Blackpink, Selena Gomez offer addictive treat with 'Ice Cream'

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Posted at Aug 28 2020 12:19 PM | Updated as of Aug 28 2020 12:41 PM

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(UPDATED) Korean quartet Blackpink released Friday a sugar-sweet collaboration with American singer Selena Gomez, dominating the list of trending topics on Twitter Philippines.

The song, titled "Ice Cream," is the second pre-release single off Blackpink's first full-length album, scheduled for release in October.

The music video features Blackpink members Jennie Kim, Jisoo Kim, Rosé (Chaeyoung) Park, and Lalisa "Lisa" Manoban, and Gomez singing, dancing, and frolicking with pastel-colored sets and ice cream-themed houses in the background.

Immediately after the music video's release, the hashtag #SELPINKToday led the list of Philippines trends on Twitter. "Selpink" is a portmanteau of Selena and Blackpink.

Also on the list of trending topics were "Jisoo," "Ice Cream," "Blackpink," and "Lisa," among other Blackpink-related keywords.

"Ice Cream" also marked the group's third collaboration, following "Sour Candy" (2020) with American singer Lady Gaga, and "Kiss and Make Up" with English singer Dua Lipa.

In June, the group dropped the pre-release single "How You Like That," which achieved commercial success and broke several records on video-sharing platform YouTube.

Blackpink debuted in 2016 under YG Entertainment, one of the leading companies in the Korean idol music industry. 

The same agency also formed other K-pop powerhouses, such as Big Bang and 2NE1, among others.

Last year, Blackpink made history as the first Korean girl group to perform at the Coachella music festival in the United States.