Jisoo, a member of the K-pop group BLACKPINK, has given the green light to achieve her first "million seller" as a female solo artist.
According to YG Entertainment on March 28th, 'ME' has surpassed 1.24 million pre-orders in just three weeks since it became available for pre-order on March 6th. This is the highest number in the history of a single K-pop female solo artist.
"ME" had already set a new record in the sector by surpassing 510,000 pre-orders in just two days and 950,000 in two weeks (as of March 20th). As the trend continues to rise, the final tally is expected to increase even further.
Purchasing requests were active not only in Korea but also in North America, Europe, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia. This popularity of BLACKPINK has spread beyond K-pop throughout the world.
Jenny, Rosé, and Lisa, who were solo artists before Jisoo, all set new records in album sales, YouTube views, and global charts, setting meaningful milestones for K-pop. Attention is now focusing on the new history that Jisoo will write through "ME," including the rise of a million seller.
Jisoo will release her first solo album "ME" at 1 p.m. on March 31st. The album includes the title song "FLOWER" and the track "All Eyes On Me," and the music video was filmed overseas with the largest production cost in BLACKPINK's history.
YG said, "Jisoo has worked with producers for a long time and selected tracks that showcase her own musical style," adding, "Like the album name [ME], you will be able to feel Jisoo's unique charm."
Taeyang to return aprill
Taeyang, a member of the popular South Korean boy band Big Bang, is set to make his much-anticipated comeback with a full-length album on April 25th, according to a local media report on Tuesday. The news was later confirmed by Taeyang's agency, The Black Label.
It has been six years since the release of his third studio album, "White Night," and approximately three months since the drop of his single "Vibe." The upcoming album will mark a significant moment for Taeyang, who has already completed the shooting of a music video for the focus track, as per the report.
Taeyang's January single, "Vibe," which featured Jimin from BTS, debuted at No. 76 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also topped the iTunes top songs chart in 61 regions and the music video on YouTube's worldwide trending chart for three days. "Vibe" has since garnered over 100 million streams on Spotify, making it his second song to reach this milestone after "Eyes, Nose, Lips," the lead track from his second solo LP, "Rise."
Fans of the K-pop star are eagerly awaiting the release of his new album, which is expected to showcase his unique musical style and artistic growth. Taeyang's comeback is set to make waves in the music industry, and fans around the world are excited to see what he has in store for them.
Newjeans tops 200m Spotify streams with 'Attention'
NewJeans, a K-pop girl group, has reached a significant milestone on Spotify. According to the music platform on Tuesday, the group's main track from its eponymous mini-album, "Attention," has generated over 200 million streams, making it the group's fourth song to achieve this feat. The other three songs are "Hype Boy," "Ditto," and "OMG."
Despite being a rookie group, NewJeans has already surpassed one billion streams combined on Spotify as of March, only seven months after its debut. The group has released six songs so far, showcasing its diverse musical style and powerful vocals.
In addition to its Spotify success, NewJeans has also been dominating the charts in Korea. The quintet has stayed atop the weekly chart of Melon, the largest music site in Korea, for 14 consecutive weeks with "Ditto," a pre-release from its single album "OMG." This is a remarkable achievement, and it marks a new record for the site, which was established in 2004.
NewJeans has been capturing the hearts of K-pop fans worldwide with its catchy melodies, impressive choreography, and unique style. The group's recent accomplishments on both Spotify and Melon demonstrate its growing popularity and influence in the music industry. Fans eagerly await what the talented quintet has in store for the future.
BTS won two awards at the "I Heart Radio Music Awards" in the U.S…6th consecutive year of awards
BTS, the global K-pop phenomenon, has once again made a mark at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards, winning in two categories. The group took home the awards for Best Music Video and Best Fan Army.
The Best Music Video award was given to the video for "Yet To Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)," which served as the lead track for their anthology album "Proof." This marks yet another achievement for the group, which continues to set records and break barriers in the music industry. In addition, BTS won the trophy for the largest fandom community for the sixth year in a row, a testament to their dedicated and passionate fanbase.
Meanwhile, Jungkook, one of the members of BTS, has caused a stir among fans with his appearance in a tweet for Calvin Klein. The American fashion house released a mysterious black and white video clip featuring the K-pop star wearing a jean jacket, with the caption "Same time tomorrow?" The tweet quickly garnered 100,000 likes in about 17 minutes, and the video logged over 2 million views in just 30 minutes, leaving fans eager for more.
BTS's continued success at the iHeartRadio Music Awards and Jungkook's collaboration with Calvin Klein further demonstrate the group's global influence and appeal. With their unique blend of music, fashion, and artistry, BTS continues to capture the hearts of fans worldwide, and they show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
NCT Mark's 2nd solo song "Golden Hour" will be released on April 7th
NCT Mark, a member of the popular K-pop group NCT, is set to release his second solo song "Golden Hour" on April 7th. The new track, which will be available on various music sites starting at 6 p.m., is the sixth song in SM Entertainment's "STATION: NCT LAB" project.
Fans got a sneak peek of the upcoming release when NCT member Jaemin unexpectedly shared a spoiler image of Mark's solo song on his personal social media account on March 29th. The photo showed Mark on the set of the music video, generating even more excitement and anticipation among fans.
This will be Mark's second solo release after his debut single "Child," which was also part of SM Entertainment's "STATION: NCT LAB" project and was released in February of last year. The track received a great deal of praise for its sincere lyrics and relatable themes, leaving fans eager to hear what Mark has in store with his new release.
The "STATION: NCT LAB" project is an archive project that showcases various music activities of NCT, further expanding the group's musical reach and creative output. With the release of "Golden Hour," fans of NCT and Mark will surely be in for a treat, as the group continues to push boundaries and captivate audiences with their music.
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