Blackpink Are the Queens of Live Performances — Just Check Out These 10 Videos
Nothing is worse than going to see your favorite performer live only to be let down by their overall stage presence and performance. Well, K-Pop girl group Blackpink certainly don't have that problem. From the moment they step out on stage, they're show-ready and prepped to give the best performance that their fans, who are lovingly called Blinks, can hope for. Each member brings something different to the table, whether it's Lisa's choreography, Jennie's raps, Rosé's vocals, or Jisoo's style. Their Netflix documentary BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky, which premiered on Oct. 14, certainly has us missing their concerts. If you've been missing their concerts too, we went ahead and ranked 10 of their best live performances for you to enjoy.
"As If It's Your Last"
Blackpink was one of the recipients of the Bonsang award during the Seoul Music Awards in 2018. While they lost out on the Daesang award (aka the Grand award) to BTS, they still managed to give a stunning rendition of "As If It's Your Last."
Although known for their amazing dance moves and many pop hits, their 2016 Inkigayo performance of "Stay" earns its spot on this list due to Blackpink's vocalizations. There's just something about the four of them harmonizing while sitting on a flower swing that really gets us.
During a 2020 appearance on MBC's Show! Music Core, they manage to make their moves look so effortless, even while surrounded by fire. "Pretty Savage" is really Lisa's time to shine, although all the members are "pretty savage" when it comes to the choreography.
Part of what gives us so much joy from this 2018 Inkigayo performance is the smile on Jisoo's face — that and Jennie's rap. Plus, it does declare that "Blackpink is the revolution," and they kind of are.
Blackpink made history with their performance at Coachella in 2019, becoming the first K-Pop girl group to ever perform at the festival. You can clearly see them give it their all in the high-energy performance.
Everyone is so in sync during this 2020 Inkigayo performance. From the outfits to the choreography to the beat, everything is just so damn good.
If you tried to bottle a party up and put it into a song, it would be "Boombayah." It's hard not to want to bop along as they sing the chorus during their 2017 Blackpink Japan premium debut showcase. You can try to fight it, but you won't succeed.
"Whistle" and "Playing With Fire"
The girls gave this 2016 Gayo Daejeon festival performance attitude, as they featured one of their debut singles. You essentially get two songs for the price of one — the transition to "Playing With Fire" is so smooth, you barely notice it.
"Kill This Love"
They didn't just "Kill This Love," they absolutely decimated the performance. There's a reason Blackpink was chosen as the first K-pop girl group to perform at Coachella 2019, and this essentially tells you everything you need to know about why.
"How You Like That"
We may be biased about this 2020 Tonight Show performance, as "How You Like That" is still stuck in our heads from its popularity as a TikTok trend earlier this summer. "Look at you, now look at me," the group sang, and we couldn't stop looking at them. They were serving all the looks we needed and more.