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BLACKPINK – Ice Cream (ft. Selena Gomez)

Special delivery! It’s the moment we’ve waited all summer for: #SELPINK is here! Lighting up the global music scene with electrifying spunk is the vibrant new single “Ice Cream,” a funky, feminine anthem nearly as sweet as a quintet of singers behind the beat. The long-awaited collaboration between global pop sensation, BLACKPINK, and the multi-platinum Selena Gomez is the much-needed cherry on top to summer 2020.

The track boasts a stellar star-studded writers list which includes Gomez herself, as well as fellow pop legends Ariana Grande, Victoria Monét, Teddy, Tommy Brown, Steven Franks, and Bekuh Boom. With some of today’s most sought after artists penning down the iconic lyrics “diamonds on my wrist so he call me ice cream, you can double dip ‘cause I know you like me,” is anyone even surprised the single met instant viral success?

Just as impressive as its songwriting credits alone, the “Ice Cream” music video garnered over 75.7 million views on YouTube in its first 24 hours on the platform. It marks the largest debut for an all-female collaboration to date–now that’s worthy of extra dessert! Truly a decadent treat, the video reads like a modern-day Candyland of Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” meeting the confectionary dreams of Fergie’s 2006 visual for “Fergalicious.”

The success of “Ice Cream” gives BLACKPINK the right to be coronated as K-Pop royalty, but the single is hardly their first commercial takeoff. Since the group’s 2016 debut, the four ladies (Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa) have proven themselves as some the most enigmatic, dynamic, and fashionable talents music has to offer.

“Ice Cream” enters as the follow-up to the girl’s record-shattering single “How You Like That” which earned the band a coveted nomination for “Song of the Summer” at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards. Both tracks are set to appear on BLACKPINK’s upcoming debut album due October 2020. The release heralds in a new era of pop music by redefining what it means to be a mainstream artist for a new generation. Bubblegum pop isn’t what we think it is anymore–a single as powerful as “Ice Cream” offers a radio worthy hit all while infusing trap, rap, and dancehall.