BLACKPINK

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Officially the biggest global debut in K-Pop history, YG Entertainment's new girl group BLACKPINK has taken the industry by storm in less than a week, already breaking records and demonstrating the public and global K-Pop fans' thirst for a new generation of Hallyu leaders.

Are BLACKPINK in your area yet? Don't worry, they'll be in the backwater swamp where you live soon enough, but for now, let's get to know this fascinating, talented, and global new group!

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BLACKPINK is YG's first girl group in 7 years, consisting of four global members who hail from South Korea, New Zealand, Australia and Thailand. The group debuted with the the double single "Boombayah" / "Whistle" from the EP Square One, released worldwide on August 8, 2016.

MEMBERS

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DISCOGRAPHY

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Square One
Released: 2016/08/08

1. Hwiparam (휘파람; Whistle)

2. BOOMBAYAH (붐바야)


Charts:
#1 South Korea (Hwiparam)
#7 South Korea (BOOMBAYAH)
#1 US World Digital Songs (BOOMBAYAH)
#2 US World Digital Songs (Hwiparam)
#1 iTunes Worldwide
#1 iTunes USA

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Square Two
Released: 2016/11/01

1. Buljangnan (불장난; Playing with Fire)

2. STAY


Charts:
#3 South Korea (Buljangnan)
#10 South Korea (STAY)
#2 US World Albums
#1 US World Digital Songs (Buljangnan)
#4 US World Digital Songs (STAY)
#92 Canada Hot 100 (Buljangnan)
#81 Japan Hot 100 (Buljangnan)

SALT ZONE
  • First K-Pop artist in history to reach #1 on WW and US iTunes album chart
  • Only third artist in history to score all-kill with debut single; first in 6 years (since Miss A)
  • Biggest K-Pop debut on YouTube; 3 million views in 24 hours for BOOMBAYAH/Whistle
  • 10 million+ views for BOOMBAYAH and Whistle in less than a week
  • "Whistle" used during the Olympics, further cementing global status
 
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Lisa and Rosé are unbelievable. Well, they all are, but those two especially catch my eye. If this is them at debut, it'll be amazing to see where they'll be in the next few years.
 
I've been listening to Whistle non-stop since it came out. Seriously challenging High Heels and Free Somebody as my go to Summer Kpop track and its been out a week. Impact.

My friends are definitely more interested in them than other kpop groups. At pre-drinks yesterday they asked for "that booyah song," so I think they've got something good.
 
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That Boombayah perf was ace. The girls have a great interaction. They brought the bop needed. Good vocals. My only regret is that they really feel like a replacement for 2NE1, they could have tried something new. But whatever.
 
Lisa and Rosé are unbelievable. Well, they all are, but those two especially catch my eye. If this is them at debut, it'll be amazing to see where they'll be in the next few years.

My two absolute favourites in equal measure. I hope they make a subunit one day.
I've come around to BLACKPINK and let them dominate me. In fact it only took one day.
 
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Fantastic debut stages. Lisa was brilliant, the sets were brilliant to, they're getting all the budget. Sorry CL.
 
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