Get your lightsticks ready, Blinks! Here’s your chance to witness Blackpink perform live!
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The hottest K-POP girl group formed by YG Entertainment is coming to the Philippines for the first time for their In Your Area World Tour on February 2, 2019 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
You may recognize their hip-hop genre since they’re from YG Entertainment, the company who formed 2NE1 in 2009 and BIGBANG in 2005. The same company who also formed their labelmates, iKon and WINNER, respectively.
Hailing from the label who produced many “Monster Rookies” at the start of their career, Blackpink debuted on August 8, 2016 with their single, Square One which spawned “Whistle,” their first number one song in South Korea. The single also includes “Boombayah,” their first number one Billboard World Digital Songs chart, which set the record as the most-viewed debut music video by a Korean act. They are the first and only K-POP girl group to enter and top Billboard‘s Emerging Artists chart. They became the first girl group that debuted under YG in six years after 2NE1.
On June 2018, Blackpink released its debut extended play titled “Square Up” with the futuristic trap song, “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” as their title track. The group collaborated with Dua Lipa with the song, “Kiss and Make Up” in October 2018.
Before you attend the concert and new to the K-POP world, get to know the members first.
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Blackpink consists of four beautiful ladies, namely, Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa.
The oldest member of the group, Jisoo is the lead vocalist and visual. Jennie is the main rapper and vocalist. Rosé is the main vocalist and lead dancer. And lastly, the youngest member, Lisa is the main dancer, lead rapper, and sub-vocalist of the group.
Fun fact: Jennie and Rosé grew up and lived in different continents of the world!
Jennie Kim a.k.a Jennie lived in Auckland, New Zealand for five years. At the age of 9, she was sent abroad to study at ACG Parnell College. During her trainee days, she was featured on labelmate Lee Hi’s song, Special in 2012, as well as made an appearance on BIGBANG’s G-Dragon’s music video, That XX. She was also featured on G-Dragon’s song, Black and GG Be by BIGBANG’s Seungri in 2013. In mid-October 2018, Kim’s official solo debut was announced. Her song, “Solo,” was revealed at Blackpink’s In Your Area tour in Seoul.
Park Chae Young a.k.a Roseanne Park or Rosé was born in Auckland, New Zealand and was raised in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. She attended Canterbury Girls Secondary College where she was a cheerleader and a member of a church choir. She participated in an audition in Sydney that was organized by YG Entertainment. Among 700 participants, she placed first and at age 16, she moved to South Korea. In 2012, she sang in G-Dragon’s song, Without You.
Wait, who’s Lisa and Jisoo?
Lalisa Manoban a.k.a Lisa, was born in Bangkok, Thailand. Formerly, her name was Pranpriya. It was changed to Lalisa after a fortune telling. She attended Praphamontree II School, a private school in Bangkok and part of a class who are attending an English language school program. She was a member of the Thai dance group, “We Zaa Cool” with her childhood friend, BamBam of Got7.
The company held auditions in Thailand in 2010 and she took the opportunity to participate. After the audition, she ranked number one and was accepted as the first non-Korean member of the said label. She appeared in BIGBANG Taeyang’s “Ringa Linga” music video. Aside from doing music, Lisa has modeled for NONA9ON, YG Entertainment’s clothing line alongside with B.I and Bobby of iKon since 2014.
Kim Ji Soo a.k.a Jisoo is a singer, model, and actress born from Seoul, South Korea. She becomes a trainee at YG Entertainment in 2011 when she was about 16 years old. She appeared several times in music videos of her fellow labelmates, Epik High with the song “Spoiler” and Hi Suhyun’s “I’m Different”. She also appeared commercials and becomes a model of various brands one of which was she modeled LG Stylus 2 with iKon and Samsonite Red together with Lee Min Ho.
Now that you know who they are, ticket prices are as follows:
VIP Soundcheck/Send-off: Php 19,750
VIP Seated: Php 15,550
VIP Standing: Php 15,050
Lower Box A: Php 14,550
Lower Box B: Php 13,550
Lower Box C: Php 12,550
Lower Box Limited: Php 11,550
Upper Box A: Php 7,550
Upper Box B: Php 5,650
General Admission: Php 2,650
Tickets will go on sale on December 6. It’s available in all SM Ticket outlets and online, smtickets.com
See you there!