The stage was set, the ocean of pink hammers filled the stadium, the iconic trumpet started playing, and loud thunderous cheers erupted in the city. The seismic waves of the “Born Pink” concert were history in the making.
BLACKPINK has created an unparalleled legacy with their recent concert, but at the same time, their future was hanging by a loose thread.
BLACKPINK’s contract with YG Entertainment ended in August this year. Ever since then, the entire industry has been speculating whether the revolutionary girls would be renewing their contract with YG.
Some reports suggested that Jisoo and Jennie would be establishing their individual single-talent agencies. Other speculations pointed out that Lisa might be joining another agency. Rosé was the only member to have confirmed continuing with the label.
On December 5, 2023, Naver announced that all four members of BLACKPINK, Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa, and Rosé, have renewed their contract with YG Entertainment, per the agency’s regulatory filing.
The Moment of Truth: Is BLACKPINK Back With YG Entertainment?
Whether you want to admit it or not– YG has a specific aesthetic. We, ardent fans, can determine the esoteric behind the label’s carved niche, which includes formidable rapping skills, bada$$ attitude, girl-crush concept, swag and fashion, and the overall chill vibe. When selecting trainees, YG ensures they choose candidates who fit the bill.
The bottom line is– Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa, and Rosé are the apt peas in the YG pod. The girls have everything that makes for a YG artist. Even the agency knows each member’s strength to make them shine individually and in a group.
Hence, when the contract ended, all eyes on the Korean music industry were on BLACKPINK– the multi-million asset group that has taken over as a global phenomenon. Amidst the rumors that the members are contemplating leaving the agency and possible disbandment, YG stocks have been plummeting since September.
But the recent update that BLACKPINK has renewed their contract with YG was a breath of fresh air for Blinks and a sigh of relief for YG.
Behind the Scenes: A Deep Dive into BLACKPINK’s Renewal
As Naver posted that the girls have renewed their contract with YG Entertainment, the agency’s listing shows a green ocean of soaring. The impact was immediate. YG Entertainment’s shares skyrocketing by 29% post-announcement is no small feat.
It shows the sheer market influence BLACKPINK holds. Remember, this is the group that made history with “Born Pink,” becoming the first all-female group since 2008 to hit No. 1.
So, what does this renewal really mean for BLACKPINK and their fans? Firstly, it squashes all those rumors about potential splits. Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa, and Rosé are sticking together, and that’s a big win for us.
But there’s more to this than just a renewal. YG Entertainment’s statement, “With strong trust, we signed an exclusive contract for group activities after having serious discussions with BLACKPINK,” reveals a deeper layer of mutual respect and understanding between the label and the band. This isn’t just a business transaction; it’s a testament to their solid relationship, forged over groundbreaking successes.
Their Coachella performance, as Variety put it, wasn’t just a show. It was a statement. They “Blasted through songs like ‘How You Like That’ and ‘Tally’ with choreography meticulously timed…” – a display of not just talent but of a well-oiled machine that knows its strength.
In conclusion, this renewal marks not just a continuation but perhaps the beginning of a new chapter for BLACKPINK under YG Entertainment’s wing. The possibilities are endless, and the excitement is palpable.
But what do you think?
Will the contract renewal will shape BLACKPINK’s future music and projects? Do you foresee any major changes in their style or approach under this continued partnership?
What new heights do you expect BLACKPINK to reach in the coming years?
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