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Big Hit Entertainment said Tuesday that the upcoming album dubbed “Love Yourself: Answer” will be the last part of the act’s record-setting “Love Yourself” series, following last year’s “Love Yourself: Her” and May’s “Love Yourself: Tear” albums. Continue reading “[News] BTS to return with new album on Aug. 24 ”
Earlier this year, the Korea Music Content Industry Association implemented a new certification system for album sales, song downloads, and online streaming. Starting with music released on or after January 1, 2018, Gaon Chart now certifies albums platinum once they reach 250,000 sales, while albums that have sold a million copies or more receive a “million” certification. Continue reading “[News] BTS Becomes 1st Artist To Receive Official Million Certification From Gaon ”
South Korea’s biggest airport operator and BTS push for ‘historic collaboration’ through BT21
Eight promotion films featuring BT21, which will also be disclosed through social media, are set to air at the airport during the month of July. The airport luggage carts will be renewed to feature BT21 characters as well.
Incheon International Airport president and CEO Chung Il-young said, “85 percent of travelers to Korea are from Asia, 60 percent of whom are millennials. This project reflects the need for a marketing strategy targeting (the younger age group).”
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BT21 collection is co-produced by BTS and Line, the Japanese subsidiary of South Korea’s biggest portal Naver.
The collection launched simultaneously in Seoul and New York on Dec. 16, 2017. An estimated 35,000 customers visited the Line Friends stores in New York’s Times Square on its launch day, with 2,000 lining up to await the opening, reported Billboard.
All of BTS members “actively participated in the whole process” of creation, BT21’s official website advertises. The character lineup consists of eight characters, each representing the band and its seven members.
Since its launch in December, the product range has expanded to include cosmetics and clothing brands, with stores opening in major shopping hubs around the world including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan.
By employing BT21 for promotion, South Korea’s largest international airport aims to provide “entertaining and interactive facilities and services” and to “build a sense of familiarity” for those visiting South Korea, via the primary channel of entry that is the Incheon International Airport.
Incheon International Airport described its joint project with the K-pop act as “a historic collaboration with the very best names in the world.”
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Nielsen Music recently released its Mid-Year Report for 2018, and it included a ranking for the Top 10 Physical Albums in the United States. BTS has come in No. 9 with sales of 132,000 units!
Check out the full ranking below: Continue reading “[News] BTS’s “Love Yourself: Tear” Takes No. 9 On Mid-2018 List Of Top Physical Albums In United States ”
The group’s latest album “Love Yourself: Tear” is now enjoying its seventh week on Billboard’s famous Top 200 Albums chart. The album charted at No. 47 on the Billboard 200 for the week of June 8 to June 14. Continue reading “[News] BTS’s “Love Yourself: Tear” Spends 7th Week On Billboard 200 ”
July 9 (UPI) — A sacred mountain in China where the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius coined the proverb “the world is small” will be getting a K-pop makeover.
Visitors to Mount Taishan, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its Taoist temples, could soon encounter South Korean advertisements to visit Seoul, featuring the popular group BTS.
Mount Taishan, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its Taoist temples and associations with Confucius, will feature commercials for South Korea’s capital from July to December, Newsis reported Monday.
The deal was reached between the city of Seoul and the Taishan Scenic Area Management Committee on June 29. Videos showing BTS will be played at mountain entrances and at ticket offices, according to the report.
The video series “BTS Life in Seoul” was released in 2017 and produced by American photographer Steve McCurry, whose most famous photo is of the “Afghan Girl,” the woman with penetrating green eyes featured on the June 1985 cover of National Geographic.
About 8 million tourists visit Taishan annually, mostly from within China, and the commercials will be playing across 10 screens in the park 57 times a day, according to Newsis.
An advertising exchange is part of the agreement, and ads for Taishan will be displayed in South Korea, including at key subway stations and at city hall.
Kim Tae-myung, director of Seoul’s tourism business division, said the publicity videos would catch the attention of tourists climbing Taishan.
“We will try to get Chinese from all regions to visit Seoul,” Kim said.
BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is an award-winning seven-member boy band recently nominated to Time magazine’s list of the 25 Most Influential People on the Internet.
BTS’s fans, known as ARMY, have helped expand their popularity online, according to Teen Vogue.
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Many industry insiders working on year-end awards and festivals for the three major broadcasting networks have started a project to cast BTS. Continue reading “[News] Networks Already Competing To Cast BTS For Year-End Award Shows ”