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Blackpink (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. Blackpink's fans are called "Blink", a name which means the fans start with Blackpink and end with Blackpink.

History

Pre-debut

(G)I-DLE member Miyeon was supposed to debut as the fifth member of a group of YG trainees who would later become BLACKPINK. Miyeon joined YG the same time as Jennie, but left in 2015, one year before the four girls officially debuted. The band's promotional preparation began 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.

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

On June 29, 2016, YG Entertainment revealed the final line-up and name of the group.[1] BLACKPINK is the first girl group to debut under YG Entertainment since 2NE1's debut in 2009.[2] The group debuted on August 8 with their first digital single album, "Square One".[3] The single album has two songs, "Whistle" and "Boombayah" which are the title tracks for the album. "Whistle" was composed by Teddy Park, Future Bounce, and Bekuh BOOM and written by Teddy Park and Bekuh BOOM.[4] "Boombayah" was composed and written by Teddy Park and Bekuh BOOM.[5] Beomjin J directed the music video for "Whistle" while Seo Hyun-seung did for "Boombayah."[6][7]

"Boombayah" debuted at #1 and "Whistle" debuted at #2 on the Billboard World Digital Songs Chart. They are the third Korean artist to hold the top spots, alongside PSY and Big Bang.[8]

"Whistle" topped the digital, download, and streaming monthly chart of Gaon Chart for August 2016.[9][10] [11]

"Whistle" also reached #1 on the weekly, popularity, music video, and K-pop music video chart of China’s biggest music-streaming website QQ Music. BLACKPINK made their first music show performance and performed "Whistle" and "Boombayah" for the first time at Inkigayo on August 14.[12]

The group took home their first music show win for their song "Whistle" on August 21 at Inkigayo. It took them 14 days to achieve their first win and are the fourth fastest girl group to win their first.[13] They wrapped up their promotions for "Square One" on September 11 at Inkigayo and scored another win for "Whistle".[14][15]

BLACKPINK released their second digital single album, "Square Two" on November 1 with "Playing With Fire" and "Stay" serving as the title tracks.[16] Both songs were produced by Teddy, R.Tee, and Seo Won Jin.[17] "Playing With Fire" debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart, making it their second song to do so.[18] The group had their comeback stage at Inkigayo on August 6 and M Countdown on August 10 where they performed "Playing With Fire" and "Stay".[19][20][21][22]

2017: Japan Debut, "As If It's Your Last"

On May 17, it was announced that the group would be debuting in Japan with their debut album which was released on August 9. It was also revealed that they would be holding their debut showcase on July 20 at Budokan in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan.[23]

BLACKPINK's first digital single, "As If It's Your Last", was released on June 22, 2017.[24] The single peaked at #2 on the Billboard Kpop Hot 100. It reached 2.5 million downloads on Gaon in 2018[25] and sold 9,000 copies in the United States.[26]

On July 17, an article was posted on the YGEX website announcing that BLACKPINK would be releasing their debut Japanese mini album, Blackpink, on August 9. The music videos for the Japanese versions of "Boombayah" and "Whistle were released on August 30.[27]

2018: Square Up, 2018 Tour (In Your Area) Seoul x BC Card, World Tour

On June 1, 2018, a moving poster was posted on the group's social media accounts announcing that the group would be releasing their first mini album, Square Up, on June 15.[28] "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" served as the album's title track.[29] The song debuted at #2 for the month of June on the monthly Gaon Chart.[30] It then peaked at #1 the following month.[31] "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" also debuted at #55 on the Billboard Hot 100, breaking the previous record held by "Nobody" by the Wonder Girls and became the highest highest-charting song by a Korean girl group.[32][33]

On September 12, it was announced that BLACKPINK would be having their first solo concert, BLACKPINK 2018 Tour (In Your Area) Seoul x BC Card, in Seoul, South Korea the Olympic Gymnastics Arena.[34] YG Entertainment released a statement on October 23, stating that BLACKPINK has signed with an American label, Interscope Records.[35]

On November 1, it was revealed that the group would be having their first world tour, BLACKPINK 2019 World Tour (In Your Area). It began on January 11 in Bangkok, Thailand at the IMPACT Arena.[36]

2019: Kill This Love, Coachella

On February 9, 2019, BLACKPINK performed at the CEO of Universal Music Group's Showcase party. This was their first US performance.[37] On February 11, the group performed at The Late Show, making it the first US television appearance .[38] They performed at Good Morning America the following day.[39] BLACKPINK was the on the cover for Billboard's magazine for the month of March.[40]

BLACKPINK released their third mini album, Kill This Love, with the same name title track on April 5.[41]

On April 12 and April 19, BLACKPINK performed at Coachella, which made them the first Kpop girl group to perform there.[42]

On October 16, the group's second Japanese full-length album, Kill This Love -JP Ver.- was released.[43] The BLACKPINK 2019 World Tour (In Your Area) ended on July 14 in Fukuoka, Japan at the Fukuoka Dome.[44]

