BLACKPINK – South Korean EDM, K-pop, and hip-hop group
South Korean group BLACKPINK (also written as Black Pink and BLΛƆKPIИK) was formed in 2016 with the support of SM Entertainment. The lineup includes Jisoo, Jennie, Lisa, and Rosé.
At the beginning of 2016, SM Entertainment held auditions to find members for a girl band. Before that, the company mostly specialized in creating boy bands. Its previous experience with a girl group dates back to 2010. At that time, they worked with 2NE1.
In June 2016, the lineup was finalized. In August, the group already recorded its first single “Whistle”. The producers were Teddy Park and Future Bounce. The song was written by Kim Hanbin, Teddy Park, and Bekuh BOOM. The single topped South Korea Gaon Digital Chart and came in second on US World Digital Songs. At that time, many event organizers tried to book Black Pink’s performance.