BLACKPINK Dominate the Stage and Win at 6th Annual Gaon Awards
BLACKPINK first burst onto the K-pop scene last year with a small, solid array of massive singles. And if their performance at the 6th Annual Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards on Wednesday night (Feb. 22) is any indication, they're intent on dominating this year too.
The YG Entertainment superstars on the rise, the first girl group to debut within the agency in seven years since 2NE1, hit the stage to perform two of their smashes from last year: "Whistle" and "Playing With Fire."
Each of the girls — Jennie, Lisa, Jisoo and Rosé — nailed their individual parts of the performance, supplying a surprising amount of confidence in their choreography and live vocals, which all the more impressive considering they're relative newbies on the scene.
They also swept the night as far as the actual awards, winning Rookie Of The Year and Song Of The Year for August ("Whistle") and November ("Playing With Fire").
During their acceptance speeches, the girls individually took turns thanking their team and their fans — even in different languages. (Rosé thanked the crowd in English!) Even the boys of BTS seemed smitten with the troupe.
Watch their performance above, and their acceptance speeches (as well as BTS's reaction) below.
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