Each day, ETX Studio puts the spotlight on a number that stands out for making headlines in one way or another. Today's is the record-breaking number of views racked up on YouTube by Gaga's new collaboration with the South Korean girl band in the first 24 hours of its release.
Although "Sour Candy" did not arrive with a visual music video, the song broke the record for the biggest debut for an all-female collaboration on the video platform.
This record was formerly held by "Don't Call Me Angel" by Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey off the "Charlie's Angels" movie soundtrack, which earned more than 23 million views in its first 24 hours.
"Sour Candy" also debuted at No. 6 on the global Spotify chart with over 3.67 million streams, granting BLACKPINK the biggest debut for a song by a girl group in the history of the music streaming platform according to Chart Data.
The record-breaking "Sour Candy" appears on Lady Gaga's long-awaited sixth studio album, "Chromatica," which features guest appearances by Elton John ("Sine From Above") and Ariana Grande ("Rain On Me").
"Rain On Me" has also contributed to the commercial success of "Chromatica," as the energetic duet stormed into No. 1 on the global Spotify chart with roughly 6.742 million streams at the time of its release in late May.
Similarly, the club banger has sprinted to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in the week of June 1, becoming respectively Gaga's fifth No. 1 single on the revered list and Grande's fourth.