BLACKPINK will make their US debut at the 2022 Video Music Awards

K-pop icons BLACKPINK are set to make their U.S. debut at the 2022 Video Music Awards on August 28.

The quartet of girls will perform their new comeback song “Pink Venom,” which will be officially released on August 19. The track appears on their next album “Born Pink,” which is slated for release on September 16.

YG Entertainment said the album represents the group’s confidence and dignity, with the song fitting BLACKPINK’s “unique identity” and “fatal aura.” The music video would also be their most expensive production to date. Not much else is known about the album, except for the possible involvement of The leader of OneRepublic Ryan Tedder.

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BLACKPINK is nominated for a VMA this year for Best Metaverse Performance for “BLACKPINK: The Virtual,” their virtual concert and collaboration with “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile”, where they launched the Musical clip for “Ready for Love”.

Group member Lisa is also nominated in the Best K-Pop category for her solo song.Lalisa.” She is the first Korean soloist and solo female K-pop artist to be nominated for a VMA. In 2020, BLACKPINK became the first K-pop girl group to win a VMA for “How You Like That” as the song of the summer.

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BLACKPINK’s VMA debut comes after their return announcement in July, which YG Entertainment called “a large-scale ongoing project that will span the second half of the year.” Their record label also said their world tour would be “the biggest world tour in the history of a K-pop girl group.” The four members will begin their tour in Seoul in October and will visit more than 20 cities in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

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In other BLACKPINK news, Jennie is planned to play in HBO’s upcoming drama series “The Idol.”

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