Jisoo, Jennie, Rose, and Lisa — better known as Blackpink, broke big in the U.S. this year. It because of their several successful singles and a high-profile Netflix documentary “Light Up the Sky”
After becoming the first K-pop girl group to perform at Coachella, the girls took to collaborating with such A-list artists as Lady Gaga — their sweet duet, “Sour Candy,” appears on Gaga’s “Chromatica” album — and Selena Gomez.
Their latest music video, “How You Like That,” garnered 86.3 million views in 24 hours on YouTube when it debuted in June, setting a record.
The eight-song collection topped the iTunes chart in 57 regions around the world and made Blackpink the first-ever million-selling K-pop girl group — a quarter of those album sales coming from the U.S. (Blackpink is signed to YG Entertainment in Korea.)
In fact, “Ice Cream,” Blackpink’s joint single with Gomez, has found a welcoming home on Top 40 radio, where it’s amassed more than 40,000 spins since its August release.
It’s no wonder listeners are so easily hooked on “Ice Cream” — it was co-written by Ariana Grande and collaborators Tommy Brown and Victoria Monét.
“It’s a song with a bubbly and lively charm. We think people enjoy it because it’s an easy song to just chill out to!”
With live music appearances on hold, until it’s safe to gather again, the group is anxious to get back on the road so it can deliver for its fans, known as Blinks.