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Blackpink

Blackpink performing at Coachella in 2023

Blackpink at Coachella in 2023
From left to right: Rosé, Jisoo, Jennie, Lisa

Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres
  • K-pop
  • EDM
  • hip hop
  • trap
Years active 2016–present
Labels
  • YG
  • YGEX
  • Interscope
  • Universal
  • Polydor[1]
Members
  • Jisoo
  • Jennie
  • Rosé
  • Lisa
Website blackpinkofficial.com

Blackpink (Korean: 블랙핑크; RR: Beullaekpingkeu, stylized in all caps or as BLɅϽKPIИK) is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment and consisting of members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa. Cited as the «biggest girl group in the world», they are considered the most successful Korean girl group internationally and a leading force in the Korean Wave. They are stylistically associated with the «girl crush» concept in K-pop—exploring themes of self-confidence and female empowerment.

Blackpink debuted in August 2016 with their single album Square One, which featured «Whistle» and «Boombayah», their first number-one entries on South Korea’s Gaon Digital Chart and the US Billboard World Digital Songs chart, respectively. It was followed by the single album Square Two in November, whose song «Playing with Fire» was the first by a Korean girl group to enter the Billboard Canadian Hot 100. The group expanded their global reach with «Ddu-Du Ddu-Du» (2018), which was the first song by a Korean female group to enter the UK Singles Chart and receive a certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Its music video was the first by a Korean group to surpass one and two billion views on YouTube, and remains the most-viewed by a Korean group to date. Their music videos for «Kill This Love» (2019) and «How You Like That» (2020) each set records for the most-viewed music video within the first 24 hours of release, with the latter breaking five Guinness World Records.

Blackpink is the highest-charting female Korean act on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 13 with «Ice Cream» (2020), and on the US Billboard 200, peaking at number one with Born Pink (2022). Blackpink’s studio albums The Album (2020) and Born Pink each broke the record for the best-selling female album of all time in South Korea, becoming the first to surpass one million and two million copies sold, respectively. Born Pink was the first album by a girl group to reach number one on the Billboard 200 since Danity Kane in 2008 and set two Guinness World Records as the first album by a Korean girl group to top the Billboard 200 as well as the UK Albums Chart. The album’s lead single «Pink Venom» (2022) was the first song by a Korean group to reach number one on Australia’s ARIA Singles Chart and the first by a girl group to reach number one on the Billboard Global 200.

Blackpink have broken numerous records throughout their career; their Born Pink World Tour (2022–23) became the highest-grossing concert tour by a female group, and they were the first Asian act to headline Coachella. They have the most-subscribed and most-viewed music artist channel on YouTube, and are the most-followed and most-streamed girl group on Spotify. Blackpink’s other accolades include several Golden Disc Awards, Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, and MTV Video Music Awards, among them the first Group of the Year win by a girl group in the 21st century. They were the first girl group to enter Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia, and were named Times 2022 Entertainer of the Year. The group has been ranked among the top of the Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list and recognized by former South Korean President Moon Jae-in for spreading K-pop and Korean culture worldwide.

Career

2010–2016: Formation and pre-debut activities

Blackpink began forming when YG Entertainment held tryouts worldwide for preteen or teenage recruits to create a new girl group after launching its first major one, 2NE1, in 2009. According to the members, joining the label as trainees was akin to enrolling in a full-time pop-star academy, with Jennie describing the experience as «more strict than school» and Rosé comparing it to The X Factor with dorm rooms. For members who had left their lives outside of South Korea, the pace of training alongside the culture shock was especially difficult.[2] Preparations for Blackpink’s debut began as early as 2011, when YG Entertainment revealed on November 14 that their new girl group would debut in the early half of 2012 and feature at least seven members.[3] Since then, numerous news and rumors surfaced surrounding the new girl group’s debut being delayed, although there had been no official information.[4][5] It was only on May 18, 2016, that YG Entertainment confirmed the girl group would debut that July, stating that the members were selected through years of stiff competition.[6] The label later confirmed that Jang Hanna and Moon Sua, who were introduced to the public as potential members of the new girl group, were not included in the lineup.[7][8]

Jennie was the first group member revealed, on June 1, 2016.[9] She joined YG Entertainment as a trainee in 2010 after moving back to South Korea from New Zealand.[10] She had been introduced to the public for the first time in 2012 in a photo titled «Who’s that girl?» on YG Entertainment’s website on April 10.[11] Jennie continued to be promoted as a member of the new girl group through multiple collaborations: she starred in the music video for G-Dragon’s «That XX» (2012) from his EP One of a Kind and featured in the songs «Black» (2013), from his album Coup d’Etat, and «Special» (2013), from Lee Hi’s album First Love.[12][13][14] Lisa was revealed as the new girl group’s second member on June 8, 2016.[15] She was the only individual among 4,000 applicants to pass the 2010 YG Entertainment audition in her native country Thailand and became the label’s first foreign trainee in 2011.[10][16] She was first introduced in May 2012 in a video that was posted on YG Entertainment’s YouTube channel, titled «Who’s that girl???».[15][17] Lisa also appeared in the music video for Taeyang’s «Ringa Linga» in 2013.[18] She became a spokesperson for street-wear brand Nona9on in 2015 and cosmetics brand Moonshot in 2016.[19]

Jisoo was revealed as the new group’s third member on June 15, 2016. She joined YG Entertainment as a trainee in July 2011 and appeared in several advertisements and music videos in her pre-debut years, including the music videos for Epik High’s «Spoiler + Happy Ending» (2014) from their album Shoebox and Hi Suhyun’s «I’m Different» (2014). Jisoo also made a cameo appearance in 2015 drama The Producers.[20][21][16] Rosé was the final member to be revealed, on June 22, 2016. She ranked first among 700 applicants in the 2012 YG Entertainment audition in Australia, after which she signed a trainee contract with the label and moved to Seoul to begin training.[10] She featured in G-Dragon’s track «Without You» (2012) from One of a Kind, credited as «? from YG New Girl Group» until her official public introduction.[22]

The official logo of Blackpink

On June 29, YG Entertainment confirmed that the new girl group would have four members instead of the originally planned nine and revealed its official name as Blackpink.[23] According to a label representative, the group’s name meant «pretty isn’t everything» and symbolized that «they are a team that encompasses not only beauty, but also great talent».[24] Jisoo later disclosed in a press conference that other group names under consideration included Pink Punk, Baby Monster, and Magnum.[25] Blackpink released their first dance practice video on July 6, which garnered much public attention.[26] On July 29, YG Entertainment confirmed that Blackpink’s debut would be on August 8, 2016.[27]

2016–2017: Debut, rising popularity, and commercial success

Blackpink performing "Playing with Fire" onstage

Blackpink performing «Playing with Fire» at the 2016 Melon Music Awards on November 19, 2016

Promotions for the group’s debut began in the first week of August 2016 with the release of teaser images, videos, and advertisements.[28][29] The first girl group to debut under YG Entertainment in seven years,[30] Blackpink released their debut single album, Square One, on August 8, 2016, consisting of tracks «Boombayah» and «Whistle».[30] They charted at number one and two, respectively, on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart, making Blackpink the fastest act to achieve such a feat and the third YG Entertainment artist to hold the top two positions simultaneously, after Psy and Big Bang.[31] Upon release, «Whistle» quickly swept all the Korean music charts and debuted at number one on the Gaon Digital Chart.[32][33] Blackpink’s first music show performance aired on August 14, 2016, on SBS’s Inkigayo.[34] They won first place on Inkigayo fourteen days after their debut.[35] They wrapped up promotions for Square One on September 11, 2016, with another win on Inkigayo.[36]

Blackpink released their second single album, Square Two, consisting of tracks «Playing with Fire» and «Stay», on November 1, 2016.[37] The group began promotions on Inkigayo on November 6 and on Mnet’s M Countdown on November 10.[38] «Playing with Fire» was Blackpink’s second single to reach number one on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart and the first K-pop girl group song to chart on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100.[39][40] In South Korea, «Playing with Fire» peaked at number three, while «Stay» placed in the top ten.[41] Blackpink’s commercial success in their first five months earned them several rookie awards at major Korean year-end music award shows, including the Asia Artist Awards,[42] Melon Music Awards,[43] Golden Disc Awards,[44] Seoul Music Awards,[45] and Gaon Chart Music Awards.[46] Additionally, Billboard named them one of the best new K-pop groups of 2016.[47]

Blackpink performing "As If It's Your Last" onstage

Blackpink performing «As If It’s Your Last» at the Korea Music Festival held on October 1, 2017

On January 17, 2017, Blackpink revealed the name of their fan club—»Blink», a portmanteau of «black» and «pink».[48] On June 22, the group released their first standalone digital single, «As If It’s Your Last». It was described as a «mixed genre of music» and a change of sound from their previous releases.[49] The song peaked at number three on the Gaon Digital Chart and at number 13 on Billboards Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart, becoming their first song to enter the Bubbling Under Hot 100.[50][51] It debuted at number one on Billboards World Digital Song Sales chart one day after release, making it their third number-one single on the chart.[52]

The music video for the song later went on to break the record for the most-liked music video by a Korean girl group on YouTube, as well as the most-viewed K-pop group music video in the first 24 hours of release.[53][54] On July 20, 2017, Blackpink held a showcase at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, which was attended by over 14,000 people, with as many as 200,000 people attempting to purchase tickets.[55][56] The group made their Japanese debut on August 30, 2017, with the release of a self-titled Japanese extended play that included Japanese versions of their previous singles. The EP debuted and peaked atop the Oricon Albums Chart, making Blackpink only the third foreign artist to top the chart with their debut release.[57] Blackpink ranked among YouTube’s Global Top 25 Songs of the Summer for 2017 with «As If It’s Your Last».[58]

