Black Pink makes comeback with a bang

Kimberly Su, Nov. 1, 2016, 9:21 a.m.


Black Pink has done it again.

Back with its second EP “Square Two,” the rookie girl group topped both local and global music charts upon the mini album’s release Tuesday.

“Playing with Fire,” one of two title tracks from the EP, dominated seven local music charts -- Olleh Music, Mnet, Bugs, Naver Music, Soribada, Monkey3 and Genie -- as of Tuesday morning.

Ranked just below “Playing with Fire” is the other lead track “Stay,” which topped iTunes charts in Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Additionally, the official music videos for each track have garnered over a million views each on YouTube within less than 10 hours of their release.


The new album was created in collaboration with leading music producer Teddy Park, who also worked on the girl group’s singles “Whistle” and “Boombayah” from its first EP “Square One,” according to YG Entertainment.

Following its debut just three months ago, the quartet has swept the K-pop scene, surpassing veteran K-pop idols with its addictive, bass-heavy tunes and eye-catching music videos.

Meanwhile, Black Pink is scheduled to perform on SBS’ music program “Inkigayo” on Sunday and Mnet’s “M Countdown” on Nov. 10. It will also appear in an upcoming episode of MBC every1’s variety show “Weekly Idol.”

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