Black Pink (Hangul: 블랙핑크), 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 on August 8, 2016, with their single Square One, which spawned their first number-one hit, "Whistle." The single also included "Boombayah," their first number-one hit on Billboard World Digital Songs chart, which set the record as the most-viewed debut music video by a Korean act. With the group's commercial success in their first five months, they were hailed as the New Artist of the Year at the 31st Golden Disc Awards and the 26th Seoul Music Awards.
Black Pink is the highest-charting female K-pop act on Billboard Social 50, peaking at number 15. They are also the first K-pop act to be on YouTube's Global Top 25 Summer Songs, with their 2017 hit "As If It's Your Last." They are also the first female K-pop act to have three number-one hits on Billboard's World Digital Song Sales chart.
Seoul, South Korea
K-pop, EDM, hip hop
Rosé said: "Blackpink is, we kind of felt like there are two colors that represented us
the most because we’re very girly, but at the same time, we’re very savage too"
A representative from YG said that Blackpink also means
"Pretty isn’t everything" and represents how the band members combine their skill and confidence for success.