Many fans must also be wondering why only 4 members were chosen to debut together as BLACKPINK.
Known as one of the leading entertainment companies in Korea, YG has many talented trainees. Therefore, a lot of netizens are still curious about why only 4 girls among so many YG trainees were able to debut as BLACKPINK. The answer to this question was unveiled by BLACKPINK members themselves in their documentary film “Light Up The Sky”.
According to Jennie, CEO Yang Hyun Suk set a rule that trainees are evaluated in teams every month. This means YG would team up their trainees randomly to form different groups. After that, each team would be given a period of time to prepare for a group performance. At the monthly evaluation, YG would judge each trainee based on their skills, personality, how they make themselves stand out, and their teamwork.
Moreover, the number of each group’s members is not fixed. During the group practices, many problems about positions, line distributions, or conflicts due to different ways of thinking would occur. Through this process, the company would be able to pick out a group with the best teamwork.
At that time, CEO Yang unintentionally put Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa and Rosé in one team. Surprisingly, the 4 girls harmonized with each other and performed excellent teamwork. Lisa once said that they were able to understand each other so well in the first time working together. Moreover, she said, “Everything happened naturally, and we just became a great team like that.”, and also revealed that there has never been any misunderstanding between the members.
Following that, all four girls breezed through the tests, which included a live test, filming, and recording. Jisoo also admitted that all four of them knew each other’s lineup positions at the time. As a result, they always talk about how to improve their performance. Rather than competing for positions, the four girls are constantly brainstorming new ways to give everyone a chance to shine.
Their chemistry helped them beat out thousands of other elite trainees, and they were given the name BLACKPINK to debut with. Despite the fact that the group has been together for a long time, they have always worked in harmony. This must be the reason why BLACKPINK doesn’t have a leader. “We practiced together for a long time as friends,” BLACKPINK‘s eldest sister previously explained, “so we decided it would be better to have no one as the leader.”
All 4 members admit that each has a separate and equal responsibility in the group. Lisa, the main dancer, will be in charge of all choreography. Meanwhile, Jennie will be in charge of brainstorming solutions to all problems. The smallest details are suitable for a very meticulous girl like Rosé. Jisoo, on the other hand, is frequently the group’s final and most important decision-maker.
The BLACKPINK members appreciate the present moment even more after going through a difficult time together as trainees. The girls have always worked together in this productive manner over the years.