Annyeonghaseyo, K-pop fans! Get ready for today’s K-pop News roundup in the world of Korean Entertainment. From chart-topping hits to Netflix rankings, today’s roundup is packed with news that’ll keep you buzzing. Grab your favourite snacks, turn on your K-pop playlist, and join us on an exciting journey through the world of Korean Entertainment.
BABYMONSTER’s Record-Breaking Debut with BATTER UP
YG Entertainment’s newest girl group, BABYMONSTER, has made a sensational entry into the music world with their debut single BATTER UP. Released on November 27, the song showcases a dynamic mix of catchy hooks and YG’s signature hip-hop style.
The music video has already amassed over 22.59 million views within 24 hours, a record for a debut K-pop group. BATTER UP topped iTunes charts in 21 countries, making major impacts in the US and UK music markets. Boasting 3.5 million YouTube subscribers and 500 million views pre-debut, BABYMONSTER is set to be YG’s next major act.
Daily Mail Faces Backlash Over BLACKPINK Article
The Daily Mail U.K. has come under fire for its controversial headline about BLACKPINK. The article, which delves into the darker aspects of K-pop, has been criticized for its provocative content and for undermining BLACKPINK’s success. Fans have expressed their displeasure, pointing out the article’s one-sided portrayal of K-pop training and its lack of thorough research. Read the full article here.
Showplay Entertainment Clamps Down on Sasaeng Fans of Jung Dong-Won
In response to privacy breaches by sasaeng fans, Showplay Entertainment has issued a stern warning. The agency highlighted incidents of fans loitering near Jung Dong-Won’s practice room and residence, and has threatened legal action and blacklisting against persistent offenders. Showplay Entertainment emphasizes its commitment to protecting its artists’ privacy.
Melon Music Awards 2023: Final Performance Lineup Announced
Kakao Entertainment’s Melon has revealed the final lineup for the MMA 2023. The star-studded list includes SHINee, NCT Dream, BOYNEXTDOOR, ZEROBASEONE, RIIZE, AESPA, IVE, NEWJEANS, STAYC, KISS OF LIFE, Lee Young-Ji, Imase, and Silica Gel. KakaoBank sponsors the event, set for December 2 at Incheon Inspire Arena, with a live global stream. Fans are eagerly anticipating the diverse performances at this premier music ceremony.
The BOYZ’s PHANTASY Pt.2: Sixth Sense Shatters Sales Records
The BOYZ’s latest album, PHANTASY Pt.2: Sixth Sense, has become their best-selling album in first-week sales. Released on November 20, the album sold over 600,325 copies in its first week, surpassing the record set by their previous mini-album THRILL-ING. Congratulations to The BOYZ on this impressive achievement!
Squid Game: The Challenge Dominates Netflix Rankings
Netflix’s Squid Game: The Challenge has won hearts globally, topping streaming charts in numerous countries. The survival entertainment series, inspired by the original Squid Game concept, involves 456 participants competing for a grand prize of US$4.56 million. Produced in collaboration with British studios, the show’s success underscores the global appeal of the Squid Game franchise.
And that’s a wrap for our K-pop news roundup! We hope you enjoyed this dive into the exciting world of Korean Entertainment. Stay tuned for more updates, and don’t forget to show your love for your favourite K-pop idols.