Kiwi-Infused K-pop Blackpink Wins Best Metaverse Performance at MTV EMAs

K-pop girl group BlackPink made history on Monday, winning the first-ever Metaverse Best Performance at the 2022 MTV EMAs.

Shown on the red carpet before the show, the group accepted the award in a pre-recorded video, beating out the other nominees BTS, Charlie XCX, justin bieberand twenty one pilots.

BlackPink has become a major force in global mainstream pop.

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BlackPink has become a major force in global mainstream pop.

This year’s ceremony was held in Düsseldorf, Germany, hosted by Rita Ora and Taika Waititi.

While BlackPink is a South Korean group, two of its members have strong ties to New Zealand.

Rosé – full name Roseanne Park – was born in Auckland and is a New Zealand citizen. She and her family moved to Melbourne when she was 7.

In addition to racking up YouTube views, Rosé was recently named a global ambassador for Tiffany & Co, joining Lupita Nyong’o, Elle Fanning and Chinese actor and musician Jackson Yee as the face of Tiffany & Co’s jewelry brand. luxury.

Meanwhile, Jennie Kim (she is also known by her name) was born in Seoul but came to New Zealand when she was 8 years old. She lived with a host family in Auckland and attended Waikowhai Intermediate and ACG Parnell College before returning to South Korea at age 14.

Aotearoa can also take credit for the group’s dance moves. Choreographer Kiel Tutin is a British New Zealander who was born in the UK but later moved to New Zealand. He also worked with Jennifer Lopez.

Along with the award for their digital appearance, BlackPink is nominated for Biggest Fans, Best K-pop, and Best Video for Pink Venom.

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