BLACKPINK Vs BTS: Which Group Is More Popular?

BTS vs Blackpink


Everybody all around the world already knows that BLACKPINK and BTS are very famous. Both of them have a lot of fans, namely BLINK and ARMY, who always support them. These YG Entertainment and HYBE K-pop groups have fantastic income among the other K-pop groups. Even though both of them are already the top groups, many people still argue about which is the most famous.

Here is the recap of BLACKPINK vs BTS based on some factors.

BTS vs Blackpink Winner
Popularity BTS
YouTube Statistics Blackpink
Social Media Statistics (Twitter and Instagram) BTS
Most-Viewed MVs BTS
Album Sales BTS
Billboard Charts BTS
Awards and Nominations BTS
Worth Comparisons BTS

So, through this article, Channel-Korea will provide information about BLACKPINK vs BTS including album charts, social media statistics, and their net worth. If you are curious about it, keep reading this article!

BLACKPINK and BTS’ Popularity Battle!

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Although both of them are well-known globally, there are many people still curious about who is more popular. Actually, they both have achievements globally and in their own country, but people and their fans are still curious about their popularity battle.

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But, according to The Korean Business Research Institute, BTS gained the top with a brand reputation index of 6,927,239 in October 2021. The researcher had announced that it was determined from several factors, and it was analyzed at the end of September 2021.

Meanwhile, BLACKPINK get 3rd place with an index of 4,352,159, and the 2nd position was occupied by aespa.

BLACKPINK and BTS’ Social Statistics

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It will be not complete if we only look from one side. We will know who is on the top through social statistics either on YouTube or their social media. So, here are the comparisons!

BLACKPINK Is Ahead of BTS on YouTube

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BLACKPINK debuted in 2016 with their two singles “Whistle” and “BOOMBAYAH,” and BTS debuted in 2013. Even though BTS had a YouTube channel before BLACKPINK, BLACKPINK is ahead of BTS on YouTube.

In 5 years, BLACKPINK was able to reach 70 million subscribers on YouTube and managed to replace Justin Bieber. Meanwhile, BTS only gained 61.2 million subscribers on YouTube.

BLACKPINK and BTS’ Social Media

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BLACKPINK manages to occupy the first position on YouTube with the most subscribers on YouTube, but on social media, BTS is the highest. BTS has two Twitter accounts, namely @bts_bighit and @BTS_twt, and @bts_bighit has 35.5 million followers.

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And, for their 2nd account @BTS_twt, they have 41.6 million followers, beating BLACKPINK (@BLACKPINK) which only has 5.4 million followers.

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Meanwhile, on Instagram (bts.bighitofficial), BTS is still in first place with 52.8 million followers whereas BLACKPINK (blackpinkofficial) has reached 43.6 million.

BLACKPINK Vs BTS in Most Viewed MV!

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Many of their MVs have already gotten 500 million viewers or more on YouTube, and each of them often breaks the record for the most MV views in 24 hours. However, some of their MVs have gotten 1 billion views, and here they are!

Group MV Title Viewers Release
BLACKPINK How You Like That 1 Billion June 16, 2020
DDU-DU-DDU-DU 1.7 Billion June 15, 2018
Kill This Love 1.4 Billion April 4, 2019
As If It’s Your Last 1.1 Billion June 22, 2017
BOOMBAYAH 1.3 Billion August 8, 2016
BTS Dynamite 1.3 Billion August 21, 2020
Boy With Luv 1.4 Billion April 12, 2019
DNA 1.3 Billion September 18, 2017
Idol 1 Billion August 24, 2018
Mic Drop (Steve Aoki Remix) 1 Billion November 24, 2017


BLACKPINK Vs BTS: Album Sales!

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If we see their latest albums, they have fantastic album sales. Their total album sales are very high, and they also managed to break into the Western world’s top music charts.

