Girl group BLACKPINK has been picked as one of the “10 New Artists You Need to Know: September 2016” by America’s famous pop music magazine, Rolling Stones.
On September 15 (local time), Rolling Stones introduced artists including BLACKPINK, Young M.A, Noname, and Dua Lipa, to “introduce 10 hot artists who are creating sensation on charts and on-line”.
Rolling Stones explained BLACKPINK’s music by saying, “K-trap” may not be an actual genre but Blackpink, YG Entertainment’s new girl group, are on the verge of breaking with a unique fusion of bubblegum pop and hard-hitting hip-hop”. Rolling Stones also said, “Each member of the group underwent a rigorous training process anywhere from four to six years before the group debuted this summer. The group had been teased over the years before finally releasing the two-song Square One EP” and then introduced the songs included in the album.
BLACKPINK talked about their future to Rolling Stone, “I couldn’t believe it; it was such a long awaited debut that it was hard to tell if it was all a dream or not… However, once we did debut I also felt a sort of emptiness in my heart thinking that I’ve reached my goals. But now I have even bigger dreams to fill that emptiness. We’ve accomplished the first step by debuting, but I’d also like to achieve other bigger goals soon.”
BLACKPINK also explained the meaning of the team’s name, “We had many names over the years until we officially became Blackpink… I feel like Yang wanted to make a name that represents our two strong features, which is being a strong performer on stage but also our natural selves off stage, just like how black and pink are two opposite, contrasting colors.”
In the meantime, BLACKPINK does not rest during these Thanksgiving holidays, in order to give bigger momentum to their next album, by shooting a music video of their new song.