2020: "Sour Candy", "How You Like That", "Ice Cream", The Album

In April 2020, Lady Gaga revealed that she would be releasing "Sour Candy" which is a collaboration with BLACKPINK. A lyric video for the song was posted on June 16.[45] The song debuted at #33 on the Billboard Hot 100.[46]

In June, YG revealed that BLACKPINK would have a three-part comeback with two pre-release singles and the album to end it. The first pre-release, "How You Like That", was released on June 26. The second pre-release would be released either in July or August and their first Korean full-length album in October.[47] YG also stated that Jisoo, Rosé, and Lisa would be making their solo debut after the group releases their first Korean full-length album. YG said, "Rosé and Lisa have already wrapped up their recordings, whereas Jisoo is enthusiastically working on her music."[48]

On July 23, a teaser poster was posted which teased that the group would be releasing a collaboration single by an unnamed artist in August [49] On July 28, a teaser poster revealed that BLACKPINK would be releasing their first album, The Album, on October 2. [50]

August 11, Selena Gomez was revealed to be the unnamed artist.[51] The song was revealed to be titled, "Ice Cream" two days later.[52] "Ice Cream" was released on August 28.[53]

24/365 with BLACKPINK, BLACKPINK's first reality series, began airing on July 4 and ended on October 24. An episode was posted on the group's YouTube channel every Saturday.[54]

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.

On November 20, American lifestyle magazine Variety announced that the group would be named "Group of The Year" in their 2020 Hitmakers issue. 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) exclusively on YouTube.

2021: BLACKPINK: The Movie, 4+1 Project

On May 12, 2021, YG announced that BLACKPINK would have their comeback in the later half of 2021.

On June 16, 2021, it was announced that BLACKPINK: The Movie will air on August 8, as part of their "4+1 PROJECT" to commemorate the group's fifth anniversary. On July 14, YG announced that BLACKPINK would be joining WEVERSE on August 2, as part of the “4+1 Project”. [55] On July 28, YG announced BLACKPINK’s 2021 Summer Diary as part of the “4+1 Project," it is set to be released on August 25. To celebrate their 5th anniversary, a BLACKPINK island, ‘In Your Area Island’, will be released on Animal Crossing: New Horizons on August 6.[56] As the final part of the "4+1 PROJECT," a special pop up exhibition will be opening on August 21 until August 30. The exhibition will reflect the concept of the songs BLACKPINK has released so far.

2022: BLACKPINK: The Virtual, "Pink Venom" and "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.[57]

On July 12, 2022, YG Entertainment revealed that BLACKPINK would hold a virtual in-game concert 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. It was released in full on July 29, 2022.[58]

On July 26, 2022, YG Entertainment stated that BLACKPINK are in the middle of filming a music video and added that it's the most highest production cost they have ever spent on an MV.[59]

On August 1, 2022, 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.[60] Later that day, YG explained that Born Pink is the project name for their upcoming releases.[61] On August 8, a teaser poster was posted which revealed that the group will be releasing the pre-release single, "Pink Venom" on August 19.[62] The next day, a schedule announcement was posted which announced that the world tour, BLACKPINK World Tour 'Born Pink', will start on October 15 at Seoul, South Korea.[63] On August 10, a teaser poster was posted which revealed that the group will be releasing their second studio album, Born Pink on September 16.[64]

On August 16, BLACKPINK announced that they will be performing at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 28, this makes them the first Korean female act to perform there.[65]

On August 24, YG Entertainment revealed that BLACKPINK are filming the music video for the title track for Born Pink at Gyeonggi province. They also added that the title track will shock the fans and that the music video will raise the status of Kpop quality to something that hasn't been seen before.[66]

On September 16, Born Pink and its title track "Shut Down" were both released.

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.[67]

All members were awarded Members of British Empire (MBE) by King Charles III in 2023 for the group's contribution to Music. Only Rosé is realistically possible to later become a Dame and be called Madam, as she is still a citizen of a Commonwealth country, as she was born in New Zealand and gained citizenship by birth.

2024-2025: Comeback & World Tour Announcement

On July 22, 2024 YG Entertainment announced that BLACKPINK and 2NE1 Will be having a comeback in 2025 with a world tour and more.

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.

List

  • Moonshot (2016)
  • Reebok (2016)
  • Saint Scoot (2016)
  • Mise-en-scène (2018)
  • TREVI Stylish Sparkling Water (2017)
  • LG G6 (2017)
  • Olens (2017) (2021)
  • Sprite (2018)
  • Adidas Korea (2018)
  • Puma (2018)
  • CRUUM Japan (2018)
  • Shopee Indonesia (2018)
  • Woori Bank (2019)
  • Paradise City Hotel & Resort (2019)
  • Kia (2019)
  • KBank (2019)
  • Samsung (2020)
  • Bugatti (2020)
  • Globe Telecom (2020)
  • Pepsi Thailand (2020)
  • PUBG Mobile (2020)
  • Tokopedia (2021)

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.)"
"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"
"Ice Cream"
"Lovesick Girls"
2022 "Pink Venom"
"Shut Down"

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
2022 Jennie "Shinigami Eyes" Fairies Cum First Grimes

