BLACKPINK

“Blackpink in your area!” is the first word that comes to the mind of blinks.

Check out to know more about ‘Blackpink’ and the power of these women hold, who proved girls are no more weak than boys in the world of music industry.

Blackpink during their debut,2016.
Blackpink during their debut,2016.

Blackpink

Blackpink is the most popular k-pop girl group in the world. Blackpink is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment consisting of Kim Jennie, Lalalisa Manoban, Kim Jisoo, and Roseanne Park. The first girl group to debut under YG Entertainment in seven years, Blackpink released their debut single album, Square One, which featured “Whistle” and “Boombayah” in August 2016. Later released their second single album, Square Two, consisting of tracks “Playing with Fire” and “Stay” in November 2016. Then the group began their promotions, and with their commercial success, they earned many rookie awards. Additionally, Billboard named them as one of the best new k-pop groups of 2016.

In 2017, Blackpink revealed their fan club name as ‘Blinks’ and later released a standalone digital single, “As if it’s your last” a mixed genre of music which was a change of sound from their previous songs. The group made its Japanese debut in August 2017 with the release of a self-titled Japanese extended play that included Japanese versions of their previous singles.

On January 6, 2018, Blackpink released the first episode of their first reality show Blackpink House, which comprised 12 episodes released throughout 2018 following the four members spending 100 days of vacation as they moved into their new dorm, via their official V Live and Youtube channels. In June 2018, the group released their first Korean-language EP, titled Square Up with, the lead single, “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” which was with a total of 36.2 million views within 24 hours after its release on YouTube, making it the most-viewed online video in the first 24 hours by a Korean act and the second most-watched music video of all time in first 24 hours of release at that time, while “Forever Young” peaked at number two. And in 2018, Blackpink started their first Blackpink Arena Tour, Osaka, Japan, and held their first concert in Seoul, which continued throughout 2019 and early 2020 in North America, Europe, Oceania, and Asia. The tour ultimately became the highest-grossing tour by a Korean girl group by the end of its run.

Blackpink at Coachella,2019.
Blackpink at Coachella,2019.

Blackpink’s third extended play “Kill This Love” was released in April 2019 which has over 20 million likes now. Blackpink performed at the 2019 Coachella Festival, making them the first female K-pop group to do so.

In June 2020, Blackpink released “How you like that” music video, which broke several YouTube records, including for the most-watched premiere, the most views within 24 hours for a music video—accumulating 86.3 million views in that time—and for the fastest to surpass 100 million, 200 million and 500 million views. It also became one of the most-liked videos on YouTube, with over 21 million likes.

Blackpink released their first Korean studio album, The Album, in October 2020, with “Lovesick Girls” as its third and main single. The group’s first documentary film, Blackpink: Light Up the Sky, premiered on Netflix on October 14, 2020, and covered the four years since the group’s debut in 2016. 

Blackpink announced its collaboration with YouTube Music for its first live stream concert, ‘The Show’. They also made collaboration with famous artists like Dua Lipa (“Kiss and make up“), Lady Gaga(“Sour Candy“), Selena Gomez(“Ice Cream“), and Cardi B(“Bet you wanna“).

Blackpink at 'The Show'
Blackpink at ‘The Show’

Blackpink’s accolades include three People’s Choice Awards, a Teen Choice Award, an MTV Video Music Award, nine Gaon Chart Music Awards, six Golden Disc Awards, five Melon Music Awards, eight Mnet Asian Music Awards, two Seoul Music Awards, and six Guinness World Records. Also, Blackpink was the first group to win the Inkigayo award after 14 days of their debut. They are also the first k-pop girl group to have over 63 million subscribers on YouTube and 20 million followers on Spotify.

KIM JENNIE

Kim Jennie
Kim Jennie

Jennie was the first member of the group to be revealed, was a trainee at YG from 2010. She was the first member to make her solo debut with the song “SOLO” in November 2018. She is 25 years old (January 16, 1996)and ambassador of Chanel. She is the main rapper and a vocalist in the group.

LALALISA MANOBAN

Lalalisa Manoban
Lalalisa Manoban

Lisa was the second member of the group to be revealed, was a trainee at YG from 2010. She is from Thailand and is 24 years old (March 27, 1997)and ambassador of Celine. YG announced Lisa is preparing for her debut in 2021. She is the main dancer and a rapper in the group.

KIM JISOO

Kim Jisoo
Kim Jisoo

Jisoo was the third member of the group to be revealed, was a trainee at YG from 2011. She is 26 years old (January 3, 1995)and ambassador of Dior. YG announced Actress Jisoo will soon make her female lead in the upcoming drama “The Snowdrop”, 2021. She is the main visual and a vocalist in the group.

ROSEANNE PARK

Roseanne Park
Rosé (Korean name: Park Chaeyoung)

Rosé was the fourth member of the group to be revealed, was a trainee at YG from 2012. She is the second member of the group to release her solo album ‘R’ featuring “On the ground” and “Gone“. She is 24 years old(11 February 1997)and ambassador of Saint Laurent. She is the main vocalist and a dancer in the group.