BLACKPINK Wins Quadruple Crown With “SQUARE UP”, Second Track “Forever Young” Rising In The Charts

BLACKPINK’s first mini-album is still breaking records, weeks after its release.

The love for BLACKPINK just keeps coming! The group’s first mini-album “SQUARE UP” and it’s title track “DDU-DU DDU-DU” has achieved a Gaon Triple Crown for 2018 week 25, June 17 to 23! #1 on the Albums Chart, #1 on the Digital Combined Chart, #1 on the Streaming Chart and #1 on the Download Chart!

The Gaon Music Chart tabulates the relative weekly popularity of songs or albums in South Korea, and is compiled by the Korea Music Content Association and sponsored by South Korea’s Ministry of Culture.


While “DDU-DU DDU-DU” has already had plenty of recognition – the MV became the fastest video by a K-Pop girl group to reach 10 million views on Youtube, and the song reached #55 on the Billboard Top 100 Music Chart – achieving the Quadruple Crown two weeks after the album was released suggests BLACKPINK is maintaining its status as one of the top girl groups of the year.


Not only that, but BLACKPINK’s second release, “Forever Young” is taking up the number two spot on the Digital Chart!

“DDU-DU DDU-DU”‘s 85,411,467 points is the highest number of Digital points a song has achieved, breaking BIGBANG‘s previous record by more than 10 million points, and “Forever Young” isn’t far behind!


“Forever Young” is third in this week’s Streaming Chart!


Fans aren’t surprised but think it’s what the girls deserve.

  • “Queens of reigning in an empty house! This is a slap on the faces of those saying BLACKPINK is only holding onto #1 because of no competition. You don’t have multiple roof hits on multiple services, around 100 perfect-all-kills (PAKs) and over 800-900K unique listeners consistently for an empty house win. This score also was not counted during the first 7 days of BP’s release – it’s counted from 17/6. Congrats!”
  • “BLACKPINK is the best!”
  • “The song is a good song and they sing it well with great visuals. I like the video, I like the costumes, and I like their charm!”


BLACKPINK are definitely shooting straight with “SQUARE UP”!


Source: Sports Donga