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UP10TION Set A Record For Most Sold-Out Debut Album By K-Pop Artist Of All Time With ‘ID’

UP10TION Set A Record For Most Sold-Out Debut Album By K-Pop Artist Of All Time With 'ID'

UP10TION is a rookie group formed in 2015. Under the label of TOP Media, the boy group debuted with mini album “Top Secret.” Making the appearances in Japan since last year, their Japanese single “ID” has set a record for them. As reported by AllKpop , the Japanese single album “ID” became the most-sold debut album by a K-Pop artist of all time. They succeeded selling over 167,000 copies and landed number 3 on the daily Oricon album chart. The previous record was held by EXO’s “Love Me Right” which was sold 147,000 copies. UP10TION was in number 3 on Oricon album chart below Morning Musume’17 in number 2 and Sandaime J Soul Brothers. It shows that UP10TION is really popular in Japan. Moreover, they placed number 1 on Tower Records daily album chart. Previously, UP10TION had showcased the “ID” live in Tokyo on March 8. It was flooded with fans as they were so excited with the first Japanese single. Before having the first Japanese single, UP10TION has caught attention in Japan even with Korean albums. The reason behind it is that they had promoted in Japan since last year. They held many fan meetings in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka,

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BIG BANG, BTS Fans At War Over ‘No Signal’ Concept In BTS Performance; Gaon Chart Apologizes

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Despite winning bigt at the recentlty held 6 th  Gaon Chart K-pop Awards the other night, boy band BTS is currently under fire after fans allege that their performance at the show plagiarized its concept from another K-pop idol group Big Bang. As a result, two of the biggest fandoms in the Kpop industry is at war over whether Big Bang deserves an apology from the younger group or not. The issue stemmed from a live performance of BTS of their hits “Save Me” and “Blood Sweat and Tears” at the 6th Gaon Chart K-pop Awards where they were also named Artist of the Year for topping physical album sales for the last quarter of 2016. While the performance was electrifying in keeping with BTS’s style, fans of Big Bang noticed that it featured a key concept that is closely identified with Big Bang, reported Stars Post  . BTS opened their performance with the use of no signal color bars which was similar to the way Big Bang’s T.O.P. opened his solo performance in Hong Kong for the 0 to 10 Finals. Big Bang fans, mostly coming from their V.I.P. immediately went on the attack upon seeing the concept and

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BTS Bounces Back With M! Countdown Win After Gaon Chart ‘Plagiarism’ Controversy

BTS Bounces Back With M! Countdown Win After Gaon Chart 'Plagiarism' Controversy

This week’s episode of music show M! Countdown was an eventful one as BTS won their second trophy on a music show for their performances of their new hits “Spring Day” and “Not Today”. The buys went up against Red Velvet. According to a report by Soompi , BTS performed the two songs for the first time on a music show which made it even more of a treat for the show’s fans. The performance garnered a score of 10,629 against 6,814 by Red Velvet to earn the victory. Upon receiving the award, Jin took the opportunity to thank the BTS legion of fans called A.R.M.Y. for helping them win as soon as they made their comeback. V and Jungkook, for their part, thanked their management Big Hit Entertainment and their families and promised that they will continue to work hard to deserve the opportunities being given to them. BTS recently came under fire for their performance at the 6 th  Gaon Chart K-pop Awards when fans of BIG BANG criticized them for using the no signal color bar at the beginning of their performance which is closely identified with a solo performance of BIG BANG’s T.O.P. Big Hit Entertainment

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2ne1 Says ‘Goodbye’ At The Top Of Billboard ‘World Digital Song Sales’ Charts

