"Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" (Korean: 뚜두뚜두, stylized in all caps) is a song recorded in Korean and Japanese by South Korean girl group Blackpink. It was released on June 15, 2018, through YG Entertainment, in conjunction with the release of the group's first Korean-language extended play, Square Up. The Japanese version of the single was released through YGEX on August 22, 2018, and was distributed in three physical formats. Described as a K-pop song infused with bubblegum pop and trap beats, the track was written by YG collaborator Teddy Park, whilst production and composition were handled by Park, 24, Bekuh Boom and R.Tee. The single was a commercial success in South Korea, peaking atop the Gaon Digital Chart for three consecutive weeks, marking their second number-one single in the country. "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" also topped the national charts in Singapore and Malaysia, in addition to peaking atop the Billboard K-pop Hot 100 and World Digital Songs charts. The song was certified platinum twice by the Korea Music Content Association (KMCA) for both digital sales and streaming, and was further certified gold in the United States and Japan and silver in the United Kingdom. Its accompanying music video was uploaded to the group's official YouTube channel on the same day and soon became the most viewed online video, and second most-watched music video of all time within 24 hours, at the time of its release. It has since become the first and fastest music video by a K-pop group to reach 1 billion views, and it is currently the most-viewed music video by a K-pop group on YouTube. It was named as the Song of the Year through the public survey conducted by Gallup Korea in 2018.
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