Yes. It’s that time of the year again! It’s the season of awards shows and year end festivals! This 2017, BLACKPINK presented us ‘As If It’s Your Last’ which broke numerous records and achieved relative digital success. Also, ‘Playing with Fire’, another still-charting BLACKPINK song released in November of 2016, may still be eligible in some awards show. With these, we believe the girls will at least get nominations and attend some of these events. And so, we prepared this post to provide information you need to know about these shows as well as the categories BLACKPINK is nominated for and its respective criteria breakdown. Tutorials on how to vote for our girls and help them win those trophies are also compiled into this post. (Click the index links directly below this paragraph to jump immediately to the awards show you are looking for.)
BLACKPINK is releasing their debut album in Japan.
On August 30, BLACKPINK released mini-album “BLACKPINK” that includes their hit songs released so far, to make an official debut in Japan.
The album includes the Japanese versions of BLACKPINK’s debut song “BOOMBAYAH”, “WHISTLE”, “PLAYING WITH FIRE”, “STAY”, and “As If It’s Your Last” that was released most recently, as well as the Korean versions of the songs.
BLACKPINK held a debut showcase at Budokan before their official debut, which was the first-ever case for a foreign girl group. Budokan is a performance hall dreamt by every artist in Japan. BLACKPINK also drew keen attention from even before their debut, holding “BLACKPINK PREMIUM DEBUT SHOWCASE”, their first solo concert in both Korea and Japan, and entertaining 14,000 fans of audience.
In addition, BLACKPINK presented fantastic live performances of their hit songs “WHISTLE”, “PLAYING WITH FIRE”, and “As If It’s Your Last”, for the opening stage of Japan’s biggest summer music festival “A-nation 2017” held at Tokyo Ajinomoto Stadium on August 27.
BLACKPINK appears in live broadcasting of Nippon Television’s “Sutkiri” show’s HARUNA corner, to present live-performances of “BOOMBAYAH”.
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BLACKPINK, iKON, and DAESUNG presented fantastic live performances at Japan’s biggest summer music festival “A-nation 2017”.
On August 27, BLACKPINK, iKON, and DAESUNG performed at A-nation held at Tokyo Ajinomoto Stadium, to fascinate 45,000 music fans.
BLACKPINK marked the opening of the festival. BLACKPINK electrified the stadium by presenting the performances of their mega-hits including “BOOMBAYAH” whose music video has recently surpassed 200 million on YouTube, as well as “WHISTLE”, “PLAYING WITH FIRE”, and “As If It’s Your Last” all of which have surpassed 100 million views.
BLACKPINK is releasing their official Japan debut mini-album “BLACKPINK” on August 30. The members of BLACKPINK said, “We’re so happy to give live performance at this great music festival. Please remember the name BLACKPINK!”
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BIGBANG member TAEYANG boasted his bond with girl group BLACKPINK, posting a photo of family dinner with rookie girl group BLACKPINK.
On August 7, TAEYANG posted a photo on his Instagram account, saying, “Cute BLACKPINK came to my concert as a guest performer. Thanks BLACKPINK”.
In the photo, TAEYANG and girl group BLACKPINK are making a friendly pose together. TAEYANG is smiling with his arms folded and head slightly down. BLACKPINK members are giving thumbs-up to TAEYANG, to create a friendly atmosphere.
TAEYANG has recently been hosting “2017 World Tour WHITE NIGHT” in Japan.
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In addition to being the first foreign girl group to debut at Budokan in Japan, BLACKPINK will also perform at a stadium.
BLACKPINK will be doing the opening performance of TAEYANG’s world tour concert at Hotto Motto Field Kobe on August 5-6. BLACKPINK seems to be on a fast track to success as it has just held a phenomenal debut showcase and is now about to go up on stage at a stadium. It is all the more meaningful as BLACKPINK will be appearing as a guest of their labelmate TAEYANG’s concerts.
All the 14,000 seats to BLACKPINK’s Japan debut showcase, which took place on July 20, were sold out. What’s more surprising is that more than 20,000 people had applied for the tickets.
BLACKPINK will also appear in Japan’s upcoming major events: Japan’s biggest music festival A-nation and huge fashion events such as the Tokyo Girls Collection and Kobe Collection. BLACKPINK’s Japan debut album will be released on August 30, and the group will launch an active promotion campaign in Japan afterwards.
BLACKPINK’s “As If It’s Your Last” is gaining more and more popularity. As of August 1, the music video of the song surpassed 90 million YouTube views. BLACKPINK surpassed this mark 21 days earlier than the previous record holder. BLACKPINK’s one year anniversary is coming up on August 8, and the group is expected to have four music videos that surpassed 100 million views by then.
Meanwhile, TAEYANG is to make a solo comeback after a three-year hiatus, and he is currently on a tour titled “WHITE NIGHT”. He will be performing at the Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on August 26-27.