came in the form of ‘The Girls’, which arrived last year as part of the soundtrack for the Korean group’s new mobile video game, BLACKPINK THE GAME.

All four band members signed a new exclusive agreement with YG Entertainment at the end of last year, with the company promising “new albums” and “world tours” from the quartet.