BLACKPINK participated in a charity event in France and exerted a positive influence.
On the 25th of this month (local time), they attended the Gala concert of the French Hospital Foundation held at Zénith Paris in Paris, France.
The event is a concert organized by a charity organization chaired by Brigitte Macron, First Lady of France Emmanuel Macron. Every year, we continue to hold various fundraising events and volunteer activities with the aim of improving hospitalization conditions for children suffering from illness.
BLACKPINK is the first K-pop artist to be invited to a concert. Following famous pop stars such as Pharrell Williams and Mika, they were the last ones on stage to perform the title song ‘Shut Down’ and the pre-release song ‘Pink Venom’ from their second full-length album.
World-famous cellist Gautier Capuçon adds strength to the accompaniment of “Pink Venom”, and violinist Daniel Rozakovich, who is called “Classic Royal”, is Paganini’s “La Campanella”, the sampled original of “Shut Down”. ‘s sharp violin performance was reproduced as it was.
After the performance, Mrs. Brigitte Macron said, “All the proceeds from the ticket sales of this event and the funds collected from this concert will be donated to the French hospital foundation. BLACKPINK, who has a great influence around the world. It is a great honor for us to participate in such a meaningful event,” he said, expressing his gratitude to the members.
About two years ago, BLACKPINK was appointed as a UN (United Nations) Sustainable Development Goals Advocate (SDG Advocate), and has sent messages related to a total of 17 major goals such as “responding to climate change” and “education”. Sending. He also participates in various social contribution activities, such as public relations ambassador for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) and participation in various public interest campaigns.
Currently, BLACKPINK is developing the largest world tour of a K-POP girl group that mobilizes about 1.5 million people. After successfully completing 14 North American performances in 77 cities and 10 European tours in 7 cities last year, they are meeting more and more fans in Asia. Also, in April this year, the US “Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival” and in July, the UK “British Summer Time (BST Hyde Park)” as a headliner.
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