Blackpink is a k-pop girl group whose popularity is growing, particularly overseas. Getting nominated for the Billboard Music Awards 2021 demonstrated their dominance in the business.

While not winning the honors, the fact that the all-girl band was nominated is an accomplishment in and of itself, since not all K-pop groups have had the opportunity to perform at one of the major yearly music events.

Blackpink started in 2016, and they have since risen to the pinnacle of their industry, even performing at Coachella.

Coachella is a huge music and arts event that only the most well-known acts are able to attend.

DDU-DU-DDU-DU (2018)

DDU-DU-DU-DU formed the blueprint for most of what followed next and was easily their biggest song and the music that really propelled the group into the international spotlight. In retrospect, that thought detracts from the song’s strengths, but there’s no doubting the power of its epic pre-chorus and addicting hook. It was all the rage when it was released and remains the most powerful conduit for this specific Blackpink sound.

See You Later

Despite a non-existent, harsh chorus, See U Later contains some of the best and most evocative passages of recent years. It’s the strongest and most convincing use of the group’s distinctive array of vocal tones ever, propelled by a chugging guitar and EDM baseline. It would easily find a spot toward the top of the list if it had a better hook.

Whistle (2016)

Whistle, from the group’s immediately successful debut, introduced the group’s hip hop-oriented style over a minimalist beat and irresistible primary chant. It’s a very intriguing production that makes excellent use of diverse soundscapes to back the rappers while yet allowing for some soaring melodies during the powerful pre-chorus.

Boombayah (2016)

Boombayah, the premiere track that properly positioned Blackpink as the agency’s heirs to 2NE1, used a big club-ready sound to build a tremendously exhilarating hype tune. It’s a blast, capturing all of the now-classic Blackpink peculiarities without being annoying. A characteristic that’s becoming increasingly hard to find in the group’s more recent works.

Forever Young (2018)

Forever Young, a b-side that could have been a single, draws heavily on the then-popular genres of Moombahton and Tropical house and provides one of the group’s most engaging compositions. It’s upbeat while still expressing a feeling of melancholy with its core drop, skillfully capturing the bittersweet tone of its lyrics. Its conclusion is still one of the best.

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