The biggest girl group in the world is making its comeback.
After two years of solo activity following the release of their 2020 sophomore album, The Album, the girls of Blackpink — LISA, Rosé, Jennie, and Jisoo — are finally ready to release new music. YG Entertainment, their label, officially announced the group’s highly-anticipated return on Tuesday, July 5, previewing a massive string of months to come. In addition to new music and the forthcoming release of their new album, titled Born Pink, the girls will also embark on “the largest world tour in the history of a K-pop girl group” before the end of the year, per a press release. Indeed, it’s no longer a saying and just a fact: Blackpink *will* be in your area.
Although the group hasn’t released music as a unit since late 2020, their visibility has seemingly skyrocketed since, with its members becoming staples in the high fashion and beauty arena. Rosé and Lisa also embarked on their own solo projects during the group’s break with Rosé releasing her first solo album, R, in March 2021 and Lisa following that up with her own record, Lalisa, in September. Still, demand for the quartet has only grown and, luckily, it seems like there’s no dearth of new content coming our way.
As with most K-pop announcements, exact details about Blackpink’s comeback are still scarce. Below, find everything we know about the “How You Like That” singers’ 2022 comeback including information about their album and upcoming tour.
Blackpink’s album and release date
Blackpink is returning with their second studio album officially titled Born Pink. After weeks of waiting, the girl group finally confirmed the record’s title on August 9 alongside the release of a new teaser image for the album and the project’s release date: September 16.
As of late July, YG revealed that Blackpink has been busy recording their new album and that it was in “the final stages.” Per a press release, “a lot of BLACKPINK-esque music has been prepared over a long period of time,” and now there’s finally a date for when it’ll all arrive.
Blackpink’s album tracklisting and singles
While the album’s full tracklist isn’t yet available, on August 7, YG Entertainment announced Blackpink’s new single, “Pink Venom.” The song will be released on August 19 at 12 a.m. ET and 1 p.m. KST and mark the group’s first pre-release single of its new era. See details below.
The release of “Pink Venom” will kick off Blackpink’s comeback in earnest. Per YG, the track will also mark the start of a “continuous large-scale project which will extend through the second half of the year,” a press release teases. While it’s unclear what exactly that project will entail, an album and tour will definitely be apart of it.
Blackpink will embark on a huge world tour
Blackpink was the first K-pop girl group to perform at Coachella, and now they’re hoping to break yet another record. Alongside new music and an album, the group will also go on the “largest world tour in the history of a K-pop girl group,” per a press release.
That tour, also called Born Pink, will kick off in mid-October with back-to-back shows in Seoul, South Korea, and later take the girls to various countries across Asia, North America, Europe, South East Asia, and Australia. So far, a total of 36 shows are scheduled however their website seems indicate more dates will be added later.
See the full list of tour dates and information on how to buy tickets for Blackpink’s Born Pink tour, here.
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