BLACKPINK to make an official debut in Japan

BLACKPINK will debut in Japan.

According to YG Entertainment, the girl group will hold "BLACKPINK PREMIUM DEBUT SHOWCASE" at Budokan in Tokyo on July 20.

It is unusual for a foreign rookie group to hold its debut showcase at Budokan, while it's notable that "Tokyo Girls Collection", the biggest fashion event in Japan will sponsor BLACKPINK's debut event. After holding the debut showcase, BLACKPINK will release its debut album in the country on August 9.

You know, even though it has been only one year since debut, BLACKPINK is enjoying huge popularity in various countries. They have 3 music videos which have reached over one hundred million views, while they've topped the iTunes Chart in 14 countries. And they've also reached the top of the Billboard Awards Digital Song chart and QQ Music's weekly chart.

Many people in the k-pop industry are now expecting BLACKPINK to make a big splash in the Japanese music market just like Kara and Girls' Generation did.