BLACKPINK is making history!
When BLACKPINK debuted with “BOOMBAYAH” and “Whistle” on the single album Square One back on August 8, 2016, no one could have guessed just how huge the girl group would become not just in the K-Pop industry, but in the music world as a whole.
It’s not often that a debut song makes such a major impact in the K-Pop space, and yet both of these tracks continue to remain relevant and inspirational to the younger generations of artists in the industry. “Whistle” even earned a spot by Billboard as one of the best releases of 2016, the first time such a recognition was ever given to a newly debuted K-Pop group.
And now, over seven years later, “Whistle”‘s lasting impact on K-Pop artists and fans alike has earned it a prestigious label by the Korean Federation of Copyright Societies.
“Whistle” is now the first song to be inducted into the Korean World Music Culture Hall of Fame, thanks to its overall impact on Korean culture and society.
Korean Federation of Copyright Societies selected “Whistle” by @BLACKPINK to be inducted FIRST into the Korean World Music Culture Hall of Fame in 2023.
— Worldwide BLIИK (@WorldwideBLINK) October 24, 2023
Fans are sharing their pride and excitement over this prestigious accomplishment on social media.
” Korean Federation of Copyright societies selected #BLACKPINK’s ‘Whistle’ for the first incorporation into the Korean World Music Culture Hall of Fame in 2023 for having comforted Korea and the world. ” Paving their own way as always. How could you not say MOTHERS?! 💅🏽 pic.twitter.com/R0ByUDEJ7T
— ZJ 🌙 (@bornBlink4BP) October 24, 2023
A debut song did that 😏 https://t.co/Aytb8T3mv3
— Jane Dela Cruz (@Jane_Dela_Cruz) October 25, 2023
The ONLY PAK Debut Song🖤 https://t.co/z0cdJsZjwY
— blueberries💙🤍🖤 (@blueberriesOMG) October 25, 2023
🎉🎶 #BLACKPINK‘s Whistle didn’t just blow the whistle; it blew everyone’s minds by getting into the Korean Music Hall of Fame! Congratulations to BLACKPINK! 🇰🇷🎤 https://t.co/Rovg5B0u2S #hallyubeat #Whistle #blackpinkrocks #Jennie #jisoo #ROSÉ #Lisa
— Hallyu Beat (@MyHallyuBeat) October 25, 2023
Congratulations to BLACKPINK, and to BLINKs, for earning this recognition!