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BLACKPINK Tapped as Advocates for UN Climate Action Campaign

BLACKPINK Tapped as Advocates for UN Climate Action Campaign

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop girl group BLACKPINK has been appointed as advocates to raise awareness for a global campaign against climate change issues, the band’s agency said Friday. The four-piece act recently received a personal letter from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in which he invited them to serve as advocates for [...]

BTS Performs ‘BE,’ Surprise Coldplay Cover on ‘MTV Unplugged’

BTS Performs ‘BE,’ Surprise Coldplay Cover on ‘MTV Unplugged’

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Global superstar BTS on Wednesday brought to stage songs from its latest album “BE” and a surprise cover of band Coldplay’s hit “Fix You” in its debut performance on the iconic music program “MTV Unplugged.” The seven-piece act kicked off the show with its first-ever performance of “Telepathy,” a [...]

BTS’ ‘Map of the Soul: 7′ Achieves Record High 52nd Consecutive Week on Billboard 200

BTS’ ‘Map of the Soul: 7′ Achieves Record High 52nd Consecutive Week on Billboard 200

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — “Map of the Soul: 7,” an album by global superstar BTS, has stayed on the Billboard main albums chart for almost one straight year this week, recording another piece of history for K-pop. According to the latest Billboard chart results updated Tuesday (U.S. time), the mega-hit album released in [...]

BLACKPINK’s ‘Ddu-du Ddu-du’ Surpasses 1.5 bln YouTube Views, Setting New Record for K-pop Group

BLACKPINK’s ‘Ddu-du Ddu-du’ Surpasses 1.5 bln YouTube Views, Setting New Record for K-pop Group

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean all-female group BLACKPINK has become the first K-pop group to top 1.5 billion views on YouTube with its music video for “Ddu-du Ddu-du,” its management agency said Wednesday. The 2018 hit broke the record at around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on YouTube, YG Entertainment said, around 15 months [...]

BLACKPINK’s ‘Ice Cream’ Dance Video Reaches 100 mln Views

BLACKPINK’s ‘Ice Cream’ Dance Video Reaches 100 mln Views

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A dance video by avatars imitating K-pop girl group BLACKPINK reached 100 million views on YouTube. The dance cover of the four-member band’s 2020 hit single “Ice Cream” featuring Selena Gomez surpassed 100 million views last Saturday, just five months after it was revealed last September, according to YG Entertainment. This [...]

Songstress IU’s Single Regains Popularity 10 Years After Release

Songstress IU’s Single Regains Popularity 10 Years After Release

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Singer-actress IU’s song from a decade ago has resurged to top spots on major music charts here after her performance videos went viral on social media. As of 1 p.m. Friday, “Hold My Hand,” the singer-songwriter’s first self-produced song, ranked No. 4 and No. 11, respectively, on music streaming [...]