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Many fans and non fans may have wondered at one point, whether if any other K-Pop idol group on the scene at the moment would be able to replicate the same success BTS has been able to achieve. But before going on any further, the question of any group being able to become the next BTS does not translate to if they will be like BTS in the literal sense, but rather if they will be able to leave lasting significant impact on a global scale as K-Pop artists.

According to South Korean news agency JoongAng Ilbo, they think that the "next BTS" is not a boy group, but rather, a girl group. Critics have also been expressing that they are so sure that the next BTS will be one of the girl groups.

The news agency also added:

"Many boy groups including SEVENTEEN MONSTA X,  GOT7 are ,establishing a strong overseas fandom through world tours for the past 2~3 years, but people will be paying more attention to girl groups considering the nature of the music market which pursues freshness."

And here we have BLACKPINK, who recently made their US TV debut.

Can BLACKPINK Make It To The Top And Be The Next BTS?

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Let's start by talking numbers, since K-Pop fans just absolutely love the big numbers and records that they share on social media once their idol group gets a billion views or likes on social media. Arguably their most successful single to date, BLACKPINK's 'DDU-DU DDU-DU' surpassed 600 million views in just seven months after its release. BTS's 'DNA' might have been the first to set the K-Pop record of surpassing 500 million views, but the YG girl group did it nine months faster. And it's highly likely, judging by the current rate and speed, that their MV's for 'BOOMBAYAH' (currently around 460 million) and 'As If It's Your Last' (currently around 480 million) will eventually surpass 500 million views as well.

In addition, JoongAng Ilbo did also say "The number of people subscribing on the˜BLACKPINK official YouTube channel also surpassed 17 million. After receiving the Diamond button along with BANGTANTV (14 million) last year on August for surpassing 10 million subscribers, the number has been growing even more rapidly. BTS reveals official contents including MVs through the agency's official channel, so the number of users subscribing to Big Hit (20 million) is higher. On the other hand, YG Entertainment operate channels separately based on each group, so the agency's official channel has less subscribers when compared, with approximately 4.3 million."

Can BLACKPINK Make It To The Top And Be The Next BTS?

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While it is still debatable among fans after accusations of YG Entertainment using shady tactics to increase the view count of BLACKPINK's YouTube videos, we'll leave the subject of numbers right here for fans to be the judge for themselves. But if the numbers do really matter and play a decisive role in creating phenomenal success, it's not a farfetched idea to think that BLACKPINK is the next BTS.

Moving on, their recent US television debut on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and Good Morning America, however debatable the performance quality was, is another thing worth adding to the list of things that may project them into becoming "the next BTS". Not to sound pretentious, but objectively speaking, The Late Show and Good Morning America are obviously not your average K-Pop music programs that every single idol group on the block appears on to perform. Only a select few have been able to do so, such as veteran idol group Girls' Generation years back. BLACKPINK appearing on these shows is a sign of status, one that not even A-list K-Pop idols in South Korea can easily match with.

Can BLACKPINK Make It To The Top And Be The Next BTS?

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And this reminds us of the next thing. They are actual US artists as of 2019, signed and backed by one of the most influential record labels in the US music industry, Interscope. This is certainly an advantage and a privilege that BTS members did not have. To have one of the biggest record label in the US backing you doesn't necessarily translate to instant success but it also doesn't mean the opposite either.

Can BLACKPINK Make It To The Top And Be The Next BTS?

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But it is also worth asking, will we be able to recognize it when BLACKPINK actually becomes the next BTS? The last time we checked, BLACKPINK themselves are already superstars and have been on the radars of millions of fans in the US ever since their debut. Perhaps the success of K-Pop that BTS has helped achieve has made us immune and numb to recognize success even when it is right in front of our faces in plain sight to see. Remember, it was only just a few years ago when even being mentioned in one sentence in a Billboard article or a US pop star meant something huge for K-Pop agencies. But nowadays, we have everyone talking about pretty much all K-Pop idol groups at one point or another.

Has K-Pop become such a big global phenomenon that there is no room for a bigger success to be achieved by other groups besides BTS, even for BLACKPINK?

 

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Rockermom
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Oct 6, 2020 03:39 am

There will be no new BTS and it's certainly not going to be BLACKPINK. If they show more growth than they did after a year and a half on this new short album, maybe but I expected a lot more and I've been disappointed. I am an ARMY and not a Blink, yet I wish for success for these girls because I'd actually like to see their talent and production match their popularity. If you want to compare them to BTS they will never match their pure fame, meaning BTS's fame wasn't manufactured like BP's was through company promotion.

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Oct 18, 2019 11:36 pm

There's no the next BTS, and how did BP could be "the next BTS" if they can't write their own songs? Lol, but I respect both of them, but it's just didn't make any sense if you want to compare them. They're on the different level, yes BP has many views because their MVs aren't as many as BTS, so i think that no one can be the next BTS, BTS is legend and no one can change my mind :D.

