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Idol Generation Change TXT-ITZY, Fourth Generation Idol is different!



At this moment, it’s time to point to the hottest issue.

The wish of ‘four-generation idol’ in the K-pop scene
TOMORROW X TOGETHER, ITZY, empathize with the Millennials.

Will the era of “four-generation idol” open in the music industry?

In the 1990s, the first generation led by H.O.T., Sechs Kies, Fin.K.L., S.E.S., as well as the second generation led by TVXQ, Super Junior, Big Bang, Girls’ Generation and Wonder Girls in the 2000s, and the third generation with BTS, EXO and TWICE in the 2010s. Who will be the next star of the generation to take responsibility after BTS and EXO, which brilliantly lit up 2010? From 2020, the era of “four-generation idol” is expected to begin in earnest.


Among the representatives of the “four-generation idol” who will be in charge of the 2020s are boy group TXT, which will release a new album in May, and girl group ITZY, which made a comeback with its second mini-album “IT’z ME” last month.

TOMORROW X TOGETHER (SOOBIN, YEONJUN, BEOMGYU, TAEHYUN and HUENINGKAI) first appeared with their debut album “Dream Chapter: STAR” in March 2019. The name of the team means, “You and I, who are different from each other, gather together in one dream and make tomorrow together.” It drew attention as it was the birth of a “big new man” with its flawlessly clear, refreshing charm and impeccable ability.

TOMORROW X TOGETHER, who chants “ONE! DREAM!” as he greets, told the story of the experiences the boys faced while growing up on their debut album “Dream Chapter: STAR.” The title song “CROWN” expressed a boy’s growing pains in adolescence with the word “rhinol,” drawing fresh inspiration from the public and sympathy from teenagers living in the same era.

ITZY (YEJI, LIA, RYUJIN, CHAERYEONG and YUNA) started with their debut album “IT’z Different” in February 2019. Its team name includes the English meaning of “it,” which is written for a specific object and “it,” which it writes for the desired object, as well as the Korean meaning of “it” that it has all the charms expected from girl groups.

ITZY emphasized that it is a girl group with a special personality with its title track “DALLA DALLA” from its debut album. The song is also a newly created “Fusion Groove” track that breaks the existing K-pop format and melts the strengths of various genres such as EDM, house and hip-hop into one song. The lyrics are about respecting and loving the “me” who stands at the center of the world, and are aimed at the tastes of individuals in this era who seek the reason and meaning of their existence.

Global Attack upon Your Debut

“4th generation idol” TOMORROW X TOGETHER and ITZY, who received attention from around them for their distinct personalities, showed different reactions not only in Korea but also abroad. It is the change as third-generation idols, including BTS, which topped the Billboard main album chart “Billboard 200” for the fourth consecutive time, took the lead in globalizing K-pop.

ccccccped iTunes’ “Top Album” charts in 25 countries and regions around the world, including the United States, Russia, Mexico, Brazil and India, on Oct. 21 last year, a day after its release.

ITZY also achieved 100 million views on YouTube on Tuesday with the title track “WANNABE” from its new album “IT’z ME.” It marks the third time after “DALLA DALLA” and “ICY” to have more than 100 million views. “IT’z ME” ranked fifth on Billboard’s “World Album” chart on March 21, while “WANNABE” ranked fourth in “World Digital Song Sales.”

I’m the one who’Fourth-generation keyword is “unique.”

In the first generation, which laid the foundation for the ’90s idol generation, the male group put the prince on a white horse and the female group put the fairy image ahead. It was a concept veiled with so-called “mysticism.” Entering the 2000s, second-generation idols with more systematic management and training from their agencies emerged. The third-generation idol group, which inherited their influence, has evolved further.

Fourth-generation idols take a step further from here. We shout that something is different It has the characteristics of the MZ generation, which is familiar with the digital environment and pursues the latest trends and unique experiences.

ITZY, which caught the eye with “DALLA DALLA,” emphasized confidence and confidence in “I” with “ICY.” In “WANNABE,” I proudly say that I’m the only one in my life.

