BLACKPINK has managed to make a name not just in Korea but all over the world. They have effortlessly conquered the international music scene with their great talents, visuals and more, but what makes them actually appealing internationally?
In a discussion on Instiz, a popular online community, fans weighed in on why BLACKPINK has become an international favorite. What differentiates them from others?
One fan mentioned Lisa's name, alluding that she makes the group internationally famous, via AllKpop. Others then explained that skills and visuals had something to do with their international fame and incredible concept and style.
Their songs have the best beats, too, while some said their sound and attitude are also the things that international fans are looking for. "Everything about BLACKPINK," another chimed in.
Others claim that their songs also have real American feelings aside from a hip-hop vibe. It also can't be denied that they have a strong presence whenever they're on stage.
Anyhow, one fan said their music label, YG, also had something to do with their fame abroad, along with everything said above.
Meanwhile, BLACKPINK member Lisa is named the first female artist to dominate Billboard's Hot Trending Songs chart, powered by Twitter. Her solo album, "Lalisa," jumps 6-1 on the ranking dated August 6.
Her hit single with the same title, which was out in September 2021, led with a 45% vault to 1.5 million Twitter mentions in the July 22-28 tracking week, per Billboard. The song's success could be credited to its nomination as the Best K-pop at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, which was announced on July 26.
"Lalisa" competes with some of the hit K-pop songs from fellow internationally famous idols, like BTS's "Yet to Come," ITZY's "Loco," Seventeen's "Hot," Stray Kids' "Maniac" and TWICE's "The Feels" in the same category.
BTS's "Yet to Come" and Stray Kids' "Maniac" are also part of the rankings, seating at No. 8 and No. 20 on Hot Trending Songs, respectively. "Lalisa," alternatively, is the eighth No. 1 on the list, dating to the chart's launch in October, following BTS's "Permission to Dance," "Butter" and "Yet to Come"; SB19's "Banzinga"; Ha Sung Woon and Jimin's "With You" and J-Hope's newly-released solo songs "More" and "Arson."
In addition, "Lalisa" is the only song that appears on every Hot Trending Songs chart since the list's launch, debuting at No. 2 on the inaugural ranking and climbing to No. 2 a month ago. The chart has been active for 41 weeks and will continuously do so.