Four years after they debuted as the next girl group on the K-pop music scene, BLACKPINK have recorded with Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez and Cardi B. Their new eight-song project, boldy titled “The Album,” is being released on Friday and highlights all the things the ground have become known for: fun, big, explosive songs that meshes sounds like pop, electronic dance, hip-hop and trap. BLACKPINK also made history when they became the first K-pop girl group to perform at Coachella last year.
Rosé of BLACKPINK says she hopes the K-pop girl group’s first album gives “a little light” to longtime fans in a year full of doom and gloom. Boldly titled “The Album,” the eight-song project being released Friday highlights all the things BLACKPINK have become known for: fun, big, explosive songs that meshes sounds like pop, electronic dance, hip-hop and trap. Die-hard fans — called the BLINKS — have followed the group for four years, helping BLACKPINK build a strong social media presence around the world.