BLACKPINK Breaks Into TIME’s “100 Next 2019” As The First Korean Artist

They’re rising stars in U.S entertainment.

TIME magazine has debuted a new list to “spotlight 100 rising stars who are shaping the future of business, entertainment, sports, politics, science, health and more.”


Listed in the “Phenom” category of “TIME 100 Next,” BLACKPINK is the first Korean artist to make the list beside musical artists Lil Nas X and Keke Palmer.

They were chosen because of their massive following of 31 million subscribers on YouTube in addition to being the first K-Pop girl group to perform at Coachella.

Most importantly, the magazine was impressed with BLINKs’ dedication to streaming “Ddu-du Ddu-du” to reach 1 billion views.

Blackpink’s star may still be rising in the U.S., but on YouTube, it reigns supreme.

Although they believe the group is still making a name for themselves in the U.S, it’s clear that BLACKPINK is one of the most prominent groups in the world based on their many achievements.


Congratulations to BLACKPINK for achieving yet another accomplishment.

Source: TIME 100 NEXT and TIME