‘TikTok Stage with BLACKPINK’ to stream on Oct. 21

"TikTok Stage with BLACKPINK" will start streaming at 6 PM Philippine Standard Time on Wednesday, Oct. 21.
Image credit: YG Entertainment

YG Entertainment surprised BLACKPINK fans — called BLINKS — this morning when it announced on Twitter a live event on Oct. 21 called “TikTok Stage with BLACKPINK”.

“TikTok Stage with BLACKPINK” will start streaming at 6 PM Philippine Standard Time (PST) on Wednesday, Oct. 21. YG Entertainment posted the announcement shortly before the Twitter Blueroom live Q&A with the world’s biggest girl group, whose Netflix documentary “BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky” will premiere today on the streaming platform at 3 PM PST.

TikTok Stage

The TikTok Stage is becoming a popular live event platform for K-pop idols. In May, TikTok launched live vertical-format K-pop concerts for the first time. These were two free concerts called “TikTok Stage Live From Seoul” on May 25 and “TikTok Stage With HIPHOPPLAYA” on May 27.

While YG Entertainment did not divulge more details about “TikTok Stage with BLACKPINK” in its tweet, one of the photos it posted said fans could “win a chance to attend #TikTokStageWithBLACKPINK”.

October has been a momentous month for BLACKPINK, which launched “THE ALBUM”, its first full album in South Korea, on Oct. 2.

BLACKPINK has been breaking records left and right. “THE ALBUM” debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200, and at No. 2 in the UK and No. 7 in Germany. Meanwhile, in South Korea they sold 589,000 copies of “THE ALBUM” on the launch day of the physical album on Oct. 6. This broke both the first-day sales and first-week sales records for girl group albums on Hanteo Chart.

Netflix documentary

BLACKPINK has also made history with “BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky”, which is the first Netflix K-pop original documentary. In fact, Netflix has only featured three female artists in a documentary before “BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky”: Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Taylor Swift.

Nylon said the documentary was an unguarded look at the world’s biggest girl group.

“Lisa’s answer to that question was also really illuminating. She says, ‘It doesn’t matter if we grow old or get replaced by a new generation as long as there are still people who remember that we shone so bright.’ As women in the music industry, there’s this idea that they have to fight for relevance as they grow older. But Lisa has such a positive mindset.

“It’s very Lisa. I love that about her. She’s very happy. She makes the most of things, and you can tell that she’s really enjoying this moment.”

Indeed, as they promised four years ago when they debuted on Aug. 8, 2016, BLACKPINK is the revolution.