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Narrator: BLACKPINK is the hottest act in global music right now. The Korean dancing, singing, and rapping quartet got over 56 million views in less than 24 hours for their hit single “Kill This Love.” Now, this makes it the largest video premiere on the platform, just barely beating out Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next.” Don’t know who they are? Let me get you up to speed.
BLACKPINK consists of members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa. They debuted on August 8, 2016, as the second girl group of YG Entertainment and have been breaking records ever since.
Their single “Boombayah” set the record as the most-viewed debut music video by a Korean act.
“Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” debuted at 55 on Billboard’s Hot 100 list, making this the first time a K-pop girl group ranked the chart with a non-English song. “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” is also the most-viewed music video by a K-pop group on YouTube, but they may break their own record with “Kill This Love.”
Their singles “Whistle” and “Boombayah” hit No. 1 and 2 on the Billboard World Digital Songs Chart.
“As If It’s Your Last” was ranked on YouTube’s Global Top 25 Songs of the Summer for 2017, and their EP, “Square Up,” debuted at number 40 on the BillBoard 200 Charts.
BLACKPINK has topped the charts in South Korea, China, and Japan. With only five singles, they have gotten international attention. They’re the first K-pop group to be invited to perform at Coachella, and their performance will be livestreamed in Times Square, so yeah, they’re a big deal.
Let’s get to know the members a little bit better. In addition to being loved for their pop and EDM sound, BLACKPINK’s music is also known for their trap and hip-hop elements. Now, K-pop has been accused of cultural appropriation in the past, but BLACKPINK told Billboard that they understand the pressure of adopting a style pioneered by black American artists.
They’re known for their authentic, fun, stylish, bada–, and mature image while being less concerned with appearing perfect both on and offstage. Their music is empowering, and they have changed the classic love stories commonly associated with K-pop, making themselves the decision-makers in romantic relationships. After Coachella, they will begin their North American leg of their tour and visit major cities in the US and Canada.
Now, their fanbase is called “Blinks,” so do you think you’ll become one? Let us know in the comments below.
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