K-Pop News 201223: Jungkook, TXT, ENHYPEN, AKMU and more

Hello K-pop fans! Here’s your daily dose of K-pop News Digest for December 20, 2023. Let’s dive into today’s headline-making stories. Read about Jungkook’s Seven breaking a new Spotify record, albums by TXT and ENHYPEN achieving international chart success, AKMU performing a free concert for hospitalized children, and more. Check out today’s K-pop News Digest to catch up on the most buzzworthy moments and milestones that have captured the hearts of fans worldwide.

Jungkook’s Seven hits 1.2 billion Spotify streams

Jungkook's Seven hits 1.2 billion Spotify streams

BTS member Jungkook’s summer hit track Seven featuring Latto has made history by becoming the fastest track of 2023 to reach 1.2 billion streams on Spotify. This milestone is the latest accolade achieved by Seven. The song previously set two Guinness World Records for its Spotify achievements. These were for most streamed track in one week, and fastest time to reach 100 million streams.

TXT shines on Oricon year-end charts

TXT breaks sales record with The Name: Chapter Freefall

TXT continues to make waves in the Japanese music industry, with all three of their 2023 albums securing spots on the Oricon year-end charts. SWEET, The Name Chapter: Freefall and The Name Chapter: Temptation reached the 11th, 13th and 21st place respectively. This achievement highlights TXT’s growing influence and popularity in Japan.

ENHYPEN’s Orange Blood hits 4th week on Billboard 200

ENHYPEN's Orange Blood hits 4th week on Billboard 200

ENHYPEN’s fifth EP Orange Blood is at #118 on the latest Billboard 200 chart, marking its fourth consecutive week on the chart. The album is also in third place on the World Albums chart, as well as in the Top 20 of two other album sales charts. The album’s success showcases ENHYPEN’s international appeal to a global audience.

AKMU’s surprise concert for hospitalized children


AKMU recently held a surprise concert at Seoul National University Children’s Hospital. The concert was kept private, as AKMU wanted an audience of only young patients and their families. The sibling duo performed several of their hit songs, including Love Lee, Dinosaur and Give Love. News of the concert became public today, with fans praising AKMU for their kindness and sincerity.

EXO’s First Snow tops Melon’s Top 100

A decade after its release, EXO’s winter track First Snow has climbed to the top of Melon’s Top 100 chart. The song has also sparked a popular dance challenge, with several artists copying the track’s signature dance moves. Several EXO members have joined the viral dance challenge as well, showcasing the timeless appeal of their music. Check out First Snow by EXO below:

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