This girl group debuted approximately 7 years after 2NE1 under YG Entertainment.
They are sometimes referred to as “블핑” (Bulping) or “젠츄리챙” (JenchuriChaeng).
The group decided not to have a separate team greeting, and they attempted to include pre-debut greetings but found it unsuitable and chose not to use them.
In most interviews, Jisoo and Jennie, the unnies (older sisters) of the group, handle them. Rosé takes care of English interviews and acceptance speeches at award shows. According to V LIVE channel Plus, they decide the victory remarks with a game of rock-paper-scissors.
In 2013, before their debut, Will Smith and Jaden Smith, who were in Korea to promote the movie “AFTER EARTH,” visited YG Entertainment’s headquarters and even danced in front of them.
Most BLACKPINK songs include the lyrics “BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA” or “BLACKPINK IS THE REVOLUTION,” which can be considered as their signature sound and catchphrase symbolizing BLACKPINK.
Through V LIVE Plus, it was revealed that BLACKPINK member Jennie plays Overwatch! So, you can often find her playing in the comments with fans. BLACKPINK’s V LIVE channel Plus also confirmed that Jisoo plays Overwatch, MapleStory, and Battlegrounds! In BLACKPINK’s reality show, ‘BLACKPINK House,’ there’s a scene where Jisoo is seen installing Battlegrounds on Steam. Lisa seems to enjoy playing Assassin’s Creed. While in BLACKPINK House, Lisa playfully teased Jisoo for doing something unnecessary while playing Cookie Run
There are no members with a Korean consonant ending in the activity name. There are also no members with the letter “ㅇ” in the activity name.
“Jisoo and Jennie did aerial yoga together, but now they exercise separately. Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa do Pilates, while Jisoo mentioned that she doesn’t have a regular exercise routine but prefers to do exercises she feels like doing at the moment.
They often receive compliments for their stage outfits on various online communities. All the members have a great fashion sense, and it’s highly praised.
In the music video for ‘As If It’s Your Last,’ there was a scene where they made the ‘L.O.V.E’ sign with their hands as an ending pose, but YG Entertainment suggested changing it to a hand kiss gesture towards the end. However, as they continued to perform, they changed the ending pose in various ways to delight their fans.
After the release of ‘As If It’s Your Last,’ they started their radio activities. Starting with Lee Guk-joo’s ‘Young Street’ on June 26th, they have appeared on a total of nine radio shows as of August 1st.
On August 8th, 2017, to commemorate their one-year anniversary since debut, they held a fan meeting called “PINK THEATER” at Yeongdeungpo Times Square CGV. It was open for application only to V LIVE paid channel subscribers.
Except for ‘Whistle’ and ‘Stay,’ BLACKPINK’s music videos have all been directed by Seo Hyun-seung. ‘Whistle’ was directed by Cho Beom-jin, and ‘Stay’ was directed by Han Sa-min.
On August 9th, 2017, BLACKPINK’s YouTube channel surpassed a total of 1 billion views.
Since their trainee days, they have kept male and female trainees in separate practice areas. Even after becoming an idol group, they strictly prohibited plastic surgery and dating.
In the teaser video for the movie ‘Justice League,’ the music video for ‘As If It’s Your Last’ played. Ben Affleck, who played Batman, was seen sitting in a chair, looking at something with a furrowed brow, and behind him, the music video for ‘As If It’s Your Last’ was playing on a monitor screen. Ezra Miller, who played the Flash, expressed his love for BLACKPINK too. The music video also made an appearance in the main film.
“The debut song ‘Whistle’ was inserted as part of the OST for the American drama ‘The Bold Type.’
Since their ‘As If It’s Your Last’ activities, BLACKPINK has been using custom microphones in pink, which follows YG Entertainment’s tradition of matching the microphone color with the debut album cover. Additionally, when they engage in solo activities, they use custom microphones in different colors.
In the year 2017, they released only one single track despite their rising popularity as rookies. Surprisingly, even though they are gaining immense popularity, Yang Hyun-suk, the founder of YG Entertainment, seemed to be taken aback by their extensive workload. He stated that their next album would be a mini-album, implying that it might take a bit more time.”
“Due to their long hiatus, when BLACKPINK made their comeback with ‘Ddu-Du Ddu-Du,’ they gained explosive popularity. Fans even joked that YG Entertainment might be extending the hiatus to break their own records. During ‘Ddu-Du Ddu-Du’ promotions, Jisoo and Jennie appeared on the Korean variety show ‘Running Man,’ where the ‘Running Man’ members jokingly sent a video message to Yang Hyun-suk, saying, ‘We want to see BLACKPINK more often.’