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 Entertainment
  • Formats: DVD
2020 Blackpink's Summer Diary [in Seoul]
  • Release date: August 31, 2020
  • Label: YG Entertainment
  • 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


BLACKPINK: The Show

Date City Country Venue
January 31, 2021 Seoul South Korea -

External links

Korea

Japan

Trivia

  • BLACKPINK has over 6.13 million followers on QQ Music, they are the first K-pop female act to achieve this milestone.
    • They’re the 4th K-Pop Group overall.
    • They are the second most followed Korean act.
  • BLACKPINK is the only female artist to spend 10 consecutive weeks at #1 on Gaon Social Chart 2.0.
    • BLACKPINK has spent 39 weeks at #1 on Gaon Social Chart.
  • BLACKPINK and BIGBANG are the only Korean groups to hit 1 million unique listeners in 24 hours on MelOn. (Before the chart reform)
  • BLACKPINK is the first K-Pop act to have 3 M/V's with over 1.1 billion views on YouTube.
  • BLACKPINK is the first and only K-Pop to have 2 M/V’s with over 1.5 billion views on YouTube (KTL & DDU).
    • BLACKPINK is the first and only girl group to have 6 M/V's surpass 1 billion views on YouTube. They're tied with Coldplay as the second group to achieve this.
    • They’re tied with BTS for the most music videos with over 1 billion views (6).
    • BLACKPINK is the third female artist with the most music videos with over 1 billion views.
  • BLACKPINK has surpassed the mark of 8 billion streams on Spotify across all tracks, becoming the first K-Pop girl group/act and the fastest girl group to do so.
    • They’re the most streamed female group on the platform.
    • They gained over 300 million streams in 2022 so far.
    • They gained over 2 billion streams in 2021. They're the only group to achieve this. This is their third consecutive year to achieve this, and are now the fastest female group to hit the mark of 1B streams in a single calendar year (23 weeks).
    • They were the 20th most streamed female artist in 2021.
    • They're the 31st most streamed female artist in the platforms history.
  • BLACKPINK is the 9th most followed female act on Spotify. (29M followers)
  • BLACKPINK is the most streamed female group in 2021 with 2.88 billion combined Spotify and YouTube streams.
  • BLACKPINK is the #1 female K-Pop artist with the most monthly listeners overall. (16.119M)
  • BLACKPINK has over 82 million subscribers, making them the most subscribed K-Pop/music act and the first and only female group on YouTube. They’re the #1 artist with the most subscribers on the platform.
    • They’re the second female artist to surpass 60M subscribers on the platform.
    • They are the fastest artist in history to achieve 30M, 40M, 50M, 60M & 70M subscribers on YouTube.
  • BLACKPINK has the top 3 most liked music videos by a lead female artist on YouTube. (HYLT 20M, KTL 19M, DDU-DU DDU-DU 17.489M)
  • BLACKPINK is the second female artist to have a music video surpass 20 million likes along with Halsey.
  • BLACKPINK is the first 3rd generation group to have 3 songs spend 4 months each in the top 10 on MelOn monthly chart. (DDU-DU DDU-DU, How You Like That, Lovesick Girls) They’re also the first idol group to achieve this.
  • BLACKPINK ranked at #1 as the best-performing female group for digital, physical, and overall on Gaon in 2020. (1,724,461 album copies sold)
  • BLACKPINK had the highest gain in followers for a K-Pop female act on Spotify after the streaming service’s launch in South Korea. (52,875)
  • BLACKPINK is ranked as the 2nd highest-grossing female group in tour concerts for 2020. $10.53M (3 shows)
  • BLACKPINK is the 30th most followed act on Spotify. They’re the only female group in the top 50.
  • According to RollingStone, BLACKPINK received 392.7 million on-demand audio streams in the US in the Top 500 Artists of 2020. They’re also the only K-Pop female act listed.
  • BLACKPINK was the #1 social act on Gaon's Social Charts 2020. They have spent 9 weeks at #1 in 2021.
    • They’ve spent 40 weeks total at #1.
  • BLACKPINK was the most streamed female group in 2020 with over 2.2 billion streams.
  • BLACKPINK's YouTube channel earned a total of 6.8 billion views and gained 22.7 million subscribers in 2020.
  • BLACKPINK is the #1 female group with the most songs to surpass 100 million streams on Spotify. (18)
  • The Independent named BLACKPINK as one of the 50 women who broke barriers in the music industry. [68]
  • BLACKPINK has surpassed 31 million followers on Spotify. They’re the first female group and fastest K-Pop act to achieve this milestone.
    • They are the sixth most followed group on Spotify surpassing One Direction.
