On March 31, Big Hit Entertainment revealed their 2019 report documenting their business performance over the fiscal year.
According to this document, in 2019, Big Hit accumulated 587.2 billion won (approximately $483.3 million) in revenue and 98.7 billion won (approximately $81.2 million) in sales profit. This marks their greatest performance since the establishment of the agency. Compared to 2018, these numbers show a 95 percent and 24 percent increase in revenue and sales, respectively.
To start off 2019, Big Hit sold 3.7 million copies of BTS’s “Map of the Soul: Persona” (according to Gaon Chart’s 2019 records). Later in the year, TXT made their long-anticipated debut, bringing Big Hit’s album sale total to more than 6 million. In July 2019, Big Hit also acquired Source Music, which manages GFRIEND.
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BTS will be taking part in a special hosted by James Corden!
On March 25 local time, E! News reported that James Corden will be hosting an episode called “Homefest: James Corden’s Late Late Show Special.” With people around the globe staying at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, James Corden will be hosting the special from his garage as he talks with celebrities from their own homes!
The guests being interviewed in the episode include BTS, David Blaine, Will Ferrell, John Legend, and Billie Eilish.
In addition, artists will be performing from all around the world. BTS will perform from South Korea, Andrea Bocelli will perform from Italy, Dua Lipa from London, Billie Eilish with Finneas from Los Angeles, and John Legend also from Los Angeles.
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On March 26, Billboard Japan reported that BTS’s new song had been selected as the theme song for the upcoming Japanese drama “Spiral Labyrinth – DNA Forensic Investigation” (literal translation).
According to the report, the new song is titled “Stay Gold” and will be part of BTS’s new Japanese album that is expected to drop this summer. This will be the group’s first Japanese release since last year’s “Lights/Boy With Luv.”
The report includes comments from BTS and Tanaka Kei, the drama’s lead actor, about the OST. BTS stated, “We are happy to be able to participate in the theme song for the drama ‘Spiral Labyrinth.’ We hope that many people will look forward to it with love and interest. Please look forward to ‘Spiral Labyrinth’ and ‘Stay Gold!’”
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BTS’s V has the second most popular digital song in the United States this week!
On the Billboard Digital Song Sales chart for the week ending in March 28, V’s self-composed track “Sweet Night” debuts at No. 2. Forbes reports that the song sold over 11,000 copies in its first tracking frame, according to Nielsen Music.
This is the first time that a solo track by V has entered the Top 10 of the Digital Song Sales chart. “Sweet Night” was released as an OST for the drama “Itaewon Class,” which stars V’s good friend Park Seo Joon, whom he met in 2016 when they acted together in the drama “Hwarang.”
Congratulations to V!
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BTS is looking to forge an ever closer connection with their global fans and the launch of a new initiative will help them connect through one of the most difficult ways TK.
On March 22 local time, BTS’ Korean home label of Big Hit Entertainment announced the launch of ‘Learn Korean With BTS,’ a new video-focused content initiate to help fans pick up and learn the Korean language.
According to a press release, the intiative is aimed to “make it easy and fun for global fans who have difficulty enjoying BTS’ music and contents due to the language barrier.” Big Hit says that previous BTS video series that have been shared on platforms like YouTube and VLive—including the ‘Run BTS!’ ‘Bangtan Bomb’ and ‘BTS Episode’ series—will be reassembled with a focus on the Korean expressions frequently used by RM, Jin, J-Hope, Suga, Jimin, V and Jungkook. Each video will be about three minutes and feature simple Korean grammar and expressions.
Professors and researchers at institutions like Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and the Korea Language Contents Institute also participated in creating the content.
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BTS’s V continues to shine with the release of his OST for JTBC’s “Itaewon Class”!
V released “Sweet Night” at 6 p.m. KST on March 13 as the 12th OST of the drama. As of March 14, the song topped the iTunes Top Songs chart in 77 countries around the world including the U.S., U.K, France, Canada, Italy, Brazil, Russia, Portugal, Belgium, Indonesia, Denmark, Argentina, Australia, and many more.
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BTS has scored high spots on charts in the United Kingdom, Germany, and more in the third week for “Map of the Soul: 7”!
BTS is smashing Gaon Chart records left and right with their new album!
BTS has clinched the top spot on Oricon’s monthly albums chart!
On the February albums chart of Japan’s main music statistics site Oricon, BTS’s latest album “Map of the Soul: 7” has grabbed the No. 1 spot with sales of 377,852 units.
“Map of the Soul: 7” debuted at No. 1 on the Oricon weekly albums chart last week, and it takes the No. 4 spot on the chart this week with a further 20,296 units sold.
Congratulations to BTS!
BTS’s “Map of the Soul: 7” was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ)!
In RIAJ’s announcement for newly certified releases of February, BTS’s “Map of the Soul: 7” was certified platinum, a status given to albums with over 250,000 copies sold domestically.
While BTS has released several Japanese albums that were certified platinum or double platinum by the RIAJ, this is the first time that BTS has gone platinum in Japan with a Korean album.