Blackpink member RosÃ© performed a beautiful cover of Alicia Keysâ€™s 2003 hit â€œIf I Ainâ€™t Got Youâ€ with Shineeâ€™s Onew and AKMUâ€™s Lee Suhyun on Tuesday (July 27).
The cover can be seen in the latest episode of South Korean variety show The Sea of Hope. Itâ€™s a true collaboration: Suhyun begins the performance while Onew provides backing vox on the chorus. RosÃ© kicks off the second verse with her dreamy vocals and high notes as she sings the lyrics off her phone.
â€œSome people search for a fountain / That promises forever young,â€ she sings. â€œSome people need three dozen roses / And that’s the only way to prove you love them.â€
RosÃ© joins with Suhyun on the pre-chorus, and next, the Blackpink member continues the chorus with Onew. The SHINee member then concludes the cover by singing the outro.
Later in the episode, Rose and Onew also performed together on another heartwarming cover of Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillatâ€™s 2019 hit â€œLucky.â€ Their voices accompany each other in harmony, providing a quite playful charm for the audience to sway with. â€œLucky Iâ€™m in love with my best friend / Lucky to have been where I have been / Lucky to be coming home again,â€ they sing.
RosÃ© has been doing covers as of late on The Sea of Hope. Two weeks ago, she sang Paramoreâ€™s 2009 hit â€œThe Only Exception.â€ On the first episode of the variety show in June, she also dove into John Mayerâ€™s â€œSlow Dancing in a Burning Room,â€ which the rock singer praised as â€œgorgeous.â€
RosÃ© debuted her first solo single album R in March 2021. The lead single â€œOn the Groundâ€ peaked at No. 70 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the highest-charting song by a Korean female soloist in the U.S. The song also debuted and peaked at No. 1 on both the Global 200 and Global Exclusive U.S. charts, making history for both charts as the first song by a Korean solo artist to achieve as such.