BLACKPINK becomes most subscribed female artist on YouTube

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Popular K-pop girl group BLACKPINK now has another feat on their list of achievements: Most subscribed female artist on YouTube. 

BLACKPINK’s official YouTube channel has accumulated 42.6 million subscribers, edging out previous record holder Ariana Grande, who now has 42.3 million as of writing. 

Among the most subscribed official artist channel, Justin Bieber is No. 1 with 55.6 million followed by Marshmello, 47.1 million; Ed Sheeran, 45.1 million; Eminem, 43.6 million; BLACKPINK, 42.6 million; Ariana Grande, 42.3 million; Taylor Swift, 39 million; 37.7 million; Alan Walker, 35.4 million; and Rihanna, 34.9 million.

BLACKPINK are gearing up to release a new single in August and their first full-length album in October. 

On July 28, YG Entertainment revealed a teaser photo of the album and disclosed that it will be released on Oct. 2. The agency previously said that the new album would be released in September. 

The announcement came just days after the agency revealed that BLACKPINK’s second single after “How You Like That” will be dropping in August. 

Based on the teaser photo, BLACKPINK will be collaborating with an artist for the new single.  The group’s previous collaboration was with Lady Gaga who featured BLACKPINK in the song “Sour Candy,” a track in her album “Chromatica.”

“How You Like That,” released on June 26, achieved global success. It became the most viewed music video in the first 24 hours of release with 86.3 million views and set an all-time record for the biggest YouTube Premiere with 1.66 million peak concurrent viewers, YouTube told Bulletin Entertainment. 

The feat set five Guinness World Records: most viewed YouTube video in 24 hours, most viewed music video on YouTube in 24 hours, most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group, most viewers for the premiere of a video on YouTube and most viewers for the premiere of a music video on YouTube.

As of July 28, the “How You Like That” music video has garnered 352.5 million views on YouTube.