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TWICE VS BLACKPINK: Which K-pop Group Is Better?

K-pop is dominated by BLACKPINK & TWICE.

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South Korean K-pop groups TWICE and BLACKPINK dominate the K-pop genre with their musical prowess, choreography, and alluring looks. Together they’re mentioned by default as two of the best female K-pop groups. But out of the two K-pop groups, the question remains: which K-pop group is better? They both incorporate a sheer volume of chorography, personality, and enchanting vocals into their music. It’s difficult for fans to compare and contrast the girl groups as they are both nearly identical to one another.

TWICE is currently signed to JYP Entertainment, Warner Music Japan, and Republic Records, while BLACKPINK currently is signed to YG Entertainment. Their record labels are a major reason for their success because YG and JYP Entertainment have a lot of money and resources. As a result, both groups have become well-known outside of Asia.

Some of BLACKPINK’S hit songs include:

  1. “How You Like That”
  2. “Lovesick Girls”
  3. “Forever Young”
  4. “Pretty Savage”

Some of TWICE’S hit songs include:

  1. “I Can’t Stop Me”
  2. “Cheer”
  3. “Celebrate”
  4. “More & More”

Though being the best is subjective, both BLACKPINK and TWICE compete on an equal playing field. As a result, they will be compared and contrasted in this article. And by the end of this article, you’ll have a solid grasp of each group’s accomplishments, songs, and overall personas. Let’s explore the careers of both TWICE and BLACKPINK.

Number of Released Singles

TWICE has the most songs total among the two groups, with 154 tracks total. BLACKPINK, on the other hand, only has about 30 songs. BLACKPINK is the less active of the two and is currently on hiatus. BLACKPINK’s lack of singles is an issue many fans have with the band.

TWICE wins in this category as they have many singles, both released and upcoming.

Member Counts

BLACKPINK’s members are Lisa (main dancer), Jennie (lead vocals), Jisoo (lead vocals), and Rosé (Lead Dancer). TWICE has nine members: Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu. TWICE has nine members, which is more than BLACKPINK’s four, but does this mean that TWICE is the better K-pop group? Let us proceed to investigate.

TWICE wins when it comes to member counts.

Music Video Content

About every BLACKPINK and TWICE song has a music video. There’s something for everyone, from “Pretty Savage” to “Celebrate” and “How You Like That”. Music videos occupy their songs to add illustrations and convey a specific point. Chorography and enigmatic content are also present in their music videos. K-pop music takes quirkiness to an entirely new level. TWICE’s song count, on the other hand, is significantly higher than BLACKPINK’s, so you can expect to need more time to review each of TWICE’s music videos.

It’s worth noting that the content of BLACKPINK’s music videos defies expectations. To put it another way, their content is less moderated (as well as their song lyrics). Besides that, instead of relying on CGI, which is industry standard, the group employs pricey and ultra-realistic props in all of their music videos. The heart-shaped bear trap is featured in 2019’s “Kill This Love” video. Breaking budgets to show who’s boss distinguishes BLACKPINK from other K-pop groups.

BLACKPINK wins when it comes to music video content.

Which K-Pop Band Is Most Active?

TWICE is the more active of the two girl groups. TWICE’s most recent song, “Celebrate,” which was released on July 14, 2022, has 10 million YouTube views as of this writing. BLACKPINK last released music in 2020, along with their studio album titled The Album, a successful record selling 1,092,550 copies in its first month. The Album includes only eight songs. Formula of Love: O+T=<3, TWICE’s 2021 album, had a total of 15 tracks. There are rumors suggesting that BLACKPINK is working on a 2022 album release, but right now, each member is going solo.

So, the most active of the two groups is TWICE.

Fashion Statements of The K-Pop Bands

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TWICE and BLACKPINK’s outfits will blow you away. The three TWICE members pictured above are exquisitely dressed and use it as a form of expression. Their earrings are large and one-of-a-kind. Also, pay attention to the rings on the left and right fingers. These rings are enormous. I can imagine how heavy those are, taking up space on the hands, especially if you’ve never worn them before. Several musicians wear fancy outfits only when they’re on set for a video or acting gig, but TWICE and BLACKPINK tend to wear fancy clothes in their normal lives.

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BLACKPINK’s fashion statements, on the other hand, are no different than TWICE’s. Each of the four members in this photo is wearing a dress that is both modest and elegant. I realize this is just my opinion, but it’s an honest one. BLACKPINK’s dresses suggest a more serious demeanor rather than a perky one. Jisso’s pink bow tie appears cartoonish in some ways. It would be even better to see it in person. TWICE and BLACKPINK are both fashion-conscious. It’s difficult to say who has the better fashion here, so I’ll leave it up to you to decide.

This section is a tie.

Global Notoriety

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It is common for K-pop groups to become well-known outside of Asia. Many K-pop record labels emphasize this when promoting their artists. BLACKPINK has amassed a massive international fan base as a result of their music’s limitless, playful, and daring content. Their Coachella 2019 performance was the first by a female K-pop band. Not only that, but their 2020 album, The Album, sold over 1 million pre-order copies worldwide, making them the first K-pop band to do so. BLACKPINK was named the world’s biggest pop band by Bloomberg’s Pop Star Power Rankings. These accomplishments prove that BLACKPINK, since their 2016 inception, are a global powerhouse.

TWICE, as we all know, is currently more active than BLACKPINK. They’ve released more albums and songs, have more members, and are signed to various labels. TWICE, on the other hand, can be ranked second or third among the best K-pop bands. They are only second to BLACKPINK and BTS. But BLACKPINK wins this round because, despite only having 30 songs as a group, they’ve accomplished a lot. Platforms such as YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music have more than TWICE the number of viewers and subscribers.

Screenshot of YouTube pages for BLACKPINK and TWICE. Fair Use.

BLACKPINK has 75.4M YouTube subscribers, while TWICE has 14.2M YouTube subscribers. This proves that BLACKPINK is the more internationally recognized female K-pop band.

BLACKPINK is the more famous K-pop band.

So which K-pop band is better: BLACKPINK or TWICE?

The answer is inconclusive. At the end of the day, this is just an opinion, not a fact. Regardless, even if you provide evidence such as viewership, album sales, concert tickets, or whatever to demonstrate who is superior, someone may still argue that TWICE or BLACKPINK is superior. Just enjoy the music; there’s no need for heated debates about who the best K-pop artist is.

Do you like BLACKPINK or TWICE? If so leave comments down below.

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