They are the top girlgroups of Kpop’s 2nd and 3rd generation, so which group is the winner?
SNSD and BLACKPINK are the most prominent representatives among the Kpop girl groups that have been and are currently active. If SNSD is known as the legendary girl group of Gen 2, then Gen 3 has BLACKPINK storming the international music market. Both are excellent groups and they all contribute a lot to bringing Kpop forward, so who deserves the title of the best girl group of all time? This is now the hottest topic of discussion on the Pann forum.
First of all, it is necessary to talk about the achievements that SNSD and BLACKPINK have achieved during their peak activities. The girl group from SM debuted in 2007, they used to vehemently boycott when they first debuted but thanks to the super hit “Gee” – the song that helped the girls win the Daesang Song of the Year award at the MMA Awards 2009.
After that, SNSD pocketed many Daesang titles and consolidated their position with a series of hits such as ‘Genie’, ‘Hoot’, ‘Mr.Mr’, ‘I Got A Boy’, etc. At their peak, their album’s sale-record are not inferior to their peers male.
As for BLACKPINK, the four YG ladies were titled “dinosaur rookies” as they first debuted since their first single, ‘WHISTLE’, earned Perfect All Kill, a record that no one had before achieved. In the following years, BLACKPINK is the Kpop female representation with the highest position on the Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot 100 charts (USA), in addition to having excellent achievements on the Korean charts.
BLACKPINK made history as the first K-pop girl group to sell one million copies of a single album with ‘THE ALBUM’. They have several music videos with over a billion views and are the artist with the second-most subscribers on YouTube, only behind Justin Bieber. As BLACKPINK has only been active for 5 years, the future seems so bright for them.
Korean netizens participated in voting whether BLACKPINK or SNSD is the best girl group of all time. As a result, SNSD far surpassed their juniors with 896 votes; BLACKPINK only won 218 votes.
Although there are still arguments in favor of BLACKPINK since the group has made many great successes in the international market, the following results demonstrate that SNSD is a national group because they are still adored by the public after 14 years since debut.
[+218, -896] => SNSD received 896 votes while BLACKPINK received 218 votes.
1. [+323, -84] Isn’t it SNSD?
2. [+297, -97] Even after a few decades, there won’t be another girl group like SNSD appearing
3. [+215, -288] I’m a fan of another group, but it’s BLACKPINK….
4. [+112, -25] Fact) Without Soshi, there wouldn’t be BLACKPINK or TWICE today
5. [+110, -2] Girls’ Generation is in their 15th year, but they’re still being mentioned all the timeㅋㅋㅋ 2nd generation is Soshi and 2NE1 (for girl groups), 3rd generation is BLACKPINK and TWICE
6. [+104, -82] If you look at their success overseas, it’s BLACKPINK
7. [+77, -63] Of course it’s BLACKPINKㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