Kill This Love

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Kill This Love
Blackpink - Kill This Love.png
Digital and Pink version cover
EP by
ReleasedApril 5, 2019 (2019-04-05)
Recorded2018–2019
Genre
Length16:19
Language
  • Korean
  • English
Label
Producer
Blackpink chronology
Blackpink Arena Tour 2018 "Special Final In Kyocera Dome Osaka"
(2019)
Kill This Love
(2019)
Blackpink 2018 Tour 'In Your Area' Seoul
(2019)
Alternative cover
Japanese version cover
Japanese version cover
Singles from Kill This Love
  1. "Kill This Love"
    Released: April 4, 2019 (2019-04-04)[2]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic69/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
Consequence of SoundB[4]
NME3/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork6.2/10[6]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[7]

Kill This Love (stylized in all caps) is the second Korean-language extended play (third overall) by South Korean girl group Blackpink, released on April 5, 2019, by YG Entertainment and Interscope Records.[8] It is their first Korean material since the release of Square Up in June 2018, and their debut release with Interscope Records.[9] The title track was released as the lead single.

Background[edit]

YG Entertainment released a statement saying that the lead single would be more "intense" than previous Blackpink songs but have a "strong rhythm" like "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du", and that the video choreography would be more "dynamic" than previous efforts.[8][10] It was also produced by four "world-class" choreographers.[11]

Promotion[edit]

ES Digital began promoting the EP on March 25 with a teaser poster featuring Lisa.[8] On March 26, Jennie's teaser poster was revealed. Jisoo's teaser poster was revealed the next day. Rosé's teaser poster was finally revealed on March 28. The official group teaser poster was revealed on March 29. The music video teaser was released on April 2.

Japanese version[edit]

The Japanese version was released through YGEX and Interscope, on October 16, 2019.[12]

Accolades[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2020 9th Gaon Chart Music Awards Album of the Year – 2nd Quarter Nominated [13]
Year-end lists
Critic/Publication List Work Rank Ref.
MTV The Best K-pop B-sides of 2019 "Kick It" 20 [14]
Paper Paper's Top 20 Albums of 2019 Kill This Love 9 [15]

Track listing[edit]

Kill This Love – Korean edition
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Kill This Love"
  • Teddy
  • R.Tee
  • 24
  • Bekuh BOOM
  • Teddy
  • R.Tee
  • 24
3:09
2."Don't Know What to Do"Teddy
  • Teddy
  • R.Tee
  • 24
3:22
3."Kick It"
  • Teddy
  • Danny Chung
  • TAEO
  • Teddy
  • 24
243:12
4."Hope Not" (아니길)
  • Teddy
  • Masta Wu
  • Teddy
  • Seo Won Jin
  • Lydia Paek
Seo Won Jin3:12
5."Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" (뚜두뚜두, remix)Teddy
  • Teddy
  • 24
  • R.Tee
  • Bekuh BOOM
R.Tee3:22
Total length:16:19
Kill This Love – Japanese edition
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Kill This Love (JP Ver.)"
  • Teddy
  • R.Tee
  • 24
  • Bekuh BOOM
  • Teddy
  • R.Tee
  • 24
3:09
2."Don't Know What to Do (JP Ver.)"Teddy
  • Teddy
  • R.Tee
  • 24
3:22
3."Kick It (JP Ver.)"
  • Teddy
  • Danny Chung
  • THEO
  • Teddy
  • 24
243:12
4."Hope Not (JP Ver.)" (아니길)
  • Teddy
  • Masta Wu
  • Teddy
  • Seo Won Jin
  • Lydia Paek
Seo Won Jin3:12
5."Ddu-Du Ddu-Du (JP Ver.)" (뚜두뚜두, remix)Teddy
  • Teddy
  • 24
  • R.Tee
  • Bekuh BOOM
R.Tee3:22
6."Kill This Love"
  • Teddy Park
  • Bekuh Boom
  • Teddy
  • R.Tee
  • 24
  • Bekuh BOOM
  • Teddy
  • R.Tee
  • 24
3:13
7."Don't Know What to Do"Teddy
  • Teddy
  • 24
  • Brian Lee
  • Bekuh BOOM
  • Teddy
  • R.Tee
  • 24
3:22
8."Kick It"
  • Teddy
  • Danny Chung
  • TAEO
  • Teddy
  • 24
243:12
9."Hope Not" (아니길)
  • Teddy
  • Masta Wu
  • Teddy
  • Seo Won Jin
  • Lydia Paek
Seo Won Jin3:12
10."Ddu-Du Ddu-Du" (뚜두뚜두, remix)Teddy
  • Teddy
  • 24
  • R.Tee
  • Bekuh BOOM
R.Tee3:22
Total length:32:38

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Sales certifications for Kill This Love
Region Certification Certified units/sales
China 770,595[34]
South Korea (KMCA)[36] Platinum 351,280[35]

*sales figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Release dates and formats for Kill This Love
Region Date Format Label
Various April 5, 2019
South Korea April 23, 2019 CD YG
Japan April 26, 2019 YGEX

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Kill this Love [EP] by BLACKPINK: Reviews And Tracks". Metacritic. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  4. ^ Dzubay, Laura (April 15, 2019). "BLACKPINK Continue Their World Domination on Kill This Love". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  5. ^ Daly, Rhian (April 5, 2019). "BLACKPINK – 'Kill This Love' review". NME. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  6. ^ Kim, Michelle (April 11, 2019). "BLACKPINK: Kill This Love EP Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  7. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (April 8, 2019). "Review: Blackpink's K-Pop Formula Keeps Working on 'Kill This Love'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
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