    • They gained over 8.9 million new followers on Spotify in 2021. They’re the first female group to do so in 2021.
    • They have gained over 1 million new followers in 2022 on the platform.
  • BLACKPINK was the most streamed female act on YouTube in South Korea (341 million streams), Indonesia (1.070 billion streams), Vietnam (554 million streams) and Thailand (749 million streams) in 2020.
  • BLACKPINK was the most streamed act on YouTube in the Philippines during 2020, with 764 million streams.
  • BLACKPINK was the top streamed K-Pop female act on YouTube in 2020, with over 9 billion streams. (#8 overall)
  • BLACKPINK had the most unique listeners for a female group on MelOn in 2020. (HYLT 60.383M)
  • BLACKPINK was the first and only K-Pop group to perform at Coachella in 2019.
  • BLACKPINK is the only K-Pop girl group that reached #1 on the Billboard World Albums chart in the last 3 years.
  • BLACKPINK has over 16.4 million followers on VLIVE.
  • BLACKPINK has over 18 million followers on Facebook.
  • BLACKPINK has over 30.4 million followers on TikTok.
  • BLACKPINK has over 50 million followers on Instagram. They’re the most followed girl group on the platform.
    • They’re the 25th most followed female artist on Instagram.
  • BLACKPINK surpassed 800K followers on MUBEAT.
  • BLACKPINK Global Blink has over 8.3 million followers on Twitter.
    • BLACKPINK Official has over 7 million followers on the platform.
  • BLACKPINK has over 200,000 followers on Melon, making them the fourth female group and YG artist to do so.
    • They’re the 9th most followed group on the platform.
    • They're the third most followed female group in the platforms history.
  • BLACKPINK and OH MY GIRL are the only female groups with multiple tracks (2) inside the 2020 MelOn Yearly Chart.
  • BLACKPINK is Pepsi’s new brand ambassador in Cambodia and the Asian Pacific.
  • BLACKPINK is the first ever Female Group in Gaon history to sell over 1.5 million total copies of an Album in a single year (SU, KTL, HYLT, THE ALBUM).
  • BLACKPINK surpassed 2.4 million albums sold on Gaon. They are the 2nd best selling female group with only 4 Albums (2 Mini, 1 Single, 1 Full Album).
  • BLACKPINK is the first female group to have 10 songs surpass 200 million streams on Spotify. They are also tied with Little Mix as the female group with 4 songs surpassing 400 million streams.
  • BLACKPINK ranked #1 in brand reputation for a female group in February 2021.
  • BLACKPINK becomes the first female group in history to have all members enter the Top 10 of South Korea’s Girl Group Member Brand Reputation, 6 times.
  • BLACKPINK (2.595M overall sales) is now the 6th best selling girl group in K-pop in history.
  • BLACKPINK's YouTube channel has over 25 billion views total. They’re the fastest female artist and group to achieve this and the most viewed female channel/artist overall on the platform. They are also the most viewed group channel.
    • It gathered over 2.6 billion views in 2021.
    • It is the most viewed YouTube channel by a female artist in history.
    • It’s the fourth most viewed channel for an artist on the platform.
    • It’s the most viewed Korean channel on YouTube.
  • BLACKPINK is the #1 K-Pop female group with the most cumulative days of songs charted on Spotify Daily Global Top 200 chart. (16 songs within 1,070+ days)
  • BLACKPINK is the only K-Pop group to have the most dance practice/dance performance with over 100 million views in YouTube history. (11)
    • They are also the first K-pop artist to surpass 200 million views on 6 dance practices/dance performance on YouTube.
  • BLACKPINK is the only female act to have the most music videos surpass 11M likes on YouTube. (6)
  • BLACKPINK ties with Little Mix as the female group with the most songs that have surpassed the mark of 300M streams on Spotify (5 tracks each).
  • BLACKPINK is the #1 female group with the most music videos over 400M views on YouTube. (9)
  • BLACKPINK is the #1 female group with the most music videos over 700M views on YouTube. (6)
    • BLACKPINK is the only K-Pop female artists with the most music videos over 7M likes in history. (8)
    • They're the #1 female artist/K-Pop act with the most M/V's with over 16 million likes on YouTube. (4)
    • They’re the #1 female artist with the most M/V’s with over 10 million likes on YouTube. (8)
  • BLACKPINK is the fourth female group with the most weeks in the top 10 on MelOn weekly chart (91 weeks).
  • BLACKPINK is the first K-pop female act to enter the Top 10 of Spotify South Korea Official Chart.
  • BLACKPINK is the 2nd most viewed Korean Act Channel on YouTube. (15.9B)
  • BLACKPINK are the only female artist with the most entries on Spotify South Korea Weekly chart with 16 songs charted during the 1st week of the launch.
