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BLACKPINK (블랙핑크; stylized as BLΛƆKPIИK) is a four-member girl group under YG Entertainment. They debuted on August 8, 2016 with their digital single album "Square One".

History

2016: Debut with "Square One", "Square Two"

On May 31, YG Entertainment began releasing individual teaser photos of the members for the agency's then-unnamed, upcoming girl group on Instagram, starting with Jennie the same day.[1][2] This was followed by Lisa on June 7, Jisoo on June 14, and lastly Rosé on June 21.[3][4][5]

On June 29, YGE released the group photos and revealed their name to be BLACKPINK.[6]

On July 6, YGE published on the group's official YouTube channel, a dance practice video, as an introduction to the group.[7]

On July 29, it was revealed that the group will debut on August 8. The tracks "Boombayah" and "Whistle" from their debut single album "Square One", were revealed on August 5 and 6, respectively.[8][9]

On August 21, BLACKPINK won their first music show award on Inkigayo, only 13 days after their debut.[10] This makes them one of the fastest artists to win.

2017: "As If It's Your Last", Japanese debut

On June 22, 2017, the group released the digital single titled "As If It's Your Last".

On July 20, 2017, BLACKPINK held a showcase at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. The group made their Japanese debut on August 30, 2017, with the release of their self-titled Japanese mini album.

2018: Re: BLACKPINK, Square Up, BLACKPINK In Your Area

In January 2018, it was announced that the group would released a repackage of their debut Japanese mini album titled Re: BLACKPINK on March 28.

On June 15, 2018 the group released their first Korean mini album titled Square Up with "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" as the title track.

The group embarked on their first Japan tour, BLACKPINK Arena Tour 2018, in Osaka on July 24–25. On September 12, it was announced that the group would hold their first concert in Seoul titled BLACKPINK 2018 Tour [In Your Area] Seoul x BC Card at Olympic Gymnastics Arena.

In September 2018, English singer Dua Lipa collaborated with BLACKPINK with the song "Kiss and Make Up", as part of the complete edition her self-titled debut album, released on October 19, 2018. 

On November 23, the group released their first Japanese studio album BLACKPINK In Your Area.

2019: First world tour, U.S TV debut, Kill This Love

On March 25, YGE released a teaser photo of Lisa, confirming the comeback of the group, with the mini album titled Kill This Love, to April 5. [11] The photos of the remaining members, Jennie, Jisoo and Rosé, and the photo of the group, were released, respectively, from March 26 to 28.

On November 11, their song "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" became the first music video by a K-pop group to reach 1 billion views on YouTube. [12]

2020: "Sour Candy", upcoming pre-release singles and first full album

On April 22, it was confirmed the group would be featured in Lady Gaga's sixth studio album Chromatica, on the track titled "Sour Candy." On May 6, 2020, Gaga revealed on her Twitter account that "Sour Candy" would be released on May 29, the same day as the Chromatica album release. [13] Following its release, the song became their highest charting song on the Billboard Hot 100, UK Official Singles Chart, and ARIA Chart, at number 33, 17, and 8, respectively.[14][15]

On May 4, Star News reported that BLACKPINK was scheduled to release a new album "from early-June to mid-June", with an exact date still to be confirmed. It was also stated that recording of the music had been completed, and while the filming schedule for the music video was "being adjusted", the group was set to film the music video in May. Later that day, YG Entertainment later confirmed the news.[16] The release will come a year-and-two-months after the previous release, Kill This Love. On May 17, it was revealed that the members had already completed recording over 10 new songs for their first full album, set to be released in September. Prior to this, a pre-release single, "How You Like That", was released on June 26, 2020, followed by a second single to be released in either July or August.[17]

Members

Name Position(s) Years active
Jisoo (지수) Lead Vocalist, Visual 2016–present
Jennie (제니) Main Rapper, Lead Vocalist 2016–present
Rosé (로제) Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer 2016–present
Lisa (리사) Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Sub-Vocalist, Maknae 2016–present

Discography

Korean

Live albums

Mini albums

Single albums

Digital single albums

Digital singles

Collaborations

Other releases

Japanese

Studio albums

Live albums

Mini albums

Singles

Concerts

Solo concerts

Japan tours

World tours

Awards and nominations

Main article: Awards and nominations received by BLACKPINK

Endorsements

  • Moonshot (2016)
  • Classic (2016)
  • St. Scott LONDON (2016–17)
  • LG G6 (2017)
  • TREVI Stylish Sparkling Water (2017)
  • Shibuya 109 (2017)
  • Dior Cosmetics (2017)
  • Popteen Japan (2017)
  • Zipper Japan (2017)
  • S Cawaii! (2017)
  • Numéro Japan (2017)
  • PUMA Suede Bow Japan (2018)
  • Sprite (2018)
  • Tokyo Girls Collection x CECIL McBEE (2018)
  • Louis Vuitton (2018)
  • Olens Korea (2018)
  • Adidas Korea (2018)
  • CRUUM Japan (2018)
  • GUESS Korea (2018)
  • Shopee Indonesia (2018)
  • Vinyl Makeup (2018)
  • KitKat Japan (2018)
  • Mise en scene (2018)
  • Wooribank (2019)
  • Paradise City (2019)


Trivia

  • There is no leader because all of the members are now close friends who have their own leadership attributes.
  • Leading up to their debut, the members have been training for 4–6 years.
  • They are the first girl group to debut under YG Entertainment in seven years - the last group being 2NE1.
  • The fandom name "BLINK" means that we start with BLACKPINK and end with BLACKPINK.
  • They are the only K-pop girl group to have multiple entries on Billboard Hot 100 at 4 songs.[14]

Gallery

Main article: BLACKPINK/Gallery

References


Official links

Korean
Japanese
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