K-Pop News 200124: BABYMONSTER, Baekhyun and more

Hello K-pop fans! Here’s your daily dose of K-pop News Digest for January 20, 2024. Let’s dive into today’s headline-making stories. Read about BABYMONSTER reaching 200 million YouTube views, EXO’s Baekhyun getting a shot at a Grammy, NEWJEANS’ Haerin and TXT rocking Paris Fashion Week, 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.


YG Entertainment

BABYMONSTER, YG Entertainment’s newest girl group, has made a historic debut with their song BATTER UP. The music video for BATTER UP surpassed 200 million views on YouTube in just under 54 days, breaking BLACKPINK’s previous record for the fastest K-pop group debut MV to achieve this milestone. The song, characterized by its hip-hop and trap sounds, topped iTunes Song Charts in 21 countries and made an impact on the U.S. Billboard charts.

Baekhyun’s Grammy nomination buzz

There’s growing excitement among EXO fans about Baekhyun’s potential to earn a Grammy nomination. The reason for this is his performance with the League of Legends boy group HEARTSTEEL. Their hit single Paranoia is being eyed for a nomination in the Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media category at the next Grammy Awards.

NEWJEANS’ Haerin and TXT steal limelight at Dior Show

NEWJEANS' Haerin and TXT at Dior Show

NEWJEANS member Haerin and K-pop boy group TXT dazzled at the Dior show during Paris Fashion Week. Their appearance at this high-profile fashion event highlights the growing influence of K-pop stars in the global fashion industry. Haerin, who is a Dior house ambassador, showed off a sophisticated black and white outfit. Meanwhile, TXT were dressed in the brand’s stylish menswear collection.

K-pop nominees at 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards

The 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards has announced its nominations, including three new K-pop categories: K-Pop Artist of the Year, K-Pop Song of the Year, and Best New Artist (K-Pop). BTS’ Jungkook received five nominations, both as a soloist and as a member of BTS. Other nominated K-pop artists include (G)I-DLE, NCT DREAM, SEVENTEEN, and STRAY KIDS.

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