South Korean girl group BLACKPINK is definitely going global. First, a collaboration with British singer-songwriter Dua Lipa with the hit-song “Kiss and Make up”, and now signing a contract with US label Interscope Records.
On Tuesday, YG Entertainment, the group’s management announced that Jennie, Rose, Jisoo and Lisa have signed up with Interscope Records, as the girls prepare to dominate the world.
In a press statement, YG said that with their market and strength in Asia, a collaboration with Universal Music Group will give BLACKPINK a “diverse array of global projects in the future.”
Interscope Records in under UMG. It houses some of the famous names in the music world, including Madonna, The Black Eyed Peas, Lana Del Rey, Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding and U2 to name a few.
According to YG Entertainment chairman Yang Hyun Suk, the deal with BLACKPINK came fast because of the eagerness and hands on approach of UMG’s chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge. YHS said that with BLACKPINK already part of Interscope/UMG roster, the YG chairman hopes that this will pave the way for more KPOP acts dominating the international scene.
Since their debut in 2016, BLACKPINK has made their mark in the KPOP world with hit after hit, including “Whistle”, Boombayah”, “As if it’s your last” and the latest “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du.”
They are currently preparing for their first solo concert in Korea, happening on Nov. 10-11 at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena, Seoul.