” Boombayah ” is by BlackPink, the South Korean girl group. The group, formed by YG Entertainment, consists of Jisoo ( Kim Ji-soo ), Jennie ( Jennie Kim ), Rosé ( Roseanne Park also Park Chae-young ) and Lisa ( Lalisa Manoban ).
During BlackPink’s debut year of 2016, the group won some awards including the Melon Music Awards, which is a famous award held annually in the country by LOEN Entertainment through Melon, their online music store.
Additionally, they have also won the Golden Disc Awards, which is an award that the Music Industry Association of Korea presents annually for outstanding achievements in the country’s music industry. In the same year, they were named the second best new K-pop group by Billboard.
As of August 2017, BlackPink’s first five single releases have notched up sales in the region of 113,000 digital downloads in the United States. They are also the highest charting female South Korean ( K-pop ) act in the Billboard Social 50, a chart which ranks the popularity or the World’s leading music artists according to the activity of their social media, like followers, fans etc.
” Boombayah ” was written by Teddy Park ( Park Hong-jun ), who produced this track, and Bekuh BOOM ( Rebecca Rose Johnson ).
Teddy is a Korean-American rapper and songwriter. During his career, he has become one of the most successful record producers in Asia. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Teddy relocated to the United States with his family when just a child. After he finished high school in the United States, he moved back to Korea to pursue a career in music. In addition to BlackPink, he has worked with boy band Big Bang, Lee Hi and Kang Seung-Yoon. Teddy is the most prolific Korean music producer of the past twenty years.
Bekuh BOOM is an American singer-songwriter. She has co-written several singles which have topped the charts in the United States, Europe and Asia. She was just 18 years old when she signed her first publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music. As of 2016, Bekuh has co-written seven songs that have reached the Number One position on various music charts.
” Boombayah ” was released by record label YG Entertainment in South Korea on the 8th of August 2016 as a digital single. The song was coupled with BlackPink’s debut single ” Whistle ” and released under the name ” Square One “.
The songs feature on the group’s debut Japanese extended play, BlackPink. The EP was released digitally on the 29th of August 2017, and physically a day later by YGEX and Avex Entertainment. BlackPink debuted at the top of Japan’s Oricon Albums Chart in their daily and weekly charts, making the group the third foreign artist to achieve the feat with a debut release since 2011.
The accompanying music video was directed by the South Korean director, Seo Hyun-Seung. Since he began in 1991, he has worked with many acts from the YG Entertainment’s stable including SE7EN, G-Dragon, Tae Yang and 2NE1.
As of November 24, 2016, ” Boombayah ” has amassed 68 Million views on YouTube, beating their debut single, ” Whistle ” which has been watched 55 Million times on the site. The song has become the fastest of any K-pop act to reach 50 Million views on YouTube for a debut music video. As of September 2017, the music video has been viewed over 200 Million times.
” Boombayah ” has been a commercial success for Black Pink. In South Korea, the song entered the chart at number seven with downloads of 88,215 and streams of 1,866,737.
In the United States, the song reached Number One on the Billboard World Digital Songs Chart.
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Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: France (SNEP) 196, Japan Hot 100 (Billboard) 15
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