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 ”
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 ”
Billboard has now updated its charts for the week ending in July 7. BTS’s “Fake Love” remains on Billboard’s top songs chart the Hot 100 for the sixth week, now at No. 76. So far the longest time one of BTS’s tracks has charted on the Hot 100 is 10 weeks, which they achieved with the remix of “MIC Drop.”
On the Billboard 200, “Love Yourself: Tear” is at No. 30 (after ranking at No. 27 last week) and “Love Yourself: Her” has risen to No. 127 from No. 130 last week.
“Love Yourself: Tear” has returned to No. 1 on the World Albums chart, now in its fifth week overall in first place. “Love Yourself: Her” follows at No. 2 (in its 41st week on the chart), while “You Never Walk Alone” has risen to No. 10 in its 47th week overall.
On the Pop Songs radio airplay chart, “Fake Love” rises to No. 35 after being No. 36 last week. It also sits at No. 72 on the Canadian Hot 100, while “Love Yourself: Tear” comes in at No. 20 on the Canadian Albums chart.
Congratulations to BTS!
On July 1 at approximately 6:55 p.m. KST, the music video for BTS’s “Fake Love” surpassed 200 million views on YouTube. This is about 44 days and 55 minutes since the music video’s release on May 18 at 6 p.m. KST. Continue reading “[News] BTS’s “Fake Love” Becomes Fastest K-Pop Group MV To Reach 200 Million Views ”
The challenge was launched again last month in Korea by Sean. The 2018 Ice Bucket Challenge is to support the Seungil Hope Foundation’s construction of Korea’s first hospital for ALS patients. Continue reading “[News] BTS Participates In 2018 Ice Bucket Challenge ”