2016 – present (5 years)
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
- JENNIE (2016 – present)
- JISOO (2016 – present)
- LISA (2016 – present)
- ROSÉ (2016 – present)
BLACKPINK (블랙핑크; also stylized BLΛƆKPIИK) is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment, consisting of 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.
They are the highest-charting female Kpop act on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 13 with "Ice Cream" in which they were merely the featuring artist(2020), and on the Billboard 200, peaking at number two with THE ALBUM (2020), the first-ever album by a Korean female group to sell more than one million copies. They were also the female Korean act to enter and top Billboard's Emerging Artists chart and to top the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart three times and received a certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) with their hit single "DDU-DU DDU-DU" (2018).
They are the most-subscribed music group on YouTube currently. 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 Korean girl group). They are now looking forward to their solo careers.
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