BLACKPINK AND PUBG MOBILE RELEASE SPECIAL TRACK “READY FOR LOVE” NEW MUSIC VIDEO AHEAD OF SECOND VIRTUAL CONCERT WEEKEND

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The K-pop phenomenon drop a previously unreleased tune and music video in collaboration with PUBG MOBILE ahead of second and final virtual concert extravaganza this weekend

Al Riyadh: Today, BLACKPINK have released “Ready for Love”, a new special track and music video developed in partnership with one of the world’s biggest mobile games, PUBG MOBILE. After teasing the song for the first time ever last weekend at the groundbreaking in-game concert, “THE VIRTUAL”, fans can now watch the full music video for “Ready For Love” on PUBG MOBILE and BLACKPINK’s official YouTube channels or in the esport centre inside PUBG MOBILE. Catch the epic “THE VIRTUAL” concert experience once more inside PUBG MOBILE from July 29th to 30th in North and South America, and July 30th to 31st throughout the rest of the world.

The release of the special track and accompanying music video marks the biggest partnership in PUBG MOBILE history. Produced in partnership with PUBG MOBILE, the video features the PUBG MOBILE avatars of JISOO, JENNIE, ROSÉ, and LISA traversing through a series of different picturesque scenes as they perform the rousing anthem.

The highly anticipated special track “Ready for Love”, which was briefly discussed in the group’s Netflix documentary, Light Up the Sky, centres on an empowering theme about a mind that doesn’t give up on what it wants.

The special track was first teased in “THE VIRTUAL”, the inaugural in-game concert for PUBG MOBILE, took place last weekend across the globe. But it’s not too late – the concert is being staged again for the last time this weekend. Players logging into PUBG MOBILE can experience the interactive audio and visual spectacle. Wave those BLACKPINK light sticks, float weightlessly in ethereal bubbles and play along with minigames all whilst enjoying some of BLACKPINK’s most iconic hits with gigantic avatars of the stars themselves.

To take things to the next level, special outfit sets based on the looks worn by BLACKPINK members during each of the songs in the concert setlist are available – allowing players to represent both their favourite song and BLACKPINK icon. These include:

  • DDU-DU DDU-DU set
  • Kill This Love set
  • How You Like That set
  • Ready For Love set

The exclusive Lovesick Girls set can also be acquired by completing daily in-game missions.  What’s more, BLINKs can also access the new BLACKPINK Voice Pack, with never-before-heard voice commands from all four stars, for use on the battlegrounds!

Don’t miss the chance to take part in this monumental event in BLACKPINK and PUBG MOBILE history! Watch BLACKPINK’s final performances of “THE VIRTUAL” inside PUBG MOBILE at any time between 02:00 UTC July 30th and 24:00 UTC July 31st.

About PUBG MOBILE

PUBG MOBILE is based on PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, the phenomenon that took the world of interactive entertainment by storm in 2017. Up to 100 players parachute onto a remote island to battle in a winner-takes-all showdown. Players must locate and scavenge their own weapons, vehicles, and supplies, and defeat every player in a visually and tactically rich battleground that forces players into a shrinking play zone.

About BLACKPINK

BLACKPINK is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment. The quartet consists of JISOO, JENNIE, ROSÉ, and LISA. BLACKPINK had captured the hearts of audiences from the moment they released their debut single [SQUARE ONE] in August 2016. Since then, they have turned every release, including “DDU-DU DDU-DU” and “Kill This Love”, into international hits, making their foray into global superstardom. Spurred by this success, in 2019, BLACKPINK became the first female K-pop act invited to perform at Coachella, the largest music festival in the U.S. The following year, in October 2020, BLACKPINK released their first full-length album “THE ALBUM”, which topped prominent music charts, and recognized by numerous prestigious awards. It also surpassed 1.4 million in album sales, and BLACKPINK became the first K-Pop girl group to reach this milestone. The group also went on to perform a successful first livestream concert, “THE SHOW” on YouTube on January 31, 2021.

The band’s global influence keeps growing, and it is shown with their collaborations with international pop artists. Each of the members have also been active as global ambassadors for renowned luxury brands. And additionally, BLACKPINK’s official YouTube channel recently surpassed more than 77.5 million subscribers, making them the artist with the most subscribers on the platform.