BLACKPINK is Now the Biggest Music Act in the World, Bloomberg Says

K-Pop group BLACKPINK has been named the world’s biggest music act after topping Bloomberg’s Pop Star Power Rankings.

  • Bloomberg trailed four-week album sales, digital song streams, YouTube views, and 30-day total interactions on Instagram to rank 25 of the biggest musical acts in the world. Live show ticket sales remained a category despite being uncounted for all artists given the unique circumstances the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the live show industry in 2020.
  • BLACKPINK ranked #9 in album sales, #2 in streams on Spotify, and #1 in YouTube views to take the top spot of #1 in the world.
  • BLACKPINK, managed by YG Entertainment, debuted in August 2016 with members Rosé, Lisa, Jisoo, and Jennie. The group’s fanbase is known as “Blink”.


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  • Spotify’s co-head of music, Jeremy Erlich, spoke to Bloomberg regarding the rapid rise in popularity of K-Pop in the U.S. “Language doesn’t seem to be a barrier in today’s world. K-Pop has really broken into mainstream culture.”
  • Fellow K-Pop group BTS ranked #32 in album sales, #14 in streams on Spotify, and #2 in YouTube views to rank at #10 in the world.
  • The full list of the world’s biggest music acts on Bloomberg’s Pop Star Power Rankings can be viewed here.


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Both BLACKPINK and BTS have enjoyed chart-topping success in 2020 despite not being able to tour in the U.S. because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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