  • BLACKPINK has over 200 million certified streams in Japan. They are the second K-pop female act and the third overall to do so. (6 songs)
  • BLACKPINK’s YouTube channel revenue alone makes up 6% of YG Entertainment's sales in 2020. Digital sales increased by 39.3% year-on-year to 13.7 Billion won overall.
  • BLACKPINK has over 2.1 billion combined streams (Spotify + YouTube) in 2021 alone. Making them the first girl group to do so and the most streamed girl group so far.
  • BLACKPINK currently has 8 songs charting in the top 200 on MelOn daily chart (during February 24), the most for any female group.
  • BLACKPINK is the #1 female group with the highest accumulated Digital Index on Gaon in 2021 so far. (207,284,441) (+31M)
    • BLACKPINK along with Brave Girls are the only female groups to surpass 400 million digital index points on Gaon in 2021.
  • BLACKPINK was appointed as the Public Relations Ambassadors at the United Nations Conference for Climate Change in 2021. [69]
  • BLACKPINK are the current ambassadors for Adidas (Korea) Originals in 2021, with the “Watch Us Move” campaign. (“The campaign aims to uplift all women, stand against prejudice, and champion their freedom of expression”.)
  • BLACKPINK has over 100 million streams in the US this 2021 combined via Rolling Stone Artist chart & YouTube US Artist chart. They're currently the most streamed female group in the US so far. (56.2M on-demand streams; 54.15M YouTube streams.
  • BLACKPINK has over 5 billion digital points on Gaon. They’re the second K-pop girl group and the #1 YG artist to do so.
  • BLACKPINK is the only female group to have all Korean title tracks (9) surpass 100,000 likes on Melon.
  • BLACKPINK has 25 certifications in 10 countries.
  • BLACKPINK has the 1st and 2nd best charting (peak) K-pop female act albums on the US Billboard 200 chart. (The Album at #2 and KTL at #24)
  • BLACKPINK joins IU as the only female artists in history to have a song chart for 20 weeks in the Top 10 of MelOn’s Weekly Chart. (LSG)
  • BLACKPINK is the #1 female group with most days at #1 on Melon Female Group Chart in 2021. They became #1 for the whole month of February. (46 days total)
  • BLACKPINK has the most songs inside the Top 10 of the most streamed songs by female groups on Spotify. (3) (#7 KTL, #8 Kiss and Make Up, #10 HYLT)
  • BLACKPINK has been charting in the top 10 on MelOn monthly chart for 8 consecutive months so far.(July/2020-February/2021)
  • BLACKPINK has the top 4 female group albums with the most points on Worldwide Apple Music Album chart (since July 2017) ( #1 SQUARE UP – 1.889M) (#2 THE ALBUM – 1.789M) (#3 Kill This Love – 1.683M) (#4 SQUARE TWO – 972K)
  • BLACKPINK is the female group with the most B-sides that surpassed 50,000 likes on Melon. (6)
  • Variety mentioned BLACKPINK as one of the “Women That Have Made an Impact in Global Entertainment.” [70]
  • BLACKPINK is the first and only Korean act to win at the Gold Derby Music Awards.
  • Spotify's official playlist for 'This Is #BLACKPINK' has surpassed the mark of 2 million followers. It's the first 'This Is' playlist for a female group to do so in the platform's history. It is the sixth most followed female playlist overall.
  • BLACKPINK is the 7th most followed female artist on Melon (197,663 total followers).
  • BLACKPINK is the first YG artist to have two songs surpassed 200,000 hearts on Melon.
    • BLACKPINK is the #1 female group with the most songs that have surpassed 170,000 likes on MelOn (6).
    • BLACKPINK is the #1 female group with the most songs that have surpassed 150,000 likes on MelOn (7).
  • BLACKPINK is the second 3rd generation girl group with the most songs that achieved over 2,500,000 downloads on Gaon. (5)
  • BLACKPINK is the #1 top viewed female act on YouTube in 2021 so far. (753M)
  • BLACKPINK has surpassed 1.5 million searches on MelOn in 2021. They’re the top searched female group so far.
  • BLACKPINK is the fourth girl group to surpass 200,000 followers on Melon.
  • BLACKPINK are tied with Twice as the only female groups with multiple songs to achieve this.
  • BLACKPINK is the only Korean act with the most top 10 entries on Global Apple Music Daily Chart (2) and reached a new peak at #6.
  • BLACKPINK is the first ever female group to peak at #1 on Global Digital Artist Ranking.
  • BLACKPINK extends their record as the only K-pop girl group with the most song entries in UK official singles chart. (5)
  • BLACKPINK is the only K-pop act with 2 top 20 hit songs in the UK official singles chart.
  • BLACKPINK are the only K-pop act with the most UK top 40s hits. (4 songs)
  • BLACKPINK were mentioned in Apple Music’s “Women Making History” short film.