2018–2019: International breakthrough and first world tour

On January 6, 2018, Blackpink released the first episode of their first reality show, Blackpink House, which comprised 12 episodes released throughout 2018 following the four members spending 100 days of vacation as they moved into their new dorm, via their official V Live and YouTube channels.[59] On March 28, Blackpink re-released their debut Japanese EP under the name Re:Blackpink. The digital version included the same songs as the original release, while the physical version included a DVD of all their music videos and six songs in the Korean language.[60]

Blackpink smiling upon receiving an award

Blackpink at the Seoul Music Awards in 2018

On June 15, 2018, the group released their first Korean-language EP, Square Up.[61] In South Korea, the EP debuted at number one on Gaon Album Chart and was certified platinum by the Korea Music Content Association (KMCA) for selling 250,000 units.[62] Square Up brought the group their first entry and the highest-charting album by a female Korean group at the time of its release on the Billboard 200, debuting at number 40.[40] The EP also topped the Billboard World Albums chart[63] and led Blackpink to becoming the first female Korean group to top the Billboard Emerging Artists chart.[64] The EP’s lead single, «Ddu-Du Ddu-Du», peaked at number one on the Gaon Digital Chart while «Forever Young» peaked at number two;[65] both songs were certified platinum by the KMCA for surpassing 2,500,000 downloads and 100,000,000 streams in the country.[66][67] In the United States, «Ddu-Du Ddu-Du» debuted at number 55 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the highest-charting song by a Korean girl group in the country, surpassing the record set by «Nobody» by Wonder Girls in 2009. It additionally marked the first time a Korean girl group entered the US Streaming Songs chart, entering at number 39.[63] The song was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in August 2019, making Blackpink the first Korean girl group to receive a certification in the country.[68] In the United Kingdom, «Ddu-Du Ddu-Du» debuted at number 78 on the UK Singles Chart and made Blackpink the first ever female Korean group to enter the chart.[69] YouTube’s official tally saw the music video for «Ddu-Du Ddu-Du» garner a total of 36.2 million views within 24 hours after its release, making it the most-viewed online video in the first 24 hours by a Korean act and the second most-watched music video of all time in first 24 hours of release at the time.[70] It became the most-watched music video by a South Korean group in January 2019 and became the first K-pop group music video to surpass one billion views in November 2019 and two billion views in January 2023.[71]

Blackpink embarked on their sold-out first Japan tour, Blackpink Arena Tour 2018, in Osaka from July 24 to 25 to promote their Japanese EP. The tour was initially set for six shows across Osaka, Fukuoka and Chiba, but an additional show in Chiba was added due to overwhelming demand.[72] A final tour stop was later added for December 24 at Kyocera Dome Osaka as a Christmas gift for fans, where Blackpink performed to a sold-out crowd of 50,000 people.[73] On September 12, it was announced that the group would hold their first concert in Seoul, Blackpink 2018 Tour [In Your Area] Seoul x BC Card, at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena.[74] The concert was the first show of the In Your Area World Tour, which continued throughout 2019 and early 2020 in North America, Europe, Oceania and Asia. By the end of its run, the tour became the highest-grossing tour by a Korean girl group.[75]

A crowd at Blackpink's Seoul concert

A crowd at Blackpink’s Seoul concert on their In Your Area Tour in 2018

On October 19, 2018, English singer Dua Lipa released «Kiss and Make Up» with Blackpink, a new track on the re-released edition of her self-titled debut album.[76] «Kiss and Make Up» became the group’s second entry in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 36, which became the first time a female Korean group reached the top 40.[77] It also debuted at number 93 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Blackpink’s second entry in the chart and making them the only Korean girl group to score multiple entries on the chart.[78] The song was certified silver in the UK by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), marking the first time a Korean group received a certification in the UK.[79] It was also the first song by a Korean group to be certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).[80] On October 23, the group signed with Interscope Records in a global partnership with YG Entertainment; they were to be represented by Interscope and Universal Music Group outside of Asia.[81] In November 2018, Blackpink announced additional tour dates for their In Your Area World Tour, which covered thirteen dates across Asia from January to March 2019.[82] Jennie made her solo debut with her single «Solo» at Blackpink’s Seoul concert on November 11; both the song and its official music video were released the following day.[83] Their first Japanese studio album, Blackpink in Your Area, was made available digitally on November 23 and physically on December 5.[84] The album included Japanese versions of all of their previous releases and debuted at number nine on the Oricon Albums Chart.[85]

Blackpink on the red carpet of the 2019 Golden Disc Awards

Blackpink at the 33rd Golden Disc Awards

Blackpink made their American debut at the Universal Music Group’s 2019 Grammy Artist Showcase, an invite-only event at the ROW in Downtown Los Angeles on February 9, 2019.[86] The group subsequently appeared on several American television shows, including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Good Morning America.[87][88] That March, they became the first-ever K-pop girl group to cover Billboard magazine.[89] Blackpink’s third extended play, Kill This Love, was released on April 5, 2019, alongside a single of the same name.[90] In South Korea, the EP debuted at number three on the Gaon Album Chart and was certified 2× platinum by the KMCA for selling 500,000 units in the country,[91][92] while the lead single peaked at number two on the Gaon Digital Chart and was certified platinum for surpassing 100,000,000 streams in the country.[93][67] Kill This Love also debuted at number 24 on the Billboard 200, while the lead single reached number 41 on the Hot 100, becoming the highest-charting releases by a female Korean group on the two major Billboard charts. The EP also became Blackpink’s second number-one album on the Billboard World Albums chart.[94] The song’s music video broke the record for the most views within 24 hours on YouTube, accumulating 56.7 million views in that time.[95] «Kill This Love» ranked at number 66 on Billboards list of the 100 Best Songs of 2019.[96]

Following the EP’s release, Blackpink performed at the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 12 and 19, 2019, making them the first female K-pop group to do so.[97] The group’s Coachella set was well received by both critics and fans alike, with Gab Ginsberg of Billboard calling the show «electrifying» and «unforgettable».[98][99] On October 16, 2019, a Japanese version of Kill This Love was released to the Japanese market, peaking at number 17 on the Oricon Albums Chart.[100][101] The group embarked to Japan for a variety of promotional activities, including appearances on Japanese music television programs TV Asahi’s Music Station and Fuji TV’s Love Music.[102] In January of the following year, Blackpink were voted Paper magazine’s 2019 K-pop Sensation of the Year in their annual Break the Internet Awards™ list.[103]

2020–2021: The Album and The Show

On April 22, 2020, it was confirmed the group would be working with Lady Gaga on her sixth studio album, Chromatica. Their collaboration, «Sour Candy», was released as a promotional single on May 28, 2020.[104] On the Billboard Hot 100, the song debuted at number 33, giving Blackpink their first top 40 hit and becoming the highest-charting song by a Korean girl group in the US.[105] In Australia, the song debuted at number eight, becoming Blackpink’s first top-ten hit as well as the highest-charting song by a Korean group in the country.[106] It was also their first top-twenty single in the UK, debuting at number 17.[107] On May 18, YG Entertainment announced the group would release a pre-release single in June, followed by an additional single release between July and August, to promote their first Korean studio album.[108] On June 2, YG Entertainment confirmed that following the release of the studio album, members Rosé, Lisa, and Jisoo would release individual projects, with Rosé’s coming first.[109] In the midst of the group’s comeback preparations, YG Entertainment released a prologue of Blackpink’s newest reality show, 24/365 with Blackpink, on June 13, ahead of its launch on YouTube. The show documents their 2020 comebacks alongside sharing their daily lives through vlogs.[110]

The single «How You Like That» was heavily teased on social media in the lead up to its digital release on June 26.[111][112] In South Korea, it peaked at number one on the Gaon Digital Chart for three weeks and was certified platinum for surpassing 100,000,000 streams in the country.[113][67] «How You Like That» became Blackpink’s fifth song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 and tied «Sour Candy» as the highest-charting song by a Korean girl group in the US with a peak at number 33.[114] Its music video broke five Guinness World Records, including the one for the most-viewed video in the first 24 hours of release, achieving 86.3 million views in that timeframe.[115] The song ranked first in Youtube Music’s Global Top 10 Songs of Summer 2020[116] and won Song of Summer at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, making Blackpink the first Korean female act to win at the award show.[117] On July 23, YG Entertainment announced that a second single, «Ice Cream» with American singer Selena Gomez, would be released on August 28.[118][119] «Ice Cream» debuted and peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, surpassing their own record for the highest-charting song by a female Korean act in the US.[120] Its debut at number 39 in the United Kingdom made Blackpink the Korean artist with the most top 40 songs in the country at the time, with five.[121]

Blackpink smiling for the camera

Blackpink in 2020

Blackpink released their first Korean studio album, The Album, on October 2, 2020, with «Lovesick Girls» as its third and main single.[122] Leading up to the exclusive video premiere of their music video for «Lovesick Girls», Blackpink appeared on YouTube’s new original music show Released as its first featured artist, which included «unfiltered access» moments of the group.[123] The Album set a first-week sales record for a Korean girl group, with 590,000 copies sold in just one day after its release.[124] Blackpink became the first-ever million-selling K-pop girl group with the album, which debuted at number one on the Gaon Album Chart and sold approximately 1.2 million copies in less than one month after release.[125][126] It was ranked the fifth best-selling album worldwide on IFPI’s 2020 Global Album Sales Chart.[127] The Album peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 and the UK Albums Chart, making Blackpink the highest-charting Korean female act on each.[128][129] The album’s release also led Blackpink to become the first girl group to top the Billboard Artist 100.[130] To promote the album, Blackpink performed «Lovesick Girls» on Good Morning America and Jimmy Kimmel Live! in the United States on October 21.[131] The song peaked at number two on the Gaon Digital Chart and was certified platinum for surpassing 100,000,000 streams in South Korea;[132][67] in the US, it peaked at number 59 on the Billboard Hot 100.[130] It also debuted at number two on the Billboard Global 200 and number one on the Global Excl. U.S., becoming Blackpink’s first chart-topper on the latter.[133]

