What you need to know about K-Pop sensations BlackPink

What to know about K-Pop band BlackPink

K-Pop sensations BlackPink will stop in Atlanta during the group’s short U.S. tour, performing at Gwinnett’s Infinite Energy Center this spring.

» K-Pop stars BlackPink coming to Atlanta on short spring tour

Here’s what you need to know about the group before they arrive in Atlanta.

The members are from all over the globe.

Based in South Korea, the four women who make up BlackPink are from different countries. Jisoo, the oldest at 24, was born in Seoul. Twenty-three-year-old Jennie lived in Auckland, New Zealand before moving to Seoul. Rosé, 21, lived in Australia before coming to Seoul as a teen. And Lisa, also 21, was born in Bangkok.

The band consists of rappers and singers.

Two of the women —Jennie and Lisa — are rappers. Jisoo and Rosé sing. Jennie and Rosé are fluent in English.

They are not overnight sensations.

Each member trained four to six years with YG Entertainment, their Korean record label, before appearing on the K-Pop scene, “Good Morning America” reported.

The group made history with one of their singles.

Their single “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” made history last year when it debuted at No. 55 on the Billboard Hot 100. The YouTube video for the song has been viewed more than 600 million times.

  • The name BlackPink, according to Billboard, “is representative of the act’s desire to surpass the typical perceptions of pink by reclaiming the color and turning it into a symbol for what they stand for: fiercely beautiful women who overflow with talent and set their eyes on dominating the industry.”
  • Their fans are known as “Blinks,” part black, part pink.

Their tour will kick off April 17 in Los Angeles and visit Infinite Energy Center at 8 p.m. May 5. Tickets, priced at $79-$269, will go on sale at 4 p.m. Feb. 20 via www.infiniteenergycenter.com and by calling 770-626-2464.