BLACKPINK ( also styled as BLΛƆKPIIK or Black Pink ) is a South Korean girl group formed in 2016 by YG Entertainment. The group consists of four members: Jisoo , Jennie , Rosé and Lisa. They debuted on August 8, 2016 with the single album Square One.
Blackpink became YG Entertainment’s first girl group since 2NE1 debuted in 2009. Their first five singles have sold 113,000 digital copies in the United States, and all of their albums have reached the top of the Billboard digital album chart ; Blackpink topped the Social 50 chart for Korean girl groups; they became the first Korean artist to hit YouTube’s Top 25 Summer Songs with the single ” As If It’s Your Last .”
As of 2019, Blackpink is the highest K-pop girl group on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 , reaching # 41 and # 24 with Kill This Love . They are the first and only K-pop girl group to enter the Billboard and Top Billboard charts . They are also the first K-pop girl group to have four number one singles on Billboard’s worldwide digital song sales chart . At the time of Ddu-Du’s release, Ddu-Du was the most watched Korean music video in its first 26 hours on YouTube.and in January 2016 it became the most watched K-pop group music video on the website.