[YG-LIFE] 160814 BLACKPINK Reaps Fruit after Six Years of Training

BLACKPINK finally went up on the stage for their debut performance. The four members of BLACKPINK succeeded in leaving quite an impression on the public after singing two songs.

On August 14, BLACKPINK went up on the stage on SBS’s Inkigayo and sang “WHISTLE” and “BOOMBAYAH”. Their flawless performance was the result of four to six years of training at YG Entertainment. BLACKPINK’s debut stage showed that the efforts of JENNIE, JISOO, ROSÉ, and LISA really paid off.

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BLACKPINK sang “WHISTLE” first. The camera zoomed in on each of the members while they sang the hypnotizing song. It was hard to believe that they are rookies after seeing their flawless singing and dancing.

The “BOOMBAYAH” performance was enough to make anyone fall in love with BLACKPINK. They put on a fierce stage and danced to the powerful beat without making a single mistake. It was difficult to take your eyes off the members as they sang and danced to the song perfectly. The audience sang along, reflecting BLACKPINK’s huge popularity.

JENNIE sprained her ankle when the group was pre-recording the show on August 12. But she took painkillers and went up on the stage even though she was in great pain. Seeing her performance, it was hard to believe that she sprained her ankle only hours ago. Since JENNIE had been a trainee of YG for as much as six years, the debut stage was something that she dreamed about for a long time. It was touching to see her work so hard despite the pain for her dreams.

On the same day, BLACKPINK regained the no.1 spot on the charts of Korea’s seven major music streaming websites: Melon, Olleh Music, Naver Music, Mnet, Bugs, Soribada, and Genie.

Although BLACKPINK is a mere rookie, their songs have been ranking high on the charts as if waiting for the right moment to take the no.1 spot. Just before their first debut stage, BLACKPINK took back the no.1 spot on the charts and proved they are a monster rookie.

The numbers also show that BLACKPINK is indeed a mega rookie. In just 100 hours after its release, the “BOOMBAYAH” music video surpassed 10 million views, and later in the day, “WHISTLE” music video also surpassed the 10 million mark. Combined, the two music videos posted more than 20 million views, reflecting the group’s global popularity. “WHISTLE” is also no.1 on the charts of Korea’s eight major music streaming websites.

Meanwhile, BLACKPINK is YG’s first new girl group in seven years. The group consists of JISOO, JENNIE, ROSÉ, and LISA, who have been trainees at YG for as long as six years. On August 8, BLACKPINK released their debut single album “SQUARE ONE”, and the title tracks of the album, “WHISTLE” and “BOOMBAYAH”, are currently sweeping the charts.

Source: YG-Life

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