The future is BLACKPINK, ELLE says on October cover

"BLACKPINK is the revolution," the K-pop girl group declared when they debuted on August 8, 2016. Now, as they continue their success story, Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa are appearing on the October 2020 cover of the US edition of ELLE, which has declared that "the future is BLACKPINK". Image credit: ELLE
Image credit: ELLE

“BLACKPINK is the revolution,” the K-pop girl group said when they debuted on August 8, 2016. Now, as they continue their global success story, Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa are appearing on the October 2020 cover of the US edition of ELLE, which has declared that “the future is BLACKPINK”.

Apart from the group cover, each member will have her own individual cover for the October 2020 issue.

The future is BLACKPINK

ELLE US announced the BLACKPINK cover on its official Twitter account last night.

“BLACKPINK in your area and on the cover of ELLE! For our October issue, the biggest girl group in the world—Lisa, Jennie, Rosé, and Jisoo—take us inside their journey to world domination. @ygofficialblink #BLACKPINKxELLE http://ellemag.co/rsHomsO”

While the October 2020 issue of the print magazine isn’t out yet, ELLE has already posted the cover story online.

“The band may have taken its time to release a full-length album, but that hasn’t affected its meteoric rise. Since debuting in Seoul in 2016, they’ve amassed billions of streams on Spotify, despite having only 15 songs (including ‘SOLO’ by Jennie) to their name. Granted, every song has been an instant hit—engineered to be sung along to regardless of language, and supplemented by videos conjuring hyperfeminine bubblegum-pop utopias, cut with a dash of hip-hop swagger. The video for ‘How You Like That,’ a trap-pop track that serves as the group’s ‘comeback’ single (a colloquial term in K-pop referring to a new release), broke three Guinness World Records after receiving 86.3 million views in a 24-hour period back in June. On YouTube, Blackpink is the most subscribed-to music group across genre and gender, with 44.3 million followers as of this writing—surpassing Ariana Grande and the mega-popular K-pop boy band BTS.

The ELLE article also talked about BLACKPINK’s upcoming Netflix documentary “Light Up the Sky”, which streams on Oct. 14. “Light Up the Sky” will culminate with their historic Coachella performance. Last year, BLACKPINK became the first K-pop girl group to take on the Coachella stage.

First full album

In fact, BLACKPINK is also making history with “Light Up the Sky”. This is the first Netflix K-pop original documentary. Netflix also announced on its official Twitter account that Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa will become Netflix profile icons on Oct. 14.

More importantly, BLACKPINK is coming out with their first full album in South Korea on Oct. 2 — a moment that their fans, called BLINKS, have been dreaming of for four years now.

The future is BLACKPINK. BLACKPINK is in your area. Wherever you may be.

Author: Joey Alarilla
DigitalLifeAsia.com founder and editor-in-chief. Writer. Geek. Gamer. Loves science, sci-fi, books, comic books, cyberpunk, AI, and BLACKPINK. Lisa fan. Chronicling the Asian Century.

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