BLACKPINK Sign With Interscope Records & UMG in Global Partnership With YG Entertainment: Exclusive


The foursome is the highest-charting feminine Ok-pop act of all time on the Billboard Hot 100.

BLACKPINK is formally in everybody's space.

Billboard has solely discovered that the Ok-pop quartet’s Korean firm YG Entertainment has teamed up with Interscope Records in a world partnership for BLACKPINK. The proficient foursome can be represented by Interscope and Universal Music Group worldwide, exterior of Asia.

BLACKPINK’s Square Up album, launched in June, debuted at No. 40 on the Billboard 200 chart, whereas its single “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 55, the primary track by a Ok-pop woman group to seem on the chart since an English variant of Wonder Girls’ “Nobody” in 2009. As a consequence, the group — Jennie, Jisoo, Rosé and Lisa — is the highest-charting feminine Ok-pop act ever on each of the principle Billboard charts.

“We will work intently with the most important music firm, Universal Music Group, globally for the profitable international debut and promotion of BLACKPINK,” stated YG’s chairman and founder Yang Hyun Suk in a press release. “In addition, we’ll do our greatest to assist different YG artists to interrupt via the North American and European territories as effectively.”

Yang based YG Entertainment in 1996 and the label has harbored among the largest names in South Korea's music trade, together with BIGBANG, 2NE1, Wheesung, Gummy, Psy and lots of others.

“We are greater than thrilled to start a partnership with UMG and Interscope,” stated Teddy Park, YG’s in-house producer, who has formed a lot of BLACKPINK’s sound. “Entertainment immediately is extra international than ever. Music and actual expertise transcends tradition, language, and actually has no boundaries. Through this partnership we really feel we are able to really showcase BLACKPINK’s potential on a grander scale and we sit up for what’s to return.”

BLACKPINK is innately a globalized act, with just one member, Jisoo, raised in South Korea: Lisa is Thai, Rosé was born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, and Jennie grew up in New Zealand. The group was fashioned underneath YG and debuted in 2016 with the singles “Whistle” and “Boombayah” to nice reputation. Despite their historic success over the previous two years via the releases of their singles, Square Up is the act’s first EP they usually presently have launched fewer than 10 songs. This 12 months noticed them headline their first enviornment tour in Japan, which can finish with their first dome-sized efficiency in Osaka in December.

“Chairman Yang has constructed YG Entertainment into a world music powerhouse with a powerful monitor document of breaking artists. I’m thrilled to develop our relationship with YG via the addition of BLACKPINK to the Interscope household,” stated Sir Lucian Grainge, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group. “We sit up for constructing upon BLACKPINK’s outstanding early success by placing the worldwide sources and experience of UMG behind them and rising their viewers around the globe.”

In the previous, YG artists have aimed to interrupt into the U.S, together with Se7en, Psy and CL, however haven't been capable of obtain longevity available in the market. Both of the latter two artists signed with Scooter Braun for Stateside illustration, however Psy has since left YG, whereas CL noticed just one track, “Lifted,” break into the Hot 100 in 2016, regardless of a number of years of anticipation. She lately reignited hope, nonetheless, by sharing a video earlier this 12 months to Instagram with Braun proclaiming that it’s "time" for her music to return out.

“BLACKPINK are international superstars within the making,” commented John Janick, chairman and CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M. “The music and visuals are so instantly putting and so totally different from the rest taking place in pop music. We are past excited to associate with YG in pursuit of their imaginative and prescient for BLACKPINK world domination.”

BLACKPINK have been lately featured on Dua Lipa's "Kiss and Make Up."