BLACKPINK emerges as the most followed Asian artist on Spotify


BLACKPINK, the renowned K-pop group, has reached new heights in their global music career. They recently surpassed Indian artist Neha Kakkar to become the most followed Asian artist on Spotify, amassing a staggering 41.33 million followers. This places them in the same league as international superstars like Billie Eilish, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Adele, underscoring their growing popularity in the global music industry.


In April, BLACKPINK held their highly anticipated “BLACKPINK WORLD TOUR [BORN PINK] JAPAN” in Osaka, Japan. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, they managed to attract an impressive audience. With 110,000 fans in Tokyo Dome and 100,000 in Osaka, their total attendance reached 210,000 across four performances in the two cities. Unfortunately, due to circumstances related to the pandemic, Jisoo was unable to participate in the concerts. However, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa made the decision to continue performing as a trio to fulfill their promise to their devoted fans. Jisoo expressed her apologies to the fans and asked for their support. The three members delivered dominating performances, captivating the audience with their powerful stage presence and performing their hit tracks, including “Pretty Savage,” “Whistle,” “Lovesick Girls,” “Kill This Love,” “Shut Down,” and “DDU-DU DDU-DU.” BLACKPINK’s successful completion of their Japan concerts showcased their prowess as a world-class artist.


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BLACKPINK’s Achievements and Lisa’s Prominence

Google’s data analysis revealed that Lisa, a member of BLACKPINK, emerged as the most searched K-pop female icon in the first half of 2023. By considering search data from 2017 to 2023, Lisa’s cumulative trend data demonstrated her status as the most searched K-pop female idol. Additionally, in May 2023, Lisa achieved another milestone by becoming the K-pop artist with the highest number of Instagram followers. Her Instagram account showcased her immense popularity, gaining 1,464,895 followers within just 31 days in May. Lisa has also garnered tremendous success on TikTok, accumulating over 109 billion views. Notably, she became the first and only female artist in the world to surpass 100 billion followers using only her hashtag, solidifying her position as a beloved artist worldwide.


BLACKPINK’s rise to become the most followed Asian artist on Spotify signifies their increasing global influence and popularity. Their successful “BLACKPINK WORLD TOUR [BORN PINK] JAPAN” demonstrated their ability to captivate audiences with their exceptional performances. Moreover, Lisa’s accomplishments as the most searched K-pop female icon and her tremendous following on Instagram and TikTok reflect her rising prominence in the music industry. As BLACKPINK continues to make strides on both local and international stages, their impact and success in the global music scene continue to grow.