Happy Birthday to BLACKPINK and Blinks around the world! August 8th marked the superstar group's sixth year together! The group debuted in 2016 with their single album Square One, featuring hits "Whistle" and "Boombayah".
"Boombayah" has surpassed 1.4 billion views on YouTube over the years!
BLACKPINK has garnered some impressive accomplishments since their debut including "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 two with The Album (2020), which is also the best-selling album by a Korean girl group of all time and the first to sell more than one million copies. (Wikipedia) BLACKPINK was the first 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 group to surpass one billion views and is currently the most-viewed by a Korean group on YouTube.
Since their debut, the group has emerged as the "biggest girl group in the world", "biggest K-pop girl band on the planet", and "K-pop queens". They've been on numerous global magazines including the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine!
On the group's birthday, a former YG Creative Director posted some unreleased photos of BLACKPINK's pre-debut days! The girls looked so young and innocent!
Each member from BLACKPINK also celebrated their anniversary in their own way! Check it out!
BLACKPINK released their "Born Pink" world tour schedule starting October 15 -16 in Seoul, South Korea, and ending June 21, 2023 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Head to the official BLACKPINK world tour website for more information!
How did you celebrate BLACKPINK's birthday? What are you looking forward to the most this year?