Teaser poster for BLACKPINK’s new single release / Image: YG Entertainment

In the midst of a special collaboration between BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez having been alluded to, a second teaser poster hinting at the concept of the new collaborative single has been unveiled. 

YG Entertainment posted BLACKPINK’s second teaser poster for the release of the group’s new single on their official blog on August 18. 

The black-and-pink-backgrounded poster, which gives off the same cute and bubbly vibes as the first poster, has piqued everyone’s curiosity about the new single. 

The popsicle design that makes you momentarily forget about the midsummer heat is particularly eye-catching. The sticks of the double popsicle each have “BLACKPINK” and “Selena Gomez” written on them, and the image of the popsicles being stuck together emphasizes the special collaboration between the two artists. 

The title and credits of the new song have yet to be unveiled. Other than news of Selena Gomez being featured on the single, all other details have been put under lock and key. 

When news first broke of the collaboration, the global music market was buzzing with excitement. Influential media outlets such as Billboard and Rolling Stone covered the news, focusing on BLACKPINK’s career and accomplishments. 

With BLACKPINK having successfully collaborated with pop stars such as Lady Gaga and Dua Lipa in the past, along with their most recent single, “How You Like That,” having broken a slew of records when it was released in June, expectations among music fans are high for the group’s upcoming single.

Not only did “How You Like That” top all daily and real-time music charts in Korea (also known as a “perfect all-kill”), the song also landed at the No. 2 spot on Spotify’s Global Top 50 chart, and at Nos. 20 and 33 on the UK’s Official Singles Chart and the Billboard Hot 100, respectively. Even though it’s been approximately two months since the song was released, “How You Like That” still maintains its position in the upper ranks of domestic music charts. 

The music video for “How You Like That” broke five Guinness World Records, including the record for most YouTube views in the first 24 hours, which it accomplished by surpassing 86 million views within 24 hours after its release. The MV has also been tacking on hundreds of millions of views at breakneck speed. In addition, BLACKPINK’s official YouTube channel has been gaining about 100,000 subscribers per day since the release of the “How You Like That” MV. The channel now has more than 44 million subscribers, which makes it the most subscribed channel among female artists worldwide, and the fourth most subscribed channel among all musical artists. 

BLACKPINK’s new single is scheduled to be released at midnight EST and 1 p.m. KST on August 28. The group’s first studio album is set to drop on October 2. Due to the fact that the group always exceeds expectations with their music, the world is waiting to see what kind of sensation the collaboration between BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez will cause.