Blackpink/Re: Blackpink

  • I. Introduction


    Blackpink (stylized in all caps) is the debut Japanese extended play by South Korean girl group Blackpink, released digitally on August 29, 2017, and physically on August 30 by YGEX. The EP debuted atop the Oricon Albums Chart in its daily and weekly charts. The group became the third foreign artist to top the chart with a debut release since 2011. A reissue of the EP titled Re: Blackpink was released on March 28, 2018.


    II. Background and Composition


    In May 2017, it was reported that the group would be holding a debut showcase at Nippon Budokan on July 20 and would release their debut album on August 9. The Japanese-language EP compiles three singles previously released in Korean; "Square One" (containing "Boombayah" and "Whistle"), "Square Two" (containing "Playing with Fire" and "Stay") and "As If It's Your Last".

    On July 13, it was officially announced that the debut album of the group would be an extended play called Blackpink and would be released on August 30. The music video of "Boombayah" was also released. On the same day, the details from the album were revealed, including the track list. It has two versions: CD+DVD, containing the Japanese and Korean-language versions of the group's singles plus five music videos; and only CD, containing just the Japanese-language songs. The Japanese-language EP compiles three singles previously released in Korean; "Square One" (containing "Boombayah" and "Whistle"), "Square Two" (containing "Playing with Fire" and "Stay") and "As If It's Your Last".


    III. Promotion


    In order to promote the upcoming Japan debut on television and internet. The group released the full version of Japanese music video, starting with "Playing with Fire" on MTV Japan on July 10, 2017, "Whistle" on Music On! TV on July 10, 2017, "Stay" on GYAO! on July 11, 2017, "Boombayah" on GYAO! on July 13, 2017, and the last song, "As If It's Your Last" on AbemaTV (K World Channel) on July 16, 2017. In addition, The group uploaded short versions of their singles in Japanese on the YouTube, starting with "Boombayah" on July 13, and continued with "Whistle" on July 14, "Playing with Fire" on July 15, "Stay" on July 16, and "As If It's Your Last" on July 17. On August 8, the Japanese version of "Boombayah" was released on iTunes Japan as the promo single of the EP.

    IV. Tracklisting

    IVI. Digital Download / CD Only

    Number Name Length
    1 Boombayah (Japanese version) 4:01
    2 Whistle (Japanese version) 3:31
    3 Playing with Fire (Japanese version)
    3:17
    4 Stay (Japanese version) 3:50
    5 As If It's Your Last (Japanese version) 3:33
    6 Whistle (acoustic version, Japanese version) 3:32



    IVII. Blackpink – CD+DVD - Additional Tracks

    Number Name Length
    7
    Boombayah (Korean version)
    4:01
    8 Whistle (Korean version) 3:31
    9 Playing with Fire (Korean version) 3:17
    10 Stay (Korean version) 3:50
    11 As If It's Your Last (Korean version)
    3:33
    12
    Whistle (acoustic version, Korean version)
    3:32


    IVIII. Blackpink – CD+DVD (videos)

    1. "Boombayah" (music video)

    2. "Whistle" (music video)

    3. "Playing with Fire" (music video)

    4. "Stay" (music video)

    5. "As If It's Your Last" (music video)

    6. "Making video"


    IVIV. Re: Blackpink – CD+DVD (videos)


    1. "Boombayah" (Music video)

    2. "Whistle" (Music video)

    3. "Playing with Fire" (Music video)

    4. "Stay" (Music video)

    5. "As If It's Your Last" (Music video)

    6. "Making video"

    7. "Boombayah" (Blackpink Premium Debut Showcase)

    8. "Playing With Fire" (Blackpink Premium Debut Showcase)

    9. "Whistle" (Blackpink Premium Debut Showcase)

    10. "Stay" (Blackpink Premium Debut Showcase)

    11. "As If It's Your Last" (Blackpink Premium Debut Showcase)

    12. "Boombayah" (KR Ver.; Blackpink Premium Debut Showcase)

    13. "Special interview + jacket shooting making"

    14. "Boombayah" (A-nation 2017)

    15. "As If It's Your Last" (A-nation 2017)


    V.
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