BLACKPINK has once again etched their name in the history books by surpassing 3 billion streams on Spotify with their album “THE ALBUM.” This remarkable feat not only cements their status as trailblazers but also makes them the first and only girl group to achieve such a milestone. Furthermore, they have become the first female K-pop act to accomplish this remarkable feat.
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THE ALBUM’s Impact
Released on October 2, 2020, “THE ALBUM” marked BLACKPINK’s debut full-length album since its inception in 2016. Within a mere three years since its release, the album has garnered over 3 billion streams on Spotify worldwide. “THE ALBUM” boasts several chart-topping hits, including “How You Like That,” “Ice Cream” featuring Selena Gomez, and “Bet You Wanna” featuring rapper Cardi B. The album quickly made its mark on prestigious charts like the Billboard 200 and the Gaon Album Chart.
BORN PINK Joins the Billion-Stream Club
BLACKPINK’s second full-length album, “BORN PINK,” also achieved a significant milestone, crossing the 2 billion streams mark on Spotify within just a year of its release. This achievement further solidifies their status as the only girl group and female K-pop act to amass such a massive number of streams for an album. This record was previously held by albums from other prominent girl groups, such as Little Mix’s “Glory Days” and Fifth Harmony’s “7/27.”
Recent Achievements and Milestones
BLACKPINK recently concluded their highly successful BORN PINK world tour in September, with their final performance taking place in Seoul. The tour was a resounding success, spanning 66 concerts across 34 cities and drawing over 1.8 million enthusiastic fans. During the tour, each member also showcased their individual talents through solo performances. The group, which made its debut in 2016, celebrated its seventh anniversary on August 8th this year.
Individual Pursuits and Contract Renewal Speculations
In the midst of their collective achievements, BLACKPINK members have been actively pursuing individual endeavors. Lisa made headlines with her bold performances at the Crazy Horse cabaret in Paris on September 28, 29, and 30. The “MONEY” singer’s captivating shows were attended by numerous VIPs and even some of her BLACKPINK bandmates. Additionally, Jisoo and Rosé made a significant impression at Paris Fashion Week with their enchanting presence.
While each member is exploring their unique paths, fans are eagerly awaiting updates on their contract renewals with YG Entertainment. The decisions they make regarding their future with the agency remain a topic of keen interest and anticipation within the K-pop community.