Another astounding milestone has once again been achieved by Korea’s superstar ladies, BLACKPINK, as they are now the first Asian singers to be selected as the world’s most influential pop star by Bloomberg.
Bloomberg has unveiled on its official website through the Pop Star Power Rankings exciting news for the BLINKS. As stated in the article, BLACKPINK managed to skyrocket on top overpassing western pop superstars Pop Smoke, Cardi B, Justin Bieber, Juice WRLD, and Drake to take the top spot.
A worth it win
As announced by Bloomberg, BLACKPINK managed to hit the six criteria they have set in becoming the world’s most influential pop stars. This includes the following:
- Trailing three-month gross revenues from live shows,
- Sweeping 30-day ticket sales for live shows,
- Trailing four-week album sales,
- Trailing four-week digital song streams,
- Sweeping 30-day total interactions on Instagram; and
- Trailing four-week YouTube views
To qualify the criteria mentioned above, Bloomberg then introduces BLACKPINK as “the biggest music act in the world.” In their announcement, Bloomberg wrote that alongside the boy group BTS, BLACKPINK had achieved a level of global popularity unprecedented in music history.
Bloomberg: BLACKPINK is indeed a real deal
Furthermore, the website listed the group’s achievements saying that BLACKPINK has been the most popular act on YouTube for the past couple of months. The quartet has generated more than 1 billion views in October alone.
1 billion YouTube views. 319.1 million Spotify streams. 192,500 album sales https://t.co/jUhXmY2Ycv
— Bloomberg (@business) November 10, 2020
Moreover, one of the key factors of BLACKPINK’s global popularity is their ability to speak in several languages. It includes English, Thai, Korean, Mandarin, and Japanese.
They wrote that BTS and BLACKPINK’s success reminds entertainment executive Van Toffler of the rise of NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
With the new milestone, the BLINKS have shared their victory messages on social media.
Image courtesy of BLACKPINK/YouTube Screenshot