BLACKPINK’s Next Single Has a Surprise Feature and BLINKs Are Trying to Guess Who It Is

On July 23, BLACKPINK released a teaser poster for their upcoming single. The song will be the group’s second pre-release single leading up to their first full-length album that is set to drop in September. BLACKPINK’s new song will also feature a surprise artist, and BLINKs have a few ideas of who it could be.

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BLACKPINK just released a new single

The K-pop group’s comeback consists of three parts. They released the first part on June 26 with their song “How You Like That.” The “How You Like That” music video broke the record for the most viewed video in its first 24 hours of release on YouTube, and the song reached No. 1 on iTunes in the U.S.

“This single is a more intense hip-hop song but at the same time maintains the original colour and personality of BLACKPINK. The message talks about [how] in any given situation, we will not lose confidence and will rise, despite the circumstances we’re in,” the group told British Vogue.

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A few weeks after releasing “How You Like That,” BLACKPINK revealed the second part of their comeback: A new single that will be released in August. A teaser poster shows Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, Lisa, and a question mark teasing a surprise collaboration. So far, there is no official song title or exact release date.

BLACKPINK recently collaborated with Lady Gaga

BLACKPINK has already collaborated with an artist in 2020. Lady Gaga released her sixth studio album Chromatica on May 29, and the album featured a song with BLACKPINK called “Sour Candy.”

“We spoke with Lady Gaga over a phone call and she said that she liked our unique characteristics as a group,” BLACKPINK told British Vogue. “We’ve all really liked Lady Gaga since before our debut days, so it was a huge honour for us to be able to work with her. It was a very fun project and we hope everyone can enjoy it!”

Even though BLACKPINK and Lady Gaga have already collaborated, some fans hope that Lady Gaga is the surprise feature.

“BLACKPINK’s mystery feature better be Gaga and they better promote the h*ll of out of it this time with a high budget video and at least 10 performances… oh the girls interacting with gaga everyday would also be so nice. thank you. and yes im delusional,” a fan tweeted.

Other fans think Ariana Grande is the surprise feature

After the group teased the new single, fans started trying to guess who the mystery collaborator could be. Out of all the celebrities named, Grande’s name stuck out the most. In 2019, exactly a year before BLACKPINK teased their new single, Grande answered a fan on if she would ever collaborate with the K-pop group.

“yes but i would probably pass out,” Grande tweeted.

Because of this and other social media clues, BLINKs immediately began speculating that Grande is the surprise feature on BLACKPINK’s upcoming single.

One fan tweeted, “.@ArianaGrande has now liked @BLACKPINK’s Jennie’s post on Instagram further confirming the rumor that BLACKPINK is collaborating with Ariana Grande on their 2nd pre-release single!! WE WONN! WORLD DOMINATION!”