A rookie K-pop girl group, Aespa, has set another record with their third single, “Next Level.” The music video surpassed 100 million YouTube views just 32 days after its release. “Next Level” is a remake of a soundtrack from the Hollywood action film “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,” rearranged with a genre mash-up.
The music video was released on May 17 at 6 pm KST, meaning that it took just about a month and two days to achieve this milestone. This is a new personal record for aespa as their second and fastest music video to hit the mark. Their debut music video Black Mamba currently holds the record for fastest K-pop group debut MV to reach 100 million views. They have broken their previous record, where the music video for their debut track Black Mamba hit 100 million views after a total of 51 days. To celebrate this amazing achievement, aespa has a special treat for their fans, MY. aespa would be releasing a special choreography video. This special video will be released through their official homepage and YouTube channel, on June 19 at 6 PM KST.
Meanwhile, Next Level currently remains at the top of Melon music’s ’24 Hits’, even though an entire month has passed since its first release. The group’s members are ages 18 to 20 and hail from Korea, China and Japan — Karina, Winter, Giselle and Ningning. The quartet has been recognized by industry insiders for their talent in dance, vocals and rap.