BLINKs are counting a few hours before BLACKPINK member Rosé finally drops her much-anticipated "-R-" album.
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With the upcoming release of her first solo EP, the co-member of Jennie, Jisoo, and Lisa is expected to achieve more feats on various online platforms such as YouTube and Instagram.
BLACKPINK Rosé to Appear on Multiple Shows After Official Solo Debut
The South Korean songstress is confirmed to appear and perform in three shows ahead of her official solo launch. Reports have it that BLACKPINK member Rosé would perform her new tracks titled "GONE" and "On the Ground" on the forthcoming episodes of "Inkigayo," "M Countdown" and "Show Music Core."
If that is not enough, BLACKPINK member Rosé is also set to guest in an upcoming episode of "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." It was claimed that the "Lovesick Girls" singer would be singing her new songs in the show on March 16.
Aside from BLACKPINK member Rosé, other guests in the imminent "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" are Madelaine Petsch and "Sherlock" lead star, Benedict Cumberbatch. Most, if not all, fans can recall that the "Ice Cream" hitmaker last appeared on the said show in June 2020, alongside Jennie, Jisoo, and Lisa.
BLACKPINK member Rosé is also expected to highlight her admirable friendship with Hyeri on the "Knowing Bros" show. The two girls would totally make the viewers laugh with their unique sense of humor and undeniable wit. The forthcoming appearance of BLACKPINK member Rosé on "Knowing Bros" would be her third time. It would also be the very first time that the songstress would be gracing the show sans Jennie, Lisa and Jisoo.
BLACKPINK Rosé Expected to Achieve More Feats on YouTube and Instagram
Meanwhile, BLACKPINK member Rosé is projected to hit headlines in the coming days after her official solo debut. The "How You Like That" singer is also expected to reach more feats as her new tracks would be made available on several platforms such as YouTube, Spotify, YouTube Music, Apple Music, and more.
As of today, BLACKPINK member Rosé already has a total of 36.9 million followers on Instagram. This number is foreseen to increase in the coming days as more and more people discover her singing prowess. The statistics could even surpass 37 million or 40 million very soon.
There have been speculations that BLACKPINK member Rosé would be launching her very own YouTube channel very soon. Since the songstress and her agency did not provide an exact date as to when would this happen, there have been speculations that she could launch it on the day of her solo debut. Should this happen, the yet-to-be-launched YouTube channel of BLACKPINK member Rosé could amass millions of followers in just a few hours.
The first video teaser of BLACKPINK member Rosé's "On the Ground" track, on the other hand, already garnered more than 14.8 million views. It also generated more than 1.7 million likes and 191,249 comments. The official music videos of her solo tracks are expected to surpass these statistics.
In fact, her second teaser for the "On the Ground" music video has already garnered more than 11 million views with 1.4 million likes and more than 106,983 comments.
BLACKPINK Rosé 1st Solo Album '-R-' Surpasses 400,000 Preorders In Just 4 Days
According to her agency YG Entertainment, Rosé's first solo single album '-R-' has surpassed 400,000 preorders as of March 8, only 4 days after it was available for pre-ordering. This is the highest record for a female solo artist in South Korea.
This figure is based on the total number of preorders from all over the world. Not only in South Korea, but also in China, Southeast Asia, the U.S., Japan, and Europe, requests for '-R-' albums have been huge. The number of preorders is expected to increase further as there are still several remaining schedules for the release of '-R-'. There is increasing interest in the record that Rosé will write through '-R-' ahead of her solo debut.
Rosé's global influence and powerful fandom seem to have influenced her newly set preorder record. In fact, BLACKPINK dominates the world with the largest number of YouTube subscribers (58.1 million).
Earlier, BLACKPINK also wrote a new history for K-Pop girl groups in terms of album sales. Their first full-length album 'THE ALBUM', released last year, surpassed 1.25 million cumulative sales following the announcement of 1 million preorders, making them the first girl group to be listed on the Gaon Chart Million Certification List.
Rosé, who played an important role as the main vocalist in building BLACKPINK's musical color, has excellent singing skills, conceptual digestion, and emotional voice. She is proving her global popularity. The teaser video 'ROSÉ - COMING SOON', which was released in January, is about to excee 50 million views even although it is only 33 seconds long. There are more than 650,000 comments.
This is a realization of Rose's extraordinary ripple effect and public expectations about her solo activities. The world's spotlight is on Rosé's achievement with '-R-'.
Rosé's '-R-' physical album will be released in a total of four forms, and began pre-sale on March 4. Rose raised the value of her collection by melting retro sensibility, cinematic mood, and analog concepts into the design of the album. The physical album will be released on March 16.