About BLACKPINK

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BLACKPINK is a four-member group consisting of Jennie, Lisa, Jisoo and Rosé. They are the latest girl group from YG Entertainment after seven years, following 2NE1. A team of pretty visuals as well as talented and artistic individuals, they were first introduced in 2012 with “Who’s That Girl???” teaser series. With most members spending their childhood in foreign countries, the girls are fluent in Korean, English and Japanese, adding up their international appeal suggesting that they were formed to conquer not just the Korean music industry but the global stage as well!


PRE-DEBUT

BLACKPINK members has been introduced since 2012 and has done a couple of gigs here and there pre-debut. Check out the various activities the girls were involved with while they were still trainees by clicking the photo below.

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2 SQUARE ONE

BLACKPINK debuted on August 8th of 2016 with single album “SQUARE ONE” which includes dual title tracks ‘BOOMBAYAH’ and ‘WHISTLE’. ‘WHISTLE’ is a catchy hip-hop song that presents BLACKPINK’s groovy rap and soulful vocals while ‘BOOMBAYAH’ is EDM (cross-over) combined with electronic house and dance hall, a mega-trend genre that is sweeping American Billboard recently.


3 SQUARE TWO

On November 1, 2016, BLACKPINK returned with the single album “SQUARE TWO” featuring two title tracks ‘PLAYING WITH FIRE’, a tropical house genre with medium tempo & a strong main synth sound and ‘STAY’, a song that boasts tender harmonica sound and sentimental guitar melody.


As a surprise gift to fans while the group is preparing for their next album, BLACKPINK came back into the KPOP scene dropping the single ‘AS IF IT’S YOUR LAST’ which is like a cool drink that will take away the summer heat. It’s a fun, cute and BLACKPINK’s fastest track with lyrics talking about the excitement of love.


On July 20, 2017, BLACKPINK kicked-off their Japanese debut with a ‘Premium Debut Showcase’ held in Nippon Budokan Arena gathering a 14,000 crowd with 200,000 applying to get seats. They released their self-titled Japan debut mini album on August 30th, 2017 making TV appearances and holding fansign events. The quartet has also performed in various Japanese events like Tokyo Girls Collection and a-nation and became frequent cover muses for Japanese magazines including but not limited to GQ Japan, Nylon Japan and Elle Japan. A repackaged album title was released later in March 28, 2018.


After a year-long hiatus in the Korean music scene, on June 15, 2018, BLACKPINK dropped their very first mini album “SQUARE UP” with title song ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ and B-side tracks ‘FOREVER YOUNG’, ‘REALLY’ and ‘SEE U LATER’. The album and ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’ broke several records and garnered a couple of achievements both domestically and internationally as soon they came out!


Get to know more about the members by clicking their profile thumbnails below!

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DISCOGRAPHY

PREDEBUT
2011: Lee Hi feat. Female YG Trainees – “허수아비” (Scarecrow) (2nd Digital Single)
2012: G-Dragon feat. Rosé – “결국” (In The End/Without You) (“One Of A Kind” Album)
2013: Lee Hi feat. Jennie Kim – “Special” (“First Love” Album)
2013: Seungri feat. Jennie Kim – “GG BE” (지지베) (“Let’s Talk About Love” Mini Album)
2013: Seungri feat. Jennie Kim – “GG BE” (지지베) (“Let’s Talk About Love” Japanese Ver.)
2013: G-Dragon feat. Jennie Kim – “Black” (“Coup D’Etat” Album)

Korean Releases Information
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08.08.2016: SQUARE ONE
“Boombayah” (붐바야)
“Whistle” (휘파람)

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11.01.2016: SQUARE TWO
“Playing With Fire” (불장난)
“Stay”
“Whistle” (휘파람) Acoustic Ver.

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06.22.2017: AS IF IT’S YOUR LAST
“As If It’s Your Last” (마지막처럼)

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06.15.2018 Online | 06.20.2018 Offline: SQUARE UP
“DDU-DU DDU-DU” (뚜두뚜두)
“Forever Young”
“Really”
“See U Later”

Japanese Releases Information
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08.30.2017: BLACKPINK
“Boombayah” (Japanese + Korean Ver.)
“Whistle” (Japanese + Korean Ver.)
“Playing With Fire” (Japanese + Korean Ver.)
“Stay” (Japanese + Korean Ver.)
“As If It’s Your Last” (Japanese + Korean Ver.)
“Whistle” Acoustic Ver. (Japanese + Korean Ver.)

