BLACKPINK LANDS FIRST #1 ALBUM IN U.S. AND CANADA WITH HISTORY-MAKING BORN PINK
WORLD TOUR KICKING OFF OCTOBER 15
25 SEPTEMBER 2022 (TORONTO, ON) – Today, BLACKPINK rewrites the record books by claiming their first #1 album in the U.S. and Canada with BORN PINK making them the first girl group to top the Billboard 200 since 2008. Stream HERE via YG Entertainment / Interscope Records / Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company. The blockbuster project, which contains global hits “Pink Venom” and “Shut Down,” sold 102,000 album equivalent units in its first week of release. In doing so, BLACKPINK becomes the first female K-pop act in history to reach the top of the Billboard 200.
In addition to conquering America, BORN PINK has been a chart phenomenon all around the world. BLACKPINK’s sophomore set has also debuted at #1 in Canada and the U.K. making them the first K-pop girl group to debut at #1 with over 20,000 album equivalent units in its first week.
The release of BORN PINK was accompanied by the ferocious music video for their latest single “Shut Down,”which has already amassed more than 115 million views. Watch it HERE. It follows the unstoppable “Pink Venom,” which topped the Billboard Global 200 and debuted at No.1 on Spotify’s Global Top Songs Chart. The song’s dazzling video also conquered YouTube, accruing over 90.4 million views within the first 24 hours.
BLACKPINK will kick off their world tour at the KSPO DOME in Seoul Olympic Park on October 15. The group will then visit the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, among others, before landing in New Zealand on June 21, 2023. A full list of dates is linked HERE.
BORN PINK TRACKLIST:
- Pink Venom
- Shut Down
- Typa Girl
- Yeah Yeah Yeah
- Hard to Love
- The Happiest Girl
- Ready for Love
Download press photo HERE. Credit YG Entertainment
One of the most massively successful K-pop groups in music history, BLACKPINK have redefined the global pop landscape since first bursting onto the scene in 2016. Along with boasting the #1 most-subscribed artist channel on YouTube, the South Korean quartet has achieved such boundary-defying milestones as scoring the highest-charting album by a female group in over a decade and becoming the first K-pop girl group ever to perform at Coachella (the largest music festival in the U.S.). Comprised of JISOO, JENNIE, ROSÉ and LISA—all immensely charismatic vocalists, dancers, and fast-rising fashion icons—BLACKPINK began their meteoric rise with their 2016 debut “SQUARE ONE” and further proved their crossover power with “SQUARE UP” (a 2018 release that quickly cracked the Billboard 200).
Soon after signing with Interscope Records through a global partnership with YG Entertainment, the group made their full-length debut with 2020’s immediately iconic THE ALBUM. THE ALBUM shot to #2 on the Billboard 200 and landed three singles on the Billboard Hot 100: “How You Like That” (the iconic single that shattered several YouTube records, including fastest video to cross 150 million views), “Ice Cream” (a collaboration with Selena Gomez that broke the record for highest-charting female K-pop group on the Hot 100), and “Lovesick Girls” (a track that’s sold over 1.4 million copies worldwide, making BLACKPINK the first K-pop girl group to sell over a million units). Through the years, BLACKPINK have also garnered a number of major awards (including an MTV Video Music Award for Song of the Summer as well as three E! People’s Choice Awards), collaborated with superstars like Dua Lipa and Lady Gaga, performed on “The Tonight Show,” and starred in BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky (a 2020 film hailed by the New York Times as an “endearing documentary that emphasizes each member’s individuality”). With over 6.3 billion career Spotify streams to date, BLACKPINK have unveiled their wildly anticipated sophomore album BORN PINK. In less than a month, the group will hit the road for their 2022/2023 world tour kicking off on October 15 in Seoul, South Korea.
BLACKPINK – ‘BORN PINK’ eAlbum
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