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
BTS top YouTube global artist chart with Blackpink at number two
Music Ally reported last week on the success of K-Pop group Blackpink, specifically on YouTube, where they topped its weekly artists chart with 342m views for their music. Now they’ve been unseated… by another K-Pop group....
April 24, 2019
Blackpink soar to top of YouTube chart with 342m weekly views
We’ve reported a few times recently on the way Indian and Latin American artists are dominating the upper reaches of YouTube’s global artists chart. Last week, though, they were trumped by a pop band from South Korea....
April 17, 2019
BLACKPINK video has biggest YouTube premiere to date
The video for ‘Kill This Love’ by BLACKPINK has taken just three days to pass 100m views on YouTube – the fastest video to do so in YouTube’s history. Uploaded on 4th April, the video by the South Korean girlband...
April 9, 2019
Blackpink are first K-Pop artist with 20m YouTube subscribers
Chances are, when asked who the first K-Pop artist with 20 million YouTube subscribers was, many people would guess BTS. But no: their BangtanTV channel currently has 16.2 million subscribers, while the first Korean star...
March 20, 2019