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L - R: Jennie, Lisa, Jisoo, Rosé

BLΛƆKPIИK is a South Korean Girl Group produced by YG Entertainment. They are the first girl group that debuted under YG after 2NE1. The group is currently YG Entertainment's only girl group, with Lisa being the agency's first foreign artist. Despite their domestic and international success, the group has yet to release a full-length album, but all of their singles produced impressive results and broke records in the Korean music industry.

The group debuted on August 8, 2016, with their single Square One, which featured the double title songs "WHISTLE" and "BOOMBAYAH," the former being their first number one hit in Korea, while the latter their first number-one hit on Billboard World Digital Songs chart, which set the record as the most-viewed debut music video by a Korean act. The group's success led to the release of the single Square Two in November of the same year, containing "Playing with Fire" and "Stay", and became their second single to hit number one on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart. In 2017, the single "As If It's Your Last" debuted at number one on Billboard's World Digital Song chart and gained more than 11 million views on YouTube within 17 hours of its release, becoming the fastest music video to exceed 10 million views by a Korean pop group.


In 2019, the music video for Kill This Love broke the record for the fastest video to reach 100 million YouTube viewsnote 

Their own reality show "BLACKPINK HOUSE," was aired in 2018 on the official YouTube channel/V Live channel. The show features the girls having a 100-day vacation given to them by the CEO.

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  • Jisoo (Kim Jisoo, born January 3, 1995) – Lead Vocalist, Visual
  • Jennie (Kim Jennie, born January 16, 1996) - Main Rapper, Lead Vocalist
  • Rosé (Roseanne Parknote , born February 11, 1997) - Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer
  • Lisa (Lalisa Manobannote , born March 27, 1997) - Main Dancer, Lead Rapper, Sub-Vocalist, Maknae
     Korean Discography 
  • SQUARE ONE'' (2016)
  • SQUARE TWO'' (2016)
  • 마지막처럼note  (2017)
Mini Albums:
  • SQUARE UP (2018)
  • Kill This Love (2019)
     Japanese Discography 
  • BLACKPINK (2017)
    Social Media 

BLACKPINK provides examples of:

