Square One (single album)

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Square One
Square One - Blackpink.jpg
Single album by
ReleasedAugust 8, 2016 (2016-08-08)
GenreK-pop
Length7:33
Language
LabelYG
Producer
Blackpink chronology
Square One
(2016)
Square Two
(2016)
Singles from Square One
  1. "Whistle"
    Released: August 8, 2016
  2. "Boombayah"
    Released: August 8, 2016

Square One is the debut single album by South Korean girl group Blackpink. It was released digitally on August 8, 2016, by YG Entertainment. The lyrics were written by B.I, Teddy Park, Bekuh Boom while the music was composed by Teddy Park, Future Bounce and Bekuh Boom.[1][2]

Promotion[edit]

To promote Square One, Blackpink held its first live performances of "Whistle" and "Boombayah" at the SBS Inkigayo on August 14, 2016.[3][4] A week later, on August 21, the group won its first award during a musical program for "Whistle" at Inkigayo.

Commercial performance[edit]

The tracks from the album, Whistle and Boombayah both debuted at the Gaon Digital Chart, on no. 1 and no. 7, respectively. The single album became the fourth most streamed album by a kpop female act in spotify with 447,300,000 million streams[5]

Track listing[edit]

Square One track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Whistle" (휘파람; Hwi-param)
  • Teddy
  • Future Bounce
3:31
2."Boombayah" (붐바야; Bumbaya)
  • Teddy
  • Boom
  • Teddy
  • Boom
Teddy4:00
Total length:7:33

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

"Whistle"[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak position
South Korea (Gaon)[6] 1
US World Digital Songs (Billboard)[7] 2

"Boombayah"[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak position
South Korea (Gaon)[8] 7
US World Digital Songs (Billboard)[9] 1
France (SNEP)[10] 196

Sales[edit]

Worldwide
32,000[11]

Accolades[edit]

Awards
Year Organization Award Work Result Ref.
2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Music Video "Whistle" Won [12]
Golden Disc Award Digital Bonsang Nominated [13]
2017 Gaon Chart Music Awards Song of the Year – August Won [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Whistle (BLACKPINK) - Melon". Melon (in Korean). Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Boombayah (BLACKPINK) - Melon". Melon (in Korean). Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  3. ^ "BLACKPINK, BLACKPINK - '휘파람'(WHISTLE) 0814 SBS Inkigayo". YouTube. August 14, 2016. Archived from the original on February 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "BLACKPINK, BLACKPINK - '붐바야(BOOMBAYAH)' 0814 SBS Inkigayo". YouTube. August 14, 2016. Archived from the original on September 8, 2017.
  5. ^ "Square One - Single by Blackpink". Spotify. Retrieved June 3, 2022.
  6. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Archived from the original on 2020-05-17. Retrieved 2016-08-18.
  7. ^ "Chart Search "Blackpink"". Billboard. Billboard. Archived from the original on 26 May 2020. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  8. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Archived from the original on 2020-05-17. Retrieved 2016-08-18.
  9. ^ "Chart Search "Blackpink"". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2020-05-26. Retrieved 2016-11-18.
  10. ^ "lescharts.com - Blackpink - Boombayah". lescharts.com. Archived from the original on 2020-05-26. Retrieved 2020-03-01.
  11. ^ MJD (September 1, 2021). "Blackpink albums and song sales". ChartMasters Organization. Retrieved June 4, 2022.
  12. ^ "2017 MAMA Nominations: BTS, EXO, Heize, IU, Seventeen, TWICE, & Wanna One Receive Top Recognition". Billboard. October 20, 2017. Archived from the original on October 22, 2017. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  13. ^ Mehta Ankita (January 3, 2017). "Golden Disk Awards 2017: First lineup, hosts and complete list of nominations revealed". International Business Times. Archived from the original on August 8, 2018. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  14. ^ Yoon, Min-sik (February 24, 2017). "EXO, BlackPink, Twice win big at Gaon Awards". The Korea Herald. Archived from the original on February 27, 2017. Retrieved December 26, 2019.