The group’s first documentary film, Blackpink: Light Up the Sky, premiered on Netflix on October 14, 2020, and covered the four years since the group’s debut in 2016. The documentary included footage from their training days, looks at their home lives, behind-the-scenes stories and interviews with the members, as well as glimpses into the making of The Album.[134] The commercial success of The Album, combined with the group’s Netflix documentary, resulted in Blackpink topping Bloombergs Pop Star Power Ranking for the month of October; they were the first Korean artist to top the ranking since its inception in April of that year.[135][136] On December 2, Blackpink announced their collaboration with YouTube Music for their first livestream concert. The live event, dubbed «The Show», was initially set to take place on December 27, 2020, but was rescheduled to January 31, 2021, due to new COVID-19 pandemic regulations introduced in South Korea.[137] The concert featured the first-ever live performances of several songs from The Album, as well as of Rosé’s song «Gone» from her first solo single album R.[138] More than 280,000 people purchased memberships to access the show, and the concert was livestreamed across 100 countries.[139][140]

Blackpink released a Japanese version of The Album on August 3, 2021, with Japanese versions for four out of the eight tracks («How You Like That», «Pretty Savage», «Lovesick Girls», and «You Never Know»), which peaked at number three on the Oricon Albums Chart.[141] To promote the album, they appeared on Japanese music television programs such as TV Asahi’s Music Station.[142] On August 4, a documentary film entitled Blackpink: The Movie was released into theaters in South Korea and worldwide, which included exclusive interviews with the group as well as live performances from The Show and the In Your Area World Tour.[143]

2022–present: Born Pink and second world tour

On July 6, 2022, YG Entertainment announced that Blackpink was in the final stages of recording for a new album, with plans to record a music video in mid-July and release a new song in August. They also confirmed that the group would embark on their second world tour at the end of the year.[144] On July 12, YG Entertainment revealed that Blackpink would hold a virtual in-game concert called Blackpink: The Virtual in PUBG Mobile from July 22 to 30, including performances of the group’s hit songs as well as a special track titled «Ready for Love» to be previewed during the event for the first time.[145][146] «Ready for Love» was released in full with an animated music video on July 29.[147]

Blackpink standing onstage, facing leftwards

Blackpink performing in London for the Born Pink World Tour in December 2022

On July 31, it was announced that Blackpink would release a pre-release single titled «Pink Venom» on August 19, ahead of their second album in September, followed by an accompanying world tour beginning in October.[148] Upon release, «Pink Venom» topped the Billboard Global 200 for two weeks, becoming the first number-one song by a girl group as well as the first Korean song to top the chart for multiple weeks.[149][150] It peaked at number two on South Korea’s Circle Digital Chart[151] and number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100[152] and became the first song by a Korean group to top the ARIA Singles Chart in Australia.[153] On August 28, Blackpink performed «Pink Venom» at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards, making them the first female K-pop group in history to perform at the show, and won the award for Best Metaverse Performance for The Virtual.[154]

On September 16, 2022, Blackpink released their second studio album Born Pink alongside the single «Shut Down», which became their second song to top the Billboard Global 200.[155] «Shut Down» peaked at number three on the Circle Digital Chart[156] and number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100.[157] Born Pink debuted at number one on the Circle Album Chart with 2,141,281 copies sold in less than two days of tracking and became the first album by a K-pop girl group to sell over two million copies.[158] In the United States, it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, the first album by a female Korean act to top the chart and the first album by a female group to do so since Danity Kane’s Welcome to the Dollhouse in 2008.[159] In the United Kingdom, Born Pink also became the first album by a K-pop girl group to reach number one on the UK Albums Chart,[160] and marked the first time a girl group simultaneously topped the album charts in the United States and United Kingdom since Destiny’s Child’s Survivor in 2001.[161] The album was the seventh best-selling album worldwide in pure sales during 2022 according to the IFPI.[162] In December, the group was named 2022 Entertainer of the Year by Time magazine.[163]

Following the album’s release, Blackpink embarked on the Born Pink World Tour, which began in Seoul on October 15, 2022, followed by the tour’s North American and European legs through December.[164] The tour contained the first-ever live performances of several songs from Born Pink and the members’ solo releases, consisting of the single albums R (2021) by Rosé, Lalisa (2021) by Lisa, Me (2023) by Jisoo, and the single «You & Me» (2023) by Jennie.[165] On January 28, 2023, the group performed «Pink Venom» and «Shut Down» with musicians Gautier Capuçon and Daniel Lozakovich at the Le Gala des Pièces Jaunes charity event organized by the First Lady of France, Brigitte Macron, in Paris.[166] The tour continued in 2023 with stadium shows across Asia as well as several concerts in Mexico and Australia.[167][168]

Blackpink with their hands raised, surrounded by feathers

Blackpink during their headlining set at Coachella 2023

Blackpink became the first Asian act to headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 15 and 22, 2023.[169] The group’s headlining set at Coachella was received positively by fans and critics, who praised their confident, energizing performance and described it as a historic moment for the representation of K-pop on a global stage.[170][171] On July 2, Blackpink became the first Korean band to headline a major UK festival with British Summer Time Hyde Park in London.[172] Blackpink returned for an encore stadium tour starting in July in France and the United States. The encore leg set several historical records, including making them the first Korean girl group to perform in a stadium in Europe, the first girl group to perform at Allegiant Stadium, Oracle Park, and Dodger Stadium, and the third female act in history after Beyoncé and Taylor Swift to sell out back-to-back shows at MetLife Stadium.[173][174]

On May 18, the group announced a promotional single titled «The Girls» which was released as part of the soundtrack for their mobile game, Blackpink: The Game on August 25, 2023.[175][176] It was released alongside a physical version, which debuted at number one on the Circle Album Chart with 160,460 copies sold in the first week, becoming the groups’s fifth number-one album.[177] At the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, Blackpink was awarded Best Choreography for «Pink Venom» as well as Group of the Year, becoming the second girl group ever to win the latter award since TLC in 1999.[178] The Born Pink World Tour concluded on September 17 with two finale concerts in Seoul;[179] by the end of its run, it drew 1.8 million attendees in total, making it the most-attended concert tour by a Korean girl group.[180] The tour ranked at number ten on Billboards 2023 Year End Top 40 Tours chart worldwide, leading the ranking of K-pop tours of the year. With a worldwide gross of $148.3 million from 29 reported shows, it broke the record held by Spice Girls’ Spice World – 2019 Tour to become the highest-grossing concert tour of all time by a female group.[181][182]

With Blackpink’s contracts with YG Entertainment set to expire in August, the label released a statement to South Korean media in July confirming that contract renewals were currently under discussion, and later confirmed with another statement in November that they were «still negotiating with the artists regarding their exclusive contracts.»[183] On November 15, Billboard announced the Blackpink: A VR Encore, a version of the group’s Seoul encore show made for virtual reality in partnership with Meta. Produced by the Diamond Bros, the 70-minute concert premiered in VR on December 26 in Meta Horizon Worlds.[184] On December 5, 2023, YG Entertainment confirmed that all four members of Blackpink had renewed their contracts for group activities and promised a new album and world tour to come.[185][186]

Artistry

Musical style and lyrics

«Ddu-Du Ddu-Du» is characterized by its EDM trap beats and strong hooks, and is regarded by critics for «solidifying» the group’s trap sound.[187]


The production of «Lovesick Girls» contains influences from EDM and punk rock,[188] while its lyrics explore owning independence through heartbreak.[189]

Blackpink’s musical style is predominantly based on EDM and pop, infused with hip hop and trap elements.[190][191] Their discography also utilizes a range of musical styles such as R&B, Arabic music, ballads, disco, and rock.[192][193][194][195] Their music is often characterized by a fusion of «bold rapping, powerful singing and chic styling»;[196] a signature element in their songs is the frequent use of bass drops, particularly before the chorus, which is considered a defining aspect of their sound by music critics.[197] The Korea Herald came to associate Blackpink’s soundscape with «grand intros, thumping bass and trap-EDM choruses».[197]

The lyrical themes of the group frequently encompass topics such as independence, female empowerment, the aftermath of breakups, navigating toxic relationships, and the nuances of romance.[198] Jisoo explained in an interview with Rolling Stone that the members are «involved from the beginning» in their creative process, from «building the blocks» to «adding this or that feeling» and «exchanging feedback».[199] Regarding their work, Billboard stated that Blackpink «rewrote the definition of K-pop and their beauty, It’s for them not for anyone else.»[195]

Influences

Early in their career, Blackpink stated that they wanted to emulate labelmate 2NE1 and «show [their] own unique color».[200] During an episode of Carpool Karaoke in 2023, the members of the group expressed how they were inspired by TLC and the Spice Girls as they grew up listening to their music. Jennie commented that the group admired the vocals, rap, and hip-hop style of TLC, as well as the distinct individual characters of the Spice Girls, saying, «That was something that we were aiming for and it was such an iconic girl group in history that we grew up listening to.»[201]

