BLACKPINK, a female quartet, is making waves in the K-pop scene two years after releasing their first two songs. They’re one of the most popular acts of this generation, with hit after hit, and the release of their single “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” from their Square Up EP in June led to the group making Billboard chart history. BLACKPINK has become the first K-pop girl group to grace the cover of Billboard.
As they gain international traction, K-pop fans are going crazy about them, listening to their songs, buying BLACKPINK official merch, and collecting photo cards.
Here are some interesting facts about the BLACKPINK revolution to get you started:
Interesting Facts About BLACKPINK
1. They Are The Highest-Charting Female Korean Act In History.
BLACKPINK has quickly become one of the most popular girl groups of this generation, thanks to their charming swagger and dynamic songs, since they released their first two songs “Boombayah” and “Whistle” on August 8, two years ago.
Their most recent single, “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du,” made history last month when it debuted at No. 55 on the Billboard Hot 100 on June 30; it was the first time a Korean girl group had appeared on the chart since 2009, and the first time any female Korean artist had ranked with a predominantly non-English song. Later that year, their collaboration “Kiss And Makeup” with Dua Lipa also charted, peaking at No. 93.
2. They Only Have Nine Songs.
With their current popularity, it’s difficult to believe that BLACKPINK hasn’t even released ten original songs. However, when it comes to this quartet, it’s all about quality over quantity, with their bright, bombastic electronic dance-meets-hip-pop sound — plus a glimpse of their softer side on the folk-pop ballad “Stay” — and captivating performances drawing in fans.
Several tracks have also been re-released in Japanese by the band.
3. There Are Four Members And Four Flavors.
The quartet’s girlishness has a bit of a powerful edge to it, living up to their name, with each of the four — Jennie, Ji Soo, Lisa, and Rosé — bringing something to the team. They all sing, but Jennie and Lisa are also rappers, while Rosé and Ji Soo have more feminine tones. The members of the group are all extremely stylish and have modelled for a variety of high-end fashion brands, with each of the women bringing her own distinct vibe to the mix.
4. They Are A Global-Minded Group.
Rosé is from Australia, and Jennie spent several years studying in New Zealand, so the girl group has an advantage in the international K-pop scene because both of them can communicate directly with English-speaking fans. Lisa, a Thai member, speaks English in addition to her native Thai and Korean.
5. Blackpink Is Signed To One Of The “Big 3” K-Pop Labels.
BLACKPINK is the first girl group to emerge from YG Entertainment since the debut of 2NE1 in 2009. They share a label with BIGBANG, CL, Winner, iKON, Epik Highand, and, until recently, Psy.
6. There Is A Sense Of Duality Among The Members Of The Group.
The name “BLACKPINK” represents the act’s desire to beat the traditional perceptions of pink by reclaiming the color and turning it into a symbol for what they stand for: fiercely beautiful women who are overflowing with talent and have set their sights on dominating the industry.
To Wrap Up:
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