|Vocal||Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, Lisa|
|Genre||Pop, hip-hop, rock, EDM|
|Released||September 16, 2022|
Born Pink is the second studio album by the South Korean girl group Blackpink, released on September 16, 2022, through YG Entertainment and Interscope Records. It marked the group’s first full-length record since The Album in 2020. Production of the album was handled by various producers including Teddy Sinclair, Willy Sinclair, Bekuh Boom, R. Tee, Kush, and Teddy Park. Blackpink conceived Born Pink as “the essence” of the group, taking inspiration from hip-hop sound throughout the album and combining various genres.
Born Pink’s English-heavy sound draws mostly from pop, hip-hop, rock and EDM, with melodies characterized by more uptempo production than in its predecessor The Album. The songs incorporate eclectic styles ranging from disco and bubblegum pop to pop-rock and stadium rock. Lyrically, the album discusses themes of love, self-confidence, self-encouragement, dealing with fame and detractors, and more. Blackpink members Jisoo and Rosé co-wrote the fourth track “Yeah Yeah Yeah“.
Born Pink was supported by two singles, both of which reached number one on the Billboard Global 200. The pre-release single “Pink Venom” topped the national charts of 10 countries, peaking at number two on South Korea’s Circle Digital Chart and at number 22 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The album’s second single “Shut Down” peaked at number three on the Circle Digital Chart and at number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Ready for Love“, previously released as a promotional single in collaboration with the battle royale video game PUBG Mobile, was also included on the tracklist. To promote the album, Blackpink embarked on the Born Pink World Tour beginning in October.
The album was met with generally favorable reviews from critics. The album’s stronger production and more personal lyrics received praise; however, criticisms were made for its lack of innovation and musical development. Commercially, it debuted at number one on the Circle Album Chart with 2.2 million copies sold in less than two days, becoming the best-selling album by a girl group in South Korea and the first to surpass two million sales. In the United States, it became the first album by a female Korean act to reach number one on the Billboard 200, as well as the first album by a female group to do so since Danity Kane in 2008. Additionally, Born Pink became the first album by a K-pop girl group to land atop the UK Albums Chart. The album has since been certified double million by the Korea Music Content Association (KMCA). – Wikipedia