Normal as they may be, their 2022 has been anything but. They appeared at the VMAs in August, performing their hit single “Pink Venom,” and onstage during their latest blockbuster world tour, which kicked off in October and will hit 27 cities over nine months. Shows sold out in minutes and were attended by tens of thousands of fans, including celebrities like Selena Gomez and Usher. The foursome released its highly anticipated second studio album, Born Pink, in September, which notched a record as the best-selling album by a Korean girl group, with over 2 million album sales. It continues to dominate on YouTube, where Blackpink is the biggest musical act with over 83 million subscribers.Congratulations to Blackpink for this honor. Not only are they Entertainers of the Year, their video is the most viewed, beating Volodymyr Zelenskyy's for Person of the Year. Once again, Americans and others priorities are on display. That's the good news. The bad news is that, unlike Olivia Rodrigo, 2021's Entertainer of the Year, Blackpink has no Grammy nominations. They did have two People's Choice Award nominations for The Group of 2022 and The Music Video of 2022, but they lost the first to BTS — at least another K-Pop group won — and the second to "Anti-Hero" by Taylor Swift. Both of the winners have Grammy nominations. Maybe next year.
As consolation, I'm sharing the nominated video, BLACKPINK - ‘Pink Venom’ M/V.
I plan on blogging about the actual Grammy nominees later. In the meantime, stay tuned for the Icon and Athlete of the Year to close out this series.
I leave my readers with Blackpink's Time cover.