Day: April 9, 2019

World record holder Hugh Jackman demonstrates a record he didn’t quite break

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Apart from being Ryan Reynolds’ greatest all-time rival, Hugh Jackman is a Guinness World Record holder.

The Missing Link star dropped by The Tonight Show on Monday to trade jackets with Jimmy Fallon and talk world records.

Jackman holds the record for the longest career as a live action Marvel superhero: 16 years 228 days as X-Men‘s Wolverine — he shares the record with Patrick Stewart, who has played Professor Charles Xavier for the exact same amount of days.

But Jackman’s record isn’t the only title he’s tried for, as the star explained he and his brother clocked up many valiant attempts at Guinness glory — one of which is the most coins caught on one’s elbow.  Read more…

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Blackpink’s “Kill This Love” sets new YouTube records, including the biggest Premiere

Blackpink, one of the highest-profile Korean pop groups, is breaking YouTube records with its latest video. A Google spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that “Kill This Love” is the fastest music video to hit 100 million views, having hit that number in less than three days. It is also now YouTube’s most viewed music video debut, racking up 56.7 million in the first 24 hours after it was posted.

Furthermore, “Kill This Love,” the first single and title track of Blackpink’s new EP, is the biggest YouTube Premiere to date, with a peak of 979,000 concurrent views. This surpasses the 829,000 concurrent views racked up during the YouTube Premiere of Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” in December. YouTube launched Premieres as part of a new suite of creator tools in October. The feature allows them to create a landing page to promote a video ahead of its release and includes a chat feature like live videos, allowing YouTube to compete more directly with Twitch.

“Kill This Love” also hit milestones on iTunes, reaching the number one position in the US store, the first Asian girl group to do so.

Blackpink, a quartet of four women formed by YG Entertainment, one of Korea’s biggest music labels, is one of the most popular K-Pop groups. While it has already gained a massive fan following in Asia (and abroad) since its debut in 2016, Blackpink is now poised to follow BTS as the next K-Pop group to break into the mainstream in Western markets, with its first North American tour starting in Los Angeles later this month. Blackpink has always mixed Korean and English in its lyrics, but “Kill This Love” is notable for being more multilingual than the group’s previous tracks, broadening its potential appeal.