BLACKPINK The Only Korean Act among ’50 Women Who Broke Barriers in The Music Industry’ List | KpopStarz

BLACKPINK joined international superstars Madonna, Whitney Houston, Spice Girls and more, as female artists who broke barriers in the industry with their powerful music!

On Jan 15, the U.S. news media outlet, The Grand Island Independent, wrote an article listing the “50 Women Who Broke Barriers in the Music Industry.” The list was collated by Stacker, an expert analysis website that used unique data along with their team of experts. Quantitative data were collected to their editorial insights, then coming up with the list.

Along with the legendary singers Madonna, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Janet Jackson, Taylor Swift, and more, BLACKPINK also entered the list, capturing attention from K-pop fans.

BLACKPINK is the Only K-pop Act in the List; Girls’ Generation and Wonder Girls Were Also Mentioned

According to Stacker, BLACKPINK truly achieved an exceptional worldwide success atop the K-pop industry, unlike other K-pop acts.

In particular, the quartet’s pre-release track, “How You Like That,” became a pass for them to fully enter the U.S. market. With this track, they gained numerous achievements, specifically on their overwhelming YouTube views.

On top of this, BLACKPINK is also the first Korean female artist to be given by “Recording Industry Association of America” a certification, not to mention that they were also referred to by various music media outlets as, “Biggest Band in the World,” such as Bloomberg.

Meanwhile, the expert analysis site also mentioned prominent K-pop acts Girls Generation and Wonder Girls, saying, “Following the footsteps of Girls Generation and Wonder Girls, BLACKPINK achieved worldwide success” — acknowledging their huge contribution as pioneer female acts that become “blueprints” of the younger-gen idols.

BLACKPINK Latest Updates

As per the recent updates about the four-member girl band, BLACKPINK recently took various awards from the “Gaon Chart Awards” 2020, held online on Jan. 13.

BLACKPINK won the digital music award in June for “How You Like That” and in October for “Lovesick Girls.” On top of that, they also received this year’s “Social Hot Star” Award and the “Mubeat Global Choice Award,” sweeping a total of four gold medals.

On the other hand, after winning multiple awards from various music awards ceremonies, BLACKPINK is set to win their fans and viewers’ hearts around the world as they announced an online global concert at the end of the month.

On Jan. 12, it was reported that BLACKPINK’s concert will be accompanied by a live band, which is gaining much anticipation.

On the same day, BLACKPINK’s official SNS also dropped a notice about the membership of the “BLACKPINK: THE SHOW” where members can access several perks including behind-the-scenes content such as band ensemble, rehearsals, and VCR shooting.

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Written by Eunice Dawson