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 in August 2016 with their single album Square One, which featured "Whistle" and "Boombayah", their first number-one entries on South Korea's Gaon Digital Chart and the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart, respectively.

Blackpink at the 33rd Golden Disc Awards in 2019 From left to right: Rosé, Jennie, Lisa, and Jisoo
Blackpink at the 33rd Golden Disc Awards in 2019
From left to right: Rosé, Jennie, Lisa, and Jisoo
Background information
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Years active2016 (2016)–present
Associated actsYG Family

Blackpink is the highest-charting female Korean act on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 13 with "Ice Cream" (2020), and on the Billboard 200, peaking at number two with The Album (2020), the first-ever album by a Korean girl group to sell more than one million copies.[1][2][3] They were the first Korean girl group to enter and top Billboard's Emerging Artists chart and to top the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart three times.[4] Blackpink was also the first female Korean act to receive a certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) with their hit single "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" (2018), whose music video is currently the most-viewed by a Korean group on YouTube.[5][6] They have the most top 40 hits in the United Kingdom among all Korean artists,[7] and their 2018 song "Kiss and Make Up", a collaboration with Dua Lipa, was the first by a Korean group to receive a certification from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI)[8][9][10] and a platinum certification from the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).[11]

Blackpink has broken numerous online records throughout their career. Their music videos for "Kill This Love" (2019) and "How You Like That" (2020) each set records for the most-viewed music video within the first 24 hours of release, with the latter breaking three and setting two Guinness World Records.[12] They are also the first music group and Korean act to have three music videos each accumulate one billion views on YouTube.[13][14][15] Blackpink is currently the most-followed girl group on Spotify and the most-subscribed music group, female act, and Asian act on YouTube.[16][17] Their other accolades include the New Artist of the Year Award at the 31st Golden Disc Awards and the 26th Seoul Music Awards, the Mnet Asian Music Award for Best Female Group in 2020, an MTV Music Video Award (first win by K-pop girl group),[18] inclusion on Forbes Korea's annual list of the most powerful celebrities in South Korea (placing first in 2019 and third in 2020),[19] and recognition as the first female Korean group on Forbes' 30 Under 30 Asia.[20]


2010–2016: Formation and pre-debut activities

Blackpink began forming when YG Entertainment held tryouts worldwide for preteen or teenage recruits to create a new girl group after launching its first major girl group, 2NE1, in 2009. According to the members, joining the label as trainees was similar to enrolling in a full-time pop-star academy, with Jennie describing the experience as "more strict than school" and Rosé comparing it to The X Factor with dorm rooms. For members who had left their lives outside of South Korea, the pace of training alongside the culture shock was especially difficult.[21] Preparations for Blackpink's debut began as early as 2011, when YG Entertainment revealed on November 14 that their new girl group would debut in the early half of 2012 and feature at least seven members.[22] Since then, numerous news and rumors surfaced surrounding the new girl group's debut being delayed, although there had been no official information.[23][24] It was only until May 18, 2016 that YG Entertainment confirmed the girl group would debut that July, stating that the members were selected through years of stiff competition.[25] The label later confirmed that Jang Hanna and Moon Sua, who were introduced to the public as potential members of the new girl group, were not included in the lineup.[26][27]

Jennie was the first group member revealed, on June 1.[28] She joined YG Entertainment as a trainee in 2010 after moving back to South Korea from New Zealand.[29] She had been introduced to the public for the first time in 2012 in a photo titled "Who's that girl?" on YG Entertainment's website on April 10.[30] Jennie continued to be promoted as a member of the new girl group through multiple collaborations: she starred in G-Dragon's 2012 music video for "That XX" from his One of a Kind EP and featured in the song "Black" from his 2013 album Coup d'etat (2013) and Lee Hi's song "Special" from her album First Love (2013).[31][32][33] Lisa was revealed as the new girl group's second member on June 8, 2016.[34] She was the only individual among 4,000 applicants to pass the 2010 YG Entertainment audition in her native Thailand and became the label's first foreign trainee in 2011.[29] She was first introduced in 2012 in a video that was posted on YG Entertainment's YouTube channel, titled "Who's That Girl???".[34] Lisa also appeared in the music video for Taeyang's "Ringa Linga" in 2013. She became a spokesperson for street-wear brand Nona9on in 2015 and cosmetics brand Moonshot in 2016.[35]

