Blackpink announces August 2022 return with new single

Group preps new album

YG Entertainment has announced that Blackpink will make their long-awaited return this summer. Currently in the final stages of recording a new album, Blackpink’s new music in August starts a continuous large-scale project which will extend through the second half of the year.

A lot of Blackpink-esque music has been prepared over a long period of time,” the label shares in a statement. “On top of new music and large-scale projects, BLACKPINK will also go on the largest world tour in the history of a K-pop girl group by the end of the year to expand their rapport with fans worldwide.”

Prior to the release of their first full album The Album in 2020, Blackpink gained steady popularity with their pre-release single “How You Like That” and their special collaboration with Selena Gomez “Ice Cream.” Despite the restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic, Blackpink drew a record-breaking explosive response from global fans with only their music. The Album, which catapulted to No. 2 on both the US Billboard 200 and UK Official Chart, also featured standout track “Lovesick Girls,” which sold over 1.4 million copies worldwide, making Blackpink the first K-pop girl group to sell over a million units.

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