Blackpink a hit at concert Coachella

Neng Jiang, Staff Writer

Blackpink recently made history this April at Coachella, being the first Korean Pop group to ever headline.

Coachella is an art and music festival in California where many artists from around the world gather to perform. It’s one of the biggest music events of the year, especially for upcoming artists. From April 14-23, Coachella dominates social media, and it is a great way for artists to gain exposure and introduce themselves to new people.

Now you may be thinking: What’s so special about Blackpink?

Blackpink is a Korean Pop group that debuted in 2016 from YG Entertainment in South Korea. They consist of 4 members: Lisa, Jisoo, Jennie, and Rosé, who are all beloved among their fans, dubbed “blinks.” While most K-pop groups’ popularity is concentrated in Korea, with some international listeners, Blackpink has recently been a global sensation, with many of their songs – such as “DDU-DU DDU-DU,” “Pink Venom,” “Boombayah,” and “How You Like That”–making the Billboard Top 200 and even reaching the Top 10.

While many K-pop groups have been gaining popularity in the United States, none of them have been doing it like Blackpink.

Headlining Coachella is a daunting task, with previous headliners being among the likes of Harry Styles, Lady Gaga, and Beyoncé. Blackpink had big shoes to fill, and they did not disappoint.

Almost instantly, their performance of “Kill This Love” and “Typa Girl” began trending on Twitter and TikTok.

Their performances were met with ear shattering cheers and applause, with each member performing some of their solo songs as well. Along with the lights and effects, their performance was definitely surreal. They devoured the spotlight on one of the biggest music stages in the world, allowing individual members to shine as well.

Without a doubt, Blackpink blew away everyone’s expectations.