The outstanding achievements of BTS and BLACKPINK in 2020 make Korean netizens think that they are the two top Kpop groups.
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BTS and BLACKPINK are considered "unjust" when they win many titles over each other. However, it is the fierce competition that has made these two groups far ahead of their competitors, setting unprecedented records in the music segment. In 2020, BTS and BLACKPINK will both raise their position through successful great comebacks. Based on the achievements, it is not surprising that Korean netizens think they are the top male and female groups of Kpop.
For a long time, no male group has been considered a rival to 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 sales have reached 4,332,207 copies - the highest in 2020 and the entire history of Kpop. MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 also helped BTS to top the Billboard 200 chart once again and reach No. 1 in the 5 largest music markets in the world, namely the US, Japan, UK, Germany, and France.
In August 2020, BTS released the first English single in their career called "Dynamite". This music product continues to bring 7 boys to a new record, they are the first Korean artist to top the prestigious Billboard Hot 100 chart. Dynamite is also the most viewed MV worldwide in the first 24 hours, recently it has become the fastest Kpop MV to reach 600 million views. BTS's brilliant performance in 2020 makes 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 "How You Like That" MV released in June is the most viewed music video after 24 hours by female artists. This is also the MV of the Kpop girl group with 600 million fastest views.
Finally, BLACKPINK will release the full album THE ALBUM in October 2020. This is the first Korean album of the 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.
These talking numbers that BTS and BLACKPINK bring in 2020 make the majority of netizens believe that they deserve the title of the best male and female group in Kpop. BTS's position is unquestionable but TWICE was suddenly involved in the controversy over their position with BLACKPINK.
Over the years, TWICE is said to be better than BLACKPINK because of the top album sales of girl groups, with 3 songs reaching Perfect All Kill and receiving Daesang awards - a title that 4 YG girls hasn't had. But the year 2020 sees TWICE's decline in both the disc sales and digital music, while BLACKPINK is getting more and more power. This is not to mention that the performance skills of the YG girl group are more appreciated.
Therefore, many people think that BLACKPINK has left TWICE in the top girl group race. On the contrary, there is an opinion that the 9 JYP girls are still the best girlgroup considering their activities, so they are not sure about BLACKPINK's status.
- Totally agree that these are the top 2 groups.
- Their numbers 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, haha.
- Denying this is like denying reality.
- I think the top girl group should be TWICE?
- Never thought BLACKPINK would be this cool.
- Isn't that TWICE?
- Agree with the comment for BTS but BLACKPINK is 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.
- BLACKPINK's singing, concept and MV skills are in any way better than TWICE.
BTS And BLACKPINK Rumored For Grammy and The U.S. Media Totally Love It
"Will BTS and BLACKPINK be nominated for the Grammy Awards?"
On Thursday, Nov. 19, Star News, a Korean news outlet, cited two huge international media, Billboard and Apnews, who shared favorable comments about the two biggest K-pop groups' chances of being nominated for Grammy.
Six days before the candidates' announcement for the most prestigious pop music awards in America, the US Billboard wrote an article affirming the high potential of BTS to be chosen as nominees for "Record of The Year," which is a major award.
BTS, the most popular K-pop group from the third-generation, also labeled as "Kings of K-pop" aside from BIGBANG, could possibly secure a spot in the 63rd Grammy Awards to be held next year, due to the mega-success of their recently released track, "Dynamite."
The English disco-pop track which was dropped last August, and received massive support from global music enthusiasts. It recorded numerous achievements in both domestic and international charts. The track also debuted No. 1 on Digital Song Sales Chart, as it earned the biggest digital sales in weeks. Because of this, BTS also became the first-ever South Korean boy group to top Billboard's Hot 100 as well!
If BTS's "Dynamite" will become a candidate for "Record of the Year," this'll be the first boy group to be nominated in 20 years since N Sync's "Bye Bye Bye." Moreover, if the group becomes a nominee, they would be up against international superstars Billie Eilish "Everything I wanted," Post Malone's "Circles," Megan thee Stallion and Beyonce's "Savage," Harry Style's "Adore You," and The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights."
"Record of the Year" is known as part of the four major Grammy Awards, along with "Song of the Year," "Album of the Year," and "Best New Artist."
Meanwhile, the Associated Press, or also known as Apnews, an American non-profit news agency founded in 1846 predicted that BTS could also be nominated for "Best Pop Duo/Group Performance." They based it on the fact that BTS has landed No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 only after being on the Top 40 for a few years. It is also possible that BTS could be nominated for "Best Global Music Album," said Apnews.
In addition to this, BLACKPINK, who was referred to as the "Biggest Girl Group in the World" was also mentioned by the veteran media, as a group who have a high chance of being included in the "Best New Artist" nominees.
This is due to the successful debut of their first full-length album during the Grammy voting.
On the other hand, the U.S. Record Academy of Arts and Sciences (NARAS), which organizes the prestigious ceremony, will announce its 63rd Grammy Awards on Tuesday, Nov. 24 (Wednesday, Nov. 25 KST).
BTS, a seven-membered group, consisting of RM, Jin, J-Hope, Suga, V, Jimin, and Jungkook along with BLACKPINK, which includes: Jennie, Jisoo, Rose, and Lisa are capturing the attention of K-pop supporters and non-K-pop music fans. If they will indeed be nominated in the Grammy, this will already be a huge achievement in the history of Korean music entertainment.