K-pop sensation BLACKPINK is now the world's biggest artist on YouTube.
As of Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Korean Standard Time (KST), the girl group's YouTube channel reached 65.3 million subscribers, surpassing that of global pop star Justin Bieber, to take over the top spot on the list of artists with the most subscribers on the video-sharing platform.
BLACKPINK's milestone came five years and three months after the channel was opened on June 28, 2016.
The group's label YG Entertainment said the number of the channel's subscribers on the afternoon of Sept. 10 exceeded that of Bieber's (65.1 million) right after BLACKPINK member Lisa released her solo track. The group's figure reached 66.1 million on Sept. 12 in the afternoon.
The music video for Lisa's debut solo track "Lalisa" was released on Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. (KST) on YouTube and has received tremendous love from fans worldwide. The video attracted 70.5 million views in 24 hours and surpassed 100 million views on Sept. 12 at 2:04 p.m.
The video thus set a K-pop record for the fastest time to reach 100 million views by a solo artist, breaking the record held by Psy's "Gentleman," which was released in April 2013.
Lisa's video features her riding a bike, pole dancing and performing a traditional Thai dance wearing the traditional attire of her motherland Thailand.
BLACKPINK said through YG, "It's unbelievable. This miraculous moment was made by Blinks, our fan community," adding, "The honor goes to all of our fans worldwide for always loving and supporting us."