BLACKPINK is a South Korean girls’ band formed by YG Entertainment, consisting of members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa. The band 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 US Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart, respectively. band BLACKPINK is the most successful Korean girls’ band globally and has often been dubbed the ‘biggest girls’ band in the world.’
They are 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 one with BORN PINK (2022), which is the best-selling album of all time by a Korean girls’ band and the first to sale more than two million copies. They were the first girls’ band to top Billboard’s Artist 100 and the first Korean girls’ band to enter and top Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart. BLACPINK was also the first female Korean act to receive a certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) with their single ‘Ddu-Du Ddu-Du’ (2018), whose music video was the first by a Korean band to surpass one billion views and is currently the most-viewed by a Korean band on YouTube.
Their 2018 song ‘Kiss and Make Up’, a collaboration with Dua Lipa, was the first by a Korean band to receive a certification from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and a platinum certification from the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). The band’s debut studio album, The Album, (2020) was the first album by a Korean girls’ band to sale over one million copies and was the highest-charting female Korean album on the Billboard 200 at number two, both records that were surpassed by their follow-up album BORN PINK (2022).
BORN PINK was the first album by a K-pop girls’ group in history to reach number-one on the Billboard 200 as well as the UK Albums Chart. The album’s lead single ‘Pink Venom’ (2022) was also the first song by a Korean band to top the ARIA Singles Chart and the first song by a female Korean act to top the Billboard Global 200.
Which BLACKPINK member hoodie did you like? Let us know in the comments below.