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!

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 button below.

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.

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!

By October of 2018, it was revealed that YG Entertainment signed with Universal Music Group (UMG) and Interscope Records in a global partnership for BLACKPINK. UMG and Interscope will help promote the group globally, outside of Asia.

BLACKPINK made a comeback on April 4, 2019 with another mini album and title track of the same name, “KILL THIS LOVE”. The EP included B-side tracks ‘DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO’, ‘KICK IT’ and ‘HOPE NOT’ as well as a remix version of their hit song ‘DDU-DU DDU-DU’.

On June 26th 2020, BLACKPINK made a comeback after more than a year with the pre-release single, ‘How You Like That’ which is a hip-hop track with BLACKPINK’s signature charms and charismatic sounds. The ambient and grand orchestra sounds dominate the mood from its intro, and BLACKPINK begins their strong conduction. The elating vocals and the explosive drop part of ‘How You Like That’, which follow the change of their determined emotions, alter the mood of the song instantly. The beat becomes more powerful as the song progresses and emphasizes BLACKPINK’s message to move forward and rise up in any bad circumstances.

‘Ice Cream’, collaborated by BLACKPINK and Popstar Selena Gomez, is Dance/Pop song with fresh and exciting sounds that go well with the hot summer. The lyrics stand out by using the metaphor that although one may seem cold from the outside, she could actually be sweet like ice cream. BLACKPINK’s main producer TEDDY and global producing team including Tommy Brown, Mr. Franks, and 24 worked on the track together. With a fun song that Selena Gomez and BLACKPINK’s own colors and characters create harmony, the group is raising the global fans’ expectations.

‘THE ALBUM’, the official debut album of BLACKPINK who grew as global artists since their debut back in 2016 through ‘SQUARE ONE’, will be released on October 2nd.

‘Lovesick Girls’, the title song of BLACKPINK’s ‘THE ALBUM’, is composed of country-style guitar riffs with a refined melodies that leads the overall mood of the song, and the powerful vocals of BLACKPINK with the retro sound raise the tension of the song. The lyrics of the song question why people still look for new love despite their wounds and pain. The fact that members JISOO and JENNIE participated in the composing and writing of the song each for the first time raises the fans’ anticipation.

Apart from ‘Lovesick Girls’, the album contains BLACKPINK’s unique characters and sounds, from the charismatic Hip-hop sounds of ‘How You Like That’ which proved the group’s global influence, to the exciting and poppy melodies of ‘Ice Cream’ which also features a Popstar, Selena Gomez. BLACKPINK’s ‘THE ALBUM’ will present the group’s boundless musical spectrums.


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

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

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

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

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

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

04.05.2019: KILL THIS LOVE
“KILL THIS LOVE”
“Don’t Know What To Do”
“Kick It”
“Hope Not”
“DDU-DU DDU-DU” (뚜두뚜두) Remix

10.02.2020: THE ALBUM
“How You Like That”
“Ice Cream (feat. Selena Gomez)”
“Pretty Savage”
“Bet You Wanna (feat. Cardi B)”
“Lovesick Girls”
“Crazy Over You”
“Love To Hate Me”
“You Never Know”

JAPANESE RELEASES

08.30.2017: BLACKPINK
Japan Debut Mini Album

03.28.2018: RE:BLACKPINK

08.22.2018: DDU-DU DDU-DU

12.05.2018: BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA

COLLABORATIONS

10.19.2018: KISS AND MAKE UP
DUA LIPA Super Deluxe Edition Album
Dua Lipa x BLACKPINK Collaboration

05.28.2020: SOUR CANDY
CHROMATICA Album
Lady Gaga x BLACKPINK Collaboration

08.28.2020: ICE CREAM
Selena Gomex x BLACKPINK Collaboration

OTHER RELEASES

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

VARIETY SHOWS
LIVE STAGES

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

MILESTONES:
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FILMOGRAPHY

PREDEBUT:
2012: G-Dragon – “그XX” (That XX) MV feat. Jennie Kim
2013: Taeyang – “Ringa Linga” (링가 링가) MV feat. Lisa
2014: Epik High’s “Spoiler” + “Happen Ending” MV feat. Kim Jisoo
2014: Hi Suhyun feat. Bobby’s “나는 달라” (I’M DIFFERENT) MV feat. Kim Jisoo
Kim Jisoo TV Cameo on KBS Drama ‘The Producers’
—05.23.2015: Episode 4
—05.29.2015: Episode 5
—06.20.2015: Episode 12
07.06.2016: Pre-debut Dance Practice Video

OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEOS + MAKING:
08.08.2016: “Boombayah” (붐바야) MV
08.08.2016: “Whistle” (휘파람) MV
08.08.2016: “Boombayah” (붐바야) MV MAKING FILM
08.08.2016: “Whistle” (휘파람) MV MAKING FILM
11.01.2016: “Playing With Fire” (불장난) MV
11.01.2016: “Stay” MV
11.01.2016: “Playing With Fire” (불장난) MV MAKING FILM
11.01.2016: “Stay” MV MAKING FILM
06.21.2017: “As If It’s Your Last” (마지막처럼) MV MAKING FILM PREVIEW
06.22.2017: “As If It’s Your Last” (마지막처럼) MV
06.22.2017: “As If It’s Your Last” (마지막처럼) MV MAKING FILM FULL VER.
06.14.2018: “DDU-DU DDU-DU” (뚜두뚜두) MV Teaser
06.15.2018: “DDU-DU DDU-DU” (뚜두뚜두) MV
06.15.2018: “DDU-DU DDU-DU” (뚜두뚜두) MV MAKING FILM FULL VER.

OFFICIAL DANCE PRACTICE VIDEOS:
08.18.2016: “Whistle” (휘파람 Dance Practice
08.20.2016: “Boombayah” (붐바야) Dance Practice
11.04.2016: “Playing With Fire” (불장난) Dance Practice
06.24.2017: “As If It’s Your Last” (마지막처럼) Dance Practice
06.18.2018: “DDU-DU DDU-DU” (뚜두뚜두) Dance Practice
06.21.2018: “FOREVER YOUNG” Dance Practice

EVENTS ATTENDANCE:

08.08.2016: VLIVE Debut Showcase
11.16.2016: 2016 Asia Artist Awards (AAA) {Best New Artist}
11.19.2016: 2016 MelOn Music Awards (MMA) {Best New Artist}
12.26.2016: 2016 SBS Awards Festival – SBS Gayo Daejun
01.13.2017: 31st Golden Disk Awards Day 1 (Digital Category)
01.19.2017: 26th Seoul Music Awards
02.22.2017: 6th Gaon Chart Kpop Awards
03.27.2017: Yves Saint Laurent X BOONTHESHOP Event (Jennie)
04.20.2017: Paradise City Opening/Launch
05.01.2017: Incheon Airport Main Customs (Promotional Ambassador)
05.14.2017: YG X UNICEF Walking Festival Concert
05.16.2017: Myeongji University Festival
05.16.2017: Konkuk University Festival
05.17.2017: Sungkyul ‘U&I’ University Festival
05.19.2017: Kwangwoon University Festival
05.20.2017: Yonsei ‘Akaraka’ University Festival
06.09.2017: Smilegate 15th Annversary Event
06.21.2017: Mademoiselle Privé Chanel Event (Jennie)
07.01.2017: BLACKPINK Ice Cream Event
07.02.2017: BLACKPINK Fansign Event in Bundang
07.20.2017: BLACKPINK JAPAN PREMIUM DEBUT SHOWCASE in BUDOKAN
07.24.2017: MBC Ulsan Summer Festival
08.05.2017: Taeyang’s White Night in Kobe, Japan
08.06.2017: Taeyang’s White Night in Kobe, Japan
08.08.2017: Pink Theater: 1st Anniversary Event
08.27.2017: a-nation 2017
09.01.2017: Dior Beauty Ginza
09.02.2017: Tokyo Girls Collection
09.03.2017: Kobe Collection
09.24.2017: SBS Inkigayo Super Concert in Daejeon (10.01 TV Broadcast)
09.25.2017: Japanese Album Fansign Event
09.27.2017: MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2017
09.28.2017: Japanese Album Fansign Event
09.30.2017: NCTSoft x Fever Festival
10.01.2017: Fandom School 2017 Korea Music Festival
10.22.2017: Busan One Asia Festival
10.28.2017: Pyeongchang Music Festa (11.04 TV Broadcast)
12.15.2017: Volkswagen Fly High 2018
12.25.2017: SBS Gayo Daejun 2017 ‘NUMBER ONE’
12.30.2017: ‘Boyfriend’ Year-End Event
01.10.2018: 32nd Golden Disk Awards Day 1 (Digital Category)
01.21.2018: All Live Nippon Vol. 6
01.25.2018: 27th Seoul Music Awards
02.07.2018 Prada Cheongdam Flagship Store Event (Jisoo & Jennie)
02.14.2018: Coca Cola Vending Machine Event
02.27.2018: NONA9ON x Lisa High Touch & Photo Fanmeeting
03.25.2018: Jeju Shinhwa World Gala
03.31.2018: Tokyo Girls Collection S/S 2018
04.21.2018: Sukkiri Live in Budokan
05.16.2018: Myeongji University Festival
05.17.2018: Seoul Tech University Festival (Seoul National University of Science & Technology)
05.18.2018: Chung-ang University Festival
05.24.2018: Hanyang University Festival (Samsung Odyssey College Game Festival)
05.25.2018: Korea University ‘IPSELENTI’ Festival
06.22.2018: Lotte Family Festival 2018
06.23.2018: BLACKPINK 1ST MINI ALBUM ‘SQUARE UP’ FANSIGN EVENT in Goyang
06.24.2018: BLACKPINK 1ST MINI ALBUM ‘SQUARE UP’ FANSIGN EVENT in Bundang
06.30.2018: BLACKPINK 1ST MINI ALBUM ‘SQUARE UP’ FANSIGN EVENT in Yeouido
07.01.2018: BLACKPINK 1ST MINI ALBUM ‘SQUARE UP’ FANSIGN EVENT in Sinchon
07.08.2018: BLACKPINK 1ST MINI ALBUM ‘SQUARE UP’ FANSIGN EVENT in Yeouido
07.21.2018: Waterbomb Festival in Seoul 2018
07.24.2018: BLACKPINK JAPAN ARENA TOUR 2018 in Osaka Day 1
07.25.2018: BLACKPINK JAPAN ARENA TOUR 2018 in Osaka Day 2
08.09.2018: moonshot x Lisa Fanmeeting in Indonesia
08.11.2018: moonshot x Lisa Fanmeeting in Thailand Day 1
08.12.2018: moonshot x Lisa Fanmeeting in Thailand Day 2
08.16.2018: BLACKPINK JAPAN ARENA TOUR 2018 in Fukuoka Day 1
08.17.2018: BLACKPINK JAPAN ARENA TOUR 2018 in Fukuoka Day 2
08.19.2018: O-LENS x BLACKPINK Fansign Event in Coex
08.24.2018: BLACKPINK JAPAN ARENA TOUR 2018 in Chiba Day 1
08.25.2018: BLACKPINK JAPAN ARENA TOUR 2018 in Chiba Day 2
08.26.2018: BLACKPINK JAPAN ARENA TOUR 2018 in Chiba Day 3
10.06.2018: Tokyo Girls Collectin Kitakyushu 2018
10.14.2018: BBQ x SBS Super Concert
12.24.2018: 181224 BLACKPINK JAPAN ARENA TOUR 2018 ‘SPECIAL FINAL IN KYOCERA DOME OSAKA’

