TREASURE is on a mission. After BLACKPINK reclaimed their throne in NEW K.ID’s Weekly Idol Ranking last week, TREASURE rose to the top of this week’s chart once again. Considering that TREASURE only officially made their debut last month, it is remarkable to see them go toe to toe with BLACKPINK so fast. YG fans will undoubtedly be happy as YG artists have won the last 11 NEW K.ID’s Weekly Idol Rankings. TREASURE’s new song, ‘I LOVE YOU’ is also attracting a lot of attention worldwide as it topped LINE MUSIC’s Top 100 Chart, which is the biggest music platform in Japan. They also surpassed 200,000 in the album sales just in pre-order, having the best performance among all the newly debuted K-Pop idols this year. Furthermore, the ‘I LOVE YOU’ Music Video brought more than 10 million views on YouTube within 72 hours of its release. TREASURE’s members commented that they do not wish to dwell on the numbers but would rather like to repay the fans with great music.
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Followed by TREASURE, BLACKPINK, SECRET NUMBER, DKB, STRAY KIDS, SF9, AKMU, RED VELVET, SEVENTEEN, and TXT got into this week’s Idol Ranking. Coming in at the second place, BLACKPINK is releasing their first official studio album, ‘THE ALBUM,’ on October 2nd. YG Entertainment has been teasing the highly anticipated album with members’ unique and individual pictures. The album will be released at 12 AM EST or 1 PM KST. ‘THE ALBUM’ already surpassed 800,000 sales in pre-order and is projected to shatter the records as the most sold K-Pop female artists’ album in the history. With the pre-released singles such as ‘How You Like That’ and ‘Ice Cream’ having tremendous successes, fans are excited to see how ‘THE ALBUM’ will shake up the industry.
Ranked at #5, Stray Kids has been selected as the fastest-rising K-Pop artist in the world according to the joint data analytics done by Twitter and Space Oddity. With this year’s K-Pop Analysis and #KpopTwitter 2020 World Map, Twitter showcased various infographics from the ‘most mentioned K-Pop artist by market’ to ‘Top 10 most mentioned K-Pop songs in the world’. Stray Kids was the only artist debuted in 2018 to break into ‘Top 10 fastest-rising K-Pop artists in the world’. Stray Kids also was placed 10th on ‘Top 10 most mentioned K-Pop artists in the world’, buttressing their status as a rising global artist. Stray Kids’ new album ‘Life’ exceeded 230,000 in sales and topped the album chart in 23 different countries, breaking their previous records.
At the 6th place is SF9 who is planning a new project called ‘FANTASY RACE’ in a celebration of their 4th debut anniversary. It has already been 4 years since SF9 made its debut with a single album, ‘Feeling Sensation,’ in 2016, and gained immense popularity throughout their career. FNC Entertainment announced that fans could expect in a total of 4 different race courses as they can experience a variety of content, including a unique album, ‘SF9 Corp 2’, VLIVE, and an offline pop-up store. SF9 is also performing an online late-night concert, NOOB CON-SF9, on October 10th via VLIVE.
Ranked at #10, TXT is making a comeback on October 26th with refreshed and never seen looks. Big Hit Entertainment released album motion graphics through its official platform, Weverse. This third mini-album will capture TXT’s small stories as they transition from the ‘The Dream Chapter’ series into a new installation. TXT’s ‘minisode1: Blue Hour’ will showcase a changed TXT like fans have never seen before with a new concept. Meanwhile, TXT was also nominated in Radio Disney’s Song of the Summer as the only Korean artist alongside global artists like Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Sia, and Dua Lipa.
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