SM Entertainment’s rookie girl group, aespa set a record with their debut song ‘Black Mamba,’ which became the fastest debut music video to surpass 100 million views in the history of K-pop.
The ‘Black Mamba’ music video, released on November 17th, 2020 6PM KST (1AM PT / 4AM ET), surpassed 100 million views in just 51 days and 12 hours on January 8th around 5:35AM KST (January 7th 12:35PM PT / 3:35PM ET), the fastest for any K-pop debut, re-emphasizing the world’s high level of interest in aespa.
Previously, the ‘Black Mamba’ music video had surpassed 21 million views on YouTube within 24 hours of its release, setting a record as the most-viewed debut K-pop video within the first 24 hours. At the time, the video also quickly rose to the No. 1 spot on YouTube’s top-trending videos and with their latest 100 million view record, aespa continues to showcase remarkable achievements.
In response to this, aespa said, “We were absolutely delighted to hear that our ‘Black Mamba’ music video reached more than 100 million views. It’s very meaningful to have achieved this with our debut song. We’d like to thank all our fans for their incredible love and support. In 2021, we’ll continue to bring great music and bright energy and we hope everyone looks forward to it!”