    Band and Member Tropes 
  • Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: Rosè shows off that she can rotate her arm 360 degrees in Knowing Brothers.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Lisa, being the maknae, counts as this.
  • Bare Your Midriff: All over the place; especially in live performances.
  • Big Eater: In BLACKPINK HOUSE where they eat in every episode. Especially Rosè. Lampshaded multiple times in the editors' captions, or when ordering large amounts of food.
  • Big Little Brother: Gender Inverted. Rosè and Lisa are the tallest members.
  • Born Unlucky:
    • On Running Man, Lisa. She somehow got into the only 'R' out of 64 tiles when all she had to do was avoid it. Lampshaded at the start of the episode where Blackpink were asked who the unluckiest member was, and they all pointed to Lisa. Contrast with Jennie, who is Born Lucky. Jennie proved this when she won a game against Lisa in one shot (once again, on Running Man).
    • Lisa lost every bet she made on BLACKPINK HOUSE, four to Rosé (three during archery and one for sledding) and one to Jennie (bowling).
  • But Not Too Foreign:
    • Rosé was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia when she was 8, but her parents are Korean.
    • Jennie has shades of this as well, having spent her formative years in New Zealand.
  • Butt-Monkey: Lisa, usually, but the other members have their moments.
  • Catchphrase: "BLACKPINK in your area..."
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Jisoo, to the point of rubbing it off on Lisa too.
  • Cry Cute: Rosè, which is good because she cries often. In BLACKPINK HOUSE Episode 3, she cried because her pet fish died. Episode 4, she cried when Lisa's parents showed up and almost cried again at a good view. Episode 7, she cried Tears of Joy because the noodles tasted good (...and many more)
  • Cuckoosnarker: Jisoo can say the most random things with a completely straight face.
  • Dancing Is Serious Business: Lisa is considered one of the best dancers of the new generation of idols.
    • Their first performance video was this.
  • Deliberately Cute Child: Lisa, so much. The worst part is that it's adorable, so the members let it slide all the time.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: A large portion of BLINKS are females, shown here where the audience goes WILD after Jennie sings "unnie" instead of "oppa".
  • Expy: Somewhat to their seniors 2NE1.
    • Jennie -> CL (Main rapper, unofficial leader)
    • Lisa -> Minzy (Main dancer, lead rapper, maknae)
    • Jisoo -> Dara (Face of the group, sub-vocalist)
    • Rosé -> Bom (Main vocalist)
      • Jennie has also been compared to G-Dragon of Big Bang.
  • The Fashionista: Jennie. She has earned the nickname "Human Gucci" as she often wears expensive clothing from Gucci. She is also a brand ambassador for Chanel Korea.
  • Genki Girl: Lisa and Rosé. Best friends wreak havoc together.
  • Gratuitous English: Averted. Jennie spent years of her childhood in New Zealand and Rosé was born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, and even Lisa is fluent. Jisoo is not comfortable with speaking in English, but she understands it well.
  • Informed Ability: "Jisoo is apparently pro at basketball..."
  • Inseries Nickname: Jisoo is "Jichu", Jennie is "Jendukie", Rosé is "Pasta" and Lisa is "Nallalisa"/"Jolisa"/"Yolisa". They're all puns.
  • Jack-of-All-Trades: Jennie can rap, sing, dance, and is cute as a button to top it off. Lampshaded in Weekly Idol Ep. 277 where she says "I'm above average for dance, rap, singing and visuals."
  • The Leader: Averted. They've said multiple times that they have no official leader.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: Rosè and Lisa. The fact that they argue has been mentioned multiple times (by Jisoo on Running Man and by Rosè in BLACKPINK HOUSE) but each time they emphasise that the arguing is fine because they love each other.
    "We fight sometimes but I love you a lot!" - Rosè in BLACKPINK HOUSE Episode 5
  • Multiethnic Name: Jennie Kim and Roseanne Park. It's notable that Rosè, who was born in New Zealand, has a Korean name Chaeyoung, but Jennie's name is really just Jennie, even though she was born in Korea.
  • The Nicknamer: Jisoo's made it a hobby. See above.
  • Only Sane Man: Jennie, most of the time, but she can be just as dorky as the others.
  • Older Than They Look: Jisoo is the oldest, but it's not a surprise that people mistake her for one of the younger kids.
  • Pretty in Mink: Jennie wore one during a live performance at the Melon Music Awards.
  • She's Got Legs: Tallest members Rosè and Lisa. The stylists seem to have noticed.
  • Stage Names: Rosé and Lisa. Short for Roseanne (Rosé's English name) and Lalisa respectively.
  • Surprisingly Good English: Rosé hails from Australia, Jennie from New Zealand. Lisa is fluent too.
  • Trying Not to Cry: Lisa in Episode 4 of BLACKPINK HOUSE when her parents arrived.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Jennie and Jisoo towards Lisa.
    Music Tropes 
  • Boastful Rap: Jennie and Lisa's raps in BOOMBAYAH.
  • Caps Lock: The official Youtube channel had the English translations of the song titles always in caps lock, until Kill This Love.
  • Chronological Album Title: SQUARE ONE and SQUARE TWO. And then there comes ''SQUARE UP''.
  • Lighter and Softer:
    • STAY, compared to both BOOMBAYAH and PLAYING WITH FIRE. WHISTLE falls in the middle.
    • AS IF IT'S YOUR LAST is a much lighter song that strays away from the hip-hop genre completely.
  • Melismatic Vocals: "BLACKPINK in your area..." in the middle of BOOMBAYAH.
  • One-Word Title: WHISTLE, BOOMBAYAH, and STAY.
  • Silly Love Song: AS IF IT'S YOUR LAST.
  • Singer Name Drop:
    • "BLACKPINK in your area..." BOOMBAYAH, AS IF IT'S YOUR LAST, andKill This Love.
    • BLACKPINK is the revolution" in Forever Young''.
  • Surprisingly Good English: All of their songs contain English lyrics, and they're very good for a Korean-produced song (presumably because Rose and Jennie grew up in Australia and New Zealand respectively). The Japanese songs even have their rap verses written in full English.
  • T-Word Euphemism: Lisa has "Middle finger up, f you pay me" in BOOMBAYAH and "F a love song, I need you to say it" in Really.
  • Translated Cover Version: Each of their singles have a Japanese version, complete with music videos.
    Music Video Tropes 

Alternative Title(s): Blackpink House


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