BLACKPINK is a girl group under YG Entertainment. The group consists of members Jennie, Lisa, Jisoo, and Rosé who were revealed through individual teasers weekly.
The girls finally debuted with the single titled SQUARE ONE in the summer of 2016. With its release, they dropped 2 music videos for the songs included on the single which are WHISTLE and BOOMBAYAH. BLACKPINK quickly rose to the top as a group and they later dropped their second single titled SQUARE TWO with 2 new videos for the new songs.
In 2017, the girls' dropped a special single titled 「마지막처럼」(As If It's Your Last) which was later rumored to be a scrapped 2NE1 song (who were YG's first girl group and seniors of BLACKPINK).
In July of 2017, YG Entertainment dropped the Japanese versions of BOOMBAYAH and Whistle. This marked the countdown to the girls' debut into the Japanese market. YG lost no time and quickly dropped the Japanese versions for all of the girls' songs up until that point. During the release, the girls flew to Japan to prepare for their first Japanese showcase at NIPPON BUDOKAN that took place on July 20, 2017.
BLINKS was decided as BLACKPINK's fan name a few months after their debut.