BLACKPINK won the first Daesang of their career at the 2022 Seoul Success Awards.
The 2022 Seoul Success Awards were held on November 21, 2022 at the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Seoul Hotel. The talented girl group was nominated for a Daesang in the “Culture” category.
BLACKPINK fans are thrilled as this is the girl group’s first Daesang in their six-year career. The K-pop powerhouse debuted on August 8, 2016 with their debut album, square one, which featured the hit upbeat tracks Boumbayah and Whistle.
They have won several Korean and international awards like MTV Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Mnet Asian Music Awards, Melon Music Awards, and Seoul Music Awards among others, but this is the first time they have won Daesang or the Grand Prix, which is considered the highest honor for musicians.
BLACKPINK Fans Celebrate The Group’s Debut Daesang On Twitter
BLACKPINK fans will agree that this is indeed their year to celebrate. The girls made a comeback with their second full album NE ROSE, which is also their first group release since their 2020 album titled, THE ALBUM.
The group released the first single pink venom, and shortly after, NE ROSE, both of which were well received by fans. Not only that, YG Entertainment announced that the pink venom the singers will embark on a massive world tour that will see them cover several venues in Korea, the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and other Asian countries.
The Seoul Success Awards are a popular award ceremony hosted by Korean publication Sports Seoul. The popular awards show is in its 14th year with awards given to worthy candidates in the fields of popular culture, economics and politics. It specifically aims to recognize notable Korean candidates who have made the country proud for their achievements in various fields.
Although BLACKPINK was not present to receive their own award, a representative of YG Entertainment, Yang Moon-young, was present to receive the award on behalf of the group.
The presenters praised the band for being a global band with a special mention on how their album NE ROSE was placed at the top of the Billboard 200 chart. However, that didn’t stop the band’s fans from taking to Twitter to celebrate their first career win at Daesang.
Fans are happy to know that the BOMBAYAH the singers were chosen by industry experts for such a prestigious award. However, they also claimed that BLACKPINK’s brilliance wouldn’t have faded even if they didn’t win Daesang in their career, as they are arguably the most popular girl group in the world.
On November 20, the talented girl group wrapped up the North American leg of their world tour with their final performance at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. Havana hitmaker Camilla Cabello joined member Jisoo to perform the latter’s song Liar on stage and even clicked pictures backstage with the girls.
Other popular American celebrities who attended the band’s concert were Selena Gomez, Usher, Olivia Rodrigo and Gracie Abrahams. The girl group thanked their American fans for being a wonderful audience:
“We are very grateful to our fans who made this evening so beautiful!”
by BLACKPINK NE ROSE charted for 9 weeks on the Billboard 200
NE ROSE made Billboard history by charting for nine consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200. When the album was originally released, it went to number one on the Billboard 200 charts.
They have now become the first K-pop girl group to achieve the feat, beating their contemporaries TWICE’s mini album. BETWEEN 1&2 to become the longest-running album of 2022 by a female K-pop artist.
BLACKPINK has already achieved this phenomenal feat with their 2020 album, THE ALBUM, which also charted for nine consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200.
On November 30, the pink venom The singers will begin the European leg of their tour with London’s The 02 Arena and are expected to visit Barcelona, Cologne, Paris, Copenhagen, Berlin and Amsterdam throughout December.