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Blackpink announces plans for new music and 2022 world tour

South Korean girl group Blackpink will release new music in August, and launch a world tour by the end of 2022.

The K-pop stars agency, YG Entertainment, said in a press release that Blackpink are in the “final stages of recording a new album.” The new music in August will kick off “a continuous large-scale project which will extend through the second half of the year.” In addition, the group promised the new tour will be the “largest world tour in the history of a K-pop girl group.”

Blackpink– which consists of Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa – released their first full-length effort, ‘THE ALBUM’, in October 2020. The album features the singles “How You Like That,” “Ice Cream” and “Lovesick Girls.” The group have not released any new music since ‘THE ALBUM’; however members Rosé and Lisa embarked on their solo careers, releasing their respective debut single albums in March and September. Meanwhile, Jisoo took on her first-ever leading role as an actress in the historical-romance K-drama ‘Snowdrop.’

The group’s dance performance video for “How You Like That” passed 1 billion views on YouTube in February. In addition, Blackpink become the first musical act to reach 75 million subscribers on YouTube last week.

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