BLACKPINK’s Record-Breaking Tour Finale Puts YG Contract Talks in the Spotlight

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BLACKPINK is raking in astronomical profits from their world tour, setting the bar even higher for K-pop girl groups.

According to AllKPop, the “Born Pink” world tour has generated a staggering $264.5 million in revenue.

The powerhouse quartet kicked off their dazzling “Born Pink” tour on October 15th and 16th at Seoul’s Olympic Park KSPO Dome. From there, the group jet-setted across major cities like Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, Newark, Los Angeles, San Francisco in the U.S., and international hotspots including Hamilton in Canada, London, Barcelona, Cologne, Berlin, Paris, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Macau, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Kaohsiung, Manila, Tokyo, Osaka, Mexico City, Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney, and Hanoi. All told, the tour is expected to draw an unprecedented 1.5 million fans, making it the largest-ever event for a K-pop girl group.

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Just two months into the tour, BLACKPINK shattered records by pulling in $78 million, marking the highest-grossing concert series ever by a global girl group. These extraordinary figures have solidified BLACKPINK’s standing as the preeminent powerhouse in K-pop.

As they prepare to wrap up their tour on the 16th and 17th at Seoul’s Gocheok Sky Dome—a stage generally reserved for top male acts like BTS, Wanna One, and SEVENTEEN—BLACKPINK is set to be the first girl group to headline there.

Once the tour concludes, all eyes will be on BLACKPINK’s contract renewal with YG Entertainment. BLACKPINK recently celebrated their 7th debut anniversary, and their exclusive contracts with YG have now ended. While there have been rumors of contract renewal failures among some members, YG has been tight-lipped, stating only that they are “currently in discussions.”

With the tour now near its end, there’s no longer any reason or pretext for delay in deciding the future path of BLACKPINK. The world waits with bated breath to see if YG can keep its golden goose in the coop.

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