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03.28.2018: RE:BLACKPINK
“Boombayah” (Japanese + Korean Ver.)
“Whistle” (Japanese + Korean Ver.)
“Playing With Fire” (Japanese + Korean Ver.)
“Stay” (Japanese + Korean Ver.)
“As If It’s Your Last” (Japanese + Korean Ver.)
“Whistle” Acoustic Ver. (Japanese + Korean Ver.)

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08.22.2018: DDU-DU DDU-DU
“DDU-DU DDU-DU” (Japanese Ver.)
“DDU-DU DDU-DU” (Korean Ver.)
“Forever Young” (Korean Ver.)
“Really” (Korean Ver.)
“See U Later” (Korean Ver.)

Other Releases Information
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12.25.2017: SO HOT Cover by BLACKPINK
Performed on SBS Gayo Daejun 2017
Remix by Teddy

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10.19.2018: KISS AND MAKE UP
DUA LIPA ‘Complete Edition ‘Album
Dua Lipa x BLACKPINK Collaboration

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

MUSIC SHOWS:
🏆 08.21.2016: “Whistle” (휘파람) on SBS Inkigayo
🏆 09.08.2016: “Whistle” (휘파람) on Mnet M!Countdown
🏆 09.11.2016: “Whistle” (휘파람) on SBS Inkigayo
🏆 11.27.2016: “Playing With Fire” (불장난) on SBS Inkigayo
🏆 12.04.2016: “Playing With Fire” (불장난) on SBS Inkigayo
🏆 07.02.2017: “As If It’s Your Last” (마지막처럼) on SBS Inkigayo
🏆 07.09.2017: “As If It’s Your Last” (마지막처럼) on SBS Inkigayo
🏆 07.16.2017: “As If It’s Your Last” (마지막처럼) on SBS Inkigayo 👑👑👑
🏆 06.23.2018: “DDU-DU DDU-DU” (뚜두뚜두) on MBC Music Core
🏆 06.24.2018: “DDU-DU DDU-DU” (뚜두뚜두) on SBS Inkigayo
🏆 06.28.2018: “DDU-DU DDU-DU” (뚜두뚜두) on Mnet M!Countdown
🏆 06.29.2018: “DDU-DU DDU-DU” (뚜두뚜두) on KBS Music Bank
🏆 06.30.2018: “DDU-DU DDU-DU” (뚜두뚜두) on MBC Music Core
🏆 07.01.2018: “DDU-DU DDU-DU” (뚜두뚜두) on SBS Inkigayo
🏆 07.05.2018: “DDU-DU DDU-DU” (뚜두뚜두) on Mnet M!Countdown
🏆 07.07.2018: “DDU-DU DDU-DU” (뚜두뚜두) on MBC Music Core 👑👑👑
🏆 07.08.2018: “DDU-DU DDU-DU” (뚜두뚜두) on SBS Inkigayo 👑👑👑
🏆 07.12.2018: “DDU-DU DDU-DU” (뚜두뚜두) on Mnet M!Countdown 👑👑👑
🏆 07.14.2018: “DDU-DU DDU-DU” (뚜두뚜두) on MBC Music Core 👑👑👑👑

👑👑👑 = Triple crown
‘Triple crown’ refers to 3 consecutive wins for the same song on the same music show. For Mnet M!Countdown and SBS Inkigayo, once an artist’s song achieves triple crown, they take it out from their charts the following week to give way to other artists.

YEAR-END AWARD SHOWS:
🏆 11.16.2016: ‘Best Female New Artist’ on Asia Artist Awards 2016
🏆 11.19.2016: ‘Best New Artist’ on MelOn Music Awards 2016
🏆 12.02.2016: ‘Best of Next’ on Mnet Asian Music Awards 2016
🏆 12.02.2016: ‘Best Music Video’ (“Whistle “) on Mnet Asian Music Awards 2016
🏆 01.13.2017: ‘New Artist of the Year (Digital)’ on 31st Golden Disk Awards
🏆 01.19.2017: ‘New Artist of the Year’ on 26th Seoul Music Awards
🏆 02.22.2017: ‘New Artist of the Year’ on 6th Gaon Chart Music Awards
🏆 02.22.2017: ‘Artist of the Year’ for August (“Whistle “) on 6th Gaon Chart Music Awards
🏆 02.22.2017: ‘Artist of the Year’ for November (“Playing With Fire”) on 6th Gaon Chart Music Awards
🏆 01.10.2018: ‘Bonsang (Digital)’ on 32nd Golden Disk Awards
🏆 01.25.2018: ‘Bonsang’ on 27th Seoul Music Awards
🏆 02.14.2018: ‘World New Artist’ on 7th Gaon Chart Music Awards

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