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5 Years of Square One of BLACKPINK

Square One is the debut digital single album by BLACKPINK. It was released on August 8, 2016, by YG Entertainment and distributed by KT Music. The single has a double A-side, “Whistle” and “Boombayah”.

The lyrics were written by Teddy, Bekuh Boom, and B. I am from iKON and the music was composed by Teddy, Future Bounce, and Bekuh Boom. To promote the single, BLACKPINK performed both songs on the South Korea music program, SBS’s Inkigayo on August 14, 2016.

The songs were a commercial success. “Whistle” topped the Gaon Digital Chart and “Boombayah” topped the US World Digital Songs, both in the first week of sales.


  • Square One gained 118,573,385 streams in 2020 on Spotify.
  • Square One is the fourth most streamed album by a K-Pop female act on Spotify (447.3M).
  • Square One has surpassed 480 million streams on Spotify. It’s the first debut project by a K-Pop act to do so.
  • Square One is the third most streamed K-Pop girl group album with over 3 billion total global streams.

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