Although BLACKPINK has been individually promoting, with the members focusing on solo music, modeling, and acting, fans are hopeful that something music-related is finally in the works for the beloved group.
BLACKPINK has been on an extended hiatus as a group, with some fans even admittedly losing interest with how long they’ve had to wait since BLACKPINK’s last comeback, The Album, was released in October 2020.
The title track “Lovesick Girls” currently has over 500 million views on YouTube.
And even the dance practice for “Lovesick Girls” shows how eagerly fans are waiting for new music as it’s been seen over 200 million times.
With this hope, fans started trending #BLACKPINKIsComing after a tweet from Rolling Stone teased an upcoming collaboration.
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) May 21, 2022
The tweet simply says, “Coming soon,” leaving fans to make assumptions about what might be upcoming from the group.
Although there isn’t any confirmation, many fans have assumed that Rolling Stone Magazine is hinting that BLACKPINK will be the magazine cover for an upcoming issue.
— CJ…B7+BP2+JJK1 (@TheBeyPink) May 21, 2022
If BLACKPINK is the cover model for Rolling Stone Magazine, they would be the first-ever K-Pop girl group and the third-ever female group to do so. Previously the only female groups on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine were the Spice Girls in 1997 and Destiny’s Child in 2001.
#BLACKPINK will be the 1st K-pop Female Group &
3rd Female Group ever to cover #RollingStone Magazine since #SpiceGirls in 1997 & #DestinysChild in 2001!💪🥇🇰🇷➕🥉💃💃💃💃📸🇺🇸🔥👑👑👑👑🖤💗 @BLACKPINK #BLACKPINKxRollingStone #Rosé #Lisa #Jennie #JISOO https://t.co/Td3pxpyPgZ pic.twitter.com/Ul7nkBaxzW
— World Music Awards (@WORLDMUSICAWARD) May 21, 2022
#BLACKPINK will be the FIRST K-pop Female Group & the 3rd Female group to cover Rolling Stone Magazine since Spice Girls (1997) & Destiny's Child (2001)!
— BLΛCKPIИK GLOBAL (@BLACKPINKGLOBAL) May 21, 2022
Other fans are pointing out that because Rolling Stone focuses on music, a collaboration with BLACKPINK might hint at upcoming music-related content from the group.
Rolling stone is an magazine that focuses on Music, so does that mean we are getting music related content from Blackpink?? https://t.co/MuSCDSFsTA
— . (@I0vesickruby4_) May 21, 2022
— 🌙 (@leviisablink_) May 21, 2022
So, understandably, many fans are hopeful that this means a BLACKPINK comeback is imminent.
— jenni 🌷 (@jennibabo) May 21, 2022
blinktwt get up comeback era is slowly beginning https://t.co/bBMW4XkMrM
— luke (@ot4shvt) May 21, 2022
But, regardless of what this collaboration means, fans can be excited that they are getting new content from the group.
— dicilya senduk (@dicilya) May 21, 2022
— JENNIE GLOBAL (@JENNIEGLOBAL_) May 21, 2022
And with the original tweet already having over 85 thousand likes at the time of this article, whatever is coming will undoubtedly be met with enthusiasm.
— L (@l4_blink) May 21, 2022
"BLACKPINK have never needed anyone's stamp of approval to achieve success " – Rolling stone
Btches who say they're Irrelevant, my girls are goin to be on Rolling stone✌
— ✌ (@JJRL_Fourever) May 21, 2022
Plus, as all K-Pop fans know, idols changing their hairstyle is a common sign of something big coming.