To the surprise of fans and haters, the South Korean band Black Pink was named by TIME as the ‘Artist of the Year’ in their annual roundup of the best in music, sports and more.
Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa were celebrated by all social networks In addition to company, the agency Y.G. who has become a world benchmark for musical quality.
With her second album released a couple of weeks ago and in the middle of the world tour the group celebrates on stage and between engagements as ambassadors fashion magazine choice.
.@BLACKPINK has managed to become the biggest girl group in the world precisely by allowing its members—Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa—to be solo stars in their own right.
December 6, 2022
The two years of pause in their activities served for the group to strengthen ties with their fans and with the intention of perfecting their dance and music, because they have surrendered millions of fans Worldwide.
Blackpink is more than a K-pop group, they have become a global brand of their own.” says the magazine with emphasis in the special report of the famous cover of TIME.
During that talk, the queens of the world charts talked about their future and what it means for them to be the creators of hits like ‘How You Like That’, ‘DU DU DU’ or ‘Kill This Love’.
SEPARATE AND TOGETHER
TIME evaluated the performance and weight each member has achieved solo as fashion ambassadors, brand ambassadors, and solo careers without leaving the group.
For example, Jennie’s first solo project, “Solo,” was an unwavering hip-hop hit, continuing to subvert expectations of what a female K-pop star could sound like.
Rosé, whose 2021 singles “On the Ground” and “Gone” garnered huge audiences globally, caused a sensation at the Met Gala last year, wearing a Saint Laurent gown, for whom she is a brand ambassador.
The four have attended several Fashion Week shows this year: “Being able to go to Paris and see our fans in person for the first time since the pandemic, it was very memorable for me,” says Jisoo. (Influencer marketing platforms calculated that Jisoo surpassed celebrities like Kylie Jenner at recent Paris shows, with an earned media value of more than $22 million, boosting sales for her brand partner Dior by more than $45 million).
The K-pop group returned in September, stronger than ever with “Born Pink,” their second studio album.
As is the tradition for these four girls, the records were not long in coming and with more than 2 million copies sold, BLACKPINK clinched the title of best-selling album by a Korean girl group.
Also, “Born Pink” was recognized as the best K-pop album of 2022 by Billboard.
His return to the stage was big in one of the acts of the MTV Video Music Awards in August.
There, they performed their single ‘Pink Venom’, whose video has more than 461 million views just four months after its premiere.
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Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa returned home with the “Best Performance in the Metaverse” award from both the VMAs and MTV’s Europa Music Awards for their concert “The Virtual” broadcast on PUBG Mobile, which was viewed by more than 12 million 500 thousand people in the world.
Although the venue and the date of its presentation in Mexico are not official, it is speculated that the world tour ‘Born Pink’ would land on Aztec land between March and May 2023.
MICHELLE YEOH IS THE ‘ICON OF THE YEAR’
TIME also announced Tuesday that she was named Icon of the Year 2022, a special category in the magazine’s annual Person of the Year issue.
Yeah, who is 60 years old and has been in the industry since the mid-’80s, he has been featured in several major hits.
But he had never enjoyed the kind of household name, dare we say the level of success. “iconic” that she is currently experiencing until she was cast as the owner of a laundromat Evelyn Wang in the Amazon Prime multiverse comedy-drama: ‘Everything Everywhere At The Same Time’, which premiered earlier this year and with which he could win an Oscar. (With information from TIME)
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TIME crowns Black Pink as ‘Artist of the Year’