Y.G. 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 an ongoing large-scale project that will extend through the year’s second half.
In the announcement, Y.G. Entertainment stated, “much BLACKPINK-Esque music has been prepared over a long time. 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.”
Before their first full album, ‘THE ALBUM‘ in 2020, BLACKPINK gained steady popularity with their pre-release single “How You Like That” and their unique collaboration with Selena Gomez “Ice Cream.” Despite the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BLACKPINK drew a record-breaking explosive response from global fans with only their music. ‘THE ALBUM,’ which catapulted to number 2 on both the U.S. Billboard 200 and U.K. 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.