Blackpink Becomes First K-pop Girl Group To Perform At MTV Video Music Awards

Blackpink will perform at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards [MTV]

Blackpink will become the first K-pop girl group to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs), according to YG Entertainment on Tuesday.

“The girl group is gearing up for this performance which we hope will help the event shine brighter,” the agency said in a statement. “The members and the team are giving everything to create a memorable moment for the band’s fans all over the world.”

The upcoming performance will also mark Blackpink’s US debut and the first time the group will introduce their new song “Pink Venom” to fans in the United States.

“Pink Venom” is a single from her highly anticipated second album “Born Pink” which will be released on September 16th. “Pink Venom” will be released on August 19.

Other artists performing at this year’s VMAs include Anitta, J Balvin, Marshmello and Khalid, Panic! At Disco, Lizzo, Jack Harlow and Måneskin.

Blackpink is nominated for Best Metaverse Performance. The band held a series of virtual in-game concerts around the world in July featuring 3D avatars of the four band members, Jennie, Rosé, Lisa, and Jisoo, in collaboration with PUBG Mobile. He also released a music video with the avatars titled “Ready for Love” on July 29.

Lisa is also nominated for Best K-pop for her debut solo single “Lalisa” released in September last year.

In 2020, the group won the Song of the Summer category with “How You Like That” (2020) and became the first K-pop girl group to win an award at the VMAs.

The 2022 VMAs are scheduled to be held on August 28 at the Prudential Center in New Jersey.

Blackpink’s last music was their full album “The Album”, released in October 2020. The group debuted in 2016 with their debut single “Square One” and released hit tracks such as “Playing with Fire” ( 2016), “Forever Young” (2018) and “Lovesick Girls” (2020).

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