2ne1 Says ‘Goodbye’ At The Top Of Billboard ‘World Digital Song Sales’ Charts

2ne1 was definitely one of the top girl groups as they have achieved their last number one spot even after their sad disbandment. According to Allkpop , the disbanded girl group was not forgotten as they reached the first spot on Billboard’s ‘World Digital Song Sales’ chart. It topped the February 11 chart. SBS  has reported that 2NE1’s last number one hit on the same chart was their song “I Am The Best”. The song was released back in 2011 and that was how long it has been. 2NE1 has been inactive for more than a year because of Park Bom’s ‘scandal’. It has been really long before the announcement of their disbandment. Moreover, member Minzy left the group months before the devastating news of their disbandment. Though it was only the three members, CL, Dara and Bom, who sang “Goodbye”, it looks like 2NE1 fans are really thirsty for a new song as it topped the chart. Also, the music video has now almost 10 million views, proving that there are still many people hoping for 2ne1. The music video is simply the memories that the 2NE1 members had with each other while they were promoting. It still has

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Bae Suzy Got An All-Kill For ‘Pretend’ And Park Jinyoung Was So Proud About That

Bae Suzy Got An All-Kill For 'Pretend' And Park Jinyoung Was So Proud About That

Suzy with her solo album and solo variety show really make the fans so happy. She is not only showing her singing skills but also some parts of her real life. It is so nice to see her growing in music and fans are also able to see her daily life. Having both success and music and variety show, JYP praises her for her singing. For her recent song, “Pretend”, Bae Suzy shows how great her vocal control is. According to report from Soompi , the song was released on January 17 and got no.1 on eight digital sales charts. It was an all-kill. She got a great respond from her fans about her song. The song “Pretend” is talking about how someone is pretending to be happy in some hard situations. Having a great response, she promised the fans to give special performance at Dingo. She said she would sing it live. The song was well received after the release and Suzy fulfilled her promise to sing it live. She sang well on live and fans were so happy about that. It was a big achievement for her as it is her first solo album and her song got

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Jang Keun-Suk Will Not Host the ‘Produce 101’ Season 2

Jang Keun-Suk Will Not Host the ‘Produce 101’ Season 2

After producer Han Dong-Cheol has left “Produce 101,” the program will not be hosted by Jang Keun-Suk for its Season 2. This added more obstacles to the second season of the singing competition. According to official from the show as quoted by Hankyung , they are currently searching for the new host. Conflicting schedule has made Jang to be unable to host the second season of the show. Jang was one of the reason the first season of “Produce 101” to be so successful. His lively appearance and cheerful approach helped reduced the tension between the contestants in the competition. Therefore, Mnet needs to find suitable replacement. The absence of Jan gives more complication to the second season of the sucessful singing competition. It is because at the same time, producer Han Dong-Cheol also submitted his resignation from Mnet. According to Stoo News , Mnet made an official announcement on Jan. 16 that Han is leaving company. Following the departure of two most important figure of the show, Mnet released the statement. It sad that departure of producer Han and host Jang will not change the schedule of the second season of the program. First season of “Produce 101” is

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Fans Still Adores Girls’ Generation After 10 Years

Fans Still Adores Girls’ Generation After 10 Years

Girls’ Generation is still adored by their fans after decade of their career. To mark the 10th year of their long career, the youngest member Seohyun releases her debut album “Don’t Say No.” Fans are still waiting for the Girls Generation after their last album “Lion Heart” in 2015. However, the members are busy with their own schedule. This year is the 10th year of their career and SM Entertainment decided to let the youngest member Seolhyun to release her solo album as reported by ET News . Her solo album”Don’t Say No” will mark the 10th year anniversary of Girls’ Generation career. Girls’ Generation debuted in 2007 after years of scouting and training. The leader Taeyeon has joined SM Entertainment since 2004 and became the trainee together with Tiffany. While other members Jessica Jung, Sooyoung and Hyoyeon has been with the agency four years earlier. Together they were assembled with four other members Sunny, Yuri, Yuna and the youngest Seohyun. They debuted with single “Into The New World” in July 2007, followed by their self-title album a month later. Their debut album was sold for 56,000 copies in Korea and people started to recognize them. The group made a

