On social media

BLACKPINK'S STRONG FOLLOWING: South Korean girl band Blackpink (comprising, from left, Lisa, Rose, Jennie and Jisoo) are the second most-followed group on Instagram, according to K-pop news site allkpop.com. The number of followers on Blackpink's off
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BLACKPINK'S STRONG FOLLOWING: South Korean girl band Blackpink (comprising, from left, Lisa, Rose, Jennie and Jisoo) are the second most-followed group on Instagram, according to K-pop news site allkpop.com. The number of followers on Blackpink's official Instagram has surpassed 16 million and the K-pop idol group are outperformed by only English-Irish boyband One Direction, who have more than 17 million followers on Instagram. Blackpink, who staged a sold-out concert in Singapore last month, scored another feat recently by making it to the cover of Billboard magazine's March edition.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 08, 2019, with the headline 'On social media'. Print Edition | Subscribe