BLACKPINK is gearing up for its highly-anticipated return!
Yesterday a representative of YG Entertainment revealed that the girl group is currently in the final stages of recording their new album. BLACKPINK will start shooting its music video in July and make a comeback with new music in August.
.@BLACKPINK confirmed to comeback as a full group in August.. New album recording in final stage (official)
AUGUST IS FOR BLACKPINK pic.twitter.com/pQDXoalI6l
— BLACKPINK Global News (@BPGlobalNews) July 6, 2022
The source stated, “A lot of music that is BLACKPINK-Esque has been completed with much effort over a long period of time. In order to expand BLACKPINK’s emotional connection with fans worldwide, they will set out for the largest-scale world tour in K-pop girl group history until the end of the year along with their comeback. Furthermore, big projects fitting of that status will continuously follow.”
— ღStef (@youngierose) July 6, 2022
This will mark BLACKPINK’s first comeback in approximately one year and 10 months since they released their first studio-length album “THE ALBUM” in 2020 along with the title track “How You Like That” and the special collaboration song “Ice Cream.”
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YG Entertainment announced that the quartet — Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa — are in the “final stages of recording a new album.”
The release promised an international tour by the end of the year that would be the “largest world tour in the history of a K-pop girl group.
The K-pop foursome released their first full-length album titled THE ALBUM via Interscope in October 2020. The project peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart. BLACKPINK has landed seven songs on the Billboard Hot 100, including the top 20 hits “Ice Cream” with Selena Gomez and a pair of top 40s: “Sour Candy” with Lady Gaga and “How You Like That.”
“BLACKPINK will go on the largest world tour in the history of a Kpop girl group by the end of year.” pic.twitter.com/FL2b0cNnUL
— Philippine Concerts (@philconcerts) July 6, 2022
Last week, BLACKPINK became the first musical act to reach 75 million subscribers on YouTube. The group earned the title of most-subscribed artist on the platform in September 2021, when they surpassed the 65.5 million mark and took over the lead from Justin Bieber.
BLACKPINK was featured on the cover of Billboard magazine, where they laid out their plans for a U.S. takeover.
“You don’t have to understand Korean to understand the music, the visuals, the vibe,” Jisoo told Billboard at the time. Looks like she was right.