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Rollingstone, “BTS is a great pop group”

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BTS is a great pop group.”

Rollingstone, a U.S. pop culture magazine, praised BTS for releasing its fourth full-length album “MAP OF THE SOUL: 7” last month.

BTS has reached the top of the U.S. music charts without compromising with the traditional way,” Rollingstone said. “It has created a global pop sensation that no one has ever seen and is winning in its own unique way.”

He also wrote about his new album “Map of the Soul:7,” saying, “It’s the best album of all time that shows that BTS is proficient in various genres of music.”

Not only that, but also U.S. entertainment media Variety said, “The new album pays homage to BTS itself,” adding, “Not only does it shine as a solo song, but it also shows collaboration.” He then noted that the title track “ON” shows that the album is both an encouragement to fans and a reverence for his career.

For BTS‘ new album, U.S.-specialized review sites also gave the highest rating. Metacritic, a U.S.-based online review site, gave a rating of 83 to Map of the Soul:7 based on a comprehensive evaluation by leading foreign media and various critical media. Metacritic gave the highest grade of “Universal acclaim.”

Metacritic is a professional review site that presents evaluations by experts and critics in various fields of music, film and culture. It will present Metascore, which will give points to reviews on albums, TV programs and movies and apply weighted averages.

Metascore is the highest rating, from universal praise to general favorite reviews, mixed or average reviews, and general review.

In addition, other U.S. review-specialized media such as Consequence of Sound, Stereogum, and AllMusic, a website specializing in music, received favorable reviews.

Consequence of Sound said, “BTS is now the biggest and most interesting singer in the pop music scene. The new album reaffirms their position and wisely looks to the future,” he said. “BTS is now the Beatles of pop history,” Stereogum said. All-Music said, “BTS continues the path of self-discovery and maturity for each album. I didn’t forget the fans who supported them and showed them my musical prowess once again,” he explained.

BTS‘ fourth full-length album “Map of the Soul:7,” released on the 21st of last month, is the first Korean singer to win the first place in the U.S. “Billboard 200” for four consecutive albums, as well as the British official chart and the Japanese Oricon chart.

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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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