So, here is the list of their album sales to compare:

Group Album Title Album Sales Release
BTS (2016-2020) Be
  • US: 177,000
  • Korea: 3,709,992
  • JPN: 582,132
November 20, 2020
Map of the Soul: 7 – The Journey
  • Worldwide:1,200,000
July 15, 2020
Map of the Soul: 7
  • US: 674,000
  • UK: 32,000
  • Korea: 4,669,582
  • JPN: 500,206
February 21, 2020
Love Yourself: Tear
  • Korea: 2,734,239
  • US: 212,953
  • JPN: 209,498
May 18, 2018
  • US: 13,000
  • Korea: 1,382,934
  • JPN: 72,512
October 10, 2016
  • US: 223,500
  • Korea: 1,437,349
  • China: 1,422,993
  • UK: 5,700
October 2, 2020


If we see from the list above, BTS has higher album sales than BLACKPINK. But, both of them have their own mainstay singles with amazing album sales. Let’s check it out below!

Group Single Title Sales Year
BLACKPINK As If It’s Your Last
  • Korea: 2,500,000
  • US: 7,000
  • Korea: 2,500,000
  • US: 9,000
How You Like That
  • 16,400
Ice Cream (Feat. Selena Gomez)
  • US: 23,000
Lovesick Girls
  • Worldwide: 17,000
BTS Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey)
  • Korea: 2,500,000
  • US: 81,000
Black Swan
  • US: 24,000
  • US: 86,000
  • US: 1,260,000
  • UK: 22,000
Life Goes On
  • US: 150,000
  • US: 1,876,800
Permission to Dance
  • US: 225,100

BLACKPINK Vs BTS on the Billboard Chart

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In 2021, BTS hold on to the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 with the single “Butter.” They also succeeded with “Song of the Summer” in 2021, and they were able to get rid of famous American singers such as Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Olivia Rodrigo, and more. Meanwhile, BLACKPINK became the first K-pop group that managed to occupy the Billboard 100. Even BLACKPINK’s Rosé and Lisa‘s solo made it into the Billboard Hot 100.

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But, Lisa was defeated by BTS’ Jin’s single “Yours.” Lisa’s single entitled “LALISA” got 6th place and “MONEY” was at #8. Meanwhile, BTS’ Jin’s “Yours” managed to get #7 on Billboard Hot 100.

BLACKPINK Vs BTS in Awards and Nominations

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BLACKPINK has been winning awards since their debut in 2016 including Best New Artist at Melon Music Awards, Best Music Video for “Whistle,” and Best of Next Female Artist from Mnet Asian Music Awards. They also won Best Girl Group and Best Rookie Group in 2016 at Hallyu K Fans. In 2017, they took Song of the Year and Rookie of the Year at the Gaon Chart Music Awards and Golden Disk Awards. Throughout 2020, BLACKPINK won approximately 36 awards from many countries.

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Meanwhile, BTS got their first award in the Wings era in 2016. BTS has received and won awards since 2017. Moreover, they often win international awards such as Billboard Music Awards, iHeart Radio Awards, MTV Music Video Awards, and still many more. In 2021, BTS won all 4 trophies at Billboard Music Awards at once!

BTS was also nominated at the Grammy Awards in 2021 in the category of Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance.

BLACKPINK Vs BTS Net Worth Comparisons

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BLACKPINK’s YouTube channel generates approximately 13.5 billion won. Meanwhile, as a group, BLACKPINK earns a base salary of $32 million in a year. In BLACKPINK, they have different total net worths, and each member earns $8 million. In BLACKPINK, Lisa is the richest member with a total net worth of $10-12 million.

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Same as BLACKPINK, each BTS member also gets a base salary of $8 million. But, as a group, BTS already hit $50 million for their salary, and J-Hope is called the richest member in BTS with a total net worth of $26 million.

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In terms of the data above, BTS is ahead of BLACKPINK, but BLACKPINK also has the same popularity as BTS. They can’t be compared to each other because they have their own amazing masterpieces.

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