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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF 21 days ago

Black Pink, CL, and more enter Forbes' '30 Under 30 Asia' list

K-pop stars received recognition on Forbes' '30 Under 30 Asia.'

This year, Black Pink and CL are the two K-pop stars on the list under Entertainment & Sports. Black Pink is described as "the highest-charting female K-pop performer of all time on Billboard 100." 

Meanwhile, CL is introduced as "the key member of the iconic K-pop girl group 2NE1" who also had success with multiple English releases. 

Other Korean figures on the list include actress Kim Tae Ri, national goalkeeper Jo Hyun Woonational soccer player Lee Kang Inand professional gamer Lee Sang Hyeok (Faker).

  2. Kim Tae Ri
  3. CL
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Wang_LouisXIV 21 days ago 4
21 days ago

To nip this in the bud before it explodes. BTS is not on the list, because they were inducted on the list last year. Forbes does not repeat. BTS can be found under their list of Alumni to the list. (Further down on the page)


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k_kid 21 days ago 19
21 days ago

I like BP much more than BTS, but how is BTS not on this list? It's a bit fishy seeing two YG artists who aren't even close to BTS's level of global stardom and accomplishments be on the list. Yet, the group that's actually making an impact is absent. Makes no sense.


Also, if this is Asia we're talking about, Twice should've overtook BP, honestly. Having more Youtube views doesn't equal overall success. Obviously, BP is a successful group. But overall, I would say Twice is making way more of an impact in Asia than BP is. I mean, they're slaying the hell out of the 2nd biggest industry in the world in Japan in terms of Kpop acts. No group at the moment comes close to their sales and impact there and Forbes Asia isn't counting or acknowledging that?


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