BLACKPINK (블랙핑크) styled as BLΛƆKPIИK is a popular South Korean female group. YG Entertainment formed the group in August 2016, and the group consists of four members.
Early Times of BLΛƆKPIИK
Currently, Blackpink is one of the most famous female bands in South Korea and the whole world. The group has gained millions of fans and has performed in many countries inside and outside of Asia.
Initially, YG Entertainment had said that there would be a total of seven members in Blackpink.
However, the number of band members was reduced to four at the time of their debut. The band started forming in 2009 after YG Entertainment held tryouts worldwide for preteen or teenage recruits to create a new girl group.
The first member of this group to be revealed was Jennie, and she was announced on June 1, 2011, who joined the agency as a trainee in 2010.
After that, other members also started joining the group, and finally, the group made its official debut.
Career Journey of BLACKPINK (블랙핑크)
After making its official debut, Blackpink was able to gain massive fame in a short time. The band has composed many songs and albums, which have given fame to the band and each member.
The band released their first Korean-language EP, Square Up, at number 17 on the Official Trending Chart in the United Kingdom. In addition, Blackpink has composed a lot of other songs as well.
Some of the songs composed by the famous K-Pop idol are How You Like That, As If It’s Your Last, Playing with the fire, Ice Cream, Lovesick Girls, Whistle, You Never Know, Pretty Savage, and many others as well.
The band has also performed several concerts and tours around the world, such as Blackpink Arena Tour (2018-Tour), I Your Area World Tour (2018-2020, Tour), Blackpink Japan Premium Debut Showcase (2017, concert), and Livestream Concert: The Show (2021, concert).
Besides, the band also has several credits for filmography for appearing in several series, and YouTube shows such as Blackpink (2018-YouTube), YG Future Strategy Office (2018-Netflix), Blackpink Diaries (2018-VLive), Blackpink: The Movie (2021), and many more.
Endorsements Associated with BLACKPINK (블랙핑크)
Blackpink has gained a lot of endorsement deals in various brands and companies throughout their career.
The first endorsement for the band was becoming the brand ambassador of Kia Motors. Kia Motors had also served as the title sponsor for the groups In Your Area World Tour.
Moreover, they have endorsed several other brands such as Samsung, battle royale game PUBG Mobile, Naver Z, Adidas, etc.
The band also started ranked first amongst all the artists in brand reputation based on the analyses by The Korea Reputation Research Institute back in July 2018 and August 2020.
Besides, the group has also endorsed and collaborated with other high-end brands, including Puma, Reebok, luxury fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton and Dior Cosmetics.
They have also released merchandise in collaboration with Tokyo Girls Collection x Cecil McBee in Japan.
Awards and Achievements
Being one of the most-loved K-Pop girl’s bands in the world, they have won a lot of awards on a worldwide stage. Moreover, they have also been nominated for several awards.
The band has won some of the most-valuable awards, including Seoul Music Awards Bonsang Awards (2018), Golden Disc Award Album Division (2021), Teen Choice Award for Choice Single: Group, Bravo Otto in der Kategorie K-POP (2020,2019), Shorty Award for Best in Music (2019), etc.
In 2020, Blackpink was recognized as one of the ten 2020 Visionary figures by CJ E&M. They were the ones who inspired the global public with their pioneering work in Korean pop culture 2020.
Moreover, the band has won six Guinness World Records throughout their career.
The K-Pop band has earned a lot of money throughout their career journey. In addition, they have also donated a lot to several charities.
Blackpink had donated a sum of $16,630 to low-income and single-parent households in South Korea. Moreover, they also made a donation of 40 million Won to the Hope Bridge Association back in April 2020.
However, this does not end the list of their charities as they have also donated to a lot of charities and needy people.
Details about the members
Blackpink has a total of four members whose place in the band is stated below.
- Jisoo (지수) – vocalist
- Jennnie (제니) – rapper, vocalist
- Rosé (로제) – vocalist, dancer
- Lisa (리사) – dancer, rapper, vocalist
Some interesting facts about BLΛƆKPIИK
- Jisoo, one of the members of Blackpink was featured for LG Electronics, Nikon, and Samsonite.
- The band got their first reality TV Show offer called Blackpink Reality on August 25, 2016 which was after one month of their professional debut.
- Rookie Singer Award was the first award that the band won which they won at the Asian Artist Awards in 2016.
- Blackpink has also collaborated with a worldwide famous singer Dua Lipa to create their first song Kiss And Make Up in 2018.
Social Media Presence
BLACKPINK is active on Instagram under the username of @blackpinkofficial. The band has shared more than twelve hundred posts on their official Instagram account, and they have gained more than 43 million followers.
Moreover, they also have an official Twitter account. The @ygofficialblink account, which is their official account on Twitter, has 7.6 million followers.
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