BLACKPINK cements their group in the history books.
BLACKPINK’s ‘Born Pink‘ tour has broken the record for the highest-grossing tour by a girl group, having grossed $100 million with plenty of more shows to go.
The Spice Girls’ 2019 “Spice World” tour, which earned $78.2 million, was reportedly outperformed by the K-pop group.
TLC’s ‘FanMail Tour’ in 1999 earned $72.8 million, and Destiny’s Child’s final tour, ‘Destiny Fulfilled… and Lovin’ It Tour’ in 2005 earned $70 million.
The Spice Girls’ ‘Spiceworld Tour’ in 1998 earned $60 million in ticket sales.
What Does BLACKPINK ‘Born Pink’ Tour Mean For K-Pop?
The ‘BORN PINK’ tour has proven to be an unstoppable force, captivating fans all over the world and breaking down musical barriers.
The tour began last October in Seoul, South Korea, and since then, they have performed 26 shows in 2022 alone, with a total audience of 366,248 people.
BLACKPINK has set a new standard for girl group tours with their infectious energy, dazzling performances, and undeniable talent, achieving a level of success previously unseen in the industry. What makes this extraordinary achievement even more remarkable is that it was achieved while there are still 29 scheduled dates remaining.
How did BLACKPINK form?
Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa are the four members of BLACKPINK. After spending years as trainees at YG Entertainment, who were looking to create a new girl group after the success of 2NE1, the group began releasing music in 2016.
The first confirmed member in 2016 was Jennie, who was followed by Lisa, the first non-Korean to join YG after passing the auditions in her home country of Thailand.
Jisoo and Rosé were announced as the group’s final two members shortly after. According to YG, the name Blackpink stands for “pretty isn’t everything” and “they are a team that encompasses not only beauty but also great talent.”
‘Whistle’ and ‘Boombayah’ were the first songs from the group’s first project, “Square One,” which was released in August 2016.
The group has since achieved success with the release of their albums “The Album” in 2020, which featured the hit single “How You Like That,” and “Born Pink” in 2022, which featured the lead single “Shut Down.”
BLACKPINK became the first female Korean act to headline the Coachella Music Festival in 2023, and the second POC female act to do so after Beyoncé.