Blackpink become the first K-pop group to surpass 50m subscribers on YouTube

South Korean girl group Blackpink with over 50 million subscribers are now the second most subscribed artist on YouTube after Justin Bieber.

After a huge push from the release of their latest album last Friday, Blackpink break YouTube records. Blackpink – The Album hit the number one spot on iTunes Top Album charts in 57 countries, including United States, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Canada, Brazil, and Mexico. All eight tracks from The Album ranked in the top 25 on Spotify, with half in the top 10.

The album’s release also saw the release of their new single Lovesick Girls. Breaking yet more YouTube records, Lovesick Girls became the fastest music video by a South Korean girl group to reach 10 million views, achieving the milestone in just 53 minutes. A week later and the video has over 130 million views, the 10th music video from the girl group to cross 100m on YouTube.

In August, BTS took Blackpink’s record for most views in 24 hours, with over 100 million views on Dynamite.

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