Single available August 28th
Global pop sensations Blackpink have announced that multi-platinum singer/songwriter Selena Gomez will appear on their forthcoming single. Due out on August 28th, the new single will serve as the second single from the K-Pop group’s highly anticipated debut album, set for release via YG Entertainment/Interscope Records on October 2nd. Merch bundles for the album are available now at Blackpink’s website.
The new single will arrive as the follow-up to “How You Like That” — a trap-pop anthem that surpassed a staggering 100 million streams on Spotify in under a month. The lead single from its first full-length studio effort, “How You Like That” debuted at No. 33 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early July, making them the K-pop act with the second-highest number of Hot 100 entries in chart history. Meanwhile, the mind-blowing visual for “How You Like That” became the fastest video in YouTube history to cross ten million likes and shattered the YouTube record for most views within the first 24 hours.
Since first bursting onto the scene in 2016, Blackpink has redefined the possibilities of K-pop, transcending all categorization and ascending to global stardom. With their unstoppably catchy single “DDU-DU DDU-DU,” the South Korean quartet broke the record for highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 debut by an all-female K-pop act, while its head-turning video surpassed ten million views in just six hours and racked up 36.2 million views in one day.
Discovered by YG Entertainment, Blackpink is comprised of JISOO, JENNIE, LISA, and ROSÉ: four immensely charismatic vocalists, dancers, and burgeoning fashion icons. Released in 2016, their debut “Square One” quickly proved their crossover power; in 2018, “Square One” climbed to No. 40 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Billboard World Albums chart. Several months after “Square One” hit the charts, YG Entertainment and Interscope Records announced a global partnership for Blackpink, paving the way for the group’s international breakthrough. With their EP Kill This Love arriving in April 2019, Blackpink further boosted their popularity by successfully completing a world tour and becoming the first K-pop girl group to perform at Coachella, the largest music festival in the U.S.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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