While working with Lady Gaga for «Sour Candy» in 2020, the group members expressed that they considered her a major musical influence; Jennie recalled how she admired the creativity and fashion of «Telephone» (2010) when she saw the music video for the first time.[202] Other artists that the group have cited as influences include Ariana Grande,[203] Cardi B and Selena Gomez.[204]

Public image

Blackpink aimed to represent two contrasting aspects of their musical persona, mirroring their name. The «black» facet of the group encapsulates their edgier, «girl crush» image, while the «pink» facet reflects their more feminine and vibrant image.[205] In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Rosé explained that the group feels that «there’s two colors that represented us the most ’cause we’re very girly but at the same time we’re very savage too,» naming their song «Pretty Savage» as the song that described them best because «it kind of goes with ‘black pink.'»[206] At the press conference commemorating the release of «Pink Venom» in August 2022, Jennie elaborated on the group’s identity: «We try to express various messages through songs of various genres but Blackpink is always confident and full of confidence, I thought we were the closest.»[195]

The lightsick used by Blackpink’s fandom, who are known as «Blinks»

Stylistically, Blackpink are associated with the «girl crush» image in K-pop; Insider wrote that they «[burst] onto the K-pop scene with a set of singles that set them on a path to becoming the ambassadors of the ‘girl crush’ concept», encapsulating «confidence, sexiness, and inspirational assurance, in the K-pop landscape».[207] Billboard called them «K-pop’s most visible representatives» of girl crush following the release of «Ddu-Du Ddu-Du» (2018).[208] Cultural critic Jung Deok-hyeon analyzed Blackpink for having established a confident image in K-pop, and for building a «solid fandom» centered on women and female empowerment. News1 commented that the group broke the prevailing notion that only boy groups attract a strong fandom and thereby possess an advantage in the industry.[195]

Blackpink’s influence extends beyond music and into the fashion industry—each member has served as global ambassadors for different luxury brands: Jisoo for Dior,[209] Jennie for Chanel,[210] Rosé for Yves Saint Laurent,[211] and Lisa for Bulgari and Celine.[212][213][214] Fashion trade journal WWD remarked that «What Blackpink has done better than any girl group before it is leverage fashion as a tool to position its members as larger-than-life idols», «But in carefully edited videos and behind-the-scenes features released by the group’s record label, members exude a giddy kind of youth that still makes them approachable.»[215] The group has been noted by international media outlets for drawing to South Korean hanbok, through their modern re-interpretations of the traditional costume in their «How You Like That» music video and performances.[216][217][218] The group considers fashion to be an important part of their public image, with Jennie telling Elle magazine that it «definitely empowers us as much as music does» and Rosé describing it as inseparable from their music.[219] Their style has been noted by South China Morning Post for blending group uniformity with individual tastes.[220]

Legacy and cultural impact

For broader coverage of this topic, see Korean Wave.

Since their debut, Blackpink have emerged as a prominent act in K-pop. They have been referred to as the «biggest girl group in the world» by various organizations such as The Recording Academy and Rolling Stone,[221] «biggest K-pop girl band on the planet» by Vogue, NPR, and BBC,[222] and «K-pop Queens» by Billboard and The New York Times.[223] While discussing the evolution of girl groups since the early 20th century, The Recording Academy noted how «the success of K-pop girl groups shot to a new level when Blackpink entered the scene in 2016».[224] The Circle Chart observed a significant rise in the use of English lyrics in South Korean girl group songs, a trend that emerged after Blackpink’s international breakthrough in 2020; the organization saw it as an attempt for girl groups to broaden their listener base to include audiences outside of Korea.[225] Various artists have cited Blackpink as a direct influence, including H1-Key,[226] Tri.be,[227] Kiss of Life,[228] Classy,[229] Primrose,[230] Le Sserafim’s Kazuha,[231] Lapillus’ Shana and Haeun,[232] Fifty Fifty’s Saena,[233] and Mimiirose’s Seo Yun-ju.[234]

A crowd at Blackpink's London concert

Blackpink’s Born Pink World Tour at The O2 Arena in London, December 2022

In South Korea, they ranked first on Forbes Korea Power Celebrity 40 list in 2019, third in 2020, second in 2021 and 2022, and third in 2023.[235] They were the first girl group to make Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia[236] and were named on the 2019 Time 100 Next list of rising stars, credited with «heralding a new era of Korean acts stepping past language barriers to play global stages» when they became the first K-pop group to perform at Coachella, the world’s largest music festival.[237][238] Bloomberg wrote that alongside BTS, «Blackpink has achieved a level of global popularity unprecedented in the history of music».[135] The group was hailed one of the «world’s most influential and bestselling artists» by Rolling Stone[239] while South China Morning Post highlighted Blackpink, BTS and K-dramas as leaders in the global interest of Korean pop culture.[240] The New York Times recognized Blackpink as one of South Korea’s major cultural exports alongside companies such as Samsung, LG and Hyundai, with entities like Blackpink, Squid Game, and Parasite appearing «as ubiquitous as any Samsung phone».[241]

Sisa Journal identified Blackpink’s global influence as a stand out even among the other greatest girl groups in K-pop history, such as Girls’ Generation, 2NE1, Wonder Girls and Twice, and expressed that just as the symbol of girl groups for pop music fans around the world was the Spice Girls in the mid-1990s, «the representative image of today’s girl group is none other than Blackpink.»[242] Billboard recognized Blackpink as «the most successful K-pop girl group to have impacted the U.S. market», citing the group’s performances at Coachella as well as their Billboard 200 chart-topping album Born Pink.[243] In 2020, CJ E&M honored the group as one of the ten «2020 Visionary» figures for their contributions in spreading Korean pop culture globally.[244] During South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s 2021 New Year’s address, Blackpink was cited as a leader in the promotion of South Korea’s image abroad and highlighted government support of such entities as a key strategy in «firmly [solidifying] Korea’s status as a cultural powerhouse».[245][246]

Blackpink have amassed a large following on social media and streaming platforms; they became the most-subscribed music group on YouTube in September 2019,[247] the most-subscribed female artist in July 2020,[248] and the most-subscribed music act overall in September 2021,[249] with over 90 million subscribers as of July 2023.[250] Blackpink became the most-followed girl group on Spotify in November 2019;[251][252] as of April 2023, they have over 40 million followers.[253] On Instagram, the group’s members are the four most-followed individuals based in South Korea (in order from first to fourth: Lisa, Jennie, Jisoo and Rosé).[254] Blackpink were named the biggest musicians in the world in the month of October 2020 in Bloombergs Pop Star Power Ranking.[135] People included Blackpink in their listing of women changing the contemporary music industry[255] while Variety named the group one of the most impactful figures in global entertainment.[256] They became the third girl group in history to cover Rolling Stone, after the Spice Girls and Destiny’s Child, when they covered the magazine’s June 2022 issue.[257] Time named Blackpink the Entertainer of the Year for 2022, in recognition of their impact both as a group and individually in the music, fashion, and acting industries.[258]

Other ventures

Endorsements

Blackpink posing in an advertisement photoshoot

Blackpink in an advertisement for PUBG Mobile

Blackpink have acquired numerous endorsement deals in various industries throughout their career. Globally, Blackpink were ambassadors for Kia Motors, which also served as title sponsor for the group’s In Your Area World Tour.[259] In North America, Blackpink partnered with toy company Jazwares to create a collection of dolls styled in outfits from their music videos, as well as other collectible toy lines.[260][261] In June 2020, Blackpink collaborated with Zepeto, a South Korean 3D avatar service operated by Naver Z, to offer fans characters that correspond to each member that allow fans to see the characters sing and dance, as well as take pictures together on the app.[262] Blackpink’s virtual fan-sign event on the app was popular among international fans, with the service surpassing 30 million participants as of September 11, 2020, and the number of new users increasing by 300,000 following the release of the «Ice Cream» dance performance video.[263] The group also teamed up with the popular battle royale game PUBG Mobile to release collaborative content and events within the game.[264][265]

In Asia, Blackpink endorsed Samsung, working with the company on multiple campaigns to promote its electronics products, such as the #danceAwesome challenge to promote Galaxy A.[266][267] In August 2019, Samsung launched a Blackpink Special Edition set in Southeast Asia, comprising its Galaxy A80, Galaxy Watch Active, and Galaxy Buds.[268][269] The group featured Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy Buds in their «Kill This Love» music video.[270] In November 2018, Blackpink became the first-ever regional brand ambassadors for Singaporean e-commerce platform, Shopee, as part of its partnership with YG Group in Southeast Asia and Taiwan.[271] Thai bank KBank began its partnership with Blackpink in November 2019.[272] In September 2020, Blackpink became spokesperson for Pepsi in the Asia-Pacific region, including Greater China, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.[273] Philippine telecommunications company Globe Telecom began its partnership with Blackpink in December 2020 as its brand ambassadors.[274]

In South Korea, Blackpink have been brand ambassadors or spoke-models for Sprite Korea,[275] Woori Bank,[276] Adidas,[277] luxury hotel and resort Paradise City,[278] contact lens brand Olens,[279] and hair-care brand Mise-En-Scène.[280] In May 2017, Blackpink became honorary ambassadors for customs service company Incheon Main Customs; banners and videos featuring their images would greet foreign travelers at Incheon International Airport.[281] The group also endorsed and collaborated with other high-end brands, such as sportswear brands Puma and Reebok,[282][283] luxury fashion houses Louis Vuitton and Dior Cosmetics,[284][285] cosmetics brand Moonshot,[286] handbag brand St. Scott London,[287] and department store Shibuya 109.[288] Blackpink also released merchandise in collaboration with Tokyo Girls Collection x Cecil McBee in Japan.[289] In July 2018 and August 2020, the group ranked first among all artists in brand reputation based on analyses by The Korea Reputation Research Institute, making them the only female act to do so.[290][291]

