Fans are cheering as BLACKPINK became the first Asian singer to be selected as the world’s most influential pop star by Bloomberg.
Bloomberg released its “Pop Star Power Rankings” on its official website on November 10 (local time). According to the article, BLACKPINK has beat out global pop stars such as Pop Smoke, Cardi B, Justin Bieber, Juice WRLD and Drake to take the top spot.
According to Bloomberg, these are the 6 criteria they use to rank the world’s most influential pop stars: “Trailing three-month gross revenues from live shows,” “Trailing 30-day ticket sales for live shows,” “Trailing four-week album sales,” “Trailing four-week digital song streams,” “Trailing 30-day total interactions on Instagram” and “Trailing four-week YouTube views.”
Bloomberg introduces BLACKPINK as “the biggest music act in the world” and wrote, “Alongside the boy group BTS, Blackpink has achieved a level of global popularity unprecedented in the history of music.”
They also listed the group’s achievements, saying, “Blackpink has been the most popular act on YouTube for the past couple of months, generating more than 1 billion views in October alone. The group was also the second most popular act on Spotify. While their album failed to debut at #1 in the U.S., it was still one of the 10 best-sellers in the country for the month.”
Bloomberg also reported that BLACKPINK’s ability to speak English, Thai, Korean, Mandarin and Japanese was one of the keys to their global popularity. They even wrote, “The success of BTS and Blackpink reminds entertainment executive Van Toffler of the rise of NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys in the late 1990s and early 2000s.”
Since Bloomberg’s announcement, BLINKs have been posting congratulatory messages on social media.
Yeeeees and thats on the biggest girl group in the world @BLACKPINK
— STAN-BLACKPINK! (@Ot4Alwaysss) November 10, 2020
QUEENS BIGGEST GIRL GROUP IN THE WORLD 💅🏻
— rhiz is Rosé's bae𓆸 (@Lovesickghorls) November 10, 2020