Group BLACKPINK is proving themselves as the best K-Pop group through data.
On January 1(local time), ‘Touring Data’ announced that BLACKPINK’s first-ever world tour titled ‘2019 IN YOUR AREA’ became the most successful concert tour by a Korean female group in history. ‘Touring Data’ specializes in aggregating concert tour box office data.
The agency reported various records along with their announcement. According to Touring Data, BLACKPINK became the only group in history to reach 1 million dollars in sales per concert on 4 different continents, including Asia, North America, Europe, and Oceania.
In North America, they were recorded as the 10th Asian artist in history to reach 1 million dollars in sales through a single concert.
Touring Data wrote, “In 2019, BLACKPINK’s concert at The Forum, Inglewood, was the highest grossing single concert in history by a female group in North America”.
They also added, “BLACKPINK’s concert at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, was the highest grossing and the most attended single concert in history by a female group in Oceania”.
The scale of a world tour is an objective figure which one can estimate an artist’s global popularity. BLACKPINK is reviewed to have surpassed the levels of existing K-Pop girl groups through their large tour scale, according to statistics announced by Touring Data.
Starting with their first-ever solo concert in Korea titled ‘In Your Area’, held in Olympic Park Gymnastics Arena back in November 2018, BLACKPINK met their global fans through a world tour held in 23 cities of 4 continents including Bangkok, Jakarta, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, LA, Chicago, Hamilton, Newark, Atlanta, Fort Worth, Amsterdam, Manchester, London, Berlin, Paris, Barcelona, Macau, Melbourne, and Sydney.
Among all concerts, tickets for a total of 22 concerts held in Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, LA, Chicago, Hamilton, Newark, Atlanta, Fort Worth, London, Paris, Macau, and Melbourne were sold out. The average seat-share rate of their world tour turned out to be 96.6%.
If a K-Pop girl group dictionary exists, the first line for the definition of ‘BLACKPINK’ would be described as a girl group announced by YG Entertainment in 7 years since ‘2NE1’. Their songs ‘BOOMBAYAH’ and ‘WHISTLE’, listed on their first single album, do not differ that much from the original styles of 2NE1.
However, BLACKPINK is not 2NE1. They have appealed their loveliness rather than their strong charisma, establishing themselves as the original BLACKPINK rather than a second version of 2NE1.
The heated popularity of their mini album ‘KILL THIS LOVE’ and its title song ‘Kill This Love’ proves this fact. Through this song, BLACKPINK has set the best records in K-Pop girl group history on global music charts.
BLACKPINK’s ‘Kill This Love’ entered Billboard’s main charts including the ‘Hot 100’ as no. 41 and the ‘Billboard 200’ as no. 24. They are Billboard’s main single and album charts, respectively. They’ve also entered UK’s Official Singles Chart Top 100 as no. 33, setting the best record in K-Pop girl group history as well as setting their own best record. They’ve remained charted on Billboard and Official Charts for 4 and 5 consecutive weeks respectively, proving that they can maintain their popularity in the ‘long run’ rather than receive the spotlight ‘momentarily’.
BLACKPINK is planning to release a new album early this year. The industry is expecting that the group will set new milestones that will surpass their latest release, ‘Kill This Love’.