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Black Pink makes long-awaited K-pop debut with 2 new videos

The girls do not disappoint.


Sherry Tucci


Posted on Aug 8, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 7:35 am CDT

The hype train has pulled into the station with the reveal of new K-pop girl group, Black Pink.

The four-member act released two tracks and accompanying music videos, “Boombayah” and “Whistle,” on Monday. All summer Korean entertainment company YG entertainment—home to hard-hitting names like Big Bang and 2NE1—has been building up Black Pink’s debut. 

Within about six hours of dropping, both songs climbed their way to the top of Korean music charts, according to Soompi. More importantly, the group did not disappoint.

The two songs are yin and yang, showing off two different sides of the girls’ styles, but tying together with the polished harmony associated with YG talent. “Boombayah” is the more powerful of the tracks, boasting a booming EDM beat and energetic choreography. Meanwhile “Whistle” has a more mellow sound, showing off hints of Black Pink’s sweetness. A deep bass line loosens the song, softened by the girls’ silky vocals and rap stylings.

Black Pink’s live debut is scheduled for Aug. 14 on Korean music show Inkigayo. Black Pink’s dancing skills have been highly praised after YG released a dance practice video of the four girls last month, reaching over 6 million views.

The Black Pink members include Jisoo, Rosé, Lisa, and Jennie. Check out their photos below.

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*First Published: Aug 8, 2016, 2:03 pm CDT