BLACKPINK is finally releasing their first mini album, ‘SQUARE UP’, and it will be available offline starting June 20, 2018. Pre-orders have started in several online KPOP stores as well as at YGE’s official online store, YGSELECT. Check out more info about the album & where and how to buy them below.
⁍ Release Date : 2018.06.20 (WED)
⁍ Pre-order Date : 2018.06.08 (FRI) 4PM ~ 2018.06.19 (TUE)
⁍ YG SELECT Price : ₩ 16,300 (Includes VAT)
⁍ Includes : CD + Photobook+ Lenticular Lyrics Book + Photo Postcard (1EA) + Photocard (1EA/Random) + Selfie Photocard (1EA/Random)
– Two versions will be available : BLACK VER. / PINK VER.
– Poster : Depending on initial manufacture quantity, 1 per 1 album
Source: YGFamily Site | BLACKPINK Official FB Page (1) | (2)
HOW & WHERE TO BUY PHYSICAL ALBUMS
Grab your copy/ies from official YG online stores & Hanteo certified Kpop stores (also counts to Gaon). We’ve compiled a list of online stores where international BLINKs could purchase the albums. We recommend you to avoid buying from ebay or Amazon other than from official YGSELECT accounts as there are mixed reviews about its validity to charts.
- YG SELECT
- YG SELECT China
- YG SELECT TMALL HK
- YG SELECT Qoo10(SG)
- YG SELECT Amazon(JP)
- YG SELECT Amazon(US)
- YG SELECT G-market
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- NAVER Smart Store
- Hottracks (It’s both an offline and online store but only ships domestically; It usually supplies albums for fansign events.)
- Gmarket (It’s like the ebay of Korea. Make sure to buy from official sellers like YGSelect or Synnara.)
- Mwave Shop (Mnet)
We also suggest BLINKs to organize or participate in group orders or GOs by country or region. GOs provide relatively cheaper album prices since you will be splitting among yourselves the international shipping fee. You may even get to do sudden meet ups with your fellow BLINKs when distributing the albums. See the lists of Hanteo certified stores and GOs compiled by @LISANATIONS_ & @jisoolip
Since BLACKPINK will be releasing an album this time, (no official announcement yet but) most likely they will be holding fansign events to promote it and interact more with BLINKs. If you are in or going to Korea and participate these fansign events, one thing to take note is that the albums sold for you to join are bought from retailers like Synnara or Hottracks which all count to Hanteo and eventually on Gaon so even if you don’t get picked from the lottery later on, your purchase will still help the girls rank on music shows or get nominated for year-end award events.