TOMORROW X TOGETHER expresses “me” in a slightly different way. It details the process of finding “I” in two albums, touching the hearts of those who have passed that period or are passing by. Through “Dream Chapter: MAGIC,” boys solved the magical moments that happen with their friends. They express and share the changes, confusion and exploding emotions they experience as they grow.

Idols’ characteristics are also changing with the trend of the times. The point is that it develops one step higher than the previous generation. The future of the K-pop industry is expected in 2020 for the leaders of the fourth-generation idol groups.

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BLACKPINK Reclaims Their Throne in NEW K.ID’s Weekly Chart in The BLINK of an Eye

NEW K.ID, the No.1 TV channel for all K-Pop entertainment and source (, announced its weekly chart for the 3rd week of September.



NEW K.ID, the No.1 TV channel for all K-Pop entertainment and source (, announced its weekly chart for the 3rd week of September.

[Weekly Idol]

The queens are back again. After TREASURE’s surprise rise to the top of NEW K.ID’s Weekly Idol Ranking last week, BLACKPINK reclaimed their throne, solidifying themselves once again as the most popular idol group in NEW K.ID. BLACKPINK takes 6th win in the chart and will certainly not be the last. BLACKPINK also recently topped the September Girl Group Brand Reputation Rankings carried out by The Korean Business Research Institute. The rankings were determined through a bigdata analysis on media coverage, participation rate, and community indexes of the female idol groups to determine which female idol group has the best brand image in public. As the ranking suggests, BLACKPINK is insanely popular not only in South Korea but also worldwide. Their recent releases like ‘Ice Cream’ that was on Billboard’s The Hot 100 for two consecutive weeks and ‘How You Like That’ that won ‘Song of The Summer’ on MTV Video Music Awards, helped BLACKPINK secure the #1 spot in both NEW K.ID’s Idol Ranking and Brand Reputation Chart.


Followed by BLACKPINK, CHERRY BULLET, GOT7, MOMOLAND, TREASURE, EVERGLOW, SUPER JUNIOR, AKMU, LOONA, and DAY6 got into this week’s Idol Ranking. Ranked at #4, MOMOLAND’s Nayun starred in a web-series, ‘The Police’, developed by The Korean National Police Agency. She took on the role of ‘Ah-jin Suh’, a virtuous college student who helps the cyber investigation team. The web drama follows the cyber investigation team as they tackle crimes such as, phone frauds, online scams, and more. Nayun also starred in Naver V originals ‘Anniversary Anyway’ as a leading actress, taking on the role of ‘Cha Sei’. She was praised by her fans and the public on her acting skills and put herself in the spotlight as the next up-and-coming idol-turned-actor in the industry.

Coming in at #6, EVERGLOW is making their comeback on October 21st with a second mini-album, ‘-77.82X-78.29’. In the teaser trailer of the title track, ‘LA DI DA’, EVERGLOW showcased a powerful charisma as they appealed to the girl crush image. ‘LA DI DA’ will have a combination of an up-tempo electric pop and retro genre, satisfying the fans with a new sounds that they have never heard of. EVERGLOW topped the iTunes K-Pop chart and surpassed a hundred million views on YouTube with ‘DUN DUN’ and ‘Adios’ within only one year of their debut, solidifying themselves as the new super rookies in K-Pop.

At the 7th place is SUPER JUNIOR-D&E who is releasing a deluxe edition of the beloved 4th mini-album ‘BAD BLOOD’ on September 28th. ‘BAD BLOOD’ that was released on September 3rd gained huge success as it broke into the iTunes top chart in 25 different countries. A new concept image of the special mini-album teased that the new tracks will mirror the dark imagery as shown in the image. The special edition will include two additional tracks, a cover poster, a photo book, and photo cards.

