BlackPink vs BTS: The Rivalry Between Two of KPop’s Biggest Groups


After one heck of a weekend, many people are being exposed to Kpop for the first time ever. The two groups leading the new Kpop Movement are BlackPink and BTS. While many people are celebrating the victories of each group, others are comparing them, trying to figure out who is better.

 

 

 

BlackPink made history last week when their recent track “Kill This Love” broke the record for most views in 24 hours on YouTube. The women also recently went to Coachella, which made them the first female Kpop group invited to the super popular event. Their EP of the same title has been met with great sales figures as well.

 

 

 

BTS, on the other hand, broke BlackPink’s record with their recent MV “Boy With Luv” from their EP “Map of the Soul: Persona.” The song featuring songstress Halsey constantly trended this weekend and caused an uproar when fans were asking for ten million views to be put back on the view count after they seemed to mysteriously disappear. The boys also appeared on Saturday Night Live, which further grew their western audience, exposing them to something fans have been saying for years now.

 

 

 

Combined, the two groups have created a path for more Kpop acts to make their way onto the international stage. But with accomplishments comes competition. In many social media circles, the #BTSvsBlackPink hashtag has created a debate and heated up diehards on each side.

 

 

 

 

 

It’s also made some people upset that such a rivalry even happens.

 

 

 

 

 

We’re with the latter. Shouldn’t we be celebrating both groups for their accomplishments instead of pitting them against one another?

 

 


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