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'YouTube queens’ Black Pink awarded in Tokyo

By Yim Hyun-su

  • Published : Oct 11, 2018 - 14:05
  • Updated : Oct 11, 2018 - 14:05

Black Pink, holders of a number of YouTube records, won Best Dance Video at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards Japan.

The group, which won the award with the video for single “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du,” kicked off awards show “MTV VMAJ 2018 -The Live-” held at Studio Coast in Tokyo on Wednesday with a performance.

The audience went wild for the group as Black Pink delivered an energizing effort with the group’s strong stage presence.

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Jennie said she was honored to receive the award and added the group wants to return the love from fans with great music.

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The “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” video was watched over 400 million times on YouTube and liked over 6 million times as of Thursday morning, becoming the quickest K-pop video to reach the views milestone last week.

The video became the most watched music video by a girl group in the world in the first 24 hours after release in June.

“Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” is also the second-most watched K-pop video in the first 24 hours, trailing only BTS’ “Idol.”

By Yim Hyun-su (hyunsu@heraldcorp.com)