On June 15, Jisoo was revealed to be the new group's third member. She joined YG Entertainment as a trainee in July 2011 and appeared in several advertisements and music videos in her pre-debut years, including "Spoiler + Happy Ending" (2014) from Epik High's studio album Shoebox and Hi Suhyun's music video "I'm Different" (2014). She also made a cameo appearance in 2015 drama The Producers.[36] Rosé was the final member to be revealed, on June 22, 2016. She ranked first among 700 applicants in the 2012 YG Entertainment audition in Australia, after which she signed a trainee contract with the label and moved to Seoul to begin training.[29] She featured in G-Dragon's track "Without You" (2012) from One of a Kind, credited as "? from YG New Girl Group" until her official public introduction.[37]

The official logo of Blackpink

On June 29, YG Entertainment confirmed that the new girl group would have four members instead of the originally planned nine and revealed its official name as Blackpink.[38] According to a label representative, the group's name meant "pretty isn't everything" and symbolized that "they are a team that encompasses not only beauty, but also great talent."[39] Jisoo later disclosed in a press conference that other group names under consideration included Pink Punk, Baby Monster, and Magnum.[40] Blackpink released their first dance practice video on July 6, which garnered much public attention.[41] On July 29, YG Entertainment confirmed that Blackpink's debut would be on August 8, 2016.[42]

2016–2017: Debut, rising popularity, and commercial success

Promotions for their debut began in the first week of August 2016 with the release of teaser images, videos, and advertisements.[43][44] The first girl group to debut under YG Entertainment in seven years,[45] Blackpink released their debut single album, Square One, on August 8, 2016, consisting of tracks "Boombayah" and "Whistle".[45] They charted at number one and two on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart, making Blackpink the fastest act to achieve such a feat and the third Korean artist to hold the top two positions simultaneously, after label mates Psy and Big Bang.[46] "Whistle" quickly topped the Gaon digital, download, streaming, and mobile charts.[47][48] The group also reached number one on the weekly, popularity, music video, and K-pop music video charts of China's biggest music-streaming service, QQ Music.[49] Blackpink's first music show performance aired on August 14, 2016 on SBS's Inkigayo.[50] They won first place on Inkigayo thirteen days after their debut, breaking the record for the shortest time for a girl group to win on a music program after debut. They wrapped up promotions for Square One on September 11, 2016, with another win on Inkigayo.

Blackpink performing "Playing with Fire" at the 8th Melon Music Awards on November 29, 2016

Blackpink released their second single album, Square Two, consisting of tracks "Playing with Fire" and "Stay", on November 1, 2016. The group began their promotions on Inkigayo on November 6 and on Mnet's M Countdown on November 10.[51] "Playing with Fire" was Blackpink's second single to reach number one on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart and the first K-pop girl group song to chart on the Canadian Hot 100.[52][53] In South Korea, "Playing with Fire" peaked at number three while "Stay" placed in the top ten.[54] Blackpink's commercial success in their first five months earned them several rookie awards at major Korean year-end music award shows, including the Asia Artist Awards,[55] Melon Music Awards,[56] Golden Disc Awards,[57] Seoul Music Awards,[58] and Gaon Chart Music Awards.[59] Additionally, Billboard named them one of the best new K-pop groups of 2016.[60]

Blackpink performing "As If It's Your Last" at the Korea Music Festival held in Gocheok Sky Dome, Seoul on October 1, 2017

On January 17, 2017, Blackpink revealed the name of their fan club—"Blink", a portmanteau of "black" and "pink."[61] On June 22, the group released their first standalone digital single, "As If It's Your Last". It was described as a "mixed genre of music" and a change of sound from their previous releases.[62] The song debuted at number one on Billboard's World Digital Song Sales chart one day after release, making it their third number-one hit on the chart.[63] The music video for the song later went on to break the record for the most-liked music video by a Korean girl group on YouTube as well as the most-viewed K-pop group music video in the first 24 hours of release.[64][65] On July 20, 2017, Blackpink held a showcase at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, which was attended by more than 14,000 people, with as many as 200,000 people attempting to purchase tickets.[66][67] The group made their Japanese debut on August 30, 2017, with the release of a self-titled Japanese extended play that included Japanese versions of their previous singles.[68][69] The EP debuted and peaked at the top of the Oricon Albums Chart.[70] Blackpink ranked among YouTube's Global Top 25 Songs of the Summer for 2017 with "As If It's Your Last".[71]

