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BLACKPINK

Black Pink (Hangul: 블랙핑크), stylized as BLACKPINK or BLΛƆKPIИK, is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment and the first girl group to debut under the same entertainment company seven years after 2NE1. The group consists of four members: Jennie , Lisa , Jisoo , and Rosé . They officially debuted on August 8, 2016 with the single album Square One . Black Pink fans are called "Blink".

The fandom name Blink means that we start with Black Pink and end with Black Pink. (BL)ACK P(INK).

External links

Korea

Japan

History

With promotional preparation beginning in November 2011 with the revelation of an teaser image of Kim Eun-bi, who was speculated as a candidate for the group's line-up, YG Entertainment revealed the final line-up and name of the group on June 29, 2016. BLACKPINK is the first girl group to debut under YG Entertainment in seven years after 2NE1. They debuted with the single album Square One on August 8, 2016.

The first title track, "Whistle ," was a "minimal hip-hop track," and was produced by Teddy Park and Future Bounce, and written by Teddy Park and Bekuh BOOM. The second title track, "Boombayah ," was produced by Teddy Park and co-written with Bekuh BOOM. Its music video was directed by Seo Hyun-seung. Their debut singles hit number one on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart and the fastest act to do so, and only the third Korean artist to hold the top two positions after Psy and Big Bang.

"Whistle" topped the digital, download, streaming and mobile chart of Gaon Chart of August 2016. They also reached number one on the weekly, popularity, music video, and K-pop music video chart of China’s biggest music-streaming website QQ Music. BLACKPINK first music show performance was aired on August 14, 2016 on SBS's Inkigayo. Their win in Inkigayo broke the record for girl group with the shortest time to win on a music program after debut (14 days). They wrapped up their promotions for Square One on September 11, 2016 with another win on Inkigayo.

BLACKPINK released their second single album Square Two with the lead singles "Playing With Fire" and "Stay " on November 1, 2016. The songs are similarly produced by Teddy with R.Tee and Seo Won Jin.They performed their comeback stage in SBS Inkigayo on November 6 and in Mnet M!'Countdown on November 10, 2016. "Playing with Fire" was their second single to hit number one on the Billboards World Digital Songs Charts.

On May 16, 2017, it was announced that Black Pink will debut in Japan in summer 2017, holding a debut showcase on July 20 at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo and releasing a mini album on August 9. A snippet of the music video for the Japanese version of "Boombayah" was aired on TV in Japan on May 17.

Endorsements 

Within three weeks of debut, BLACKPINK placed second behind EXO for brand reputation based on a study by Korea Institute of Corporate Reputation in August 2016. Another study targeting girl groups revealed that the group's brand influence had already surpassed that of Girls' Generation and Twice for September. The chief of the reputations research lab described the feat as a "first". They became endorsers for several brands including Reebok, Moonshot and Saint Scott. They were also featured as models for major magazines including Nylon Korea, South Korean 1st Look, and Singapore's TEENAGE.

Discography

Korean

Studio albums

Live albums

Mini albums

Single albums

Digital single albums

Digital singles

Collaborations

Other releases

Japanese

Studio albums

Live albums

Mini albums

Singles

Videography

Music Videos

Year Title Director
2016 "Whistle" (휘파람) Beomjin J
"Boombayah" (붐바야) Seo Hyun-seung
"Playing With Fire" (불장난)
"Stay" Han Sa-min
2017 "As If It's Your Last" (마지막처럼) Seo Hyun-seung
"Playing With Fire (Japanese ver.)" Seo Hyun-seung
"Whistle (Japanese ver.)" Beomjin J
"Stay (Japanese ver.)" Han Sa-min
"Boombayah (Japanese ver.)" Seo Hyun-seung
"As If It's Your Last (Japanese ver.)"
2018 "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du"
"Ddu-Du Ddu-Du (Japanese ver.)"
2019 "Kill This Love"
2020 "How You Like That" N/A
2020 "Ice Cream" N/A

Music Video Appearances

Year Member(s) Title Album Artist
2012 Jennie "That XX" (그XX) One of a Kind G-Dragon
2013 Lisa "Ringa Linga" (링가 링가) RISE Taeyang
2014 Jisoo "Spoiler + Happen Ending" (스포일러 + 해픈엔딩) Shoebox Epik High
"I'm Different" (나는 달라) Non-album single Hi Suhyun

Other releases

Title Details Peak
positions
JPN
DVD Blu-ray
Blackpink's 2019
Welcoming Collection
  • Released: February 24, 2019
  • Label: YG Entertainment
  • Formats: DVD
Blackpink House
  • Released: March 13, 2019 (EP 1-6)
  • Label: YG Entertainment, YGEX
  • Formats: DVD, Blu-ray
66 52
  • Released: March 13, 2019 (EP 7-12)
  • Label: YG Entertainment, YGEX
  • Formats: DVD, Blu-ray
69 53
2019 Blackpink's Summer Diary [in Hawaii]
  • Release date: September 9, 2019
  • Label: YG Entertainment
  • Formats: DVD
Blackpink's 2020 Welcoming Collection
  • Released: March 4, 2020
  • Label: YG
  • Formats: DVD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Filmography

