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News |  09 Dec 2019 18:27 |  By RnMTeam

BLACKPINK is now reigning K-pop group over BTS

MUMBAI: Based on the latest data from Viberate, which shows that BLACKPINK is now the reigning K-pop group over BTS. This comes on the heels of BLACKPINK’s video for “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” being the first K-pop video to reach one billion views on YouTube.

Viberate’s data is calculated according to digital popularity on Twitter, Instagram, Spotify, SoundCloud, and YouTube (where BLACKPINK especially dominates).





Viberate rank overall*



Viberate rank within Mainstream Pop



Viberate rank within subgenre (Asian Pop)



Spotify followers

(doubled in a year)

(increased by 2.5 times in a year)

The average among Top 500 Pop artists is 4.2M.

YouTube views

#1 (4.5B yearly views), 

followed by Mainstream Pop and Latin artists

#62 (1.2B),
because the biggest hits are published on the Big Hit Entertainment's channel (which manages them), the placement is lower

YouTube video trending

Kill this love

(647M since April 2019)

Boy with Luv feat. Halsey 

(608M since April 2019), 

Guinness World Records 2020 for the most viewed YouTube video in 24 hours and most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a k-pop group

Most viewed on YouTube

(just hit 1B views since June 2018)

(866M views since September 2017)

Twitter followers

3.1M (+2M yearly),
#365 overall

17.6M (+5M yearly),
#43 overall

The average among Top 500 Pop artists is 10.1M.

Instagram followers

(+9M yearly)

(+7M yearly)

The average among Top 500 Pop artists is 14.8M.

Fun fact: While members of BTS don't have personal accounts, all the members of BLACKPINK opened theirs in June 2018 (shortly after their comeback). Until now, Lisa, Jennie, Rosé, and Jisoo are each followed by around 20M fans. 

Soundcloud plays (yearly)

Not posting under group's individual account.

#2 among artists posting under their own account (not label's):
672M yearly plays,
monthly plays increased by 5 times in a year. Every other place in the Top 10 is taken by Hip Hop artists.

Music Network 

(followed by)

Chris Brown, Drake, Skrillex, Halsey, DJ Snake, Thalía, The Chainsmokers, Steve Aoki

Cardi B, Lele Pons, Major Lazer, Zedd, The Chainsmokers, DJ Khaled, Steve Aoki, Pharell Williams



 Ranking is calculated according to their digital popularity on Twitter, Instagram, Spotify, SoundCloud, and YouTube. More on