Philanthropy

In December 2018, Blackpink donated their prize money from the Elle Style Awards 2018, worth ₩20 million (around US$16,630), to low-income and single-parent households in South Korea.[292][293] In April 2019, Blackpink made a donation of ₩40 million (around US$33,300) to the Hope Bridge Association of the National Disaster Relief for the victims of the Goseong wildfire in South Korea, doing the same in March 2022 by donating ₩500 million to pay for damage repair caused by the wildfires happening in Gangwon and Gyeongbuk.[294][295] In April 2020, Blackpink released face masks via UMG-affiliated merchandising company Bravado. All proceeds benefited the Recording Academy’s MusiCares initiative, which launched a relief fund in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the music industry.[296]

In December 2020, the group called for action on climate change and promoted the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), hoping their fans will «join us on this journey» to «learn about what’s happening, what needs to happen and how we can play our part.»[297] On February 25, 2021, Blackpink were formally appointed official advocates for COP26 in Seoul, where they received a personal appreciation letter written by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, for their work in the spread of climate change awareness.[298][299] On October 23, 2021, the group was a part of the lineup for the YouTube Originals special entitled «Dear Earth», which focused on encouraging viewers to become more environmentally conscious.[300] In his speech for a state banquet hosting South Korean President President Yoon Suk Yeol in Buckingham Palace, King Charles III offered praise to Blackpink’s work as ambassadors to environmental sustainability causes.[301]

Awards and achievements

Blackpink upon receiving an award

Blackpink at the 32nd Golden Disc Awards

Blackpink’s accolades include eleven Guinness World Records, fourteen Circle Chart Music Awards, seven Golden Disc Awards, eleven MAMA Awards, five Melon Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, three People’s Choice Awards, four Seoul Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award, a MTV Europe Music Award, and a Teen Choice Award. They are the first Korean girl group to win an MTV Video Music Award and the first to receive a nomination at the Brit Awards.[302][303]

Following the release of «How You Like That» and its music video on June 26, 2020, Blackpink broke five Guinness World Records, including those for the most-viewed YouTube video in the first 24 hours of release (with 86.3 million views) and the most viewers for a video premiere on YouTube (reaching 1.66 million peak concurrent viewers for the live premiere).[304][305] In 2021, Blackpink was awarded the Guinness World Record for the most-subscribed band on YouTube, with over 60 million subscribers.[306] In 2022, Blackpink was awarded three further Guinness World Records, the first for being the inaugural winner of the Best Metaverse Performance category at the MTV Video Music Awards, and the latter two for being the first K-pop girl group to top the UK and US album charts respectively with their second studio album Born Pink.[307] In 2023, Blackpink was awarded the Guinness World Record for the most-streamed female group on Spotify, with over 8.8 billion streams on the platform.[308] They were also awarded the Guinness World Record for the most viewed music channel on YouTube for a group, with over 30.15 billion views.[309]

In November 2023, King Charles III invested the members of Blackpink as honorary Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) during a special investiture at Buckingham Palace which was also attended by President of South Korea Yoon Suk Yeol.[310]

Members

  • Jisoo (지수) – vocalist[311]
  • Jennie (제니) – rapper, vocalist[311]
  • Rosé (로제) – vocalist, dancer[311]
  • Lisa (리사) – dancer, rapper, vocalist[311]

Discography

Studio albums

  • The Album (2020)
  • Born Pink (2022)

Concerts and tours

Headlining tours
  • Blackpink Arena Tour (2018)
  • In Your Area World Tour (2018–2020)
  • Born Pink World Tour (2022–2023)
Headlining concerts
  • Blackpink Japan Premium Debut Showcase (2017)
  • 2019 Private Stage [Chapter 1] (2019)
  • YG Palm Stage ― 2021 Blackpink: The Show (2021)
  • Blackpink: The Virtual (2022)

Filmography

  • Blackpink House (2018)[312]
  • YG Future Strategy Office (2018)[313][a]
  • Blackpink X Star Road (2018)
  • Blackpink Diaries (2019)
  • 24/365 with Blackpink (2020)[110]
  • Blackpink: Light Up the Sky (2020)[134]
  • Blackpink: The Movie (2021)[314]
  • Born Pink Memories (2022)[315]

Notes

  1. ^ Cameo in the first episode.

See also

  • List of best-selling girl groups
  • List of artists who have achieved simultaneous UK and U.S. number-one hits
  • List of artists who reached number one on the Australian singles chart

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  • Official website (in Korean and English)

BLACKPINK (Korean: 블랙핑크; Japanese: ブラックピンク; stylized as BLΛƆKPIИK) is an internationally acclaimed South Korean girl group formed under YG Entertainment. The group has four members: Jisoo, Jennie, Lisa, and Rosé. They debuted on August 8, 2016, with their digital single album «SQUARE ONE» and immediately rose to be one of the most well-known and loved artists of their generation.

BLACKPINK’s debut was highly anticipated as they were YG Entertainment’s second girl group after 2NE1. Most of the members were also well known among fans when they were still trainees—Jennie having featured in her labelmates’ songs and music videos, Lisa being a well-known Thai trainee, and Jisoo appearing as an actress in several music videos and TV shows.

At the time of its release, their song «DDU-DU DDU-DU» was the most-viewed Korean music video in the first 24 hours on YouTube, and in January 2019, it became the most viewed music video by a K-pop group on the website. The former record was broken by their video for «How You Like That» in June 2020, which also became the most-viewed YouTube video in the first 24 hours.

Following the release of their 4th Korean Mini Album, BLACKPINK made their debut at Coachella in 2022 and returned as headliners in 2023.

On December 6, 2023, YG Entertainment announced that BLACKPINK had renewed their group contract and would continue doing group activities together, but would not renew their solo contracts with YG Entertainment.

On Christmas of 2023, Jennie revealed that she had founded her own independent agency, ODD ATELIER, to handle her solo endeavours. On February 8th, 2024, it was announced that Lisa had also founded her own agency, called «LLOUD.» On February 21st, 2024, it was announced that Jisoo had also established her own agency called «BLISSOO.»

Hello, we are BLACKPINK!
(안녕하세요, 우리는 블랙 핑크입니다!)

—BLACKPINK

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

Career

2016: Debut with «Square One» and «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 photos of the group’s members together and revealed their name to be BLACKPINK.[6]

Blackpink on Melon Music Awards 2016 red carpet

BLACKPINK at the Melon Music Awards 2016 red carpet on November 19, 2016

On July 6, YGE published a dance practice video on the group’s YouTube channel as an introduction.[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

Blackpink performing at SBS Gayodaejun 2017

The group performing at SBS Gayodaejun on December 25, 2017

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.

Blackpink performing at their In Your Area tour in Seoul

The group performing at their In Your Area tour in Seoul

The group embarked on their first tour, BLACKPINK Arena Tour 2018, in Osaka, Japan 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. Later in the month, English singer Dua Lipa collaborated with BLACKPINK with the song «Kiss and Make Up», as part of the complete edition of her self-titled debut album, which 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

Blackpink performing at Coachella on April 9, 2019

BLACKPINK performing at Coachella on April 9, 2019

On March 25, YGE released a teaser photo of Lisa, confirming the group’s upcoming EP Kill This Love, which would be releasing on April 5.[11] Photos of the other members, Jennie, Jisoo, and Rosé, and a photo of the whole group were released, respectively, from March 26 to 28.

The group became the first-ever female K-pop group to perform at Coachella, an annual music festival held in the United States, in April 2019.[12]

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.[13]

2020: «Sour Candy», 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, Gaga revealed on her Twitter account that «Sour Candy» would be released on May 29, the same day as the Chromatica album release.[14] 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.[15][16]

BLACKPINK at a press conference for How You Like That on June 26, 2020

BLACKPINK at a press conference for «How You Like That» on June 26, 2020

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, YGE later confirmed the news.[17] 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.[18]

On July 23, YGE released a teaser poster for BLACKPINK’s second pre-release single, «Ice Cream», a collaboration with American singer-songwriter Selena Gomez which was released on August 28.[19] On July 28, a teaser poster was released for their first full-length album titled The Album, which was released on October 2, 2020.[20]

On September 8, Netflix and Blackpink announced that BLACKPINK: Light Up The Sky will premiere on October 14 as an all-access documentary, covering the four years since Blackpink’s ‘explosive’ debut in 2016 with video footage from their days training, the members’ home lives, behind the scenes stories and honest interviews with the members.[21]

On November 20, American lifestyle magazine Variety announced that the group would be named «Group of The Year» in their 2020 Hitmakers issue.[22] On December 2, the group announced their first online concert, entitled BLACKPINK: The Show, would be held on December 27 (later postponed to January 31, 2021[23]) exclusively on YouTube.[24]

2021: The Album -JP Ver.-

Blackpink performing at "The Show" on January 31, 2021

BLACKPINK performing at «The Show» on January 31, 2021

On June 2, 2021, YG Entertainment revealed that Blackpink’s first full-lenght album The Album will have a Japanese version, avialable in 12 physical versions via Universal Music Japan. The album, titled «The Album -JP Ver.-» was released on August 3.[25] The next day, on August 4, a documentary film entitled Blackpink: The Movie was released into theaters in South Korea and worldwide, which included interviews with the group as well as live performances from The Show and the In Your Area World Tour.[26]

2022: BLACKPINK The Virtual, «Ready For Love», Born Pink

On July 6, 2022, YG Entertainment announced that BLACKPINK are in the final stages of recording their new album and it will be released in August. It was also stated that they will be going on a world tour later this year.[27] On July 26, YG Entertainment revealed that BLACKPINK are in the middle of filming a music video. It was also stated that the music video has the highest production cost the company has ever spent.[28] On July 12, YG Entertainment revealed that BLACKPINK would hold the first virtual in-game concert in PUBG Mobile, BLACKPINK The Virtual from July 22 to 24 and then from 29 to 31, including performances of the group’s hit songs as well as a special promotional track titled «Ready For Love» to be previewed during the event for the first time. It was released in full on July 29.[29][30]

On August 1, a ‘Born Pink’ announcement trailer was posted on the group’s social media accounts announcing that the group will be releasing a pre-release single in August, an album in September, and starting a world tour in October.[31] Later that day, YG explained that Born Pink is the project name for their upcoming releases.[32] On August 8, YG announced that a pre-release single titled «Pink Venom» will be released on August 19,[33] ahead of their second full-length album Born Pink on September 16.[34]

BLACKPINK was named the 2022 Entertainer Of The Year by TIME Magazine which makes them the first girl group to receive the title of Entertainer Of The Year.[35]

2023: Headlining Coachella, «The Girls», contract renewal

BLACKPINK headlining at Coachella on April 15, 2023

BLACKPINK performing during their headlining set at the Coachella festival on April 15, 2023.

