The K-pop act stars may soon surpass the Canadian pop-star, as their following is growing fast. The quartet of girls surpassed the record earlier this morning (April 13), according to their agency YG Entertainment. They currently have the biggest YouTube account based in South Korea and are the most subscribed female artists on the platform.
The number of subscribers for the four-piece act’s YouTube channel passed the milestone at around 6 a.m. on Tuesday, with cumulative views hitting more than 17 billion, according to YG Entertainment.
The group’s most-watched videos include the 2018 release “Ddu-du Ddu-du” with 1.5 billion views and 2019 hit “Kill This Love” with 1.2 billion views. They earned the crown of most-subscribed female artist on YouTube last July when they galloped past Ariana Grande, who is currently fourth on the subscriber count at 47.7 million, just behind Marshmello with 52.2 million.
Member Rosé reportedly broke her own YT record recently when her debut solo single, “On the Ground,” earned the honor of most YT views in 24 hours by a solo K-pop artist with 41.6 million. The big numbers for Rosé broke a decade-long record held by South Korean flash-in-the-pan Psy, whose 2012 smash “Gangnam Style” piled up 36 million views in its first 24 hours.
The song appeared on Rosé’s first single album, R. Last week, Rosé debuted the music video for “Gone” from that album.
“I recorded ‘Gone’ almost two years ago and have been dying to share it with everyone,” Rosé told everyone in the album note. “this song is the most poetic, heartbreaking, and honest song that I have ever recorded and I am proud that it’s finally in your hands. I remember recording this and feeling all sorts of butterflies in my stomach because I couldn’t wait for you guys to hear it. I hope you feel all the emotions that are so vulnerably captured in this song.”