All members of BLACKPINK do not have siblings. Jisoo has an older brother and sister, while Rosé has an older sister. Jennie and Lisa are only daughter
None of the members of BLACKPINK drink alcohol.
On the day they released their first mini-album, ‘SQUARE UP,’ all the members created personal Instagram accounts. Within just four days of opening, all four members had over 3 million followers each.
After the release of their music video on YouTube, within the first 24 hours, ‘Ddu-Du Ddu-Du’ garnered approximately 33 million views, making it the second-highest among female artists worldwide, just behind Taylor Swift’s ‘Look What You Made Me Do.’ Subsequently, the 24-hour view count for ‘Ddu-Du Ddu-Du,’ as reported by YouTube, was approximately 36 million views, making it the most-watched K-POP music video within the first 24 hours.
On November 15, 2015, a fan passing by the YG Entertainment building recorded the sound of music and uploaded it to Instagram. It became a hot topic among international BLINKs when it was revealed that the song playing was ‘Forever Young.’ According to the post, fans initially thought it was 2NE1.
During an appearance on KBS 2FM’s ‘Volume Up’ with Akdong Musician’s Suhyun, Jennie mentioned that ‘Really’ and ‘See You Later’ were songs they had from their debut days.
BLACKPINK holds the record for the most-watched dance practice videos among K-POP artists. While the dance practice videos for ‘Ddu-Du Ddu-Du’ and ‘Kill This Love’ had already surpassed 300 million views, the dance practice video for ‘How You Like That,’ uploaded in July 2020, achieved an unprecedented view count. It reached 500 million views in just six months, becoming the first K-POP video to achieve this milestone. All 11 of their dance practice videos have now surpassed 100 million views.”
“In August 2018, BLACKPINK’s official YouTube channel surpassed 10 million subscribers, earning them the Diamond Creator Award at the YouTube Creator Awards, making them the first K-POP girl group to achieve this milestone. In October 2020, they went on to surpass 50 million subscribers, receiving the YouTube 50 Million Award, becoming the first Korean channel to do so.
It was announced in October 2018 that BLACKPINK would feature in Dua Lipa’s new song. The song is titled ‘Kiss and Make Up,’ and Dua Lipa initiated the collaboration request.
Their debut physical album, ‘SQUARE UP,’ released in 2018, sold even more copies in 2020 than in 2019. Just two years after their debut, they held a solo concert in South Korea following their Japanese tour, fulfilling one of BLINK’s greatest wishes. The concert took place on November 10th and 11th at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena.
Since their participation in the 2019 Coachella Arts and Music Festival in the United States, BLACKPINK’s recognition in the U.S. has significantly increased. They are now widely recognized as one of the most prominent K-POP groups in the U.S. and maintain a strong global fan base.
BLACKPINK consistently ranks in the top positions on the Billboard Social 50 chart, being the only girl group to achieve such long-term success.
YG Entertainment announced that BLACKPINK’s worldwide tour in six cities sold out, breaking records by grossing over a million dollars per concert.
On November 11, 2019, the music video for ‘Ddu-Du Ddu-Du’ surpassed 1 billion views, becoming the first K-POP video to achieve this milestone. Despite various controversies and challenges, both domestically and internationally, the group received overwhelming support and love from their fandom.
On April 8, 2020, ‘Kill This Love’ became the first song by a Korean girl group to surpass 300 million streams on Spotify, setting another remarkable record on the world’s largest streaming platform.
On an episode of ‘Running Man,’ Jennie mentioned that Rosé and Lisa are physically strong.
As of January 2021, BLACKPINK’s first full-length album, ‘THE ALBUM,’ had sold approximately 1.72 million copies, setting a record as the first million-seller among K-POP girl groups with a single regular album.
On January 17, 2021, ‘How You Like That’ was used as background music in an NFL playoff game.
In February 2021, a ‘BLACK AND PINK’ burger was released in Thailand. While it was not an official collaboration, it was clearly influenced by BLACKPINK.
BLACKPINK’s albums are known for having a strong lineup of tracks that are well-received by fans. Songs like ‘Forever Young’ and ‘Pretty Savage’ even competed as title tracks and achieved impressive chart performance, even without official music videos. The related videos’ view counts skyrocketed.
Before taking the stage or going on air, BLACKPINK has a group cheer that seems a bit subdued. It’s said to have been created by Jisoo, and it’s like a low-five
When strawberry-flavored Oreos were released, the black and pink cookies reminded people of BLACKPINK, leading to memes like ‘BLACKPINK IN YOUR OREO.’ Starting from 2022 to 2023, Oreo collaborated with BLACKPINK to release the BLACKPINK Edition cookies.”