Photo @superjunior Instagram

Ranked at #9, LOONA is also making a comeback with their third mini-album ‘Midnight’ (12:00) which will be released on October 19th. This is their new album in 8 months since their successful second mini-album, ‘#’. ‘#’ not only was the #1 iTunes Album in 56 different countries worldwide but also broke into Top 4 in Billboard World Albums Chart. The official LOONA YouTube channel released a teaser trailer of ‘Midnight’, showing a KST clock hitting midnight in various time zones around the world. The powerful and dynamic soundtrack in the teaser made fans excited for LOONA’s new and upcoming mini-album.

NEW K.ID, the only TV channel that allows viewers to enjoy K-POP Idol-related content programming 24/7 and exclusive episodes curated from 10K+ videos, is available at CH 511 for free on LG Smart TVs and XUMO apps on all Internet-connected devices.

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Family Feud! TREASURE Takes the #1 Spot From BLACKPINK in the NEW K.ID’s Weekly Chart



NEW K.ID, the No.1 TV channel for all K-Pop entertainment and source (, announced its weekly chart for the 2nd week of September.

[Weekly Idol]

After 5 weeks of the seemingly unbreakable run, TREASURE finally dethroned BLACKPINK in the NEW K.ID’s Weekly Idol Ranking. This is TREASURE’s first time breaking into the #1 spot in the weekly chart and it is a remarkable achievement for a group that only officially made its debut last month. TREASURE made their official debut last August with an album, [THE FIRST STEP: CHAPTER ONE]. Its main track, ‘BOY’, broke into not only the iTunes top song chart in 19 countries but also the Billboard Social 50 chart and Emerging Artists chart. After their successful debut, TREASURE is preparing to make a quick comeback with their second album, [THE FIRST STEP: CHAPTER TWO].

Photo: Instagram @yg_treasure_official

[Weekly Hot News]

Despite losing their ground as the most popular group in NEW K.ID, BLACKPINK is still placed second. Netflix recently announced that it picked up a documentary on BLACKPINK. The new documentary titled, ‘BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky’ will be showcased on October 14th exclusively on Netflix. The documentary will follow the lives of BLACKPINK members over the last 4 years from their trainee days to the global artists they are today. BLACKPINK did not hide their excitement in the joint statement: “We can’t wait to share our personal stories with BLINK all over the world through Netflix! We hope this film will bring joy and light to the viewers, and they will enjoy seeing our journey together on screen from the past four years”.

Coming in at #6, AKMU’s LEE SU HYUN is making her long-anticipated solo debut this fall. SU HYUN’s new song will be the first installment of AKMU’s three-part comeback. Earlier, YG Entertainment revealed that AKMU has already completed the recording of their new songs. YG Entertainment also wrote, “fans have more than one reason to anticipate AKMU’s comeback as their new songs will reflect AKMU’s unseen journey.” LEE SU HYUN also recently gained high praise for her Korean OST cover of ‘Reflection’ for Disney’s Mulan.

At the 9th place is LABOUM who is finally making their long-awaited comeback with a new mini-album this October. This is their comeback in a year since their first studio album, [Two of Us], which came out last September. LABOUM’s agency Global H Media revealed, “LABOUM is preparing their new mini-album so please show lots of interest and support in LABOUM’s return.” Fans cannot wait to see what new and exciting music LABOUM will bring this time.

Ranked at #10, ATEEZ is releasing a DVD recording of their first concert in Seoul titled, ‘ATEEZ World Tour The Fellowship: Map The Treasure’. Fans could pre-order this exclusive DVD starting September 9th. The DVD will include not only the recording of their performance and behind-the-scene footages, but also photobook, mini-poster sets, and VR cards through a phone application. For fans who are excited to relive the performance or see their concert for the first time, the official DVD will be released next month.

Others who made it into NEW K.ID’s Weekly Idol Ranking are GFRIEND, Yubin, TOO, N.Flying, and MOMOLAND.

NEW K.ID, the only TV channel that allows viewers to enjoy K-POP Idol-related content programming 24/7 and exclusive episodes curated from 10K+ videos, is available at CH 511 for free on LG Smart TVs and XUMO apps on all Internet-connected devices.

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