It’s been a while since four-member girl group Blackpink took over the pop universe , released a full studio album , or even produced new music at all – and Blinks are feeling the drought. Lisa, Rosé, Jennie and Jisoo have each become global superstars, even breaking through the fashion scene and venturing out on their own independent solo projects, but why has there not been a single note of new music from the girls as a group? Here’s what we know. Meet Honey Lee, the multitalented Korean star expecting her first child No music, no money On Valentine’s Day this year, YG Entertainment announced the release of Blackpink’s 2022 Welcoming Collection merch – much to their fans’ dismay. Blinks soon took to Twitter urging each other to boycott the launch and demand for new music. “We didn’t wait 500 days for a welcoming collection,” a fan wrote, according to Koreaboo. “Give us a comeback.” Many simply repeated, “No music, no money.” Just a few days ago, educational tech company Hybe Edu and Korean mobile app Weverse – both of which are owned by Hybe, the agency of global superstars BTS – released a set of Korean language-learning materials, Blackpink in Your Korean. However, according to SK Pop , fans were disappointed with the collaboration between YG and Hybe and continued to demand new music. Why fans are furious Blinks have pointed out that for a group as big as Blackpink, they have quite a small discography of only 21 songs – especially considering they debuted in 2016. And it’s been a long 18 months since Blackpink released their one and only studio album in October 2020, “The Album”, which featured the hits How You Like That and Lovesick Girls. Instead of prioritising merchandise, money-grabbing fashion endorsements and other collaborations, fans want Blackpink to release new music – as they are music artists, first and foremost, after all. 5 K-drama actresses who married ultra-rich husbands Going solo Although fans are craving a powerful group comeback, the Blackpink members have been wrapped up focusing on individual projects. Most notably, Jisoo recently wrapped up her first K-drama, Snowdrop . While controversial for its historical plot, her on-screen presence and chemistry with co-star Jung Hae-in certainly made fans proud. Lisa, meanwhile, continues to break records. Her debut single album “Lalisa”, released in September 2021, has become the “most-streamed album by a K-pop act in Spotify’s history”, according to a Pinkvilla report. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ROSÉ (@roses_are_rosie) Rosé broke records with her solo debut in March 2021, while fashion queen Jennie broke out back in 2018. Meanwhile Jisoo remains the only member without her own solo music. 4 reasons Blackpink’s Jennie is K-pop’s fashion queen What happened at Paris Fashion Week As Blackpink’s members each represent a different French fashion house – with Lisa working for Celine, Rosé for Saint Laurent, Jisoo for Dior and Jennie for Chanel – many fans eagerly awaited their appearances at the Paris shows. Rosé unfortunately caught Covid-19 before her trip to the fashion capital and had to cancel plans. In turn, she treated fans with her first-ever vlog on YouTube, where she showed off her baking skills. Jisoo, who wore a yellow plaid mini dress to the Dior show – an ode to the 90s film style icon, Clueless ’s Cher – was given a rock star welcome as a crowd of fans flocked to the venue to get a glimpse of her. Jennie, who has the nickname “human Chanel” for a reason , sat front row at the show, wearing an embroidered velvet crop top and skirt set, which she accessorised with chunky diamonds and gold jewellery and pleats on her hair. 6 K-pop idols who are ‘human luxury brands’, from V to Jennie Rejoice, Jennie confirms Blackpink’s comeback! Alas, fans can breathe and rest assured that a comeback is in the works. Still, there’s no confirmation yet as to how soon it will be, and whether it’s a five- to seven-song mini album or a full album (though many demand the latter). It was Jennie herself who made the announcement in a guest appearance with YG labelmates at the variety show called The Game Changers, which aired in early March. Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .