BLACKPINK Miscellaneous Achievements

This is a list of other achievements that BLACKPINK has had outside of streaming charts like Gaon and Billboard. The majority of them come from U.S. based magazines and websites (YouTube, Tumblr, Spotify, etc.) because this is what I’m familiar with as an American K-pop fan. But I’d also like to point out that BLACKPINK is incredibly popular across the globe and has had plenty other accomplishments in many other countries!

NOTE FROM KATHERINE – BLACKPINK has had a LOT of achievements over the past couple years. Since there’s so much information, I decided to break everything down into separate pages. Here are the links for the other pages: Music Show Wins, Sales and Streaming, Billboard Achievements, YouTube Views, and Awards.


  • Shortly after BLACKPINK debuted, Rolling Stone put them on a list of “10 New Artists You Need to Know.” (Dua Lipa is also on this list before “New Rules” came out… I find this so wild given how famous she is now.)
  • Shortly after BLACKPINK debuted, Entertainment Weekly listed “Whistle” in an article about under-the-radar singles.
  • BLACKPINK placed #19 on Tumblr’s “2016 Top K-pop.”
  • “Boombayah” and “Whistle” placed #6 and #8 respectively on YouTube’s list of most watched K-pop music videos globally.


  • “As If It’s Your Last” was #15 on YouTube’s “Top 25 Songs of the Summer” and was the only K-pop song on the list.
  • “As If It’s Your Last” was the #8 most watched music video on YouTube in 2018 in South Korea.
  • “As If It’s Your Last” was the #1 most watched K-pop music video on YouTube in 2017 globally.
  • BLACKPINK placed #7 on Tumblr’s “2017 Top K-pop.”




  • Gold House included BLACKPINK on their A100 list for 2020, which honors Asians, Asian-Americans, and Pacific Islanders who have made an impact on various career fields and industries.
  • BLACKPINK was on several lists for K-pop Twitter 2020 (which had data collected from July 2019 to June 2020):
    • #4 most mentioned K-pop artist in the world (highest ranking for a girl group)
    • #9 most mentioned K-pop song in the world for “How You Like That’ (highest ranking for a girl group)
    • BLACKPINK is also the #7 K-pop artist with the most amount of followers on Twitter.
  • BLACKPINK is currently the 2nd Most Subscribed Artist on YouTube after Justin Bieber.
  • All of the songs on The Album debuted within the Top 25 of Spotify’s Global Top 50 a day after release. “Lovesick Girls” was the highest at #3, which makes it the highest ranking debut on the chart for any song by a girl group. BLACKPINK also previously set this record when “How You Like That” debuted at #5, and then broke it again when “Ice Cream” debuted at #4 – meaning that “Lovesick Girls” is the second time they’ve broken their own record.

SOURCES: British GQ (1), Bugs Music, Entertainment Weekly (1), Genie Music, Gold House (1), Instagram, New York Times (1), Rolling Stone (1) (2), Shorty Awards (1), Soompi (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16) (17) (18) (19) (20) (21), Spotify (1) (2), TIME Magazine (1), Tumblr (1) (2) (3) (4) (5), Twitter (1), YouTube
The cover image is a promotional photo for BLACKPINK’s single “Ice Cream” and belongs to YG Entertainment.

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