2018–2019: International breakthrough and first world tour

On January 6, 2018, Blackpink released the first episode of their first reality show Blackpink House, which were comprised of 12 episodes releasing throughout 2018 following the four members spending 100 days of vacation as they moved into their new dorm, via their official V Live and Youtube channels.[72] On March 28, Blackpink re-released their debut Japanese EP under the name Re:Blackpink. The digital version included the same songs as the original release, while the physical version included a DVD containing all music videos and six songs in the Korean language.[73]

Blackpink at Seoul Music Awards in 2018

On June 15, 2018, the group released their first Korean-language EP, titled Square Up.[74] The lead single, "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du", debuted at number 17 on the Official Trending Chart in the United Kingdom, making them the first female K-pop group to enter the chart since its launch in 2016.[75] The single also debuted at number 55 on the Billboard Hot 100, with 12.4 million U.S. streams and 7,000 downloads in the tracking week ending June 21, 2018, making Blackpink the highest-charting Korean girl group on the chart.[76] The single also debuted at number 39 on the U.S. Streaming Songs chart, making Blackpink became the first K-pop girl group to enter the chart.[76] Square Up also brought the group their first entry and the highest-charting album by an all-female K-pop group at the time of its release on the Billboard 200, debuting at number 40 with 14,000 equivalent units.[77] The EP also topped the Billboard World Albums chart.[76] In South Korea, Square Up debuted at number one on Gaon Albums Chart.[78] "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" peaked at number one on the digital, download, streaming, and mobile charts on Gaon in its second week, while "Forever Young" peaked at number two.[79][80][81][82] YouTube's official tally saw the music video for "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" garner a total of 36.2 million views within 24 hours after its release, making it the most-viewed online video in the first 24 hours by a Korean act and the second most-watched music video of all time in first 24 hours of release at that time.[83]

Blackpink attending a fansign event for Square Up held at the AK Plaza in Bundang, June 24, 2018

Blackpink embarked on their sold-out first Japan tour, Blackpink Arena Tour 2018, in Osaka from July 24 to 25 to promote their Japanese EP. The tour was initially set for six shows throughout Osaka, Fukuoka and Chiba, but an additional show in Chiba was added due to overwhelming demand.[84] A final stop of the tour was later added for December 24 at Kyocera Dome Osaka as a Christmas gift for fans, where they performed to a sold-out crowd of 50,000.[85] On September 12, it was announced that the group would hold their first concert in Seoul, Blackpink 2018 Tour [In Your Area] Seoul x BC Card, at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena.[86] The concert was the first of the In Your Area World Tour, which continued throughout 2019 and early 2020 in North America, Europe, Oceania and Asia. The tour ultimately became the highest-grossing tour by a Korean girl group by the end of its run.[87]

On October 19, English singer Dua Lipa released "Kiss and Make Up" with Blackpink, a new track on the re-released edition of her self-titled debut album.[88] "Kiss and Make Up" debuted at number 93 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Blackpink's second entry in the chart and making them the only Korean girl group to score multiple entries on the chart.[89] The song also became their second entry in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 36, and their first top 40 entry. They were the first female Korean group and third Korean act overall to reach the top 40.[90]

In October 2018, the group signed with Interscope Records in a global partnership with YG Entertainment; they were to be represented by Interscope and Universal Music Group outside of Asia.[91] In November 2018, Blackpink announced additional tour dates for their In Your Area World Tour, which covered thirteen dates across Asia from January to March 2019.[92] Jennie made her solo debut with her single "Solo" at Blackpink's Seoul concert on November 11; both the song and its official music video were released the following day.[93] Their first Japanese studio album, Blackpink in Your Area, was made available digitally on November 23 and physically on December 5.[94] The album included Japanese versions of all of their previous releases and debuted at number nine on the Oricon Albums Chart, selling an estimated 13,000 copies in its first week.[95]

Blackpink performing at the Amsterdam stop of their In Your Area World Tour on May 18, 2019

