Fans of South Korean girl group Blackpink — collectively known as Blinks — filled social media with wild guesses now that the four-piece group is moving to the next stage of their three-step comeback with a mystery artist.
Blackpink, through a post made across various social media platforms, teased that the next single off their upcoming first full-length album will be released in August. But the part that excited fans the most was the fact that the song will feature an artist whose identity has yet for fans to find out.
Sending Blinks into a frenzy, Blackpink brought on a guessing game among fans with thousands making various speculations as to who the secret collaborator of the girls might be. The likes of Ariana Grande, and fellow K-Pop acts Momoland and Red Velvet were just some of the names who made it to the fans’ long list of guesses.
and if it ends up being a blackpink x red velvet collab? then what? pic.twitter.com/RofbeMuTeH— ✨pauls 🐰&🐻✨ (@YRsquirtle) July 23, 2020
VICTORIA MONET AND TOMMY BROWN LIKED BLACKPINK’S SINGLE TEASERS. I REPEAT!!!!— ً (@aripinkwhen) July 23, 2020
THE MYSTERY ARTIST FOR BLACKPINK IS MOMOLAND???— kei ROCKET PUNCH COMEBACK (@mmIdofficiaI) July 23, 2020
Blackpink last collaborated with Lady Gaga for the pop legend’s “Sour Candy” off the album “Chromatica.”
Prior to Lady Gaga, the K-Pop stars collaborated with another pop icon, Dua Lipa, for the song “Kiss & Make Up.”
Blackpink’s first pre-release single “How You Like That” reached 1.66 million peak concurrent viewers. Dubbed a record-breaking feat, the said video has achieved the most viewers for the premiere of a video on YouTube and most views for the premiere of a music video on YouTube.
The Guinness World Record listed down some of the records previously held by fellow global K-pop act BTS that Blackpink broke. These are: most-viewed YouTube video in 24 hours, the most-viewed music video on YouTube in 24 hours, and the most-viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group.
Meanwhile, fans can expect Blackpink’s new album to come out on September.