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aespa's 'Black Mamba' becomes fastest K-pop debut song to hit 100 mln YouTube views

Art/Culture 10:10 January 08, 2021

SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Yonhap) -- Rookie girl group aespa's song "Black Mamba" has earned 100 million views on YouTube, becoming the fastest debut music video by a K-pop act to reach the milestone, the group's agency said Friday.

The music video for "Black Mamba" hit the milestone at around 5:35 a.m. Friday, 51 days after its release in November, according to SM Entertainment. The agency said this is the fastest record for a K-pop debut music video.

The quartet's debut song had made a splash on global music charts, landing on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart and topping streaming at the Korean music chart ran by China's QQ Music, the agency said.

The band's name, aespa, comes from the English words "avatar, experience and aspect," with the name meaning "to be able to meet another self through an avatar and experience a new world." Under the concept, aespa's four members -- Karina, Giselle, Winter and Ningning -- appear with their own virtual avatars.

The band is the first new K-pop group SM Entertainment is showcasing since NCT was unveiled in 2016. It is also the first new girl group affiliated with the agency since Red Velvet's debut in 2014.

This photo, provided by SM Entertainment, shows rookie girl group aespa who debuted in November last year. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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