The worldwide sensation Blackpink is ushering within the Blink 2.0 period with a new album, a large world tour, and, now, their first-ever U.S. awards-show pit cease, set for August 28’s MTV Video Music Awards. On the Prudential Heart in Newark, New Jersey, the Ok-pop lady group will carry out their upcoming single, “Pink Venom,” for the primary time dwell in America.
The Blackpink women—Lisa, Rosé, Jennie, and Jisoo—are nominated for the brand-new “Greatest Metaverse Efficiency” class on the VMAs this 12 months, up in opposition to fellow Ok-pop group BTS, in addition to Charli XCX, Justin Bieber, Rift Tour ft. Ariana Grande, and Twenty One Pilots. (It’s value noting Blackpink will not be performing their metaverse track, “Prepared For Love,” as created for PUBG Cell.) Nonetheless, they’re the favourite to snag the Moon Individual for a second 12 months in a row, after profitable within the “Music of the Summer season” class finally 12 months’s ceremony.
This 12 months’s VMAs will likely be broadcast on MTV and the CW Community for the third 12 months in a row, with the present kicking off on Sunday, August 28, at 8 p.m. EST. It’s as but unclear when Blackpink will carry out through the award present’s typical three-hour runtime.
An August efficiency 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 deliberate to stretch effectively into June 2023.
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Lauren Puckett-Pope is an affiliate editor at ELLE, the place she covers information and tradition.