Blackpink is Time’s Entertainer of the Year!

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – AUGUST 28: BLACKPINK attends the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 28, 2022 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Udo Salters/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

K-pop girl group Blackpink has been named Time’s Entertainer of the Year for 2022. The four members of the group were selected during an audition process, which is typically how K-pop groups are formed. 

The members of Blackpink, Jennie, Rosé, Lisa, and Jisoo, all have different international backgrounds, though all members are ethnically Korean, except for Lisa who is ethnically Thai and grew up in Thailand. The women, who have lived in New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, and Australia, credit these cultural differences to being “a plus” in their continued success.

While their fast, danceable music is colored with influences from hip-hip and became global hits swiftly, Blackpink doesn’t only focus on music. Each member has either released a solo album, while still recording and performing with the group, or gone on to have acting jobs, or both. They are brand ambassadors for high-end luxury brands such as Celine, Chanel, Dior, and Saint Laurent, and attend events like the Met Gala and Paris Fashion Week with ease.

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