Within less than 12 hours of its release, Blackpink’s debut Korean studio album – THE ALBUM has charted at number one on India’s iTunes Album sales chart. The D-day arrived for Blinks worldwide on October 2nd, 2020, but for Indian Blinks, it definitely cropped up with a bang!
Blackpink, dubbed to be the world’s biggest girl group right now, unbridled their first full-length album unambiguously titled “The Album” making quite the statement.
What’s more thrilling for Indian Blinks is that the Australian-born, Indian-origin music composer Tushar Apte (@springloaded) has heavily partaken in the production of the “Love To Hate Me” track on “The Album”.
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BLACKPINK ‘Love To Hate Me’ out now!! Some sessions are so easy you feel guilty when something dope actually happens lol. So much 💙💙 for the super talented squad on this one ✍🏽🎧@iamstephjones @chloegeorgeya @robgrimaldi27 the legendary #teddypark and everyone at YG / Interscope. And of course the iconic force that is @blackpinkofficial 🚀🚀❤️🤯. Thx to all the teams involved, also got a bunch of friends on this album congrats let’s gooo🥇🥇#Blackpink #thealbumblackpink #thealbum #lovetohateme #yg #interscope #blinks #blackpinkinyourarea
THE ALBUM tracks chart on iTunes India:
All eight tracks are presently trending on iTunes India (at the time of writing this) as follows:
#5 – Lovesick Girls
#6 – Bet You Wanna (feat. CardiB)
#7 – Pretty Savage
#8 – Love To Hate Me
#10 – You Never Know
#11 – Crazy Over You
#12 – Ice Cream (feat. Selena Gomez)
#25 – How You Like That
It packs eight tracks, two of which: “Ice-Cream” (penned by Ariana Grande) and “Bet You Wanna” feature cameos from superfamous western female artists Selena Gomez and the Billboard-topping rapper Cardi B respectively.
The album unveiling was followed by the release of the music video for one of the tracks, “Lovesick Girls”, which conceptualized the theme of their album. Power-packed with magnetizing visuals, it is currently trending at #2 on YouTube globally and #1 in India.
The title track of the album, “How you like that” broke over five Guinness world records and was the most viewed music video in YouTube history with a record 86.3 million views in 24 hours on it’s June 26th debut.
— Blackpink India ( 블링크 #StreamLSG ) (@BLACKPINKIndia) October 2, 2020
BLACKPINK Trending In India
The album’s colossal success in India barely comes as a surprise, given “Ice-Cream”’s popularity and omnipresence on both Indian iTunes and Spotify India charts. The stylish and sensual D1 poster of “The Album” created quite a buzz in the nation.
Indian Blinks have long awaited this release and had started showing their vigorous support early on by trending every teaser poster release on Twitter. Earlier, “How you like that” saw similar success and was the most covered dance song in India.
Packed with buff EDM synthesizers and distinctly crafted choruses, the general theme of “The Album” is said to be a transmission from the previous era, featuring more of their bold colours of “Black” and “Pink” as stated by Lisa, the band’s principal dancer and rapper.
Further commenting on the message of the album, Jennie, the group’s lead vocalist, says,
“It’s like the unfiltered version of us,”. “It’s the best way we could have shown this to our fans.”
Jisoo, the lead vocalist, adds,
“We just hope to reach out to our fans and give them more hope through our music and content.”
The album was partly compiled and produced during the worldwide Covid-19 lockdown and is said by, Rosé, the lead vocalist and dancer, to hopefully bring a bright ray of hope for their fans in these times of gloom, despair and uncertainty. She adds,
“We hope our album can be a little light in your life guys because we love you all and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”