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Blackpink’s Rose Sweeps the Globe with Her New Smash ‘R’

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Blackpink’s Rose swept the global charts amid hot reactions over her solo debut album R.

“On The Ground,” the title track of R, topped iTunes Top Song Charts in 51 countries, including the United States, on the 13th. The song also showed remarkable achievements in Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and Chile, giving a glimpse into the influence she has in the mainstream pop market.

In addition, “On The Ground” also debuted at No.1 on iTunes World Wide Chart by sweeping Europe and Asia, including Spain, France, Greece, Portugal, Turkey, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Although the song is sung entirely in English, the Korean charts are responding enthusiastically. As soon as it was released at 2 pm KST yesterday, it went straight up to the top spot on Bugs and Genie. It also showed great results on the Melon 24 Hits chart, turning a green light on its way to the throne.

The music video surpassed 35 million views on YouTube in less than a day, gaining explosive popularity. It is certain to be the most-watched video in 24 hours.

With such popularity, YG Entertainment dropped a making film of ‘On The Ground’ music video. Along with the colorful and magnificent cinematic beauty, Rose’s rich emotional performance is gaining explosive responses from global fans. In particular, Rose’s teammate Jisoo was seen visiting the site to show her support.

Meanwhile, Rose will be on her official solo debut stage on SBS’s Inkigayo on the 14th. She will then appear on NBS’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on the 16th.

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