In March, the music industry was simply spring, but not spring-like. The singers who had announced their comeback in the aftermath of COVID 19 postponed their activities and canceled various performances.
idol groups and singers are returning one after another
Starting with the six-member girl group,
The trio ‘See Ya’has also returned after nine years.
Fortunately, the music industry, which shrank this month, will slowly stretch. The comeback of popular idol groups and singers such as Apink, OH MY GIRL, (G)I-DLE, WINNER, GOT7 and Lee Han-gyeol is expected to be a welcome rain for the pop culture world, which has shrunk to COVID 19.
The comeback ceremony will be held by the six-member group (G)I-DLE. The group, consisting of Miyeon, Minnie, Sujin, Soyeon, Yuqi and Shuhwa, released its new mini-album “I Trust” on Thursday. Its title track is “Oh My God” and is self-written by leader Soyeon. They were scheduled to embark on a world tour after releasing an album in Korea last month, but postponed the schedule due to the spread of COVID 19.
Decade girl group Apink will release its ninth mini-album “Look” on April 13. It will be coming back in a year and three months since its eighth mini-album “percent” last year. It will include four to five songs on the theme of “I.” The six members – Park Cho-rong, Yoon Bo-mi, Jung Eun-ji, Son Na-eun, Kim Nam-joo and Oh Ha-young – will deliver a message of consolation to the public with their popping songs that melt Apink’s unique colors.
Seven-member group OH MY GIRL is preparing for a comeback with the goal of the end of this month. It is the first time in about eight months since the summer package album “fall in Love” in August last year. OH MY GIRL, which staged an impressive performance on Mnet’s competition program “Queendom” last year, presents an album featuring even more growth.
See Ya, a three-member group that has released several hit songs including “Greetings of Love” and “Scent of a Woman,” will return to the public with a project album for the first time in nine years. See Ya, which debuted in 2006, last disbanded its official stage in January 2011. However, after a long reunion on the JTBC program “Sugarman 3” last month, they visit music fans with a surprise album featuring the group’s color.
Boy groups also take strong steps. Four-member group WINNER will release its third full-length album “Remember” on July 9. It will be her first comeback in six months since her mini album “Cross” released in October last year. It has been two years since she released her second album “Every Day” in 2018.
A total of 12 songs were included in the album Its title track is “Remember,” written by Song Min-ho. In addition, it included “Dduk,” “Hold,” “Just Dance,” “Teaser,” “Serenade,” “Don’t Flirt” and “Coloring.” It’s a shame that we can’t see the comeback activities as a whole group due to Kim Jin-woo’s admission.
Duo Lee Han-kyul and Nam Do-hyun from Produce 101 will release their debut mini-album on the 21st and begin full-fledged activities. The two were originally scheduled to make their debut on April 26, but delayed the release schedule due to the spread of COVID 19. Its pre-released new song “Unfamiliar” is gaining popularity among music fans.
In addition, TVXQ member Max Changmin visited the public with his first solo mini-album “Chocolate” on Thursday. Group GOT7, Dickpunks and MC Mong are also set to release their new songs this month.
A K-pop official said, “The teams that were scheduled to make a comeback at the beginning of the year will find the public in various ways because it is difficult to delay their comeback further,” adding, “The depressed K-pop market is expected to be vibrant, but we have to wait and see how close they will be to the public in the COVID 19 situation.”
BLACKPINK Tops The NEW K.ID’s Weekly Chart With The Release of ‘THE ALBUM’
NEW K.ID, the No.1 TV channel for all K-Pop entertainment and source (https://cutt.ly/NEWKID), announced its weekly chart for the 1st week of October.
BLACKPINK is making history. BLACKPINK’s first studio album that was released on October 6th, ‘THE ALBUM’, once again shattered both everyone’s expectations and the sales record. The world’s only music sales tracker that has big data on K-pop, Hanteo Chart, revealed that BLACKPINK sold more than 590,000 of their highly anticipated album since its release. This doesn’t come as a huge surprise following ‘THE ALBUM’ surpassing one million in pre-order sales. Since its digital release, ‘THE ALBUM’ ranked #1 on the iTunes album chart in 57 different countries while landing 7th on the Apple Music album chart, showcasing their global popularity. Half of the songs featured on the album broke into the Spotify Chart Top 10 with ‘Lovesick Girls’ ranking 3rd, ‘Bet You Wanna’ ranking 4th, ‘Pretty Savage’ ranking 8th, and ‘ICE Cream’ ranking 10th. Furthermore, ‘Lovesick Girls’ Music Video also surpassed 100 million views on YouTube within only 75 hours since its release, becoming BLACKPINK’s 22nd video to get more than 100 million views on YouTube.