On January 10, it was announced that BLACKPINK will be one of the headliners at Coachella, which makes BLACKPINK the first K-pop artist to ever do so.[36]

On March 28, it was reported that BLACKPINK was invited to perform alongside Lady Gaga at the White House for a commemoration of South Korea’s President Yoon Suk Yeol’s visit to the United States. YG responded to the reports stating that they are still considering.[37]

On May 19, they released the MV teaser for «The Girls» which serves as the OST for their game, BLACKPINK THE GAME, before its official release on August 23.[38][39]

On September 21, it was reported that Rosé was the only member to renew with YG Entertainment while the others were looking to sign with different agencies to manage their individual activities. In response, YG stated that contract renewal is currently underway.[40] On September 25, News1 reported that Jennie and Jisoo have each established their own individual agencies for their individual activities while still in talk with YG Entertainment regarding group activities. YG simply answered that nothing has been confirmed regarding BLACKPINK’s contract renewals.[41]

On December 6, 2023, YG Entertainment announced that all four members of BLACKPINK had renewed their exclusive contracts for group activites under the agency.[42] However, on the 29th, YG confirmed that none of the members renewed their contracts for individual promotions.[43]

Members

Name Position(s) Years active
English Korean Japanese
Jisoo 지수 ジス Lead Vocalist, Visual 2016–present
Jennie 제니 ジェニー Main Rapper, Lead Vocalist
Rosé 로제 ロゼ Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Lisa 리사 リサ Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist, Maknae
Pre-debut
Miyeon 미연 ミヨン N/A N/A
Hannah 한나 N/A
Jinny 지니 ジニ

Discography

Concerts

Solo concerts

  • BLACKPINK 2018 Tour ‘In Your Area’ Seoul x BC Card (2018)

Online concerts

  • BLACKPINK: The Show (2021)

Virtual concerts

  • BLACKPINK The Virtual (2022)

Japan tours

  • BLACKPINK Arena Tour 2018 (2018)

World tours

  • BLACKPINK 2019-2020 World Tour [In Your Area] (2019–2020)
  • BLACKPINK World Tour [Born Pink] (2022–2023)

Concert participation

  • Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2023 (2023)[36]
  • Le Gala des Pièces Jaunes 2023 (2023)[44]
  • BST Hyde Park 2023 (2023)[45]

Filmography

  • BLACKPINK: Light Up The Sky (2020)
  • Blackpink The Movie (2021)

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)
  • Samsung (2019)
  • Pepsi (2020)
  • PUBG Mobile (2020)
  • GLOBE (2021)
  • Tokopedia (2021)
  • Oreo (2022)

Awards and nominations

Main article: Awards and nominations received by BLACKPINK

Trivia

  • There is no group leader because all of the members are close friends who have their own leadership attributes.[46]
  • Leading up to their debut, the members had been training for 4–6 years.[47]
  • 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 the fans start with BLACKPINK and end with BLACKPINK.[48]
  • As of June 2020, they are the only K-pop girl group to have multiple entries on Billboard Hot 100 at 4 songs.[15]
  • Before their official debut, the group was intended to be a nine-member lineup. Many trainees tried out to be in the band, including Miyeon (of (G)I-DLE), Jinny (of SECRET NUMBER), Euna Kim and Moon Sua (of Billlie).[49]
  • Multiple other names were considered for the group, such as «Pink Punk», «Baby Monster», and «Magnum».

Gallery

Main article: BLACKPINK/Gallery

References

  1. Yang Hyun Suk’s official Instagram account (@fromyg) (May 31, 2016 post)
  2. Soompi: YG Reveals Teasers For New Girl Group Member Jennie Kim
  3. Soompi: YG Reveals Second New Girl Group Member Lisa
  4. Soompi: YG Reveals Teasers For New Girl Group Member Jisoo
  5. Soompi: YG Reveals Teasers For New Girl Group Member Rosé
  6. Soompi: YG Reveals New Girl Group Name And Group Photos
  7. Soompi: YG Teases First BLACKPINK Dance Practice Video
  8. Soompi: BLACKPINK Reveals Debut Track Title Teaser
  9. Soompi: BLACKPINK Reveals Second Debut Single Teaser
  10. Soompi: 5 Girl Groups Who Won Their 1st Music Show Trophy In Record Time
  11. Korea Herald: BLACKPINK to drop new album, «Kill This Love,» next month
  12. Mashable: Blackpink made K-pop history performing at Coachella
  13. Soompi: «Ddu-Du Ddu-Du» becomes the first Kpop group MV to reach 1 billion views on YouTube
  14. Twitter: The journey continues. You can officially join me on #Chromatica on May 29. ⚔️💓
  15. 15.0 15.1 Kpopstarz: BLACKPINK Sets New Record in History: The First K-pop Girl Group to Enter the Top 40 in «Billboard Hot 100»
  16. Soompi: BLACKPINK Makes History In Australia As Their Lady Gaga Collab Becomes Highest-Charting Song By K-Pop Group On ARIA Chart
  17. YG Life: BLACKPINK Confirmed to Make Comeback on June… Finished Recording and Will Schedule MV Shooting
  18. Allkpop: YG Entertainment Makes Announcement About BLACKPINK’s June Comeback
  19. Soompi: BLACKPINK Reveals Release Date For Upcoming Single In New Teaser
  20. YG Family on Twitter: BLACKPINK THE ALBUM TEASER POSTER (July 28, 2020 tweet)
  21. Forbes: BLACKPINK’s Netflix Documentary Marks Streaming Service Diving Into K-Pop Originals
  22. Soompi: BLACKPINK To Be Awarded Variety’s 2020 Group Of The Year
  23. Allkpop: BLACKPINK announce postponement of online concert, “The Show” to follow current COVID-19 prevention guidelines
  24. Soompi: BLACKPINK Announces Plans To Hold 1st-Ever Online Concert In December
  25. Bandwagon Asia: Blackpink to release Japanese version of ‘THE ALBUM’ this August
  26. Rolling Stone: Blackpink to Release New ‘Blackpink the Movie’ in Theaters
  27. Billboard: Here’s When BLACKPINK Will Be Back With New Music & A World Tour
  28. Soompi: YG Entertainment Shares That BLACKPINK Has Started Filming Music Video
  29. Billboard: BLACKPINK Is Playing a Concert Soon — In a Game
  30. Billboard: Blackpink Set ‘Ready for Love’ Music Video Release Date
  31. @ygent_official on Twiter (August 1, 2022)
  32. (KR) Naver: 블랙핑크, 9월 정규 2집으로 돌아온다…10월부터 월드투어
  33. @BLACKPINK on Twitter (August 8, 2022)
  34. @BLACKPINK on Twitter (August 10, 2022)
  35. Soompi: BLACKPINK Becomes First Girl Group In History To Be Named TIME Magazine’s Entertainer Of The Year
  36. 36.0 36.1 Soompi: BLACKPINK Confirmed To Become 1st K-Pop Artist Ever To Headline Coachella
  37. Soompi: YG Entertainment Comments On BLACKPINK’s Possible Collab With Lady Gaga At Upcoming U.S.-Korean Presidential Event
  38. BLACKPINK — ‘THE GIRLS’ M/V TEASER l BLACKPINK THE GAME
  39. @BPTG_official on Twitter (August 4, 2023): «OST Pre-order begins]»
  40. Soompi: YG Entertainment Briefly Responds To Reports Regarding BLACKPINK Members’ Contract Renewal
  41. Soompi: BLACKPINK’s Jisoo And Jennie Reported To Each Launch Individual Agencies + YG Briefly Comments
  42. Soompi: All 4 BLACKPINK Members Renew Contracts For Group Activities With YG Entertainment
  43. Soompi: YG Announces BLACKPINK Is Not Renewing Individual Contracts For Solo Activities
  44. Soompi: Watch: BLACKPINK Teams Up With Award-Winning Violinist Daniel Lozakovich To Perform “Shut Down” At Paris’s Gala Des Pièces Jaunes
  45. @BLACKPINK on Twitter (March 23, 2023)
  46. Allkpop: Blackpink share why they don’t have a leader
  47. (KR) OSEN: BLACKPINK’s trainee years
  48. MTV News: EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT K-POP GROUP BLACKPINK (BEFORE THEY’RE IN YOUR AREA)
  49. StyleCaster: The Real Story Behind BLACKPINK’s Original Members Is Fascinating

