Hello K-pop enthusiasts! Here’s your daily dose of K-pop news for Oct 5, 2023. Today’s hot topics include RIIZE officially getting their first #1 album record, Jennie joining a variety show, Jimin breaking a new 100 million view record, IVE’s teaser for their Off the Record music video, and ITZY’ getting their’s first K-drama OST. Let’s get into it!
RIIZE get first #1 album on Circle Chart
RIIZE has accomplished a significant milestone by securing the top position on the Circle Weekly Album Chart. The chart for week 39 showed RIIZE’s debut single album, Get A Guitar reached #1 after selling 350,000 copies.
Get A Guitar has now sold over 1 million copies since its Sept 4 release. It marks RIIZE’s inaugural No. 1 album on the weekly chart, demonstrating their growing popularity and influence in the industry. Congratulations to RIIZE on this outstanding achievement!
Jennie brings K-pop magic to variety show
BLACKPINK member Jennie will make her debut in the world of variety shows. Reports have confirmed that Jennie will participate in the new tvN variety program Apartment 404. The K-pop star joins fellow participants and actors Lee Jung-Ha, Yoo Jae Suk, and Cha Tae Hyun in this exciting venture.
While tvN has officially confirmed Jennie’s participation, other details are still pending finalization. The program is recruiting additional guests, and will premiere in the first half of 2024.
BTS’ Jimin hits 100 Million views for Like Crazy MV
BTS’ Jimin is rewriting records with his debut solo album Face. His music video for Like Crazy, the lead track from the album, has hit 100 million views on YouTube. This is his second 100 million view record, after the music video for his pre-release song Set Me Free Pt.2.
Jimin’s solo debut has been nothing short of phenomenal, topping iTunes charts in 111 countries/regions globally, securing the No. 1 position on the US Billboard Hot 100, and making notable chart appearances worldwide.
IVE teases enigmatic Off the Record MV
Girl group IVE has unveiled an intriguing teaser for their upcoming music video Off the Record. The members of IVE seem poised to reveal a captivating secret. Off the Record is the second pre-release single from the K-pop group’s highly-anticipated debut EP album I’VE MINE. Fans are eagerly awaiting this new release, scheduled for Oct 6.
Check out the teaser video for IVE’s Off the Record below:
ITZY perform first K-drama OST track
K-pop girl group ITZY is stepping into the world of K-drama OSTs for the first time. Group members Yuna, Yeji, Ryujin, Lia and Chaeryeong will contribute their voices to soundtrack of Strong Girl Bong-Soon. The track, titled Superpowers, drops on Oct 8 at 6PM KST on the first part of the K-drama’s soundtrack.
Superpowers will serve as the theme song for protagonist Kang Nam Soon, capturing her remarkable strength and vibrant personality. ITZY fans can look forward to the group’s electrifying vocals adding some ‘power’ to this K-drama soundtrack.
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