Black Pink have made a huge splash on the K-pop scene when they debuted last month, and it appears that the group's success has caught the attention of some major publications - namely Rolling Stone!
In recognition of Black Pink's achievements, the girls made Rolling Stone's list of the "10 New Artists You Need To Know: September 2016", with the magazine complimenting the group's sound and how they're on the "verge of breaking with a unique fusion of bubblegum pop and hard-hitting hip-hop".
In a complimentary review of black Pink's debut single "Whistle", the Rolling Stone states that the song "feels like perfect pop update of the similarly chirpy Ying Yang Twins classic 'Whistle While You Twurk'".
In terms of their influences, artists like Lianne La Havas to Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande were cited by the girls, something that Jennie says has made Black Pink well-prepared for anything:
"I feel like we are well-prepared for any music style and dancing. We have a strong color as a group, which we will reveal through our music."
The magazine also gives an outline on the long training process Black Pink underwent before they debuted, but Jisoo looks at that period as a stepping stone to what lies ahead:
"I couldn't believe it; it was such a long awaited debut that it was hard to tell if it was all a dream or not. However, once we did debut I also felt a sort of emptiness in my heart thinking that I've reached my goals. But now I have even bigger dreams to fill that emptiness. We've accomplished the first step by debuting, but I'd also like to achieve other bigger goals soon."
And finally, the girls talk about how the Black Pink name came about, and like any musical group, Jisoo says that it came about after much brainstorming before crediting their executive producer Yang for the final name:
"Most of those names were created by Yang and Blackpink was also created by him. He always wanted us to show our different colors at all times, which is why Black Pink was chosen."
Jennie also adds that the name carries extra meaning than mere colours:
"We had many names over the years until we officially became Black Pink. I feel like Yang wanted to make a name that represents our two strong features, which is being a strong performer on stage but also our natural selves off stage, just like how black and pink are two opposite, contrasting colors."
A big congrats to Black Pink for making it into Rolling Stone magazine!
Source: Rolling Stone