It’s remarkable how much Blackpink accomplished so much so quick. I mean sometimes I think about how hard the girls work (because IMO hard work isn’t correlated to the amount of comebacks you have, since groups can half-ass the effort they put into them, but anyway...), how vigorous their pre-debut training was, and to see how far they’ve come makes me so happy for them and as a blink.
I mean... I just wanted to make an appreciation thread for them and show them a lil’ love. It’s truly deserved.
-First Kpop gg group to chart in the Canadian Hot 100
-Insane YouTube views (not surprising for the highest subscribed Korean artist, second highest artist of all time!). First Kpop group to have 1 billion views, and remain the Koop group with the most videos past 1 billion views.
-We can’t forget
Pinkchella Coachella!! They were so free, the audience was SO engaged, every single performance blew me away. My favorites:
- The iconic “BLACKPINK IS THE REVOLUTION!” At 2:17
- How HYPED the crowd was when the beat dropped
-Before I get into any of their achievements CAN I JUST MENTION how each member has such individual branding?! All of them endorse luxury, high end (read: not fake) brands. It’s really funny how they’re called IG models yet some other fandoms can only wish the same for their groups. Anyway.
-First Kpop gg to be recognized by the RIAA for the legendary D4 that went gold and really pushed their career.
-Highest charting single (digital song sales) for HYLT: debuted at No. 2!
-All songs from The Album rank on BB’s Global 200 and BB Global Excl U.S. The Album also is the first gg album since 2016 to chart at least 5 months on the BB 200 chart.
-Best selling gg in 2020 for both digital and physical (As of Jan 6th: 1,724,461 album sales; 1,415,968,774 digital points).
-GG with the most entries on Spotify Daily Chart since launch (16 entries out of 23 songs...eye-) (1,070 cumulative days).
-GG with the most entries on Spotify Weekly Chart (2 weeks).
-They have 8/10 songs that were the fastest to surpass 100 million streams on Spotify for a female gg.
-Only took 5 months for The Album to pass 1.2 billion streams on Spotify; the second fastest girl group was 17 months. They said social distancing, what about it?
-The Ablum is the best selling album by a Korean female act in history.
-Japan: 5 songs that are RIAJ certified (2 are Korean versions!)
I’ll stop here because my hands hurt from writing all of this.
Sources before anyone comes @ me