BLACKPINK fans lambast YG Ent over launch of new merchandise: “No music, no money”

Their last release as a group was 2020’s ‘THE ALBUM’

BLACKPINK fans have expressed their frustration towards the girl group’s agency, YG Entertainment, over the act’s lack of musical output.

On Valentine’s Day (February 14), YG Entertainment announced that the quartet would be releasing their ‘2022 Welcoming Collection’ with a preview video on YouTube. While K-pop fans typically enjoy such special releases, some Blinks (BLACKPINK’s official fanbase) have voiced their dissatisfaction towards the agency’s decision to release new merchandise instead of music.

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As seen in the replies and quotes on YG’s tweet announcing the new collection, a number of Blinks have called for a boycott of the release, while others have decided to voice their displeasure by reporting the agency’s Twitter account. Several fans also tweeted the phrase “No music, no money” in response.

Some fans have also questioned the purpose of release a ‘2022 Welcoming Collection’ three months into the year, as the DVD package is only set to arrive next month, on March 2. Meanwhile, others have criticised its seemingly low-budget and “boring” content, while pointing out the alleged similarity to the group’s ‘2020 Welcoming Collection’.

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At the time of writing, as pointed out by several fans, it has been over 500 days since BLACKPINK last made a comeback. Their most recent release as a group was their first studio album ‘THE ALBUM’, which dropped in October 2020.

In 2021, members Rosé and Lisa embarked on their solo careers, each releasing a single album in March and September respectively. Meanwhile, Jisoo took on her first-ever lead role in a K-drama with the historical romance series Snowdrop, which concluded last month.

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