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Jul 25, 2019 09:45 pm

i dont think so, yes blackpink has a good song good views good subscriber, but no one can be the next BTS, bcs BTS is legendary. i nver found a gorup like BTS example: when every group is wearing suits and there they are wearing pokeamon clothes. they just being themselves even on stage ir off stage. they work harder like before debut even after debut bcs bighit has no many money and not even popular. its even harder for bts to be this popular than blackpink who is under YG which has a legend group before.

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May 25, 2019 03:11 am

Can you stop with this the next bts narrative. Like wtf, they are literally still fucking breath, still making music. Just be yourself. Make people see you who really are rather than be someone else shadow

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Mar 1, 2019 01:46 am

Shouldn't everyone be praising these groups? For making it into mainstream and getting such amazing awards? Why y'all trying to bring down these groups? Also fuck salty stans, Armys and Blinks who're too busy hating

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Feb 27, 2019 08:41 am

LOL they don't have a proper album and perform like someone held gun to their head.

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Feb 27, 2019 03:56 am

have any of you guys ever stopped to ever think that bp actually were big to begin with? the difference is that they just didn't get media coverage like bts, which imo is blownway out of proportion and exaggerated hype. so comparing is kind of pointless. we're talking about one group that were already world famous to begin with, and one group that became world famous after starting from the bottom.

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Feb 26, 2019 06:58 pm

I’m a army but like puhlease don compare bts and blackpink like wth. I trust black pink ca; make a breakthrough like they r damn takented

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반탄 손연단_My Sunshine
Feb 25, 2019 07:56 pm

This the current level of their performance.


i was trying to find if there is any achievement related to music but sadly there is none.
BTS are musicians people!!! not your average kpop Icon!

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Feb 25, 2019 09:11 am

Now, trust me, I love the girls but there’s absolutely no way. There’s no way in hell that they’ll make it with only 9 songs, and YG said that their next comeback would only be a MINI-album. One thing about American audiences is that they won’t settle for anything repetitive. BTS always have a different concept and that’s what made them popular overseas. BLACKPINK, however, has absolutely no variety in their title tracks, and the only song that isn’t a repetitive girl crush concept is Stay. Also, non-BLINK viewers of their recent show appearances have shown a mixed response from… Read more »

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Feb 25, 2019 05:17 am

There is no "Next BTS" when BTS are still here. No one is even NEAR BTS' level. BlackPink don't have the sales to even match bts in the states let alone be considered their rivals. Besides, more than 80% of blackpink's views come from asia, not the states, as in the case of bts. BTS is on a whole other level. All blackpink can achieve is youtube views and that's easy since their fans only have 5 MVs to watch unlike ARMYs trying to stream 15+ MVs on the daily. Besides, according to youtube's weekly report, BTS is the number… Read more »

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Feb 25, 2019 01:12 am

No they cant btw Before BTS becoming famous barely people knew abt Kpop(non korean fans I mean ) . Kpop getting all of this publicity is just bcz of BTS . And abt BP being famous just after couple of years of debut is bcz they belong from YG and even the song are not written by them (including the worldwide famous song duddududu) and BTS write their own songs .BTS didnot even belong from the big 3 companies of KOREA(before) but then also they made it now BIGHIT is included in the big 3 companies dont compare BP to… Read more »

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Feb 23, 2019 08:06 pm

They have potential but YHS will f*ck it up

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Feb 23, 2019 11:37 am

No.

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Feb 23, 2019 04:40 am

Okay, honestly I hate it when ppl say things like this. BTS and BLACKPINK are two different groups. Although they are both really popular, they shouldn’t be compared in such a way.

stan BTS
stan BLACKPINK
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Feb 23, 2019 12:30 am

“ be the next bts” First off they’ll be their own, not next whatever. BP is BP

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Feb 23, 2019 12:29 am

I'm not a Blink but I think BP could become the next (legendary) Spice Girls. BP's look and music is very Westernized and 3 of them are native English speakers. It really depends on whether YG can produce music in English. Korean gayo is actually quite different and it's hard to fit English lyrics.
They have enough fans worldwide; even their USA tour has sold out (60,000 seats over 6 concerts). Wish them the best!

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BlinkSone
Feb 23, 2019 09:26 am
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Their main producer....Teddy Park, is American. For them to become bigger....they need more songs! Matters...but we know one thing....their next songs and MV's.....are going to be FABULOUS!!!!

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Feb 22, 2019 09:49 pm

ıI DO NOT THİNK. NOT BECAUSE BTS BETTER THAN BLACKPİNK BECAUSE %70 OF FANS AROUND THE WORLD GİRLS AND BLACKPİNK GİRL GROUP AND GİRLS NEVER SUPPORT GİRLS

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Feb 23, 2019 09:28 am
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Certainly girls don't support girls..... as much! And the reverse is true!!! I can honestly say...being a boy/man, I have never really supported a boy group! I like girls' vocals, and girls dancing!

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Feb 23, 2019 09:25 am
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that is actually so true...but really sad as well...