VLIVE/VAPP:
08.08.2016: Debut Showcase
11.10.2016 : BLACKPINK’s First VApp
11.12.2016: BLACKPINK at Dorm
11.13.2016 : BLACKPINK is Here
11.20.2016: BLACKPINK’s Waiting Room
12.04.2016: BLACKPINK’s LieV

ENDORSEMENTS:

YEAR/SEASONBRAND/COMPANYDESCRIPTIONMEMBER/SPHOTOS & CF
S/S 2015NONA9ONwith IKON’s Bobby & B.I.LisaVIDEO
S/S 2015Samsonite REDwith Lee MinhoJisooPHOTOS | STILLS | CFs | BEHIND | MAKING
F/W 2015NONA9ONwith IKON’s Bobby & B.I.LisaPHOTOS | VIDEO | LOOKBOOK | BEHIND
Nikon 1 J5JisooPHOTOS 1 | PHOTOS 2 | PHOTOS 3 | PHOTOS 4 | CF
AngelstoneJisooPHOTO | CFs
F/W 2015Smart Uniformwith iKONJisooPHOTOS
S/S 2016Smart UniformJisooPHOTOS | MAKING 1 | MAKING 2
LG Stylus2 & X SeriesJisooPHOTOS | CFs | Different Ending | Behind
moonshootLip FeatBLACKPINKPHOTOS | CFs | Behind
Reebok Koreafor 1st Look MagazineBLACKPINKPHOTOS 1 | PHOTOS 2 | VIDEO
2016 F/WSaint Scott LondonBLACKPINKPHOTOS 1 | PHOTOS 2 | VIDEO
F/W 2016NONA9ONLisaPHOTOS | VIDEO
2016 F/WSaint Scott LondonBLACKPINKPHOTOS 1 | PHOTOS 2 | Behind
Reebok KoreaClub CBLACKPINKPHOTOS 1 | PHOTOS 2 | PHOTOS 3 | PHOTOS 4 | PHOTOS 5 | CF
S/S 2017NONA9ONTHE VOIDLisaPHOTOS | VIDEO
PHOTOS– | VIDEO–
F/W 2017NONA9ONLOVE KILLSLisaLINK
S/S 2018NONA9ONSUMMER ISN’T OVER YETLisaLINK
F/W 2018NONA9ONMODXXXXXXLisaPHOTOS | INTERVIEW LINK
August 2017ElleKoreaBLACKPINKPHOTOS | INTERVIEW LINK

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