The worldwide sensation Blackpink is ushering within the Blink 2.0 era with a latest album, a large world tour, and, now, their first-ever U.S. awards-show pit stop, set for August 28’s MTV Video Music Awards. On the Prudential Center in Newark, Latest Jersey, the K-pop girl group will perform their upcoming single, “Pink Venom,” for the primary time live in America.
The Blackpink girls—Lisa, Rosé, Jennie, and Jisoo—are nominated for the brand-new “Best Metaverse Performance” category on the VMAs this yr, up against fellow K-pop group BTS, in addition to Charli XCX, Justin Bieber, Rift Tour ft. Ariana Grande, and Twenty One Pilots. (It’s value noting Blackpink is not going to be performing their metaverse song, “Ready For Love,” as created for PUBG Mobile.) Nevertheless, they’re the favourite to snag the Moon Person for a second yr in a row, after winning within the “Song of the Summer” category ultimately yr’s ceremony.
This yr’s VMAs shall be broadcast on MTV and the CW Network for the third yr in a row, with the show kicking off on Sunday, August 28, at 8 p.m. EST. It’s as yet unclear when Blackpink will perform in the course of the award show’s typical three-hour runtime.
An August performance heralds a busy season for the band, as they launch the album Born Pink in September and embark on a continent-spanning world tour in October, one planned to stretch well into June 2023.
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Lauren Puckett-Pope is an associate editor at ELLE, where she covers news and culture.