In their area, so to speak

The BBC had a nice little chat with Blackpink, just prior to their appearance at Wembley, and a few things stood out:

  • Apparently they spent eight years as “trainees” before they were turned loose on stage. I knew K-pop stars go through extensive, um, training, but I didn’t realize how much.
  • Their English is quite good, but they just adore audiences that try to sing along in Korean.
  • They still have that giddy-teenager air about them, though Lisa, the youngest, is already 22.

And now, they’ll hit us with that ddu-du-ddu-du:

That song came out last summer, which is an eternity in K-pop terms.

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