(“In this short film, red carpet’s worth of music’s leading ladies & Opening up about what it means to have agency, power and sisterhood”.)

  • BLACKPINK has sold over 100,000 albums copies in 2021 on Gaon Chart. They’re ranked at #3 in overall sales on Gaon’s charts in 2021 so far.
  • BLACKPINK is the first female group to rank in the top 10 of IFPI's year end global pure sales sales chart since Destiny's Child in 2004. They join PSY as the only YG Entertainment Artists and K-Pop female act to rank on IFPI year-end charts.
  • BLACKPINK is the second girl group in history to have 3 members rank #1 on Girl Group Individual Brand Reputation Ranking after Red Velvet.
  • BLACKPINK is the first girl group to have 2 members reach #1 on Korea’s Individual Girl Group Brand Reputation in 2021. Both Jennie and Rosé have achieved this.
  • BLACKPINK is the first K-pop act in history to win 6 consecutive and 2 triple crowns in a row on SBS Inkigayo.
  • BLACKPINK had the #1 highest-peaking monthly listeners for a Korean female act on Spotify. (29.4M+)
  • BLACKPINK are the second female artists in history to have at least one album surpassing 400,000 copies sold on Hanteo.
  • BLACKPINK is the third female K-Pop artist to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
    • BLACKPINK is the #1 K-Pop female act with the most weeks on Billboard Hot 100 (19 weeks).
  • BLACKPINK is the third girl group with the most PAK (Perfect All-Kills) overall. (125)
  • BLACKPINK is the second K-pop artist to enter the Top 10 of both Billboard’s Global 200 Singles Chart & Excl. US Chart.
  • BLACKPINK is the #1 K-Pop female act with the most weeks on Billboard 200 (31 weeks).
  • BLACKPINK is the first K-pop girl group to reach #1 on UK iTunes song chart.
  • BLACKPINK is the highest charting girl group on Apple Music UK, US, Canada and China chart.
  • BLACKPINK is the first girl group in history to reach 62 #1s on iTunes.
  • BLACKPINK is the first and only K-pop girl group to peak at #1 on iTunes for both song & album chart (Sour Candy & Kill This Love (EP)).
    • They're the only girl group to top #1 twice (Sour Candy & Kill This Love).
  • BLACKPINK ranked #1 in Girl Group Albums on the IFPI Top 10 Biggest Music Markets charts in 2020.
    • Each single release charted in all top 10 markets making them the only girl group to do so in 2020.
  • BLACKPINK has been the most streamed female group for 329 consecutive days on Spotify.
  • BLACKPINK surpassed 20 billion streams worldwide (across YouTube, Spotify, MelOn, Genie).
  • BLACKPINK has 129 million on-demand audio streams in the US within 16 weeks of 2021.
  • BLACKPINK has over 1.7 billion video streams on YouTube Music chart in 2021.
  • BLACKPINK is the only female group in history to have all singles released since debut reach 100 million streams on Spotify.
  • BLACKPINK is the only Kpop girl group to enter on the Portugal Top 3000 singles Year-end Chart (2020) with 7 songs entries.
  • BLACKPINK has been certified in 11 countries recording industries. The most countries for any Korean female act.
  • BLACKPINK is the first female group in history to have 2 EPs surpass 700M streams on Spotify (Kill This Love and Square Up).
  • BLACKPINK has sold over 891,000 tickets (physical & online) with their 4 concerts.
  • BLACKPINK owns the record of most successful & highest grossing tour by Kpop girl group of all-time with "IN YOUR AREA WORLD TOUR, $56M; 472K tickets sold" & also the most successful & highest grossing online concert by a girl group with "THE SHOW, $10M; 280K membership".
  • BLACKPINK is the only female group to have multiple albums with more than 1 song over 500M digital points on Gaon (SQUARE UP and The Album).
  • BLACKPINK is the only female group with multiple songs to surpass 100M digital points on Gaon in 2021.
  • BLACKPINK was Spotify’s most streamed female group for the month of March in 2021 (193,108,871 streams; up 2.5% compared to February).
  • BLACKPINK is the only K-Pop female act & Korean girl group on the all-time ranking of Most Streamed Albums on Spotify. They are also the youngest group on the list (2016 debut).
  • BLACKPINK joins Fifth Harmony as the only female groups to have an album spend half a year on the Billboard 200 Chart (Within the 2010 decade).
  • BLACKPINK is the only Korean female artist to have an album rank in the best selling albums (all formats) in 2020.
  • BLACKPINK ties with Twice as the female group with most songs to be certified Platinum Streaming on Gaon (3).
  • BLACKPINK is the only female group to appear on both Year-end IFPI Album charts.
  • BLACKPINK was the best selling female group in March 2021 with 47,121 cumulative sales.
  • BLACKPINK joins Ariana Grande in having the most songs in the Top 10 biggest debuts for an all-female collaboration in Spotify history (3).
  • BLACKPINK is the most streamed Korean female act of all-time with about 22 billion streams worldwide.
  • BLACKPINK is the fastest artist in history to surpass 17 billion views on YouTube (4.75 years).
  • BLACKPINK surpassed 1.8 billion streams on MelOn.
    • BLACKPINK is the #1 searched female group on MelOn (Over 1.7M searches).
  • BLACKPINK ranked within the top 20 Top Music Influencers on Instagram, April 2021. They are the only female kpop artists and kpop group in the Top 20.
  • BLACKPINK has 3.2 billion streams this decade on Spotify. They are the most streamed female group of this decade.
  • BLACKPINK is the first K-Pop artist to enter the Top 10 on Worldwide Apple Music Song Chart Artist Totals (Since April 2013).
