After BLACKPINK achieved a milestone of reaching 1.2 billion views on YouTube for their music video, “DDU-DU-DDU-DU” on June 28, 2020, they created yet another successful single, “How you like that” that released two days before such an achievement. While Blinks were excited for the powerful girl group to return after their big collaboration on “Sour Candy” with Lady Gaga, little did Blinks know that another huge collaboration was in the works for this summer.
On July 22, 2020, BLACKPINK posted on their Instagram account a teaser photo for their new single. The picture depicted a question mark under the words “featuring” that presumes the assumption that BLACKPINK collaborated with another artist. Blinks started to do some investigating to figure out who could be the next artist they would collaborate with. With Twitter trending hashtags and Blinks feeds probably going crazy from fan accounts and BLACKPINK’s account, most speculation was around Ariana Grande. ARIPINK was used as hashtags and many Blinks believed this was going to be the next big collaboration for BLACKPINK. Another name was thrown into the mix after a while and Selena Gomez’s name popped up. Before we knew it, SELPINK was trending on Twitter and everyone was waiting on the confirmation on who the featured artist would be on the new single.
On August 11, 2020, BLACKPINK posted on their Instagram account once again to release the confirmation of the featured artist – Selena Gomez. Many Blinks expressed their love for the collaboration because it was like their past coming into their present. Many Blinks who grew up listening to Selena Gomez’s music from her Disney Channel days to her latest album, “Rare” said how much they appreciate their love for BLACKPINK’s music in the present day and Selena Gomez bringing in some nostalgia. Some Blinks also stated how BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez’s artistry when it comes to music can be similar. Blinks at the end of the day were excited about the new release and were relaxing after hearing the confirmed featured artist. SELPINK started trending on Twitter once again and this time, it was not just speculation.
On August 27, 2020, BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez released their new single and music video, “Ice Cream”. Now with 13 million likes and over 266 million views on YouTube, “Ice Cream” also got their first win on Inkigayo on September 20, 2020! This also marks Selena Gomez as the first Western lead singer to win on Inkigayo. Blinks and Selenators were cheering and supporting the singers for the first SELPINK win! After the debut and success of the new single, Blinks noticed Ariana Grande cheering on Selena and BLACKPINK by supporting them with comments on each other’s Instagram accounts. It was also announced that Ariana Grande co-wrote “Ice Cream” for BLACKPINK and was grateful for the success of the song and the love it received from people all over the world.
BLACKPINK “Ice Cream” Content
For more “Ice Cream” content, check out BLACKPINK’s playlist dedicated to their promotions. From the new lyrical video that was released a few days ago to their ZEPETO animated dance performance video, there is plenty of content released for this successful and exciting collaboration of the summer! “Ice Cream” will forever be one of the top 2020 bops of the summer! Keep streaming, keep supporting all artists, and wait for BLACKPINK’s upcoming comeback in October!
BLACKPINK’s Comeback & 1st Full Studio Album
On August 27, 2020, YG announced BLACKPINK’s comeback and their first full studio album that will be released in October. On September 21, 2020, BLACKPINK posted a teaser photo for their upcoming comeback as we presume that more content will be released on October
BLACKPINK’s Upcoming New Single
September 21, 2020, YG announced BLACKPINK’s upcoming single, “PRETTY SAVAGE”. The music video for this new single will be released on October 02, 2020. The concept of the teaser photo sets a darker tone compared to their collaboration single with Selena Gomez. Are you ready Blinks? BLACKPINK will be back in your area soon!
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