Chosen by YG Leisure, a giant South Korean report label that screens performers for star high quality and trains them intensively, the quartet – Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa and Rosé – discovered worldwide stardom shortly after their 2016 debut.
Their first LP, “The Album,” bought a couple of million copies in lower than a month after its 2020 launch.
In a Time function marking the Entertainer of the Yr award, the group revisited their journey, from taking part in at Coachella in 2019 to performing “Pink Venom” on the VMAs earlier this 12 months.
“We put in a variety of work so we might appear to be superwomen,” rapper Jennie informed Time. “We’re very regular ladies, on the finish of the day.”
Speaking about their success – and the pressures that include it – Jennie mentioned the band carry out from the center.
“If we take into account this within the enterprise manner, we wouldn’t be capable of do that,” she mentioned.
A part of the group’s world success comes from their cosmopolitan backgrounds. Singer Rosé, who was born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, referred to as it “a plus” within the studio that they’re all from “totally different cultures.”
Jennie was born in South Korea however grew up in New Zealand, whereas dancer Lisa is from Thailand. Singer Jisoo is the one one of many group born and raised in South Korea.
Blackpink at present are performing throughout Europe till the top of the 12 months as a part of their “Born Pink” world tour, which kicked off in October.