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JINU Starts Military Service, HOONY Up Next… The Importance of WINNER’s 3rd Full Album

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JINU(30) of group WINNER began his military service. It is the reason why we look forward to WINNER’s 3rd full album even more, as we won’t meet the full members of WINNER for a while.

JINU entered the ROK Army Training Center, Nonsan on April 2. Towards the press, JINU revealed his thoughts in short by stating, “I’ll complete my training well and come back”. After 4 weeks of basic military training, JINU will serve as a public service worker.

YG Entertainment informed JINU’s enlistment and revealed, “After the release of WINNER’s 3rd album ‘Remember’ on the 9th, WINNER will have a break on their team activities for a while”.

After hitting the K-Pop scene with multiple hits after they made debut in 2014, WINNER will begin their first break after the release of their upcoming 3rd album. As it is known that HOONY is planning to enlist this year as well, it will not be easy for us to watch WINNER make comeback in full form for a while.

After establishing themselves as the representative group of YG by releasing consecutive hits, WINNER put a lot of effort on their upcoming 3rd album. The album contains 4 special tracks in addition to 8 new tracks, and WINNER’s past 6 years of history as well. The album contains JINU’s solo track in addition to HOONY’s first-ever self-written solo track ‘Serenade’, which grabs the people’s attention.

Prior to their enlistments, JINU and HOONY proved their musical capabilities and raised the album’s level of completion. The agency also put meaning to the album by explaining, “The album will be like a present not only for the members of WINNER, but also for the fans”.

Furthermore, member MINO also participated in writing the lyrics and composing on the title song ‘Remember’ and the pre-release single ‘Hold’, putting in his affections towards the group. YOON also wrote the lyrics for ‘Dduk’, performed by JINU.

Facing their 7th year since making debut, WINNER will be releasing a full album in 2 years since they last released their 2nd album back in April 2018. The enlistment rush in the order of JINU-HOONY-MINO-YOON will make the people reminiscent of WINNER’s group activities in full.

The musical elements and importance of WINNER’s upcoming 3rd album seem to be bigger than ever.

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AMAZER – BLACKPINK COVER DANCE CHALLENGE FINISHED. 81 COUNTRIES PARTICIPATED!

Corporate event between global K-POP cover dance application ‘Amazer’ and artist ‘BLACKPINK’ has successfully finished.

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AMAZER - BLACKPINK COVER DANCE CHALLENGE FINISHED. 81 COUNTRIES PARTICIPATED!

Corporate event between global K-POP cover dance application ‘Amazer’ and artist ‘BLACKPINK’ has successfully finished.

This challenge, which took place with the release of BLACKPINK’s second single “Ice Cream,” is a collaboration between ‘BLACKPINK’ and ‘Amazer’ followed after the release of first single “How You Like That.”

As 7,816 contents were uploaded by 1,972 users from 36 countries around the world, the total number of users participating in the two BLACKPINK Challenge events held in ‘Amazer’ reached about 3,000 users, 81 countries.

AMAZER - BLACKPINK COVER DANCE CHALLENGE FINISHED. 81 COUNTRIES PARTICIPATED!

BLACKPINK’s first album, which will be released on October 2, will also have a challenge targeting worldwide cover dancers in ‘Amazer’, and as this is BLACKPINK’s first full-length album since debut, lots of participation are expected.

‘Amazer’ is a global K-POP representative app based on 1.2 million global users in 175 countries, where people can upload and share their cover dance, cover song videos with other users, promote K-POP to the world by collaborating with various artists and expanding new play culture in the current Untact-era.

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Family Rivalry Continues! TREASURE Regains The Lead in NEW K.ID’s Weekly Chart

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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 4th week of September.

[Weekly Idol]

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.

[Weekly Hot News]

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.

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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. 

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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