BLACKPINK has been awarded as one of the Best 3 New Artists in the Asia Category along with BtoB and TWICE at the 32nd Japan Gold Disc Awards (2018).
The Recording Industry Association of Japan organized this event to award artists based on music and video sales each year. The 32nd Japan Gold Disc Awards winners were based on the sales results from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017. No ceremony is held for the Japan Gold Disc Awards.
Along with the announcement of their win, JGDA has listed down and described BLACKPINK’s Japanese activities and accomplishments.
BLACKPINK is the “next generation girl crush” group of 4 members formed by YG ENTERTAINMENT. Not only in Asian countries such as South Korea and Japan, but the quartet has also taken the western music industry by storm. They successfully debuted in Japan with their mini album 「BLACKPINK」on August 30, 2017 which immediately ranked first on Oricon, making them the 3rd foreign artist to top the chart with a debut release. Prior to debut, the group performed at Budokan for「BLACKPINK PREMIUM DEBUT SHOWCASE」. The information that more than 200,000 people applied to secure a seat at the 14,000 capacity venue became a huge topic. BLACKPINK has also attended major fashion and music events such as「TOKYO GIRLS COLLECTION」、「KOBE COLLECTION」and 「a-nation 2017」and has become Shibuya109 advertisement models.