The big day has finally arrived for K-pop fans. The countdown begins for four new faces to take over the world. In a few hours, Jennie, Lisa, Jisoo, and Rosé will set the stage for the next big music album that will rock the K-pop world.
According to a report by Soompi, Black Pink will be debuting on August 8 at 8 p.m KST. Two newfangled music videos will be released as debut tracks. The tracks are titled Whistle and Boombayah. The foursome’s debut showcase will air via Naver’s V app on August 8 at 3 p.m KST.
The launch today will be a big treat for K-pop lovers as they have been waiting for months for this new release. For some reason, YG Entertainment has been delaying the release the last few days, which has irked numerous fans.
According to Soompi, YG Entertainment introduced the young stars to the world in stages.
Member 1 is 19-year-old Jennie Kim. She is extremely talented and has participated in the music video for BIGBANG’s G-Dragon’s solo track, “That XX,” as the female protagonist. According to Soompi, Jennie is proficient in Korean, English, and Japanese. She has also been featured in G-Dragon’s “Black,” and SBS’s “Inkigayo.” Check out the teaser images of Jennie here.
Member 2 is Lisa, who is also 19. She has been trained for five years at YG. She is Thai but is fluent in Korean, English, and Japanese. Furthermore, she is known to have graceful dance dance moves. Check out the teaser images of Lisa here.
The third Black Pink member is Jisoo. On June 15, YG Entertainment released seven teaser images of Jisoo.
According to Soompi, the teaser images shows Jisoo flaunting her cute, innocent, and trendy looks. Jisoo is known for being talented. The 20-year-old has made her mark in dancing, singing, and acting. She’s quite popular among YG fans, as she has appeared in music videos for Epik High and Hi Suhyun’s music videos. She also made a cameo in KBS 2TV’s “Producer” alongside 2NE1’s Sandara Park and WINNER’s Kang Seung Yoon. Jisoo has also acted in several commercials. Check out the teaser images of Jisoo here.
The fourth and final member is Rosé. This Australian-born K-pop star turns 19 this year. She passed an audition for YG when she was 14 and has been a trainee for five years.
Rosé previously featured in G-Dragon’s song “Without You” which is included in his “One of a Kind” mini-album. At the time, the album only introduced her as “? of YG New Girl Group.”
The new girl group member is also skilled at playing the guitar. Check out the teaser images of Rosé here.
Explaining the reason behind the band name, a YG representative explained that while pink is described as the prettiest color, being pretty isn’t everything. Therefore, the team is beautiful but also talented, said a report by Soompi.
According to The Inquisitr, it was reported that Teddy Park has going the extra mile in helping Black Pink on their debut album. He has been composing songs that are tailor-made for the young K-pop girl group.
As reported by Inquisitr, Black Pink was reportedly planning on releasing five new songs, which will have full music videos before the year’s end.
While the whole of K-pop community is gung-ho about Black Pink, the South Korean entertainment industry as a whole is suffering the wrath of China, which is banning all K-drama and K-pop actors in the country.
Recently, a fan meet by Kim Woo Bin and Bae Suzy was cancelled in China.
We must wait and watch if China will be kind to Black Pink.
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