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Blackpink (Band) Members, Tour, Information, Facts

Members of Blackpink as seen at the Golden Disc Awards in 2019
Members of Blackpink as seen at the Golden Disc Awards in 2019 (Newsenstar1 / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0)

Blackpink is a female South Korean pop group that was launched by YG Entertainment in 2016. The band has set numerous records with the release of their smash-hits like Ddu-Du Ddu-Du, Boombayah, Kill This Love, How You Like That, Whistle, Stay, and Playing With Fire. Among their many stellar achievements is being the first female K-pop group to be included in Forbes Magazine‘s list of ’30 Under 30 Asia’ in 2019.


  1. Jisoo – Vocalist
  2. Rosé – Vocalist, Dancer
  3. Jennie – Vocalist, Rapper
  4. Lisa – Vocalist, Rapper, Dancer


Seoul, South Korea


K-pop, Hip Hop, Trap, EDM


  • YG Entertainment
  • Interscope Records

Formation Date


Singing Portfolio

  • Square One (2016), their debut single album, contained the popular tracks Boombayah and Whistle which reached #1 and #2 on Billboard’s US World Digital Songs chart.
  • Their highly-anticipated debut studio album titled The Album (2020) comprises of hit songs like Ice Cream, Lovesick Girls, and How You Like That; the latter of which holds 5 different Guinness World Records.
  • Kill This Love (2019), their 2nd Korean EP, was certified ‘platinum’ by the KMCA.

Blackpink Facts

  1. Before deciding on the name Blackpink, the group considered calling themselves ‘Baby Monster’, ‘Magnum’, and ‘Pink Punk’.
  2. With the exception of Jisoo, all the other girls can speak fluently in English.
  3. The group’s fandom is known as ‘Blinks’ (which is a portmanteau of their band’s name).
  4. Three of the band’s most successful songs Ddu-Du Ddu-Du, Boombayah, and Kill This Love have each amassed more than 1 billion views on YouTube as of October 2020.
  5. Harry Styles and Canadian rapper Drake are among the fans of Blackpink.
  6. All 4 girls are the face of luxury fashion brands – Rosé represents Saint Laurent, Jisoo endorses Dior, Jennie promotes Chanel, and Lisa is the global ambassador of Bulgari and Celine.
  7. In 2019, Blackpink made history as the first-ever female K-pop group to perform at the renowned Coachella Festival.
  8. In March 2019, they were featured on the cover of Billboard Magazine; making it the debut appearance for any K-pop girl band in the history of the magazine.
  9. The band has collaborated with international stars like Lady Gaga on the song Sour Candy (2020) and Dua Lipa on Kiss and Make Up (2018).
  10. In June 2020, BLACKPINK made 3 Guinness World Records with the release of their song ‘How You Like That’ after they had recorded 86.3 million views on the very first day of its release. Those 3 records are – Most viewed YouTube video in 24 hours, most viewed music video on YouTube in 24 hours, and most-viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group.
  11. In January 2021, Blackpink had its first online concert which brought a huge 280,000 viewers (not including China stats). With an average ticket price of $30-40, the total collected amount was $10.5 million.
  12. In August 2022, the band released a new song titled Pink Venom. The song is part of their album, Born Pink, which was later released in September 2022.
  13. In January 2023, it was revealed that the U.S. music festival, Coachella will feature BLACKPINK as headliners. With this, the group became the first K-pop artist to headline Coachella.
  14. In February 2023, BLACKPINK was ranked at the No. 6 spot in Rolling Stone’s list of “The 25 Most Stylish Musicians of 2023”.
  15. In 2023, BLACKPINK launched a new mobile game called “BLACKPINK The Game”.
  16. In August 2023, BLACKPINK released a new song titled The Girls.
  17. During the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, BLACKPINK won the award for “Group of the Year”.
  18. In December 2023, it was revealed that BLACKPINK had renewed their contract with YG Entertainment for group activities. However, the members had not renewed their individual contracts with the agency for solo activities.

Featured Image by Newsenstar1 / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0

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