By far, we have seen numerous iconic K-POP girl groups from 2ne1 and Girls’ Generation to Twice and AOA. But in modern times, BLACKPINK seems to have won the title of being the most popular K-POP girl group after the release of their first mini album, ‘Square Up’. The internet exploded with BLACKPINK’s comeback. “DDU-DU DDU-DU” gained 36.2 million within 24 hours of release and trended in 150+ Countries and Territories, the majority being #1, which were great milestones for the girls. Sadly, in ’17, the world couldn’t see much of BLACKPINK as only “As If It’s Your Last”, a single, was released. But their 2018 comeback was definitely a bop and don’t forget that it hadn’t even been 2 years when they released ‘Square Up’. Teddy, the album’s Composer, gave the songs a laid back EDM effect fused with aggressive beat drops, which defines BLACKPINK. Their debut songs, “Boombayah” and “Whistle” give off an impressive vibe, which I, personally don’t feel while listening to other girl groups. YG’s producers and composers have molded BLACKPINK to be a worldwide famous group with an invulnerable aura. The songs in the album are generally chic and each one has a certain type of element which is highlighted either in the chorus or the background, like the woodwind effects in the chorus and the beginning of “DDU-DU DDU-DU”, the synth line in “Forever Young” and the reverb and backing vocals in “See U Later”. The group has been loved by many people in the West and around the world since their debut for their impressive songs and vocals, but it seems that ‘Square Up’ is one of the biggest steps taken towards global K-POP domination. Their first mini album used to be the talk of the town when released. Jennie and Lisa’s rapid-fire raps, Jisoo and Rose’s feminine, yet powerful vocals have added to the charisma of this album. Their distinct voices, the wit in the lyrics and the charm in their voices make this album worth its fame.