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‘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
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“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. 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”

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PUBG Mobile BLACKPINK in your area now a reality

After all the speculation, the PUBG Mobile collaboration with BLACKPINK has been officially confirmed. How you like that, PUBG Mobile players?

After all the speculation, the PUBG Mobile collaboration with BLACKPINK has been officially confirmed.

How you like that, PUBG Mobile players?

Both YG Entertainment, the music company behind the popular K-pop girl group, and PUBG Mobile announced the partnership this afternoon after a series of teasers.

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PUBG Mobile collaborating with BLACKPINK?

With the latest teaser posted on its official Twitter account, PUBG Mobile has apparently confirmed it is collaborating with BLACKPINK.

Have you seen the latest teaser posted on PUBG Mobile’s official Twitter account? PUBG Mobile has apparently confirmed it is collaborating with the popular K-pop girl group BLACKPINK.

PUBG Mobile tweeted “‘New color’ is on the way.” The tweet was accompanied by a teaser image of four people inside a pink vehicle.

If you look at what’s hanging from the rear view mirror, you will see a tiny version of the BLACKPINK official light stick.

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Netflix BLACKPINK documentary to ‘Light Up the Sky’

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BLACKPINK is the revolution. And the revolution is going global with the first Netflix K-pop original documentary, “BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky”.

This certainly has been a momentous year for the popular K-pop girl group, which has been making history time and again. Not only are they coming out with their first full album in South Korea on Oct. 2, but they also debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Ice Cream“, their collaboration with international pop star Selena Gomez. This is a career-best rank for BLACKPINK, and also makes them the first K-pop girl group to enter the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. Now, they are making history again with the Netflix BLACKPINK documentary, which comes out on Oct. 14.

“The K-pop phenomenon has been sweeping the globe and BLACKPINK has arguably become the most recognizable and most popular girl group in the world,” said Netflix VP for Documentary Features Adam Del Deo in a press statement.

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‘Ice Cream’ dance video, fansign event via ZEPETO app

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of “Ice Cream“, the highly anticipated collaboration between the popular K-pop girl group  BLACKPINK and international pop star Selena Gomez that was released on Aug. 28. BLACKPINK fans (more popularly known as BLINKS), however, were surprised when an “Ice Cream” dance performance video also came out after the music video.

This wasn’t the usual dance performance video K-pop fans are used to, however, but instead a virtual one created using the South Korean 3D avatar social network ZEPETO.

BLINKS were even more shocked when it turned out that the “Ice Cream” dance video included an avatar of Selena, dancing in all her animated glory with Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa.

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‘Ice Cream’ MV: BLACKPINK, Selena Gomez in your area

Today is "Ice Cream" D-Day, as BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez  served up the "Ice Cream" single and music video (MV) at 1 PM Korean Standard Time (12 noon Philippine Standard Time).

Today is “Ice Cream” D-Day, as BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez  served up the “Ice Cream” single and music video (MV) at 1 PM Korean Standard Time (12 noon Philippine Standard Time).

Anticipation for the collaboration between the popular K-pop girl group and international pop star reached a fever pitch with the release of the “Ice Cream” MV teaser, which was uploaded yesterday. The “Ice Cream” MV teaser has already generated more than almost 15 million views on YouTube as of this writing.

Watch the “Ice Cream” MV now and enjoy this sweet collaboration between BLACKPINK and Gomez.

“Ice Cream” is the second single from BLACKPINK’s upcoming first studio album in South Korea, after “How You Like That“. The K-pop girl group’s debut Korean album, BLACKPINK: The Album, will come out on Oct. 2.

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‘Ice Cream’: BLACKPINK, Selena Gomez MV teaser out

"Ice Cream" is the highly anticipated collaboration between BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez.

Popular K-pop girl group BLACKPINK and international pop star Selena Gomez released this morning the teaser for the music video of their highly anticipated collaboration,”Ice Cream”.

“Ice Cream” is the second single from BLACKPINK’s upcoming first studio album in South Korea, after “How You Like That“.

The “Ice Cream” song and music video will come out tomorrow, Aug. 28, at 1 PM Korean Standard Time (12 noon Philippine Standard Time).

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Gamers and K-pop fans already living in virtual world

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Gamers and K-pop fans have been living in the virtual world for many years now. Decades, in fact, in the case of gamers. Now it’s time for the rest of the world to catch up.

In last week’s column piece, I talked about how geeks are inheriting the earth. Today, I’m going to point out that this new world we’re inheriting is an increasingly virtual one. There is no going back to the pre-COVID world. The digital transformation of the world is here to stay, and this will have a profound impact on human society, changing the way we work and play.

The thing is, gamers and K-pop fans are already way ahead of most of humanity. Embracing virtual currency and purchasing virtual items is already second nature to them. Since I’m both a gamer and a K-pop fan — specifically a Blink (BLACKPINK fan) and Monbebe (MONSTA X fan) — I can attest that the virtual world is very real.

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BLACKPINK music video sets 5 Guinness World Records

The BLACKPINK music video for their comeback single "How You Like That" has enabled the popular Kpop girl group to set multiple new Guinness World Records titles.

The BLACKPINK music video for their comeback single “How You Like That” has enabled the popular Kpop girl group to set multiple new Guinness World Records titles.

Guinness World Records said the BLACKPINK music video generated 86.3 million views in the first day of release. With this, “How You Like That” has achieved new records for:

  • Most viewed YouTube video in 24 hours
  • Most viewed music video on YouTube in 24 hours
  • Most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-pop group

“All three records surpass previous record holder BTS — who, together with US singer Halsey previously achieved these three record titles with the video for ‘Boy With Luv’ in April 2019.”

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‘How You Like That’: BLACKPINK beats BTS on YouTube

"How You Like That" surpassed 100 million views on YouTube in record time.

Guess who dethroned BTS? BLACKPINK’s music video for its highly-anticipated comeback single “How You Like That” has set a new YouTube record for 24-hour views.

“The K-pop powerhouse group’s dynamic new single had 82.4 million views in the first 24 hours of release on YouTube, and was the No. 1 trending video on the platform. The view count handily topped the previous record-holders: BTS’ ‘Boy With Luv’ featuring Halsey, which amassed 74.6 million views in the initial one-day period in April 2019, per YouTube.”

Not only did BLACKPINK beat BTS for this record. The Kpop girl group composed of Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa also surpassed 100 million views in record time. “How You Like That” reached the milestone in one day, eight hours, and 22 minutes, according to the Soompi article.

“The previous record for the fastest Korean group music video to hit 100 million views was held by BTS’s ‘Boy With Luv,’ which took one day, 13 hours, and 38 minutes to achieve the feat.”