MTV’s 2022 VMAs to include ‘Metaverse Performance’ award
Ever alive to pop culture trends, MTV has added a new category to its Video Music Awards (VMAs) this year: 'Best Metaverse Performance'.
July 27, 2022
K-Pop stars Blackpink to play a virtual concert in PUBG Mobile
Korean group Blackpink are returning soon with new music, and they'll be building anticipation for it with a concert in the PUBG Mobile game.
July 13, 2022
Blackpink are first music artist with 75m YouTube subscribers
K-Pop group Blackpink have set their latest milestone on YouTube: 75 million subscribers to their official channel.
June 30, 2022
Blackpink are now the most subscribed-to artist on YouTube
Justin Bieber has been the most popular music artist on YouTube by the metric of channel subscriptions for a while, but now he has been knocked off his perch.
September 13, 2021
Covid-19 restrictions postpone Blackpink YouTube livestream
K-Pop stars Blackpink were due to hold their first livestream concert on 27 December, working with YouTube on a ticketed event. Now it has been postponed until 31 January, amid a new surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths which...
December 17, 2020
YouTube gets new premiere features and Blackpink concert
YouTube premieres have been playing an increasingly prominent role in artists’ and labels’ music video strategies this year, and now YouTube is hoping to supercharge that trend with some new features. ‘Live...
December 3, 2020
YouTube kicks off weekly ‘Released’ music show with Blackpink
YouTube is launching a new weekly music show called 'Released' which looks like it could be a powerful showcase for artists. It'll air at 11.45pm ET every Thursday, and focus on "music moments from the week", but also...
October 1, 2020
Blackpink trail new album with Spotify and PubG Mobile
One of the K-Pop groups that have been smashing down global barriers recently is Blackpink, who you can expect to see splashed over many digital platforms in the coming week ahead of their new album's release on 2 October. Two...
September 25, 2020
Amanotes mobile games get tracks by Blackpink and other K-Pop stars
Vietnamese company Amanotes has launched a series of music-driven mobile games, including Magic Tiles 3, Tiles Hop and Dancing Road. Now it's getting sprinkling some K-Pop stardom over 15 of its games, through a deal with...
July 17, 2020
What can the global music industry learn from K-Pop and South Korea?
K-pop is the genre that ate the world whole. Acts like BTS, Blackpink, Twice and TVXQ are not just some of the biggest acts within the genre – they are some of the biggest acts in the world. There is a lot that other artists...
July 13, 2020
K-Pop stars Blackpink break YouTube 24-hour views record
This one is going to get the K-Pop stans roused up. In April 2019, BTS broke the record for one-day video views on YouTube, with the 78m views of their ‘Boy With Luv’ video trumping the previous record-holder, ‘Kill...
June 29, 2020
Take cover! Viberate claims Blackpink are bigger than BTS
It takes a brave person to get involved in arguments between the world’s keenest superfans over whether one artist is better or bigger than another. So doff your caps but retreat a safe distance from music-database Viberate,...
November 14, 2019