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Square Two

Square Two is the second digital single album by South Korean girl group BLACKPINK. It was released on November 1, 2016 by YG Entertainment and distributed by KT Music. The single has a double A-side, "Playing with Fire" and "Stay", and bonus track "Whistle (Acoustic Ver.)". The lyrics were written by Teddy and the music was composed by Teddy, R.Tee and Seo Won Jin.

Track list

  1. "Playing With Fire (불장난)" - 3:17
  2. "Stay" - 3:50
  3. "Whistle (휘파람)" (Acoustic ver.) - 3:32
iTunes version
  1. "Playing With Fire (불장난)" - 3:17
  2. "Stay" - 3:50
  3. "Whistle (휘파람)" (Acoustic ver.) - 3:32
  4. "Whistle (휘파람)" - 3:31
  5. "Boombayah (붐바야)" - 4:00

Audio

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Background And Release

On October 19, 2016, via YG Who's Next? Teaser it was revealed that BLACKPINK would be the next YG artist to make a comeback. On October 24, teaser images of members Lisa and Jennie were revealed, along with the name of one of the title tracks, "Playing With Fire", followed by teaser images of Rosé and Jisoo the next day. Teaser images of all four members were released on October 27 for the second title track "Stay". On October 30, YG released the behind-the-scenes video of "Stay", and on October 31, the behind-the-scenes video for "Playing With Fire". They performed their comeback stage for both singles on November 6 on SBS Inkigayo and Mnet M!'Countdown on November 10, 2016. 

Music Videos

The music videos for "Playing With Fire" and "Stay" were directed by Han Sa Min, who previously directed "Gotta Be You" by 2NE1 and "Sober" by Big Bang. They were released on BLACKPINK's official YouTube channel on October 31, 2016 (November 1, 2016 0AM KST). BLACKPINK also released the dance practice video for "Playing With Fire" on their official YouTube channel on November 4, 2016. It was choreographed by Kyle Hanagami, who had worked with them for "Boombayah" from their previous single Square One.

Charts

Weekly charts

Chart (2016) Peak position
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard) 13
US World Albums (Billboard) 2

"Playing with Fire"

Chart (2016) Peak position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 92
Japan (Japan Hot 100) 81
South Korea (Gaon Digital Chart) 3
US World Digital Songs (Billboard) 1

"Stay"

Chart (2016) Peak position
South Korea (Gaon Digital Chart) 10
US World Digital Songs (Billboard) 4

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