BLACKPINK POP UP STORE TO OPEN IN TORONTO NOVEMBER 4 AND 5
2 November 2022 (Toronto, ON) – Today, Bravado Canada and Universal Music Canada announced an exciting partnership with BLACKPINK to bring exclusive merch to a pop up in Toronto. BLINKs in Toronto will have the exclusive opportunity to shop a wide range of BLACKPINK merchandise, exclusive BLACKPINK apparel including hoodies, t-shirts and a beanie, only available at the pop-up shop. Following a three-day shopping experience in Los Angeles hosted by Spotify last month, fans will be immersed in a BLACKPINK experience.
The store will open at The Academy at Universal Music Canada (80 Atlantic Ave) on November 4 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and November 5 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (or while quantities last). The official line-up begins at 6 a.m. on November 4 outside 80 Atlantic Ave. There will be surprise giveaways for fans while supplies last.
Two years after their last release, THE ALBUM, BLACKPINK’s fab four—Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, Lisa —have dropped their new studio album, BORN PINK, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums chart.
The pop up launches ahead of the groups Canadian tour stop in Hamilton, Ontario on November 6 and 7, giving fans the opportunity to get merch ahead of the show. Listen to BORN PINK here.
Follow Universal Music Canada and @UMusic across all social platforms for more information and exclusive contest opportunities, using the hashtag #BlackPinkPopUpTO.
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, 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 released their wildly anticipated sophomore album BORN PINK. The group are currently on the road for their 2022/2023 world tour which kicked off on October 15 in Seoul, South Korea.
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