The Irish newspaper ‘The Irish Times‘ feature a weekly article comprised of the best new song releases. This week, the newly debuted K-Pop group BLACKPINK were included!

It would be surprising to find a K-Pop fan around that has not heard of BLACKPINK by now. The four member, female K-Pop group under YG Entertainment have been hotly anticipated by fans for a very long time indeed. They finally made their debut with two MV releases of the tracks ‘BOOMBAYAH’ and ‘WHISTLE’.

It seems that the group has also been noticed by ‘The Irish Times’ journalist Eoin Butler, who writes:

YE [sic] Entertainment is a Seoul-based K-pop behemoth so ruthlessly successful it’s emerging talent roster is picked over in the financial pages of the Korean press. So naturally, when the company’s most successful girl band 2NE1 went on hiatus earlier this year, YE [sic] CEO Yang Hyun Suk had a replacement girl band ready to roll out within weeks. Blackpink are an edgier proposition than their more clean-cut predecessors. (One fresh-faced young singer here claims, rather implausibly, to have drunk “a bottle full of Henny”.) But the public are lapping it up. Within hours of launching this on Monday, the band had racked up millions of YouTube views and their debut album Square One shot to No 1 in 14 Far East countries.

At the time of writing, ‘BOOMBAYAH’ has over 9.8 million views on YouTube, with ‘WHISTLE’ gaining 8.5 million. To read the full ‘Irish Times’ article and see their other recommendations, click here.

We even featured ‘BOOMBAYAH’ as our own song of the week, which you can read here.


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