"Black Pink" has surpassed the legendary British girl group "Spice Girls," which is considered the most successful girl group in pop history. BLACKPINK has become the highest-earning girl group for a single tour, earning $78,485,521 in just two months from performances alone.
Touring Data, a U.S. concert tour box office aggregator, announced on the 21st (local time) that BLACKPINK has become the "largest tour-earning girl group in history" after analyzing ticket revenues from their ongoing world tour, "Bon Pink." The tour attracted 366,248 people from 26 performances and earned $78,485,521. This surpasses Spice Girls' 2019 world tour revenue of $78.2 million from 11 performances, which was the previous top earner.
TLC's 2000 tour ($72.8 million), Destiny Child's 2004 tour ($70.8 million), and Spice Girls' 2008 tour ($70 million) were ranked third. BLACKPINK surpassed them all with performances in North America, Europe, and Korea alone. Touring Data ranked BLACKPINK first by counting only last year's performances, which were all sold out. BLACKPINK performed 26 times last year and is performing 31 times this year, mainly in Asia.
BLACKPINK had their first world tour from 2018 to the following year before the COVID-19 pandemic. At that time, they sold 472,183 tickets and earned $56.75 million, making it the seventh-largest record ever. The average unit price at that time was $120, but it's notable that the Bon Pink Tour nearly doubled to $214.
BLACKPINK's tour results are noteworthy not only for girl groups but also for the entire performance market. Their two-month tally alone ranks 26th in the tour income rankings of singers around the world last year. BTS, ranked 27th in tour revenue, earned $75.48 million by mobilizing 458,145 people through 11 performances, with an average unit price of $164, which is $50 lower than BLACKPINK's average guest unit price.
Although the concert hall size was smaller for BLACKPINK, their average guest unit price was approximately $50 higher than BTS's. The Bon Pink tour has been held 42 times, with 15 performances remaining. Considering its hot popularity in Asia, it's expected to continue selling out this year. Based on this trend, the audience size is projected to reach 1.5 million, making it the world's third-largest annual tour revenue as of last year.
BLACKPINK has grown to the point of being on par with legendary singers and draws attention wherever they go. They recently heated up the stage as a headliner at the Coachella Valley and Arts Festival in California, the largest music festival in North America with 120,000 visitors a day. This was the first time in history that a K-pop singer headlined the festival. "I'm standing as a headliner at the world's most beloved festival," said Rose. "I think my dream has come true."
BLACKPINK Sets New Record with $78.5 Million Tour Revenue
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