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Blackpink (Korean: 블랙핑크; commonly 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 8th August 2016.

The group name "BLACKPINK" adds a slight negative meaning to the beautiful pink color to convey the meaning of "don't just look at the pretty parts" and "what you see is not all there is to see. The group's name "BLACKPINK" adds a slight negative meaning to the beautiful pink color.


Some people who don't know the K-POP may not know, in the K-POP to judge an artist/group the main achievement according to the "three major": stream, sales, youtube.

Then you may ask, why are these three? In fact, ah, it is like the five senses of "hearing, touch, vision". The stream corresponds to listen, sales correspond to touch, the youtube corresponds to vision. You can hear, touch, see, that is the real. Furthermore, from another more straightforward perspective ...... These three make money.

Stream (Korea)

BLACKPINK's official release of "How you like that", which is June 26th 2020.

And what is the accumulation of their steam? The answer is 1.3 billion. It means they have been in just under 6 months, it is the No.1 accumulated stream of Korean girl groups on GAON in 2020. Also, BLACKPINK is also the holder of Melon's highest single-day listening to a girl group for the year (860,000 before the revision, 520,000 after) which translates to the widest passerby audience and the most people who have heard their songs.

BLACKPINK's first album 'THE ALBUM' which will be released in October 2020 has surpassed the 1 billion mark in about 80 days. By then it could become the first girl group 1 billion streamer album in K-POP history.


BLACKPINK made history in 2020 when their first album 'THE ALBUM' became the first Korean album of a girl group to exceed 1 million sales. In the GAON annual chart of 2020, the album has sold more than 1.25 million. The second highest female group Korean album in history is even less than 600,000, which is exactly double. Moreover, BLACKPINK also released a single this year and had 300,000+ sales.


60 million subscriptions, 14.8 billion channel streams, four music videos with over 1 billion views, DDU-DU DDU-DU, which has 1.6 billion views, is also the most popular Korean group so far.


2016.08.08 debut

Blackpink released their debut single album “Square One”.

The lead singles are "WHISTLE" and "BOOMBAYAH" and the single album won the iTunes album chart in fourteen countries. Four hours after its release, the lead single "WHISTLE" won the number one spot on the Hot Songs chart of all Korean music websites and the other lead single "BOOMBAYAH" also reached the top five, while "WHISTLE" won the number one spot on the weekly charts of eight music websites, making it the first girl group to set the record with a debut song. On 21st August, they won first place with "WHISTLE", setting a record for the fastest female group in Korea.


Released the second single album "SQUARE TWO" with the title track "PLAYING WITH FIRE" and "STAY”.The lead single "PLAYING WITH FIRE" reached number one on the music charts of seven major Korean music websites, while "STAY" reached number one on some Asian music charts.


The single "As If It's Your Last" was released, and the music video had over 10 million views after 16 hours of release, sweeping the number one spot on the Korean music charts and creating the shortest time for a K-POP girl group to reach number one on the iTunes charts in 18 countries and regions worldwide.In November, it was chosen as an episode of the action sci-fi film "Justice League" produced by Warner Bros.


The mini-album "SQUARE UP" was released, the album contains a variety of song styles, and the album also set a record for the most number 1 national charts taken by a female artist in the history of Korean pop music.


They release of mini-album "KILL THIS LOVE", tthe album reached the main chart of the official UK chart album.


The single "How You Like That" was released and entered the UK Official Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100 at #20 and #33 respectively, breaking the record for K-POP girl groups. And Winner of "Song of the Summer" at the 37th MTV Video Music Awards.


BLACKPINK released their first album "THE ALBUM" with the title track "Lovesick Girls". This album made BLACKPINK the first female artist in the history of KPOP to sell more than one million copies on the GAON chart. With 1,073,671 sales, "THE ALBUM" stood at number 2 on the GAON album sales chart in October and was the first album by a female artist to sell more than 1 million copies on the GAON chart, also, the first time a Korean girl group has sold more than 1 million copies.

Blackpink is the revolution

Leading the revolution is revolutionary in its emergence, revolutionary in its creation. Music is revolutionary, as well.

  • Becoming the highest-ranking Korean girl group in history on Billboard's main Top 200 Albums and Top 100 Singles charts.
  • "How You Like That" wins "Best Song of the Summer" at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards(first win by K-pop girl group).
  • The music videos for "Kill This Love" and "How You Like That" each set records for the most views within the first 24 hours of release, with the latter even breaking three and setting two Guinness World Records.
  • Blackpink's members are also the most-followed individuals in South Korea on Instagram, with the first, second, third and fourth most-followed being Lisa, Jennie, Jisoo and Rosé, respectively.
  • Most-subscribed music groups, female artists, and Asian artists on YouTube.
  • First music group and Korean act to have four music videos each accumulating one billion views on YouTube.
  • Most-followed girl group on Sotipy.
  • Recognized by Forbes Korea as one of the most powerful celebrities in Korea, ranked #1 in 2019, #3 in 2020, and #2 in 2021.

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