BLACKPINK Influence: Usher Shares How K-pop Girl Group Inspired His Las Vegas Residency

Credit: BLACKPINK/YouTube Screenshot

Credit: BLACKPINK/YouTube Screenshot

BLACKPINK's fandom, BLINK, unceasingly has grown in the past few years. In fact, R&B singer Usher is now a fan of the girl group.

Usher recently sat down for an interview (published on Feb. 22) with GQ. The famed R&B singer shared how he became a Blink and how BLACKPINK inspired his Las Vegas residency.

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Usher Says He's a Fan of BLACKPINK

The 44-year-old DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love singer told the publication that he accompanied his two teen sons on BLACKPINK's Born Pink World Tour. At that time, he met Rosé, Lisa, Jennie, and Jisoo.

"I literally went to a BLACKPINK concert in Atlanta, and I was like, man!" he exclaimed. "I'm goofy! I'm looking like, 'Wow, this is amazing.' They were putting on a show. Wardrobe, great sequencing, with the lighting and everything working in sync—there's no detail spared. I loved that."

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Apart from fanboying over the YG Entertainment girl group, Usher also revealed that the SHUT DOWN hitmaker inspired him and his Las Vegas residency, Usher: My Way.

According to the singer, he aims to provide something women will look forward to in Las Vegas. Usher added that he also wants to see people have an experience in his shows.

BLACKPINK Secures No. 2 on February Girl Group Brand Reputation Rankings

BLACKPINK's popularity has been recorded by the Korean Business Research Institute, as the girl group maintained its No. 2 position on the girl group brand reputation rankings for the month of February.

It stands behind the monster rookie girl group, NewJeans, which topped the list for the third consecutive month with a 5.8 million brand reputation index. BLACKPINK, on the other hand, has a 4.9 million brand reputation index.

Following them on the list are H1-KEY, IVE, LE SSERAFIM, TWICE, Red Velvet, (G)I-DLE, Girls' Generation, aespa, Apink, Oh My Girl, LOONA, MAMAMOO, NMIXX, fromis_9, APRIL, Girl's Day, WJSN, and ITZY.

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