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“Kill This Love” is the 2019 single from South Korean girl group BLACKPINK. Written and produced by American-Korean rapper, producer and songwriter Teddy Park, with production credits also going to R.Tee, 24 and Bekuh Boom. It is sixth track from their second album of the same name.

“Kill This Love” is an electropop and k-pop song released in April 2019 through YG and Interscope Records. The song is sung in both Korean and English, and features prominent horns throughout the track. Lyrically, the song details all members’ decision to end toxic romantic relationships, and to stand your ground and understand your worth, and to ultimately “kill” any love that is not positive.

The music video for “Kill This Love” was released via BLACKPINK’s YouTube channel on the 4th April 2019. Directed by Seo Hyun-Seung, the video shows all group members on a mission to kill a toxic love, with fast cars, various weapons and hunting mechanisms. The video also makes references to Greek mythology, with a cracked statue of Aphrodite (the Greek goddess of love) in the background of some shots, acting as a metaphor for broken love. “Kill This Love” is the fastest-liked video and fasted video ever on YouTube, reaching 1 million likes in only 28 minutes and 56.7 million views in only 24 hours. As of late October 2020, the video has over 1 billion views and 16 million likes.

Release Date: 4th April 2019

Songwriter: Teddy Park

Producer/s: Teddy Park, R.Tee, 24 & Bekuh Boom

Label/s: YG & Interscope

Music Video Release Date: 4th April 2020

Music Video Director: Seo Hyun-Seung

Chart Rankings, Certifications, Awards and Accolades: In its year of release, “Kill This Love” charted at:

– #42 in Argentina
– #45 in Austria
– #22 and #33 on various charts in Belgium
– #11 in Canada
– #26 in the Czech Republic
– #9 in Estonia
– #9 in Finland
– #126 in France
– #58 in Germany
– #23 in Greece
– #7 and #12 in Hungary
– #30 in Ireland
– #6 and #20 in Japan
– #16 in Latvia
– #9 in Lithuania
– #1 in Malaysia
– #83 in the Netherlands
– #24 in New Zealand
– #42 in Portugal
– #17 in Russia
– #40 in Scotland
– #13 in Singapore
– #22 in Slovakia
– #2 in South Korea
– #55 in Spain
– #56 in Sweden
– #45 in Switzerland
– #33 in the UK
– #41 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart
– #1 on the US Billboard US World Digital Song Sales chart

“Kill This Love” has received Silver certification in Japan, and has won many awards:

– In 2019, “Kill This Love” won three awards: the “International Music Video of the Year” and the “Boom Video of the Year” award at the BreakTudo Awards, and “Music Video of 2019” award at the People’s Choice Awards.

– In 2020, the track won one award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards: the “Favourite Music Video Choreography”.

“Kill This Love” has received the following accolades (all in list form):

– #1 on Amazer’s “Most Covered K-pop Songs of 2019”
– #66 on Billboard’s “The 100 Best Songs of 2019: Staff List”
– #21 on Billboard’s “The Best K-pop Songs of 2019: Critics’ Picks”
– #14 on Pitchfork’s “The 20 Best Music Videos of 2019”
– #9 on Buzzfeed’s “Best K-pop Music Videos of 2019”
– #5 on CelebMix’s “Top 10 KPOP songs of 2019”
– #1 on Paper’s “Top 50 Songs of 2019”
– #17 on Refinfery29’s “The Best K-Pop Songs of 2019”
– #2 on South China Morning Post’s “The 10 best K-pop songs of 2019”
– #4 on YouTube’s “The 10 Most-Watched MV’s of 2019 Within Korea”

The lyrics to “Kill This Love” can be read here: LINK

Spotify: LINK

Apple Music: LINK

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