Blackpink made their American debut at the Universal Music Group's 2019 Grammy Artist Showcase, an invite-only event at the ROW in Downtown Los Angeles on February 9, 2019.[96] The group subsequently appeared on several American television shows, including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Good Morning America.[97][98][99] That March, they became the first-ever K-pop girl group to cover Billboard magazine.[100]

Blackpink's third extended play, Kill This Love, was released on April 5, 2019 alongside a single of the same name.[101] Kill This Love debuted at number 24 on the Billboard 200, while the lead single reached number 41 on the Hot 100, becoming the highest-charting releases by a female Korean act on the two major Billboard charts.[102] "Kill This Love" ranked at number 66 on Billboard's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2019.[103] The song "Forever Young", released as a B-side from the EP Square Up (2018), surpassed 2.5 million downloads in December 2019, making it the group's fifth song overall and their second to achieve a platinum certification for downloads from the Korea Music Content Association, after "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du".[104] Blackpink performed at the 2019 Coachella Festival on April 12 and 19, 2019, making them the first female K-pop group to do so.[105] The group's Coachella set was well received by both critics and fans alike, with Gab Ginsberg of Billboard calling the show "electrifying" and "unforgettable".[106][107]

On October 16, 2019, a Japanese version of Kill This Love was released to the Japanese market, peaking at number 17 on the Oricon Albums Chart.[108] The group embarked to Japan for a variety of promotional activities, including appearances on Japanese music television programs TV Asahi's Music Station and Fuji TV's Love Music.[109] Blackpink were voted PAPER magazine's K-pop Sensation of the Year for the 2019 edition of their annual Break the Internet Awards™ list.[110]

2020–present: The Album and documentary film

On April 22, it was confirmed the group would be collaborating with Lady Gaga for her sixth studio album, Chromatica, on the track titled "Sour Candy", which was released as a promotional single on May 28, 2020.[111] On the Billboard Hot 100, the song debuted at number 33, giving Gaga her 25th top 40 hit and Blackpink their first, becoming the group's highest-charting song in the United States at the time, as well as the highest-charting song by a K-pop girl group. In Australia, the song debuted at number eight, becoming Blackpink's highest-charting hit in the country.[112] It was also their first top-twenty single in the UK, debuting at number 17.[113]

On May 18, YG Entertainment announced the group would release a pre-release single in June, followed by an additional single release between July and August, to promote their first Korean studio album.[114][115] On June 2, YG Entertainment confirmed that following the release of the studio album, members Rosé, Lisa, and Jisoo would release individual projects, with Rosé's coming first.[116] In the midst of the group's comeback preparations, YG Entertainment released a prologue of Blackpink's newest reality show, 24/365 with Blackpink, on June 13, ahead of its launch on YouTube. The show documents their 2020 comebacks alongside sharing their daily lives through vlogs.[117] The single "How You Like That" was heavily teased on social media in the lead up to its digital release on June 26.[118][119] It debuted at number 12 on the Gaon Digital Chart with just one day and 16 hours of tracking and peaked at number one on the Gaon Digital, Download, and Streaming charts in its second week.[120] "How You Like That" became Blackpink's fifth song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 (peaking at number 33), and its music video broke five Guinness World Records.[121] The song ranked first in Youtube Music's Global Top 10 Songs of Summer 2020[122] and won Song of Summer at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, making Blackpink the first Korean female act to win at the award show.[123] On July 23, YG Entertainment announced that a second single, "Ice Cream", with American singer Selena Gomez, would be released on August 28.[124][125] "Ice Cream" debuted and peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Blackpink's highest-charting song on the chart.[126]

Blackpink promoting PUBG Mobile in 2020

Blackpink released their first Korean studio album, The Album, on October 2, 2020, with "Lovesick Girls" as its third and main single.[127] Leading up to the exclusive video premiere of their music video for "Lovesick Girls," Blackpink appeared on Youtube's new original music show Released as its first featured artist, which included "unfiltered access" moments of the group.[128] The Album peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 and the UK Album Chart, making Blackpink the highest-charting Korean female act on each chart.[129][130] The album also set a first-week album sales record for a Korean girl group, with 590,000 copies sold in just one day after the physical album's release.[131] Blackpink became the first-ever million-selling K-pop girl group with The Album, selling approximately 1.2 million copies in less than one month after release.[132] The group's first documentary film, Blackpink: Light Up the Sky, premiered on Netflix on October 14, 2020 and covered the four years since the group's debut in 2016. The documentary included footage from their training days, looks at their home lives, behind-the-scenes stories and interviews with the members, as well as glimpses into the making of The Album.[133] Blackpink performed "Lovesick Girls" on Good Morning America and Jimmy Kimmel Live! in the United States on October 21.[134] The successful release of The Album, combined with the group's Netflix documentary, resulted in Blackpink topping Bloomberg's Pop Star Power Ranking for the month of October; Blackpink are the first Korean artist to top the ranking since its inception in April of that year.[135][136]

