BLACKPINK's "How You Like That" was a massive hit, so fans have high expectations for the group's next single, which will release on Friday, August 28. Fans are especially hype for the song because there's been so much mystery surrounding it. For starters, there's been endless whispers that Selena Gomez will appear on the track, so, obvi, fans are low-key freaking out. If you're one of the many BLINKS wondering whether BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez are collaborating on a song, here's the tea.
Speculation the artists would be teaming up began on July 27 when the Korean news outlet MyDaily reported Gomez is the artist featuring on BLACKPINK’s new single. In response to the report, the group's agency, YG Entertainment, told fans, "Please wait for the official announcement later." Since the company neither confirmed or denied the report, fans took it as a sign the team up was happening and YG didn't want to announce it just yet.
Then, after weeks of rumors and speculation, fans got the happy news they'd been waiting for. Gomez confirmed she had indeed teamed up with the girl group up for a song, dropping the news on Instagram.
"So SO excited to announce @BlackPinkOfficial and I have a new song coming out August 28th," the pop star wrote on Aug. 11. You can see Sel's announcement post below.
The news was exciting, yes, but hardly came as a surprise. In April, fans were tipped off when they noticed Gomez added BLACKPINK's "Kill This Love" to her Spotify playlist. Initially, they didn't think much of it, but with rumors of her and BLACKPINK's team up spreading on the internet, fans now think Gomez may have been teasing their collab all along.
"Selena actually has KTL on her Spotify Playlist that she posted way back April. The way we didn't make any theories about it and got an unexpected collab news about 'em. I guess, 'twas a HINT?" one fan tweeted.
BLINKS and Selenators were once step ahead of this collaboration announcement, but that didn't dim their excitement in the least.
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