The outstanding achievements of BTS and BLACKPINK in 2020 make Korean netizens think that they are the two top Kpop groups at the moment.
BTS and BLACKPINK regularly compete on achievements with each other. However, it is the fierce competition that has helped these two groups set unprecedented records in the music field.
In 2020, BTS and BLACKPINK have both raised their positions through successful comebacks. Based on their achievements, it is not surprising that Korean netizens think they are the top male and female groups of Kpop.
For a long time, no boy group has been considered a rival of BTS. The 7 boys released their 4th full album titled MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 in February 2020 and set a record of selling 3,378,633 hard disks in the first week. Currently, this album’s sales have reached 4,332,207 copies – the highest both in 2020 and Kpop history.
MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 also helped BTS to once again topped the Billboard 200 and to rank 1st in the five largest music markets in the world: the US, Japan, the UK, Germany, and France.
In August 2020, BTS released the first English single in their career called Dynamite. The 7 boys continue to set new records with this song. They are the first Korean artists to top the Billboard Hot 100.
Dynamite is also the MV with the highest number of views in the first 24 hours in the world. Recently, it became the fastest Kpop MV to reach 600 million views. BTS’s brilliant achievements in 2020 have made them automatically recognized as the best male group in Kpop.
BLACKPINK has also broken countless records this year. They released 2 singles and the first full album in their career called THE ALBUM. The MV How You Like That, released in June, is the most viewed music video after 24 hours by female artists. This is also the fastest MV of a Kpop girl group to reach 600 million views.
Also in August, 4 YG girls released the single Ice Cream. They collaborated with Selena Gomez on this song, thereby reaching 13th on the Billboard Hot 100 – the highest position for a Kpop female artist.
Finally, BLACKPINK released the full album THE ALBUM in October 2020. This is the first Korean album of a Kpop girl group to reach million copies of sales. This music product also reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and this is also a record that no Korean girl group has achieved.
The achievements of BTS and BLACKPINK in 2020 make the majority of netizens believe that they deserve the title of the best male and female group in Kpop. However, TWICE was suddenly dragged into the discussion when netizens argued about the position between TWICE and BLACKPINK.
Over the years, TWICE was said to be more prominent than BLACKPINK. TWICE’s album sales were always at the top of girl groups, with 3 songs reaching Perfect All Kill and receiving Daesang awards many times – the title that 4 YG girls have never had. However, in 2020, TWICE has a setback in both the disc sales and digital music, while BLACKPINK has achieved impressive achievements. Moreover, YG’s girl group’s performing skills are more appreciated.
Therefore, many people think that BLACKPINK has left TWICE far behind in the top girl group race. On the contrary, there is an opinion that the 9 JYP girls are still the best girlgroup in terms of their whole careers, so they are not sure about the position of BLACKPINK.
– I can’t agree more. These are the top 2 groups.
– Their achievements are too great, who can argue with this.
– Both groups are excellent, the top 2 representatives are unbeaten.
– BTS is on a completely different level
– Denying this is like denying reality.
– I think the top girl group should be TWICE?
– Never thought BLACKPINK would become so great
– Isn’t that TWICE?
– Agree with the comment for BTS but BLACKPINK, I’m not sure.
– BTS is definitely the top group, and BLACKPINK seems to be the best girl group this year.
– BLACKPINK has surpassed TWICE to become the top girl group.