BLACKPINK Makes Coachella History as First K-Pop Girl Group to Perform at Festival
BLACKPINK just made Coachella history.
Jennie, Rosé, Lisa and Jisoo became the first K-pop girl group to play Coachella when they took the stage at the festival in Indio, California, on Friday. If that wasn't enough, for the first time ever, YouTube broadcast BLACKPINK's set live from Coachella on the iconic Times Square big screen in New York City.
The "Kill This Love" singers -- who are YG Entertainment's first girl group since 2009 -- quickly rose to fame after their debut in 2016, and collaborated with Dua Lipa last year. For their set at Coachella, Jennie, Rosé, Lisa and Jisoo wowed in coordinating black and white outfits -- complete with lots of stunning jewels -- and rocked their on-point choreography while performing hits like "Forever Young" and "Stay" for the Blinks out there.
The girls also met with fellow Coachella opening day performer Jaden Smith earlier in the day, which a fan captured on social media:
It's already been a big year for BLACKPINK, whose music video for "Ddu-du Ddu-du" became the most-viewed music video by a K-pop group on YouTube in January, with 620.9 million views. After Coachella, the group is set to take off on their In Your Area World Tour, with legs in North America, Europe and Australia.
See more on this year's Coachella lineup in the video below.