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BLACKPINK Makes History as First K-Pop Girl Group to Perform at Coachella

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    Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to clarify music video views of K-pop groups BLACKPINK and BTS.

    K-Pop girl group BLACKPINK is making their official US debut at one of the biggest stages in the music industry: Coachella.

    The group will perform at the music festival on Friday alongside other big name artists including Childish Gambino, DJ Snake, and the 1975.

    Image via Instagram / blackpinkofficial

    K-Pop group Epik High performed at Coachella last year, making it the first South Korean girl group to perform at the music festival.

    Image via Instagram / blobyblo

    BLACKPINK will also be joined by South Korean Indie band Hyukoh in the lineup on Friday. 

    Image via Instagram / hyukoh2000

    Another Asian act taking the stage is J-pop group girl group Perfume, the first J-Pop group to be invited to do so.

    Image via Instagram / prfm_official

    Fans of the group, known as Blinks, showed their support on Twitter, with many considering going to Coachella for the first time to see their favorite group.

    The four person group was created in 2016 under YG Entertainment and is made up of members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa. The group broke records last July, being one of the most-watched music videos in 24-hours of 2018 with 36.2 million views, beating out BTS and Psy at the time until BTS broke the record again with over 45 million views for their music video for “IDOL” in August.

    Feature images via Instagram / @blackpinkofficial (right) @coachella (right)

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