On December 2, Blackpink announced their collaboration with YouTube Music for their first livestream concert. The live event, dubbed as "The Show," was initially set to take place on December 27, 2020, but due to new COVID-19 pandemic regulations that were introduced in South Korea, it was rescheduled.[137] It then took place on January 31, 2021, and later became available for purchase on YouTube Music.[138]

Public image and reception

Fans cheering at Blackpink's Kyocera Dome concert in Osaka, December 2018

Since their debut, Blackpink have emerged as a prominent act in K-pop and have been described as the "biggest girl group in the world",[139][140][141] "biggest K-pop girl band on the planet",[142] and "K-pop Queens".[21] They have gained immense popularity in South Korea, with Forbes Korea Power Celebrity named Blackpink the most powerful celebrities in South Korea in 2019 and the third most powerful celebrities in 2020.[143][144] Multiple international media outlets, such as Forbes, Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter, have recognized the group's popularity and their contribution in spreading the Korean Wave around the world.[21][145][146][147] Blackpink were cited by Rolling Stone as an exception to the stereotype that most successful K-pop acts in the United States are boy groups.[148] The group were also credited as one of the two acts leading the Korean music industry growth by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).[149] Blackpink have appeared in multiple power listings and were the first girl group to be included in Forbes' 30 Under 30 Asia.[145][150] They were also included in the 2019 Time 100 Next list of rising stars who are shaping the future of various fields worldwide, credited with "heralding a new era of Korean acts stepping past language barriers to play global stages" when they became the first K-pop girl group to perform at Coachella.[151][152] Blackpink was named the biggest music act in the world in the month of October 2020 according to Bloomberg's Pop Star Power Ranking, a first for a Korean act.[153]

Blackpink have amassed a large following on social media and streaming platforms. They became the most-subscribed music group on YouTube in September 2019 and,[154] as of January 2021, they are the second most-subscribed music act and the most-subscribed female act, with over 55 million subscribers.[155] 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, Rosé and Jisoo, respectively.[156][157][158] Blackpink became the most-followed girl group on Spotify in November 2019;[159][160] as of January 2021, they have accumulated over 17.8 million followers.[161]

Blackpink's influence beyond music, especially in South Korea, extends to fashion.[162] Each member has served as global ambassadors for different luxury brands: Jisoo for Dior,[163] Jennie for Chanel,[164] Rosé for Yves Saint Laurent,[165] and Lisa for Bulgari and Celine.[166][167] Additionally, Blackpink have been credited for drawing international attention to South Korea's traditional costume hanbok through their modern re-interpretations of the costume in their "How You Like That" music video and stage performances.[168][169] Blackpink's image emphasizes fashion and individuality: Jennie stated that fashion "definitely empowers us as much as music does" in an interview with Elle magazine, and Rosé described their music and fashion as inseparable.[139] Their fashion has stood out for blending both group uniformity and individual tastes and styles.[170]

Other ventures


Blackpink in a 2018 advertisement for Shopee

Blackpink have acquired numerous endorsement deals in various industries throughout their career. Globally, Blackpink were ambassadors for Kia Motors, which also served as title sponsor for the group's In Your Area World Tour.[171] In North America, Blackpink partnered with toy company Jazwares to create a collection of dolls styled in outfits from their music videos, as well as other collectible toy lines.[172][173] In June 2020, Blackpink collaborated with ZEPETO, a South Korean 3D avatar service operated by Naver Z, to offer fans characters that correspond to each member that allow fans to see the characters sing and dance, as well as take pictures together on the app.[174] Blackpink's virtual fan-sign event on the app was popular among international fans, with the serivce surpassing 30 million participants as of September 11, 2020 and the number of new users increasing by 300,000 following the release of the "Ice Cream" dance performance video.[175] Additionally, the group also teamed up with the popular battle royale game PUBG Mobile to release collaborative content and events within the game.[176][177]

