Blackpink (Band) Members, Tour, Information, Facts

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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.

Members

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

Origin

Seoul, South Korea

Genres

K-pop, Hip Hop, Trap, EDM

Labels

  • YG Entertainment
  • Interscope Records

Formation Date

2016

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).

Featured Image by Newsenstar1 / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0

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