Official links

Korean
  • Website
  • Facebook
  • Fan Club
  • Instagram
  • TikTok
  • Twitter
    • Staff
    • Members
  • Weverse
  • YouTube
Japanese
  • Website
  • Fan Club

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BLACKPINK

Jisoo  •  Jennie  •  Rosé  •  Lisa

Discography
Korean
Studio albums

The Album  •  Born Pink

Live albums

BLACKPINK 2018 Tour [In Your Area] Seoul  •  BLACKPINK 2021 ‘The Show’ Live

Mini albums

Square Up  •  Kill This Love

Single albums

«How You Like That»

Digital singles

«Square One»  •  «Square Two»  •  «As If It’s Your Last»  •  «Pink Venom»

Collaborations

«Kiss and Make Up»  •  «Sour Candy»  •  «Ice Cream»

Other releases

«So Hot (TheBlackLabel Remix)»  •  «Awesome Phone Song»  •  «Ready For Love»

Japanese
Studio albums

BLACKPINK In Your Area  •  Kill This Love -JP Ver.-  •  The Album -JP Ver.-

Live albums

BLACKPINK Arena Tour 2018 «Special Final in Kyocera Dome Osaka»  •  BLACKPINK 2019-2020 World Tour In Your Area — Tokyo Dome

Mini albums

BLACKPINK (Re: BLACKPINK)

Singles

«Ddu-Du Ddu-Du»

Other releases

Natsukoi Basket♪

English
OSTs

«The Girls»


Concerts
Solo concerts

BLACKPINK 2018 Tour ‘In Your Area’ Seoul x BC Card

Online concerts

BLACKPINK: The Show

Virtual concerts

BLACKPINK The Virtual

Japan tours

BLACKPINK Arena Tour 2018

World tours

BLACKPINK 2019-2020 World Tour [In Your Area]  •  BLACKPINK World Tour [Born Pink]


Related topics

YG Entertainment  •  Universal Music Japan  •  Interscope Records  •  Teddy Park  •  BLACKPINK: Light Up The Sky


Official links

Website (Japanese)  •  Facebook  •  Fan Club (Japanese)  •  Instagram  •  TikTok  •  Twitter (Members)  •  Weverse  •  YouTube

v  e


YG Entertainment

YG Entertainment Japan  •  KPLUS  •  YG PLUS  •  The Black Label  •  YGX  •  YGEX
Current
Groups

WINNER  •  BLACKPINK  •  SECHSKIES  •  TREASURE (T5)  •  BABYMONSTER

Duos

AKMU

Soloists

Kang Seung Yoon  •  Mino  •  Lee Su Hyun  •  Lee Chanhyuk  •  Lee Sung Kyoung

Artists

Son Na Eun

Former
Groups & Duos

1TYM  •  Swi.T  •  45RPM  •  Big Mama  •  XO  •  Soul Star  •  Stony Skunk  •  Moogadang  •  YMGA  •  2NE1  •  Epik High  •  Hi Suhyun  •  Jinusean  •  iKON  •  MOBB  •  GD&TOP  •  GD X TAEYANG  •  BIGBANG

Artists

Yang Hyun Suk  •  Wheesung  •  Gummy  •  Lexy  •  SE7EN  •  Minzy  •  Park Bom  •  Nam Tae Hyun  •  PSY  •  Seungri  •  B.I  •  One  •  CL  •  Lee Hi  •  Dara  •  T.O.P  •  Mashiho  •  Bang Ye Dam  •  Taeyang  •  Daesung  •  Bobby  •  G-Dragon  •  Jennie  •  Rosé  •  Lisa  •  Jisoo

Trainees

Lee In Hong  •  Kim Yeon Gyu  •  Yang Chae Eun  •  Byun Seo Young  •  Gil Do Hwan  •  Ha Yoon Bin  •  Keita  •  Amaru  •  Mahiro  •  Wang Jyun Hao  •  Kotaro  •  Jung Jun Hyuk

YG Family
Discography
Studio albums

Famillenium  •  YG Family 2  •  YG 10th Anniversary

Live albums

15th Anniversary 2011 Family Concert  •  2014 YG Family Concert in Seoul Live CD

Concerts

YG Family One Concert 2003  •  YG Family Color of the Soul Train  •  YG Family One Concert 2004  •  YG Family Thank U Concert 2005  •  YG Family One Concert 2005  •  YG Family One Concert 2007  •  YG Family Concert 2010  •  YG Family Concert 2011  •  YG Family Concert in Japan  •  YG Family 15th Anniversary Concert

Tours

YG Family 10th Anniversary World Tour  •  YG Family 2014 World Tour : Power

Official links

Website  •  Facebook  •  Instagram  •  Twitter  •  YouTube  •  Zepeto

1. Jisoo



Profile 
Stage Name Jisoo
Full Name Kim Ji Soo
Native Name 김지수
Birthday Jan 3, 1995
Country of Birth South Korea
Height 162 cm (5’4»)
Weight 45 kg (99 lbs)
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Blood Type A

Jisoo is the oldest member of BLACKPINK. She joined YG Entertainment and became a trainee in 2011 at the age of 16. Jisoo is a natural extrovert and is known to have a 4D personality. Besides being the lead vocalist and the main visual of BLACKPINK, Jisoo is also an actress. played the lead female role in the JTBC drama Snowdrop.

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2. Jennie

Profile 
Stage Name Jennie
Full Name Kim Jennie
Native Name 김제니
Birthday Jan 16, 1996
Country of Birth South Korea
Height 163 cm (5’4»)
Weight 50 kg (110 lbs)
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Blood Type B

Jennie is the main rapper of BLACKPINK. She was born in South Korea but grew up in New Zealand. She returned to South Korea to pursue her idol dreams and joined YG Entertainment. Prior to her debut, she collaborated with G-Dragon from Big Bang. She was the first member to make her solo debut with the single Solo.



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3. Rosé

Profile 
Stage Name Rosé
Full Name Park Roseanne
Korean Name Park Chae Young
Native Name 박채영
Birthday Feb 11, 1997
Country of Birth New Zealand
Height 168 cm (5’6»)
Weight 44 kg (98 lbs)
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Blood Type B

Rosé is the main vocalist of the group. She was born in New Zealand but grew up in Melbourne, Australia. She auditioned for YG Entertainment in 2012 during an open audition and ranked no. 1. She moved to Korea at the age of 15 and trained for 4 years. Her voice and singing style have caught the public’s attention for its very distinct and unique timbre.

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4. Lisa



Profile 
Stage Name Lisa
Full Name Lalisa Manoban
Birth Name Pranpriya Manoban
Native Name ปราณปริยา มโนบาล
Birthday Mar 27, 1997
Country of Birth Thailand
Height 167 cm (5’6»)
Weight 45 kg (99 lbs)
Zodiac Sign Aries
Blood Type O

Lisa is the youngest member, lead rapper, and the main dancer of BLACKPINK. Prior to joining YG Entertainment, she was part of a dance group called We Zaa Cool in Thailand along with Bambam (from GOT7) and Ten (from NCT and SuperM). In 2010, at the age of 13, she auditioned for YGE during their Thailand auditions and ranked 1st.

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BLACKPINK Members and All Features (Updated)

BLACKPINK

BLACKPINK (블랙핑크) consists of 4 members: Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa. The group debuted under YG Entertainment on August 8, 2016. On October 23, 2018, BLACKPINK officially signed with ” U.S. label Interscope Records”.

BLACKPINK Fandom Name: BLINK
BLACKPINK Official Fan Colors: Black & Pink (Not officially announced, but officially used on the group’s logo and products)

BLACKPINK Official Accounts:
Instagram: @blackpinkofficial
Facebook: BLACKPINKOFFICIAL
Twitter: @ygofficialblink / @BLACKPINK
vLive: Black Pink channel
Youtube: Blackpink
TikTok: @bp_tiktok
Weverse: BLACKPINK

BLACKPINK Members:

Jisoo

Jisoo

Stage Name: Jisoo (지수)
Birth Name: Kim Jisoo (김지수)
Nicknames: Chi Choo, Jichu
Position: Lead Vocalist, Group Face
Birthday: January 3, 1995
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gunpo, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Height: 162 cm
Weight: 44 kg (97 lbs)
Blood Type: A
MBTI Type: ESTJ
Instagram: @sooyaaa__
Weibo: sooyaaa__

About Jisoo:

  • She was born in Gunpo city in Gyeonggi province, South Korea.
  • Jisoo has an older brother (Kim Junghoon) and an older sister.
  • She studied for 5 years (July 2011).
  • Jisoo was the third member revealed in the group.
  • He can speak Korean, Japanese and basic Chinese.
  • According to Jennie (V Live App), Jisoo doesn’t speak English (because she’s shy when speaking) but she understands it very well.
  • Jisoo is called “Man Heart’s Destroyer” and “Boy Crush“.
  • Jisoo’s Chinese zodiac sign is Dog.
  • Jisoo can play drums and piano.
  • It has 4D personality.

Note: What is 4D Personality? 4D Personality is a Korean term. While people with normal personality are described as 3D; Those who have strong and yet different personalities are characterized by a 4D (4-dimensional) personality. These people have a different place from other people because of their different characteristics.