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NCT 127 Dominates iTunes Chart In Different Countries Plus Mark To Join New Variety Show

NCT 127 Dominates iTunes Chart In Different Countries Plus Mark To Join New Variety Show

SM Entertainment’s rookie boy group is in it to win it! NCT 127’s new song “Limitless” are in different iTunes charts in different categories. NCT 127’s second mini album is in different iTunes charts all over the world. According to Allkpop , “Limitless” has ranked number one in five different countries’ iTunes Album Charts. It is number one in Finland, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Meanwhile, it is number two in Brunei and Philippines.  Not only in those countries but “Limitless” is also number 3 in Japan, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. It is number 4 in Peru, number 6 in Taiwan, and number 8 in Norway. NCT 127’s “Limitless” is currently in the TOP 10 of iTunes chart of 13 different countries. NCT 127 is also number one in seven different countries for the Pop Album Chart. That includes Finland, Brazil, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, and Indonesia. “Limitless is also in the TOP 10 in 26 countries. Meanwhile, Naver  has reported that NCT 127 member Mark will be joining a new rap variety show. Mark will be in MNET’s new survival show, “High School Rapper”. It is set to feature the stories of high school rappers as well as show their

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BlackPink’s ‘ Whistle’ Goes Acoustic; Akdong Musician Holds The Good Word

BlackPink's ' Whistle' Goes Acoustic; Akdong Musician Holds The Good Word

There is a video doing the social media rounds starring BlackPink’s musical track ‘Whistle’ . Performed as a private act, it had Akdong Musician ( a brother duo) put an eclectic touch to the record. The original hip hop dominant Whistle came on fitted with a unique touch- it went acoustic. The track, many would recognize premièred with the BlackPink girls giving an intense crooning and the merest of drum and bass whistle per Onekpop . What makes the acoustic version a novelty to BlackPink’s original rendition?The brother duo used acoustic guitars (strings.) It puffed up with  their impressive vocals. It displayed peculiar because the electronic part of the instrument was non-existent. No additional sounds were combined. Synthesizers were not used either. Digital sound recording paraphernalia had no mix in the delivery.Was the pacing slower? It, many fans assume is one of the striking features of the  Akdong Musician’s instrumentation. Su Hyun and Chanhyuk’s version had a sprinkling of adlibs that furnished the music a different feel. It is likewise slower than the original hip-hop interpretation. On their sixth month after a July 2016 debut, BlackPink has steadily been in the music scene. They had landed in the World Digital Billboard

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Melon’s Most Liked Girl Group Songs of 2016 – Bolbbalgan4, Twice, Gfriend, Mamamoo, Red Velvet, Wonder Girls, I.O.I, and Blackpink

Melon’s Most Liked Girl Group Songs of 2016 – Bolbbalgan4

Have you ever wondered what girl group songs are most liked by the Korean citizens? Well, no need to wonder anymore because we give you the list! As of January 4, this year, first on the top 10 list, with 164k likes, is the newly debuted female duo Bolbbalgan4. Their song “Galaxy” is the most liked song by a girl group last year. The second and third places are both occupied by the trendy girl group Twice. The nine-member girl group has not only been sweeping the hearts of Koreans and international fans but also the charts. “Cheer Up” has 162k likes while “TT” has 131k likes. In the fourth place is another trendy girl group. Gfriend’s “Rough” has more than 117k likes. Meanwhile, the fifth place is coveted by the veteran girl group Wonder Girls. In the middle of all the rookies, Wonder Girls’ song “Why So Lonely” has more than 104k likes. Next to them is SM Entertainment’s latest girl group, Red Velvet. Red Velvet’s “Russian Roulette” has 97k likes. After them is YG Entertainment’s super rookie girl group, Blackpink. One of their debut songs, “Whistle” has now more than 87k likes. In the eight place is another

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