Calling all the Blinks: BLACKPINK is back in your area, and they’re topping the charts.
The South Korean girl group consisting of Jisoo, Jenni, Rosé and Lisa have released their second studio album, born pink, Friday and it has already reached number 1 in the US on iTunes, selling over 2 million records in the first week of pre-orders.
The album includes pre-released single, “Pink Venom”, which was a huge hit at last month’s MTV VMA Awards, and their latest single, “Shut Down”, which skyrocketed to number 1 in at least 48 countries on iTunes in less than a day.
The music video for “Shut Down,” which was released on Friday, is also breaking records, hitting 33 million views at the time of posting.
All eight tracks from the album simultaneously charted on the TOP 100 Chart of Melon, Korea’s largest music site, with “Shut Down” reaching number 6 within the first two hours of the album’s release.
Overall, the K-pop group’s latest album is widely received, with fans and music critics wondering if it has the chance to set a new record on Billboard’s “Billboard 200” major albums chart. . BLACKPINK reached number 2 on the Billboard 200 with their debut album of 2020, the top record for a Korean girl group. So far, only K-pop boy groups have reached the top spot, including BTS, SuperM, and Stray Kids.
This comeback was super important for the girls of BLACKPINK, and Lisa said billboard in a recent interview that they put a lot of thought into every detail of the album.
“Before our comebacks, we always get into long conversations about what we can do to improve,” Lisa said. “We try to bring out the best results by discussing our thoughts on music videos, outfits, choreography and even the smallest details such as hair colors.”
“I think our fans are as excited about our new album as we are. Their feedback is one of my biggest motivations. Their constant support always inspires me to aim for the best,” she said.
After a brief hiatus for each of the members to work on solo projects, the album also marks their return to the global stage, as BLACKPINK will embark on a world tour from October 2022 to June 2023.
YG Entertainment, the group’s label, announced the new album in July and added, “BLACKPINK will also be taking part in the biggest world tour in the history of a K-pop girl group by the end of the year. year to expand their relationship with fans around the world.”
The tour will begin in Seoul, South Korea, before bringing the band to the United States for several stops. In November and December, BLACKPINK will be in Europe, and in January, the group will play several concerts in Asia before heading to the United Arab Emirates, Australia and New Zealand.
born pink is now available on iTunes, Spotify and other streaming platforms.
Pleasemynews has reached out to a BLACKPINK representative for comment.