  • BLACKPINK’s North American sold-out arena show at Forum, is the highest grossing single-concert by a female group in North America history ($1,876,188).
  • BLACKPINK has 14 songs on the MelOn Daily Top 1000 songs in Korea last April 20, 2021. The most for any female group.
  • BLACKPINK is the #1 K-Pop act to have the most songs surpass 2.5 million unique listeners on Genie. (3)
  • Each of BLACKPINK’s singles since debut have ranked within the Top 10 on Gaon Digital Chart in South Korea.
  • BLACKPINK is the #1 K-Pop female act with the most weeks on the UK Singles chart. (39 weeks)
  • BLACKPINK is the most streamed female group on United States YouTube music insights with over 127 million streams accumulated in 15 weeks of 2021.
  • BLACKPINK is the female group with the most songs to chart for 300 days in the top 100 on MelOn Daily Chart (5).
  • BLACKPINK reached 250 million certified streams in Japan (RIAJ; 7 songs).
  • They’re the first and only artists from YG with the most RIAJ (Japan) certified streams.
  • BLACKPINK ranked #2 on Forbes Korea Power Celebrity Overall Power Ranking in 2021.
  • NYLON mentioned each of the members of BLACKPINK in their list of The Best Kpop and Fashion Crossovers We’ve Seen So Far.
  • BLACKPINK is the first and only female K-Pop act to be nominated at the Billboard Music Awards in 2021. They’re the first female group that debuted in the 2010’s to receive a nomination.
  • BLACKPINK is the 5th most streamed female act on Spotify in 2020 with their songs released only that year. (1.630B streams; 9 songs released)
  • BLACKPINK ranks among the top 10 most followed female acts of all-time on Spotify they’re the only female group inside the top 10.
  • BLACKPINK was Spotify’s most streamed female group in April 2021 with 166,966,722 streams.
  • BLACKPINK is the first Kpop female act in history to have 10 songs sell over 500K units in the US.
  • BLACKPINK is the only Kpop female artist to be honored 2x as one of the A100 Most Impactful Asians (2020 & 2021) by Gold House.
    • Gold House named BLACKPINK as one of the 100 Most Impactful Asians of 2021, BLACKPINK are the only Kpop act on the list.
  • BLACKPINK is the #1 female group in 2021 with the most cumulative days of songs charted on Spotify Daily Global Top 200 chart. (103 days, 3 songs)
  • BLACKPINK is the first female group in 2022 with the most song entries on Spotify Global Chart (4 songs).
  • BLACKPINK is the first female group to hit #1 on the Spotify Global Chart.
  • BLACKPINK is the first girl group with the most songs to chart on Spotify Global Chart Top 50. (13)
  • BLACKPINK is the first K-pop female act with the most songs entered on Spotify Global Chart Top 200. (17)
  • BLACKPINK is the most streamed female group for the past 13 consecutive months on Spotify.
  • BLACKPINK is the first K-pop group to hit #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart.
  • BLACKPINK is the first female group to spend 30 weeks on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart since the Pussycat Dolls.
  • BLACKPINK has 5 songs with 100 million on-demand streams each in the US. The most for any Korean female act.
  • BLACKPINK has the most entries for the most viewed female music videos on YouTube. They’re the only group in the top 100. (5 songs)
  • BLACKPINK is the first act in Gaon history to receive a certification for all of its existing categories (Album, Streaming and Download).
  • BLACKPINK is the most streamed YG artist on Genie. (563M).
  • BLACKPINK is the 16th female artist with the most followers on the main streaming and social media platforms (Spotify, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat and Deezer).
  • BLACKPINK is the most streamed K-Pop female group on Pandora with 91.1 million streams, surpassing Girl's Generation 81.1 million streams.
  • BLACKPINK is the 1st Korean act ever to be eligible for a VEVO certification.
  • BLACKPINK is the first group & female act in history to be on the cover of Vogue Korea (multiple times).
  • BLACKPINK ranks among the top 10 most followed female acts on YouTube and Spotify. (#1 female group on Youtube #2 overall, #9 on Spotify #33 overall)
  • BLACKPINK has spent over 400 cumulative weeks in the top 100 on MelOn weekly chart.
  • BLACKPINK and and OH MY GIRL are the only female groups with the most song entries on the Melon Daily chart Top 1000 (14).
  • BLACKPINK’s Official YouTube Channel has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the “Most Subscribers for a Band on YouTube”.
  • BLACKPINK is the 29th best selling digital artist in the world. They’re the only female group in the Top 70 of the list.
  • BLACKPINK is the 8th best performing female act across digital platforms.
  • BLACKPINK is the only YG Artist to enter Spotify Japan Weekly Top Albums Chart.
  • BLACKPINK is the first and only K-Pop female artist to have an album spend more than one week on the Billboard 200. (KTL)
  • BLACKPINK is the first and only K-Pop girl group to be certified in the UK multiple times. (3 certifications)
  • BLACKPINK is the first female group to have four songs spend 50 weeks in the top 100 on MelOn weekly chart. (PWF, AIIYL, DDDD, HYLT)
  • BLACKPINK has 3 billion views on YouTube in 2021 alone (only MVs & Dance Practice). Overall they have 3 Billion cumulative chart views on YouTube Music chart in the first 23 weeks of 2021.
  • BLACKPINK has the most streamed song by a female group each year since 2017 on Spotify. (AIIYL, KMU, KTL, HYLT)