In Asia, Blackpink endorsed Samsung, working with the company on multiple campaigns to promote its electronics products, such as the #danceAwesome challenge to promote Galaxy A.[178] In August 2019, Samsung launched a Blackpink Special Edition set in Southeast Asia, comprising its Galaxy A80, Galaxy Watch Active, and Galaxy Buds.[179][180] The group featured Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy Buds in their "Kill This Love" music video.[181] In November 2018, Blackpink became the first-ever regional brand ambassadors for Singaporean e-commerce platform, Shopee, as part of its partnership with YG Group in Southeast Asia and Taiwan.[182] Thai bank KBank began its partnership with Blackpink in November 2019.[183] In September 2020, Blackpink became spokesperson for Pepsi in the Asia-Pacific region, including Greater China, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.[184] Philippine telecommunications company Globe Telecom began its partnership with Blackpink in December 2020 as its brand ambassadors.[185]

In South Korea, Blackpink have been brand ambassadors or spoke-models of sportswear brand Adidas,[186] luxury hotel and resort Paradise City,[187] contact lens brand Olens,[188] and hair-care brand Mise-En-Scène.[189] In July 2018 and August 2020, the group ranked first among all artists in brand reputation based on analyses by The Korea Reputation Research Institute, making them the only female act to do so.[190][191] In May 2017, Blackpink became honorary ambassadors for customs service company Incheon Main Customs; banners and videos featuring their images would greet foreign travelers at Incheon International Airport.[192] In April 2018, Blackpink began advertising Sprite Korea.[193] In January 2019, the group became the face of Woori Bank.[194] The group also endorsed and collaborated with other high-end brands, such as sportswear brands Puma and Reebok,[195][196] luxury fashion houses Louis Vuitton and Dior Cosmetics,[197][198] cosmetics brand Moonshot,[199] handbag brand St. Scott London,[200] and department store Shibuya 109.[201] Blackpink also released merchandise in collaboration with Tokyo Girls Collection x Cecil McBee in Japan.[202]


In December 2018, Blackpink donated their prize money from the Elle Style Awards 2018, worth 20 million (around US$16,630), to low-income and single-parent households in South Korea.[203] In April 2019, Blackpink made a donation of ₩40 million (around US$33,300) to the Hope Bridge Association of the National Disaster Relief for the victims of the Goseong wildfire in South Korea.[204] In April 2020, Blackpink released face masks via UMG-affiliated merchandising company Bravado; all proceeds benefited the Recording Academy’s MusiCares initiative, which launched a relief fund in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the music industry.[205] In December 2020, the group called for action on climate change and promoted the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), hoping their fans will "join us on this journey" to "learn about what's happening, what needs to happen and how we can play our part."[206] On February 25, 2021, Blackpink were formally appointed official advocates for COP26 in Seoul, where they received a personal appreciation letter written by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, for their work in the spread of climate change awareness.[207][208]

Awards and achievements

Blackpink's accolades include three People's Choice Awards, a Teen Choice Award, an MTV Video Music Award, nine Gaon Chart Music Awards, six Golden Disc Awards, five Melon Music Awards, eight Mnet Asian Music Awards, two Seoul Music Awards, and five Guinness World Records.

Their music video for "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" became the most-watched music video by a South Korean group in January 2019 and became the first K-pop group music video to surpass one billion views in November 2019.[209][210] Following the release of "How You Like That" and its music video on June 26, 2020, Blackpink broke five Guinness World Records, including those for the most-viewed YouTube video in the first 24 hours of release (with 86.3 million views) and the most viewers for a video premiere on YouTube (reaching 1.66 million peak concurrent viewers for the live premiere).[211][212]

Blackpink were recognized as one of the ten "2020 Visionary" figures, selected by CJ E&M, who inspired the global public with their pioneering work in Korean pop culture in 2020.[213]



Korean albums

Japanese albums

Concerts and tours

Headlining tours

Headlining concerts

  • Blackpink Japan Premium Debut Showcase (2017)



  1. ^ Cameo in the first episode.

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