BLACKPINK officially joined the big label in the United States, Interscope Records. On October 23, YG Entertainment announced, “BLACKPINK recently signed a contract with Interscope, a label under Universal Music, one of the largest record companies in the world. Through the relationship between YG and Interscope, we will make BLACKPINK a star throughout the world. “
The agency added, “As a partner of Universal Music Group, YG, which has power in Asia, will create global diversity in the future.”
Interscope Records is currently home to a number of names of major world artists such as Lady Gaga, Eminem, Maroon 5, Kendrick Lamar, U2, Madonna, The Black Eyed Peas, Lana Del Rey, Dr. Dre, Selena Gomez, Imagine Dragons, Ellie Goulding, Rae Sremmurd, and others.
Lucian Grainge, CEO of Universal Music Group, revealed, “CEO Yang (Hyun Suk) has established YG Entertainment as a global music force with a stunning record for its artists. I can’t wait to further expand our relationship with YG through BLACKPINK recruitment in the Interscope family. We look forward to building BLACKPINK’s success from an early age by providing global resources from UMG behind them and increasing the listener from all over the world. “
John Janick, Interscope Geffen A & M CEO added, “BLACKPINK is a global star candidate. Their music and visuals are very interesting and different from everything in the world of pop music. We are very impatient to cooperate with YG in their vision for world domination with Them. “
YG Entertainment’s CEO Yang Hyun Suk commented, “The contract was decided quickly, thanks for the participation of CEO Lucian (Grainge). We will work hard with Universal, the world’s biggest music company, and do everything for BLACKPINK’s worldwide success and their upcoming activities. “
“Besides that,” he added, “starting with BLACKPINK, we look forward to making this a good momentum for YG artists to expand their wings to the American and European markets.”
BLACKPINK recently collaborated with British singer Dua Lipa in the two-language song “Kiss and Make Up” which was released on October 19. They are also preparing to hold their first solo concert in Korea on November 10 and 11 at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena, Seoul.