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SuperStar YG game features BLACKPINK, YG artists

BLACKPINK fans can start pre-registering for the rhythm game SuperStar YG, which will be available on the App Store and Google Play.

Fans of the K-pop girl group BLACKPINK can start pre-registering for the official YG Entertainment rhythm game SuperStar YG.

The mobile game, which will feature the music of BLACKPINK and other YG Entertainment artists, is available for pre-order already on the App Store and Google Play. Apart from the music of BLACKPINK, SuperStar YG will also feature the hits of other YG Entertainment artists such as BIGBANG, iKON, Sechs Kies, AKMU, WINNER, and TREASURE.

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BTS label’s IPO another big hit for K-pop boy band

Big Hit Entertainment, the music label of popular K-pop boy group BTS, debuted at double the IPO price on the Korean stock market on Oct. 15.
Image credit: Big Hit Entertainment

Not only is BTS continuing to make history by dominating the music charts, but also their music label Big Hit Entertainment debuted at double the IPO price on the Korean stock market.

The hugely successful stock market debut has made Big Hit Founder and CEO Bang Si Hyuk the richest stockholder in the South Korean entertainment industry. He has now surpassed the wealth of the heads of South Korea’s Big 3 music labels: SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, and YG Entertainment.

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A Life Less Analog, Entertainment

‘BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky’ review: You never know

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Even if you don’t know anything about BLACKPINK or K-pop, the Netflix documentary “BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky” would still be worth watching because it’s a well-made film about four articulate female artists with compelling stories to tell.

For those of us who are BLINKS, however, watching “BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky” is a very emotional experience. Even those who were BLACKPINK fans from the very beginning of their journey will still feel awed and grateful. Our idols truly opened up to Korean American documentary director Caroline Suh and made themselves vulnerable. Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa spoke with so much insight and candor because they wanted to tell their story to the whole world. And it turns out that what they said in their song was true: you never know.

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BLACKPINK album debuts at No. 2 on US Billboard 200

On the Oct. 10 episode of Show! Music Core, BLACKPINK performed "Lovesick Girls" and "Pretty Savage" for the first time in public. "Lovesick Girls" is the title track of the BLACKPINK album. Image credit: YG Entertainment
On the Oct. 10 episode of Show! Music Core, BLACKPINK performed “Lovesick Girls” and “Pretty Savage” for the first time in public. “Lovesick Girls” is the title track of the BLACKPINK album. Image credit: YG Entertainment

The BLACKPINK album “THE ALBUM” has debuted at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 with 110,000 units earned, of which 81,000 are pure album sales.

Not only has the BLACKPINK album become the highest-charting K-pop girl group album in the history of the Billboard 200, but also BLACKPINK had the highest-charting album by an all-female group since Danity Kane in 2008.

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BLACKPINK ‘Light Up the Sky’ trailer up on Netflix

"Light Up the Sky' tells the story of Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa -- from their trainee days to the time they made history as the first K-pop girl group to perform at Coachella. Image credit: Netflix
‘BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky’ tells the story of Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa — from their trainee days to the time they made history as the first K-pop girl group to perform at Coachella. Image credit: Netflix

“But when it was the four of us, the whole thing worked.” The “Light Up the Sky” trailer for the BLACKPINK documentary of Netflix is already up on the streaming site. BLINKS should prepare to cry.

“BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky”, which streams on Oct. 14, is the very first Netflix K-pop original documentary. As promised when Netflix announced the documentary, “Light Up the Sky” includes never-before-seen footage — including the pre-debut days of the four young trainees who would one day become the “biggest girl group in the world“.

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‘Lovesick Girls’ MV teaser released by BLACKPINK

Jisoo concept teaser for "THE ALBUM". Jisoo and Jennie are listed in the writing credits of "Lovesick Girls". Image credit: YG Entertainment
Jisoo concept teaser for “THE ALBUM”. Jisoo and Jennie are listed in the writing credits of “Lovesick Girls”. Image credit: YG Entertainment

The “Lovesick Girls” MV teaser is here, and Twitter is going crazy over this sneak peek at the music video of the title track of BLACKPINK’s first full album in South Korea.

On Sept. 28, YG Entertainment confirmed “Lovesick Girls” as the title track of “THE ALBUM”. The “Lovesick Girls” teaser poster showed members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa apparently posing as the two ships that the girl group’s fans — called BLINKS — are very familiar with: Chaesoo (Rosé and Jisoo) and Jenlisa (Jennie and Lisa). BLINKS were also overjoyed when yesterday’s tracklist poster revealed that Jisoo and Jennie were included in the writing credits of “Lovesick Girls“.

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BLACKPINK-Cardi B collab confirmed in album tracklist

YG Entertainment officially confirmed the BLACKPINK-Cardi B collab when it unveiled the tracklist poster of "THE ALBUM" this morning. Image credit: YG Entertainment
Image credit: YG Entertainment

It’s official: K-pop girl group BLACKPINK is collaborating with American rapper Cardi B. YG Entertainment officially confirmed the BLACKPINK-Cardi B collab when it unveiled the tracklist poster of “THE ALBUM” this morning.

“Bet You Wanna” is the BLACKPINK-Cardi B collab single. It also lists songwriter and OneRepublic lead vocalist Ryan Tedder in the writing credits. Meanwhile, BLACKPINK fans — called BLINKS — are also overjoyed to see the names of the girl group’s members Jisoo and Jennie in the writing credits of the title track “Lovesick Girls“.

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‘Lovesick Girls’ is BLACKPINK 1st full album title track

YG Entertainment has officially confirmed "Lovesick Girls" as the title track of "The Album", BLACKPINK's highly anticipated first full album in South Korea.Image credit: YG Entertainment
Image credit: YG Entertainment

(UPDATE) YG Entertainment has officially confirmed “Lovesick Girls” as the title track of “THE ALBUM”, BLACKPINK’s highly anticipated first full album in South Korea. The South Korean entertainment company posted the “Lovesick Girls” teaser poster this morning, and unveiled this concept teaser video this afternoon.

This is part of the daily countdown to the BLACKPINK album launch on Oct. 2. It features members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa apparently posing as the two ships that the girl group’s fans — called BLINKS — are very familiar with: Chaesoo (Rosé and Jisoo) and Jenlisa (Jennie and Lisa).

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A Life Less Analog, Entertainment, Technology

‘Ice Cream’ dance video, fansign event via ZEPETO app

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of “Ice Cream“, the highly anticipated collaboration between the popular K-pop girl group  BLACKPINK and international pop star Selena Gomez that was released on Aug. 28. BLACKPINK fans (more popularly known as BLINKS), however, were surprised when an “Ice Cream” dance performance video also came out after the music video.

This wasn’t the usual dance performance video K-pop fans are used to, however, but instead a virtual one created using the South Korean 3D avatar social network ZEPETO.

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‘Ice Cream’ MV: BLACKPINK, Selena Gomez in your area

Today is "Ice Cream" D-Day, as BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez  served up the "Ice Cream" single and music video (MV) at 1 PM Korean Standard Time (12 noon Philippine Standard Time).

Today is “Ice Cream” D-Day, as BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez  served up the “Ice Cream” single and music video (MV) at 1 PM Korean Standard Time (12 noon Philippine Standard Time).

Anticipation for the collaboration between the popular K-pop girl group and international pop star reached a fever pitch with the release of the “Ice Cream” MV teaser, which was uploaded yesterday. The “Ice Cream” MV teaser has already generated more than almost 15 million views on YouTube as of this writing.

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