Year Title Network Member(s) Role Notes
2016 Inkigayo SBS Jisoo Guest MC Episode 879
M Countdown Mnet Jisoo & Jennie Episode 500
Weekly Idol MBC Every 1 All Guest Episode 277
Running Man SBS Episode 330
2017 Radio Star MBC Jisoo & Rosé Episode 509
Inkigayo SBS Jisoo MC Episode 898 – 945
K-pop Star 6 All Cameo Episode 13
Get It Beauty 2017 OnStyle Guest Episode 2
King of Mask Singer MBC Rosé Contestant Episodes 103 – 104 (as "Circus Girl")
My Little Television All Guest Episode 98 – 99
Idol Men TBA
Night Of Real Entertainment SBS TBA
Weekly Idol MBC Every 1 Episode 310
Knowing Bros JTBC Episode 87
JYP's Party People SBS Episode 4, with Jung Yong-hwa
Wednesdays Food Talk tvN Jisoo Episode 132
Get It Beauty 2017 OnStyle Episode 42
2018 Abema TV Japan Abema TV All Guest/Performing March 28, 2018, promoting Japanese album Blackpink
Guest Home Party, Live broadcast
Idol Room JTBC Episode 7, promoting Square Up
Pops in Seoul Arirang TV June 25, 2018, promoting Square Up
Night of Real Entertainment SBS June 26, 2018, promoting Square Up
Unexpected Q MBC Jisoo Episode 11
Running Man SBS Jisoo & Jennie Episode 409
My Little Old Boy All Episode 97, with Seungri
Real Men 3 MBC Lisa September 2018
Wednesdays Food Talk tvN Rosé August 30, 2018
Running Man SBS Jennie Episode 413
Amazing Saturday tvN Rosé & Jisoo Episode 20
YG Future Strategy Office Netflix All Cameo Episode 1
BLACKPINK X Star Road OSEN All Gust Episode 1 - 24

Concert and tours

Headlining concerts

BLACKPINK Japan Premium Debut Showcase (2017)

Year Title Duration Number of

performances

2017 BLACKPINK Premium Debut Showcase July 20, 2017 (Japan) 1
BLACKPINK Premium Debut Showcase was BLACKPINK's official introduction to Japan in preparation for their official debut which happened on August 30th. The concert was held at Nippon Budokan with an attendance of 14,000+ people. It was reported that around 200,000 people tried to get tickets for the showcase.

Headlining tours

Blackpink Arena Tour 2018 (2018)

Date City Country Venue
July 24, 2018 Osaka Japan Osaka-jō Hall
July 25, 2018 
August 16, 2018 Fukuoka Fukuoka International Center
August 17, 2018
August 24, 2018 Chiba Makuhari Messe
August 25, 2018
August 26, 2018
December 24, 2018 Osaka Kyocera Dome Osaka

Black Pink World Tour [In Your Area]

Date City Country Venue
Black Pink 2018 Tour [In Your Area] Seoul x BC Card
November 10, 2018 Seoul South Korea Olympic Gymnastics Arena
November 11, 2018 
Black Pink 2019 World Tour [In Your Area]
January 12, 2019 Bangkok Thailand IMPACT Arena
January 13, 2019
January 20, 2019 Jakarta Indonesia Indonesia Convention Exhibition
January 26, 2019 Hong Kong AsiaWorld–Arena
February 2, 2019 Manila Philippines Mall of Asia Arena
February 15, 2019 Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
February 23, 2019 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Malawati Stadium
March 3, 2019 Taipei Taiwan National Taiwan Sport University Arena
Leg Three: North America (Black Pink 2019 World Tour [In Your Area])
April 17, 2019 United States Los Angeles The Forum
April 24, 2019 Chicago Allstate Arena
April 27, 2019 Canada Hamilton Firstontario Centre
May 1, 2019 United States Newark Prudental Centre
May 5, 2019 Atlanta Infinite Energy Arena
May 8, 2019 Fort Worth Fort Worth Convention Center
Leg Three: Europe (Black Pink 2019 World Tour [In Your Area])
May 18, 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam AFAS Live
May 21, 2019 United Kingdom Manchester Manchester Arena
May 22, 2019 London Wembley Arena
May 24, 2019 Germany Berlin Max-Schemeling-Halle
May 26, 2019 France Paris Paris Zénith La Villette
May 28, 2019 Spain Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi
Leg Three: Asia (Black Pink 2019 World Tour [In Your Area])
June 8, 2019 Macau Cotai Arena
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BLΛƆKPIИK
JennieLisaJisooRosé
Korean discography
Studio Albums
EP
Singles WhistleBoombayahPlaying With FireStayAs If It's Your LastDdu-Du Ddu-DuKill This LoveHow You Like That
Solo releases Solo
Collaborations Kiss and Make UpSour CandyIce Cream
Other releases So Hot (THEBLACKLABEL Remix)
Japanese discography
Albums (Re: BLACKPINK)
Singles Ddu-Du Ddu-Du
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