2022 was a great year for BLACKPINK, who made their much-awaited comeback in August with their pre-release single titled Pink Venom. Later on, they debuted their second studio album with the title track “Shut Down”.
The group’s longest break ever was difficult for the fans, but their return demonstrated that it was well worth the wait. BLACKPINK ushered in the new era with a PUBG Collaboration that saw the release of Ready for Love, the first song from their second studio album, along with an animated music video that has accumulated more than 100 million views on YouTube.
The music video for Pink Venom received over 90 million views in its first 24 hours, recording the biggest-ever YouTube debut for a Korean music video.
Both singles from Born Pink reached number one on the Billboard Global 200. Both singles also made history by becoming the only K-Pop/Korean songs to debut at #1 on Global Spotify (Daily) Chart. Shut Down became the first K-Pop song to reach #1 on Global Spotify Weekly Chart. Born Pink recorded 2.2 Million sales, becoming the best-selling album by a girl group in South Korea and the first to surpass two million sales.
After the album release, BLACKPINK embarked on the Born Pink World Tour beginning in October, which will end in June of 2023.
BLACKPINK’s Exciting Schedule For 2023
The new year is set to be even bigger for BLACKPINK as the group gears up for exciting events and releases. Jennie is already confirmed to be appearing in HBO’s The Idol alongside The Weeknd and Lily Rose-Depp. In addition, BLACKPINK is also confirmed to be performing at Hyde Park in London. And more recently, YG Entertainment finally confirmed that Jisoo will make her solo debut in 2023 as well.
And now it has been confirmed that BLACKPINK will be part of a fundraising concert in France called Gala des Pièces Jaunes.
The first lady of France was recently spotted at a BLACKPINK concert in Paris, which is probably when the group received the invitation for this concert.
The girl group would perform at the Zenith in Paris alongside major French stars including Vianney, Angèle, Mika, Pascal Obispo and many more!
The Yellow Pieces operation is a French solidarity campaign which has been carried out every year since 1989 by the Hospital Foundation with the aim of collecting donations which are then intended to improve hospital conditions for sick children and adolescents.
Brigitte Macron has since taken up the torch at the head of the institution now renamed Fondation des Hôpitaux. She is also the godmother, which explains her presence at the BLACKPINK concert.
The concert will be broadcast on France 2, The date and their performance are still not announced.