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Ranked at #3, AKMU’s Lee Su-hyun is finally making her long-awaited solo debut. AKMU’s agency, YG Entertainment, revealed a poster teasing Su-hyun’s solo debut on October 5th. The poster shows a space illustration with a UFO driver’s license under Su-hyun’s name. Last August, YG Entertainment announced that AKMU is preparing a comeback in 3 phases. Su-hyun’s solo debut since AKMU’s debut 6 years ago will be the first installation of their comeback. YG official remarked that Su-hyun’s first solo single will be out of ordinary and will most definitely surprise the listeners with never heard sounds. The agency also commented that Su-hyun will be showcasing a side of her never seen before as a duo in AKMU and that the song will become a mainstream hit.
At the 5th place is TREASURE who released the Music Video of ‘B.L.T’ out of the blue. ‘B.L.T (BLING LIKE THIS)’, which is featured on TREASURE’s second single album, ‘THE FIRST STEP : CHAPTER TWO’, is a song that tells the story of a shining galaxy and making memories while stargazing the endless space. Although ‘B.L.T’ was not a title track, it garnered similar popularity and reception as their title track, ‘I LOVE YOU’. Fans fell in love with the upbeat sound and TREASURE’s signature bright personality showcased in ‘B.L.T’. Naturally, fans have been asking for a music video of ‘B.L.T’ ever since. The music video, which shows the 12 members candidly having fun among one another, is getting a great response from TREASURE MAKER. TREASURE is solidifying themselves as the super rookie of K-Pop with ‘I LOVE YOU’ topping iTunes top song chart in 9 different countries.
Ranked at #10, NCT is making a comeback on October 12th with ‘NCT – The 2nd Album RESONANCE Pt.1’. The new album will capture NCT 2020’s identity and their individual personalities and is expected to be one of the biggest NCT projects thus far. The album will include contributions from all 21 original members plus 2 new additional members. Furthermore, the album will include an afrobeat song, ‘Music, Dance’ from NCT 127, hip-hop dance music, ‘Déjà vu’ from NCT DREAM, catchy music with the synthesizer, ‘Nectar’ from WayV, and more. It is also anticipated to include more different genres of songs such as acoustic and R&B hip-hop. ‘NCT – The 2nd Album RESONANCE Pt.1’ will be releasing on October 12th at 6 PM KST.
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BTS ‘DNA’ music video has surpassed 1.1 billion views on YouTube
BTS’s DNA music video YouTube views released three years ago exceeded 1.1 billion views.
BTS‘s DNA music video YouTube views released three years ago exceeded 1.1 billion views.
Big Hit Entertainment said that the DNA music video exceeded 1.1 billion views for the first time among BTS music videos at 7:28 am on May 5.,DNA is the title song of BTS‘ mini album Love Yourself Seung (LOVE YOURSELF HER), released on September 18, 2017.
The music video visually expresses the message through virtual reality and scene transitions that seem to cross space, and the choreography of BTS across individuals, units and groups also fills the screen.,BTS is the first Korean singer to enter the Billboard main single chart Hot 100, and the album recorded simultaneously entered the main album chart Billboard 200.,DNA has been on the Hot 100 for four consecutive weeks, and the album has been on the Billboard 200 for six consecutive weeks.
BTS has 26 billion views and music videos including DNA.,Following DNA, Boy With Luv has exceeded 970 million views, and Fake Love, Idol and MIC Drop remixes have exceeded 700 million views.
Meanwhile, the music video views of BTS member Jay Hop’s solo song Chicken Noodle Soup also exceeded 200 million views at around 3:08 a.m. on the same day.,Chicken Noodle Soup, released last September, is a re-created song by quoting a chorus in the same title song by Webstar and Young B.,He worked with American singer and actor Becky G. Jay-Hop in Korean, and Becky Z in Spanish.