  • BLACKPINK has been the K-Pop female act with the most monthly listeners on Spotify for 36 consecutive months (since June 2018).
  • BLACKPINK is the only female group to have multiple songs with over 5.4 unique listeners on MelOn. (2)
  • BLACKPINK has over 200 million on-demand audio streams in the US in 2021.
  • BLACKPINK is the #1 female group with the most songs to spend at least 40 weeks each in the top 50 on MelOn weekly chart. (3)
  • BLACKPINK is the only Korean female group to enter UK Spotify Daily Chart with 12 song entries.
  • BLACKPINK has the most top 10 entries among female groups on the global Spotify chart. (7)
  • BLACKPINK is the first K-pop Act to enter the top 3 in history on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart.
  • BLACKPINK is the first girl group to debut in the top 15 in history on the US Rolling Stone Top 100 Chart.
  • BLACKPINK is the first female artist with the most videos over 20M likes on YouTube in history. (2)
  • BLACKPINK is the only female group/act in the Top 25 most liked videos on Youtube. They’re the only female act with four videos on the list.
  • BLACKPINK becomes the female group with the most songs (3 songs) to surpass 800 million Digital Points on Gaon.
  • BLACKPINK has over 2 million wevers (followers) on Weverse, making them the fastest act to reach 1 million which they did in less than 9 hours.
    • They’re the only YG Artist to reach a million wever (followers).
    • They are the most followed female group on the platform.
  • BLACKPINK becomes the first female group in history to have multiple albums surpass 400M streams on MelOn (2).
  • BLACKPINK has seven songs in the top 200 of the most streamed songs on Genie.
  • BLACKPINK is the first female act in history with 60 videos reaching 1 million likes on YouTube.
  • BLACKPINK is the #1 female group with the most non-single tracks to reach 100 million streams on Spotify (7).
  • BLACKPINK is the first girl group on Gaon with 2 albums with at least 2 songs to be certified Platinum on Streaming (100,000,000 streams).
  • BLACKPINK has accumulated 4.096 billion views on YouTube Music Global Chart in 2021.
  • BLACKPINK is the female group with the most #1’s on Korea’s Girl Group Brand Reputation in 2021 (4).
    • They’re the #1 female group with the most #1s in South Koreas brand reputation index (20).
  • BLACKPINK ties with Oh My Girl as the only girl groups with multiple songs that exceeded 60 weeks each on the MelOn Weekly Chart Top 100. (2)
  • BLACKPINK is the #1 female group with the most songs to spend at least 50 weeks each in the top 100 on MelOn weekly chart.
  • BLACKPINK ranked #2 as the ”Highest Earning K-Pop Artist YouTube Channels of 2021” by Forbes Korea with the total estimated earning of 13.5 Billion Won ($11.6 Million)
  • BLACKPINK is the best selling 2010s female group worldwide with over 17 million album sales combined.
  • BLACKPINK is the first & only Kpop female artist in the Top 300 most streamed albums on Spotify.
  • BLACKPINK is the fourth female group in history to have an album sell over 6M worldwide (CSPC).
  • BLACKPINK is the first female group to score a Group of The Year/Best Group nomination at the MTV Video Music Awards for 4 consecutive years (2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022). They're the second female group to receive a nomination in four different years.
    • BLACKPINK was the first and only Korean female act to perform at MTV Video Music Awards in 2022.
    • BLACKPINK is the first K-Pop female group in history to win the category for best Metaverse Performance.
  • BLACKPINK becomes the 6th female group to have a song with over 500 million streams on Spotify. (HYLT)
  • BLACKPINK is the first female group to have a song from two different decades with over 500 million streams each on Spotify (2010s & 2020s).
    • They're tied with Fifth Harmony as the female group with most songs to do so (2).
  • BLACKPINK is the first K-Pop female act with an album certified in the UK.
  • BLACKPINK was the most streamed girl group globally on Deezer in 2021.
  • BLACKPINK was the top most streamed female group of Spotify wrapped in 2021 (#2 globally).
  • BLACKPINK ranked at #36 on Billboard Global Excl. US Artists Year-end chart in 2021. They’re the highest-charting female group.
  • BLACKPINK is the first female group in history to reach 100 award wins for an album (The Album).
  • BLACKPINK has over 50,000 followers on Vibe Naver, the second most followed female group on the platform.
  • BLACKPINK is the only girl group to appear on Gaon Year End Digital Chart Top 50 for 6 straight years from 2016-2021.
  • BLACKPINK is the first and only K-Pop female group to reach #1 on the Billboard 200 singles chart.
  • BLACKPINK is the first female group to simultaneously debut at #1 on the US and UK albums charts since Destiny's Child in 2001. (Born Pink)
  • BLACKPINK is the first Korean girl group to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200. (Born Pink)
  • BLACKPINK's code is 757, so called because it's their birthdates added together.
  • As of November 2023, all members were awarded Members of British Empire by Prince Charles III for their services to Music.

Latest Releases

  • The news comes as Blackpink wraps up its "Born Pink" world tour, in what has been described as the largest world tour by a K-pop girl group.
  • The last two days of the tour, held in Seoul on September 16 and 17, will be hosted by Blackpink.[71]

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