Girl Group BLACKPINK appeared in a Japanese billboard.
A New Generation of KPOP
From the year 2010 onward, K-POP, Korea’s brand of pop music, has inundated Japan and taken it by storm. Equipped with high quality songs and dances, exceptional visuals, and well-polished MVs, it’s quickly captured the hearts of even the Japanese.
And now, those responsible for K-POP’s new generation are on the rise. One such group representative of this new era is a 4-member girl group, the first to debut in 7 years from the same YG ENTERTAINMENT that brought BIGBANG and “Gangnam Style”‘s PSY — BLACKPINK.
For the first time as a female act, BLACKPINK makes it on the cover of GQ Japan.
On October 13, GQ Japan released the cover of its December edition that features BLACKPINK. It’s the first time that a female act appeared in the cover in the magazine’s history.
GQ Japan is the Japanese version of the world-renowned magazine GQ. So far, top stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, David Beckham, and Ferrell Williams featured on the magazine’s cover.
Girl group BLACKPINK fascinated Japanese music fans by performing at Japanese MTV’s “VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS JAPAN” as a guest performer.
On September 27, BLACKPINK gave special performances at MTV “VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS JAPAN” hosted at STUDIO COAST at Shinkiba Studio, Japan.
Q. Congratulations on your debut album ranking 1st on the Oricon Weekly chart. It’s just been 1 year since your Korean debut. Your YouTube channel has a total of over 1 billion views, and it seems you’ve also gained the attention of many fans in Japan.
LS: We really hoped that many people would show interest, and so we’re extremely happy with this result.
Q. Your debut showcase in the Budokan in July was also sold out.
JN: I think that rather than ‘fans’, more of the people who came where interested in finding out who we were, but I really felt that every single step of our hard work is bringing us further.
Fans get a glimpse into the everyday life of BLACKPINK’s LISA.
On September 16, pictures were posted on BLACKPINK’s official Instagram page along with the comment “BLACKPINK LISA TOKYO♥”.
The pictures feature LISA in Japan.