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Blackpink in 2019

From left to right: Rosé, Jennie, Lisa, and Jisoo

Background information

Origin Seoul, South Korea

 K-pop

 hip hop
 J-pop

Years active 2016–present

Labels  YG

 Avex

 Interscope

Associated acts YG Family

Website  Korean

 Japanese

Members  Jisoo

 Jennie

 Rosé
 Lisa

Blackpink (Hangul: 블랙핑크; stylized as BLACKPINK or BLΛƆKPIИK) is a South Korean girl

group formed by YG Entertainment, consisting of members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa. The
group debuted on August 8, 2016, with their single album Square One, which spawned "Whistle",
their first number-one song in South Korea, as well as "Boombayah", their first number-one hit on
the Billboard World Digital Songs chart, which set the record as the most-viewed debut music
video by a Korean act.[citation needed] With the group's early commercial success, they were hailed as
the New Artist of the Year at the 31st Golden Disc Awards and the 26th Seoul Music Awards.
As of 2018, Blackpink is the highest-charting female K-pop act on both Billboard Hot
100 and Billboard 200, peaking at number 55 with "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du", and peaking at number 40
with Square Up, respectively. They are also the first and only K-pop girl group to enter and
top Billboard's Emerging Artists chart. They are also the first female K-pop group to have four
number-one singles on Billboard's World Digital Song Sales chart. At the time of its release,
"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.


 1History
o 1.12016: Debut with Square One and Square Two
o 1.22017: "As If It's Your Last" and Japanese debut
o 1.32018: Square Up, international recognition and touring
o 1.42019: Kill This Love and world tour
 2Members
 3Philanthropy
 4Endorsements
 5Discography
 6Filmography
 7Concert and tours
o 7.1Headlining concerts
o 7.2Headlining tours
 8Awards and nominations
 9Notes
 10References
 11External links

2016: Debut with Square One and Square Two
Blackpink performing at the 8th Melon Music Awards on November 29, 2016.

Promotional preparations began in August 2016 with the release of teaser images and their
participation in songs and advertisements.[1][2]YG Entertainment revealed the final line-up and
name of the group on June 29, 2016.[3][4]
Blackpink was the first girl group to debut under YG Entertainment in six years after 2NE1,[5] with
their debut single album Square One, which was released on August 8, 2016.[5][6] The two lead
singles charted at number one and two on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart, and Blackpink
is the fastest act to do so and the third Korean artist or group to hold the top two positions after
label mates Psy and Big Bang.[7] "Whistle" topped the digital, download, streaming, and mobile
charts on Gaon in August 2016.[8] They also reached number one on the weekly, popularity,
music video, and K-pop music video charts of China's biggest music-streaming website QQ
Music.[9] Blackpink's first music show performance was aired on August 14, 2016
on SBS' Inkigayo.[10] They won first place on Inkigayo 13 days after their debut, and broke the
record for the shortest time for a girl group to win on a music program after their debut. 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 were produced by Teddy Park with R. Tee
and Seo Won Jin. They performed their comeback stage on Inkigayo on November 6 and
on Mnet's M Countdown on November 10, 2016.[11] "Playing with Fire" was their second single to
hit number one on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart.[12] In South Korea, "Playing with Fire"
peaked at number three while "Stay" managed to reach the tenth spot.[13]
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,[14]Melon Music
Awards,[15] Golden Disc Awards,[16] Seoul Music Awards,[17] and Gaon Chart Music
Awards.[18] Additionally, Billboard named them one of the best new K-pop groups of 2016.[19]
2017: "As If It's Your Last" and Japanese debut
Blackpink performing "As If It's Your Last" at the Korea Music Festival on October 1, 2017.

On January 17, Blackpink named their fan club "Blink", a portmanteau of "Black" and "Pink".[20]
On June 22, The group released a digital single titled "As If It's Your Last". The song was
described as a "mixed genre of music", a change of sound from their previous releases.[21] The
song debuted at number one on Billboard's World Digital Song chart dated June 22 after only
one day of tracking, making it their third number one hit on the chart.[22] 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
On July 20, 2017, Blackpink held a showcase at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo. It had an attendance
of more than 14,000 people and it was reported that around 200,000 people tried to get tickets
for it.[24][25]
The group made their Japanese debut on August 30, 2017, with the release of their self-titled
Japanese extended play.[26][27]
Blackpink was ranked among YouTube's Global Top 25 Songs of the Summer for 2017, with
their single "As If It's Your Last".[28]
2018: Square Up, international recognition and touring
Main articles: Square Up (EP) and Blackpink in Your Area
In January 2018, it was announced that the debut Japanese EP of the group would be re-
released under the name Re:Blackpink. The digital version included the same songs as the
original release, while the physical version included a DVD containing all music videos and six
songs in the Korean language.[29]