  • According to Jennie, Jisoo is the one who sets the mood for the group.
  • Jisoo has a dog named Dalgom.
  • His favorite number is 4.
  • Jisoo likes the color purple.
  • Jisoo really likes Pikachu (there are loads of Pikachu items).
  • Jisoo is a white belt in taekwondo.
  • Regarding food, he can eat almost anything (except organs), but he especially likes rice.
  • She is close friends with Twice’s Nayeon (since her trainee days) and Red Velvet’s Seulgi.
  • Jisoo was an Inkigayo MC (February 5, 2017 to February 3, 2018).
  • She had a small role on KBS’ ‘The Producers’.
  • She acted in HISUHYUN’s “I’m Different” MV and EPIK HIGH “Spoiler” + “Happen Ending” MV.
  • She appeared in different commercials with Lee Minho, such as Samsonite Red CF (2015), Nikon 1 J5 CF (2015), iKON with Smart Uniform CF (2015, 2016), Angel Stone CF (2015), LG Stylus2 CF (2016). .
  • Jisoo was ranked #78 on TC Candler’s “100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2019” list.
  • Jisoo, Rose and Lisa prefer cute guys over sexy ones. (Blackpink Live Radio Interview)
  • Jisoo said that if she was a boy, she would date Rose for singing her songs. (AIIYL v-live)
  • Jisoo had a small role in Arthdal ​​Chronicles.
  • Jisoo’s ideal type: Someone who truly loves her and has a beautiful smile.

Jennie

Jennie

Stage Name: Jennie (제니)
Birth Name: Kim Jennie (김제니)
Nicknames: NiNi, Jendeukie
Position: Main Rapper, Lead Vocalist
Birthday: January 16, 1996
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cheongdam-dong, Seoul, South Korea
Height: 163 cm
Weight: 45kg
Blood Type: B
MBTI Type: INFP
Instagram: @jennierubyjane / @lesyeuxdenini
Weibo: jennierubyjane
Youtube: Jennierubyjane Official

About Jennie:

  • He was born in Cheongdam-dong (Gangnam District) Seoul, South Korea.
  • Jennie lived in Auckland, New Zealand for 5 years. (“Knowing Brother”)
  • She studied at ACG Parnell College in New Zealand.
  • She has no siblings.
  • She received training for 5 years 11 months (August 2010).
  • Jennie was the first member to appear (publicly).
  • Jennie can play acoustic and electric guitar.
  • Their nicknames are “Human Gucci” (for wearing expensive clothes), “Human Chanel” (for being a brand ambassador), Jendeukie and NiNi.
  • He has 2 dogs named Kai and Kuma.
  • She speaks Korean, Japanese and English she.
  • Jennie’s Chinese zodiac sign is Pig.
  • Jennie can play the piano and flute.
  • She has a driving license.
  • Her favorite food is anything Korean.
  • Her favorite number is 1.
  • She is close friends with Nayeon (Twice), Irene (Red Velvet), Yerin (GFriend), Chahee (Melody Day) and Lime (Hello Venus).
  • She starred in G-Dragon’s ‘That XX‘ MV.
  • She acted in BIG BANG G-Dragon’s ‘Black‘, Lee Hi’s ‘Special‘ and BIGBANG Seungri’s ‘GG Be’ MVs.
  • She has appeared in several commercials for Sprite and CASS beer.
  • She is a regular member of the show “Village Survival, the Eight”.
  • Jennie prefers sexy men. (Blackpink Live Radio Interview)
  • Jennie said she would date Jisoo if she was a boy because it made her laugh. (AIIYL v-live)
  • On November 12, 2018, Jennie made her solo debut with the song “SOLO“.
  • Jennie was ranked 13th on TC Candler’s “100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2018” list.
  • Jennie was ranked 19th in TC Candler’s “100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2019”.
  • On January 1, 2019, it was revealed that Jennie and EXO’s Kai are dating.
  • On January 25, 2019, SM Entertainment confirmed that Jennie and Kai are leaving to focus on their personal careers.
  • On February 24, 2021, Dispatch announced that G-Dragon and Jennie have been dating for nearly a year. YG Entertainment declined to comment on the matter.
  • Jennie’s Ideal Type: She likes hard workers.

Rosé

Rose

Stage Name: Rosé (로제)
Birth Name: Park Chaeyoung (박채영)
English Name: Roseanne Park
Nicknames: Rose, Rosie, “Cake”
Position: Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Birthday: February 11, 1997
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Height: 168.7 cm
Weight: 44kg
Blood Type: B
MBTI Type: ENFP
Instagram: @roses_are_rosie
Weibo: roses_are_rosie
TikTok: @roses_are_rosie
Youtube: ROSÉ

About Rose:

  • She is Korean, but was born in Auckland, New Zealand and grew up in Box Hill, Melbourne (Australia), where she attended Canterbury Girls Secondary College.
  • She has an older sister named Alice.
  • She moved to Korea in 2012. (as Rose said during Weekly Idol)
  • Rosé adopted a dog named Hank: @hank_says_hank.
  • Rosé was the last member to appear.
  • Rosé placed first in the YG audition in Australia.
  • She can speak korean, english, japanese she.
  • The Chinese zodiac sign is Ox.
  • He received training for 4 years and 2 months (May 2012).
  • Rosé is known as the “Goddess of Blackpink“. (Vlive Start Road from Jennie ep 2-3)
  • Prior to debut, Rosé was a cheerleader in Australia.
  • She is known for her unique voice and slim waist (60.96 cm).
  • She can play the piano and guitar, she.
  • Rosé is left handed (according to what Jisoo said during Channel+ Vapp)
  • She really likes her kimchi stew.
  • Rosé doesn’t like jokbal.
  • Rosé’s favorite number is 5.
  • Rosé likes mangoes as a fruit.
  • His hobbies are playing the guitar, painting and cycling.
  • Rosé prefers to be called by her real name.
  • Rosé is close friends with Red Velvet’s Joy and Yeri, Twice’s Chaeyoung and Tzuyu, and Ladies Code’s Ashley Choi.
  • Collaborated with G-Dragon for the song ‘Without You’- Rosé appeared in King Of Masked Singer. (Passed the first round)
  • Rosé was ranked 66th on TC Candler’s “100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2019” list.
  • Rosé, Jisoo and Lisa prefer cute guys over sexy ones. (Blackpink Live Radio Interview)
  • Rosé said that if she was a man, she would date Jennie because she can cook well. (AIIYL v-live)
  • Rosé doesn’t like avocados.
  • Rosé made her solo debut with her debut single album ‘-R-‘ on March 12, 2021.
  • Rosé’s Ideal Type: Someone who is nice and honest with a unique voice.

Lisa

Lisa

Stage Name: Lisa (리사)
Birth Name: Lalisa Manoban (ลลิสา มโนบาล) / Pranpriya Manoban (ปราณปริยา มโนบาล)
Nicknames: Lili, Lalice, Laliz, Pokpak
Position: Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist, Maknae
Birthday: March 27, 1997
Zodiac sign: Aries
Birthplace: Buriram, Thailand
Height: 166.5 cm
Weight: 44.7 kg
Blood Type: O
MBTI Type: ESFJ
Instagram: @lalalalisa_m
Weibo: lalalalisa_m
Youtube: Lilifilm

About Lisa:

  • Lisa was born in Buriram Province and moved to Bangkok, Thailand at the age of three.
  • According to SBS Cultwo Show, Lisa is an only child (July 6, 2017).
  • Lisa can play the guitar and piano.
  • Lisa’s stepfather is Marco Brüschweiler, a very famous and certified Swiss chef in Thailand.
  • She used to be called Pranpriya and her friends called her Pockpack she. She changed her name to Lalisa after a fortune telling she had. (Lalisa means praised.)
  • She was the only person accepted to YG at the YG Audition in Thailand 2010.
  • She is childhood friends with GOT7’s BamBam as they are both part of the We Zaa Cool dance crew.
  • She received training for 5 years and 3 months (April 2011).
  • She became a trainee in middle school and has lived in Korea ever since.
  • Lisa was the second member revealed.
  • She can speak korean, english, japanese, thai and basic chinese she.
  • The Chinese zodiac sign is Ox.
  • Lisa is referred to as the “Princess of Thailand” in her birthplace.
  • The members say he’s really playful and naughty off stage.
  • Her favorite food is french fries.
  • Her favorite number is 27 because it’s his birthday.
  • Lisa loves makeup (explained on Get It Beauty).
  • Lisa can play the Ukulele.
  • Favorite Korean food: Gamjatang (spicy pork spine soup).
  • Lisa is close friends with GOT7’s BamBam, CLC’s Sorn, NCT’s Ten, and (G)I-DLE’s Minnie.
  • She was featured in BIG BANG Taeyang’s ‘Ringa Linga’ MV.
  • Played in NONA9ON CF (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017)
  • Lisa is one of the actresses of the show “Real Men 300”.
  • Lisa, Jisoo and Rose all prefer cute guys. (Blackpink Live Radio Interview)
  • Lisa said that if she was a man, she would date Jennie because she’s sexy. (AIIYL v-live)
  • Lisa is ranked 9th on TC Candler’s “100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2018” list.
  • Lisa was ranked #3 on TC Candler’s “100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2019” list.
  • Lisa was ranked 2nd in TC Candler’s “100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2020” list.
  • Lisa was chosen as the dance consultant for the Chinese show Youth With You 2 & 3.
  • She made her solo debut with her first single album “Lalisa” on September 10, 2021.
  • Lisa’s ideal type: She said she likes older men who take care of her. She also likes good-hearted men who can cook and have a lifestyle that suits her.

Note: The current positions listed are based on the official BLACKPINK profile on Melon, as well as the Korean show ‘Get it Beauty‘, where member positions were revealed. You may have different opinions about positions, but we respect positions that have been made public. We will update the profile again when any updates regarding the positions appear.

Jisoo: Link
Jennie: Link
Rosé: Link
Lisa: Link

For reference on MBTI types:
E = Extroverted, I = Introverted
N = Intuitive, S = Observant
T = Thinking, F = Feeling
P = Perceiving, J = Judging

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