- #SelPink was trending on Instagram and Twitter after the announcement was made
- Many fans expected an #AriPink collab, with Ariana Grande
The wait is over! After a week of fevered speculation, pop star Selena Gomez has been unveiled as the secret guest star on Blackpink’s upcoming August 28 single.
Last week, the K-pop girl group unveiled the cover art for the track and hinted at a new collaboration – sending fans of Gomez and Blackpink into an all-caps tweeting frenzy.
“So SO excited to announce [Blackpink] and I have a new song coming out!” Gomez said Tuesday, confirming the rumours on Twitter and Instagram. (A moment of silence for all the #AriPink hopefuls who predicted a collab between Blackpink and Thank U, Next hitmaker Ariana Grande.)
The members of Blackpink also shared the news on social media, as did the band’s official Instagram and Twitter accounts.
“SELPINK isn’t just a collab, its a cultural reset, it’s the best collab of 2020 ALREADY, its a masterpiece, its art in its purest form, its a gift from God, a food for your soul and a breath of holiness, it is everything that we need,” tweeted several excited Blinks (members of the Blackpink fandom).
Earlier this year, Blackpink joined forces with Lady Gaga for Sour Candy, a hit single off the latter’s 2020 album, Chromatica, after teaming with Dua Lipa for 2018’s Kiss and Make Up.
A title for the group’s latest joint track still has yet to be revealed.
In January, Gomez released her third studio effort, Rare , which the Los Angeles Times hailed as her “first great pop album”. And earlier this summer, she collaborated with singer-songwriter Trevor Daniel and rapper Lil Mosey for a remix of Daniel’s Past Life.
Blackpink’s highly anticipated debut album is due to be released on October 2.