YG’s new girl group BLACKPINK dominated all major music charts in Korea within four hours of the release of their debut songs.
On August 8 at 8PM, BLACKPINK released their debut song “BOOMBAYAH” and “WHISTLE”. “WHISTLE”, the title track, took No.1 on the chart of all music-streaming websites in Korea including Melon, Genie, Bugs, and Olleh Music, within four hours of release.
Music fans’ keen interest in BLACKPINK is also proven by “BOOMBAYAH” ranked in top five of all music charts.
Based on the 808 drum and bass sound production in the beginning part, “WHISTLE” presents outstanding water-drop effect that catches the ears along with easy melody line of the theme of whistling. It is a catchy hip-hop music that presents JENNIE’s groovy rap and soulful vocal.
“BOOMBAYAH” is remarkable as well.Its intro part is built up on unique synth sound and rhythmical rapping. It is an EDM (cross-over) combined with electronic house and dance hall, a mega-trend genre that is sweeping American Billboard recently. In the energetic and powerful drop part in the chorus, the key is modulated to give a fresh twist. An intense drum beat is also impressive.
BLACKPINK will give their debut performance in SBS “INKIGAYO” on the 14 this month.