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BLACKPINK to launch YouTube’s new weekly music series as they prepare to drop new album

BLACKPINK are set to kick off YouTube’s new weekly music series, which shows the moments before artists release a new hit.

The K-Pop girl band, who have been smashing records on the platform, will star in the first of 16 episodes for the new series, titled Released, before blessing us with some new music.

The Kill This Love hitmakers said: ‘We are honored and happy to be the first on YouTube’s new original content “RELEASED”.

‘We hope that it will be a great opportunity to celebrate our first full album ‘THE ALBUM’ with many global music fans.’

We could not be more ready.

The series, which begins on Thursday, will feature a new artist every week, with each 15-minute episode leading up to a video premiere on the site.

BLACKPINK are due to release their first full-length album on October 2, which also features a long-awaited collaboration with Cardi B on new track Bet You Wanna.

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After they released the tracklisting earlier this week, Cardi also shared it, tweeting: ‘And the song is amazing. Bardipink in your area.’

The band wrote and recorded the majority of the album during the coronavirus pandemic, hoping to give their fans something to enjoy during these times.

They said in a statement: ‘For a couple of months now, almost the past eight months, we’ve mostly been in the studio.  

‘I think it’s made us more focused into completing the album and making it the best thing we can give to our fans, and perfecting it and everything.

‘And so, [we] feel like this album could get a lot of light and energy to everybody being stuck at home not knowing what to do hopefully this can cheer them up.’

BLACKPINK, which consists of Lisa, Jennie, Rose and Jisoo, also recently hit a huge milestone on YouTube, becoming the second most subscribed act of all time.

Boasting a following of more than 48 million on the site, only Justin Bieber’s 57.2 million stands in the way of them becoming the most-subscribed act on the platform.

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