[MHN Jung Halim reporter] Blackpink have surpasses Ariana Grande to become the female artists with the highest subscriber counts on Youtube.
Agency YG Entertainment stated that Blackpink have reached 42.3 million subscribers on July 24th, 8 p.m. They have jumped from the top 6th to the top 5th in the World Artist Category for Youtube in terms of sub count.
In terms of female artists, they passed over Ariana Grande, who has 42.2 million subscribers, and placed first.
In terms of total artists, the only ones above them are Justin Bieber, DJ Marshmello, Ed Sheeran, and Eminem.
YG Entertaiment interpreted that "Youtube sub counts are one of the objective standards to judge an artist's popularity by. It's because a fandom's constant attention and their excitement for future projects usually leads them to subscribe."
The music video for Blackpink's single 'How You Like That' also broke several records on Youtube, showing the group's growing popularity.
Before the the music video for 'How You Like That' was posted, the official Blackpink Youtube channel had around 37.4 million subscribers, with it gaining 5 million in just one month. 'How You Like That' reached 300 million views in just 21 days, and following in its footsteps are the videos for 'DDU-DU DDU-DU', 'BOOMBAYAH', 'Kill This Love', and 'As If It's Your Last'; previous hit singles that are rising in views as they come back into the spotlight.
Blackpin are preparing to release their second new, 'special' single next month. The teaser image for it also leaves who is featured a mystery, drawing the attention of fans.
Blackpink become the female artists with highest subscriber count on Youtube
Surpassed Ariana Grande... Gained 5 million subscribers after release of new single