YG Entertainment has shared some new information about who was tuning in to BLACKPINK’s recent online concert!
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On January 31, BLACKPINK held their very first online concert “THE SHOW,” and fans all over the world tuned in to the livestream to see them perform. The concert required viewers to purchase memberships to BLACKPINK’s official YouTube channel in order to watch, and it drew approximately 280,000 paying members.
YG Entertainment has now revealed which countries had the most virtual concertgoers watching “THE SHOW.” The United States came in first place, with 19.2 percent of all members, and the full top 12 is as follows:
- United States
- South Korea
- Hong Kong
- United Kingdom
BLACKPINK, who currently holds the title of the female artist with the most subscribers on YouTube—and the second most overall, bested only by Justin Bieber—also saw an impressive spike in YouTube subscribers due to “THE SHOW.” In the weeks following the announcement of the online concert, BLACKPINK saw a whopping 2.7 million increase in their YouTube subscriber count, bringing them to a current total of approximately 56.8 million subscribers.
BLACKPINK Gains Over 10 Billion Won In Profit After “THE SHOW” Concert
BLACKPINK‘s recent online concert, The Show, was a huge hit with fans—so huge, in fact, that it brought in over ₩10 billion KRW in revenue.
Hosted by Youtube Music in partnership with YG Entertainment, The Show was BLACKPINK’s first online concert and the first show in the company’s new concert series, YG Palm Stage. After announcing the concert in early December last year, BLACKPINK finally treated fans to the full event on January 31, 2021.
In true BLACKPINK style, The Show was full of unforgettable moments. Rosé, for example, premiered her solo debut song, “Gone”.
Jennie, meanwhile, wrote a whole new rap for her own solo song, “SOLO”.
On top of that, Jisoo re-arranged Tove Lo’s “Habits (Stay High)” in full Korean.
And who could forget Lisa‘s incredible cover of Doja Cat’s “Say So”?
Given how packed the 90-minute concert was, it should come as no surprise that BLINKs from around the world flocked to buy tickets. Of course, that doesn’t make the total numbers BLACKPINK pulled in any less incredible.
In total, BLACKPINK sold a staggering 280,000 tickets, surpassing the 205,000 seats they sold during their Japan Dome Tour last year.
With tickets selling for ₩36,000 KRW (about $32.20 USD) to ₩48,000 KRW (about $43.00 USD) depending on whether fans wanted special benefits like the behind video series, The Show generated an incredible ₩10.0 billion KRW (about $8.95 million USD) in total.
Plus, YG Entertainment has noted that the figure doesn’t even include the concert’s merchandise sales. According to estimations from NEWSIS, the revenue from BLACKPINK’s The Show goods is likely to bring their total sales up to ₩15.0 billion KRW (about $13.4 million USD).
Fans may not be able to see BLACKPINK in person right now, but that isn’t stopping anyone from showering them with support.