“BORN PINK”, the 2nd album of girl group BLACKPINK, is selected as a “Best Album of 2022” by the US Billboard.
On December 6th, the American music media outlet Billboard published an article titled “The 50 Best Albums of 2022: Staff List”. Here, BLACKPINK’s “Born Pink” is featured at No.42, making it the only Kpop album released in 2022 to be named.
In their review of the album, Billboard wrote, “With the accolades BLACKPINK received for the release of 2020’s ‘The Album’, the pressure was on when it came time for the world’s biggest girl group to drop its sophomore album. But with powerhouse record label YG and trusted producer Teddy Park by Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa and Rosé’s side, success was always in the cards for ‘Born Pink’.”
Billboard continued, “‘BORN PINK’ topped the Billboard album chart, confirming that BLACKPINK is the perfect superstar. This album’s success is not due to simple addiction or the balance between English and Korean. BLACKPINK’s unique music color and new aspects as well as various combinations such as classical music, dance, and vocals make it attractive.“
BLACKPINK is gaining the spotlight not only from Billboard but also from many other influential foreign media outlets. They ranked No.25 on Rolling Stone’s “TOP 100 Best Albums of the Year” list, and earned the title of “The Most Streamed Girl Group of the Year” by Spotify Global.
On December 6th, BLACKPINK became the first girl group in history to be selected as the 2022 “Entertainer of the Year” by TIME, an American magazine, raising the status of Kpop.
BLACKPINK is going on the largest world tour by a Kpop girl group, attracting about 1.5 million concert attendees. BLACKPINK met a total of 200,000 fans by selling out all tickets for 14 shows in 7 cities in North America, before moving to Europe and successfully holding 10 more shows in 7 cities. Next year, BLACKPINK is heading to Asia and Oceania.