[News] Big Hit Producer Pdogg Shares What It’s Like To Create Music With BTS [171206]

As BTS’s popularity continues to soar worldwide, Big Hit Entertainment producer Pdogg shared his thoughts on the group’s success.

Pdogg, who recently won the Best Producer Award at the 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards, is the producer behind many of BTS’s greatest hits. Some of his most famous songs include “Fire,” “I Need U,” “Boy in Luv,” “Run,” “Dope,” “Spring Day,” and most recently, “DNA.” He has worked with the group since before their debut, and BTS has never released an album that wasn’t produced by him.

BTS has recently attracted attention for managing to set new records as a K-pop group despite hailing from a relatively small agency. When asked what he thought was Big Hit’s greatest strength as a company, Pdogg replied, “I think it’s agency head Bang Shi Hyuk’s attitude towards creating music. He is a firm believer that in order to win over the public, [an artist’s] music needs to be good. So he works tirelessly [on songs] until he achieves an end result that he finds satisfying.”

He went on, “Additionally, there aren’t any singers or producers at our company who don’t sincerely love music. BTS, for example, will come to the studio late at night after finishing their scheduled activities for the day, and they’ll work on their songs until morning. Even though no one asked them to do so. I think the reason that they’re so self-motivated is because they truly love music.” Continue reading “[News] Big Hit Producer Pdogg Shares What It’s Like To Create Music With BTS [171206]”

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[News] BTS’s “Love Yourself: Her” Rises On Billboard 200 And Shoots Back Up To Top Of World Albums Chart [171205]

Three of BTS’s releases have taken spots on Billboard’s World Albums chart for the week ending in December 16, while “Love Yourself: Her” rises on the Billboard 200!

This impressive feat includes BTS’s “Love Yourself: Her” rising all the way back to No. 1 on the World Albums chart, as the album spends its eleventh week on the chart. The mini album previously spent five weeks at No. 1 and hasn’t dropped below No. 4 since.

At the same time, BTS’s “You Never Walk Alone” has returned to the chart and is now at No. 10. This is its 24th week on the chart overall.

Their second full album “Wings” is also back on the chart this week, now at No. 12, making this its 25th week on the chart in total.

Meanwhile, “Love Yourself: Her” has soared once again on the Billboard 200 chart, which ranks the most popular albums in the United States. It is now at No. 50, after charting at No. 198 last week.

The mini album has also returned to the Independent Albums chart, this time at No. 38. It’s currently at No. 22 on the Canadian Albums chart. Continue reading “[News] BTS’s “Love Yourself: Her” Rises On Billboard 200 And Shoots Back Up To Top Of World Albums Chart [171205]”

[News] BTS Becomes First K-Pop Group To Enter Top 40 Of Billboard’s Hot 100 With “MIC Drop” [171204]

BTS’s “MIC Drop” has smashed another record for K-pop groups on Billboard!

BTS recently collaborated with DJ Steve Aoki and rapper Desiigner on a remix of their track “MIC Drop” from their September mini album “Love Yourself: Her.” The track became the first song by a K-pop group to reach No. 1 on the iTunes Top Songs chart in the United States, and has also ranked high on charts in the United Kingdom, Germany, and many other countries.

On December 4 local time, Billboard announced that BTS’s “MIC Drop” has grabbed the No. 28 spot on the Hot 100 chart for the week ending in December 16. The chart measures the most popular songs in the United States each week, with rankings determined by radio play, sales data, and streaming activity data. Continue reading “[News] BTS Becomes First K-Pop Group To Enter Top 40 Of Billboard’s Hot 100 With “MIC Drop” [171204]”

[News] Big Hit CEO Bang Shi Hyuk To Receive Presidential Award For His Work With BTS [171204]

Bang Shi Hyuk, the CEO of Big Hit Entertainment and the producer behind BTS, will be receiving the presidential commendation award at the 2017 Korea Content Awards.

Organized by the Korea Creative Content Agency, the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism will be holding the 2017 Korea Content Awards on December 5 at COEX Mall.

The event, which celebrates its 9th anniversary this year, is a way to celebrate those who have made the Korean entertainment industry shine brighter through their work. This year, 27 people will receive awards that are divided into four categories, including overseas advancement, broadcasting, animation, and character. Continue reading “[News] Big Hit CEO Bang Shi Hyuk To Receive Presidential Award For His Work With BTS [171204]”

[News] Bang Shi Hyuk Talks About BTS’ Success And BigHit’s Future Plans [171201]

Bang Shi Hyuk recently talked about the success of BTS and the future plans of their agency BigHit Entertainment in an interview.

When asked if he anticipated that BTS would become so successful, Bang Shi Hyuk honestly replied, “I believed BTS would do well. However, I had no idea they would quickly grow like this. This year seems to just pass by [while leaving me] dumbfounded.”

Bang Shi Hyuk was also asked if BTS’s active use of social media was something that was planned. He replied, “It’s true that social media has played a huge role in BTS’s popularity. However, rather than the agency forcing them to do social media, the members voluntarily did it ever since their pre-debut days. During their trainee period, the members of BTS weren’t restricted from using phones. Therefore, just like other young people, they naturally became ‘Twitter maniacs.’” Continue reading “[News] Bang Shi Hyuk Talks About BTS’ Success And BigHit’s Future Plans [171201]”

[News] BTS Tops Impressive Number Of iTunes Song Charts Worldwide With “MIC Drop” Remix [171125]

People around the world are loving BTS’s latest single!

The group dropped a remix of one of their b-side tracks “MIC Drop” produced by Steve Aoki and featuring Desiigner on November 24, at 6 p.m. KST.

As of 7 a.m. KST on November 25, the “MIC Drop” remix has topped over iTunes song charts in over 60 regions worldwide, including in the United States, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam. Continue reading “[News] BTS Tops Impressive Number Of iTunes Song Charts Worldwide With “MIC Drop” Remix [171125]”

[News] BTS Sets New Record As 1st K-Pop Group To Top U.S. iTunes Songs Chart With “MIC Drop” Remix [171125]

BTS is breaking records once again, this time with their new remix of “MIC Drop”!

On November 24 at 6 p.m. KST, BTS dropped their remix of “MIC Drop,” a track off their latest hit mini album “Love Yourself: Her.” The new remix was produced by Steve Aoki and features rapper Desiigner. Continue reading “[News] BTS Sets New Record As 1st K-Pop Group To Top U.S. iTunes Songs Chart With “MIC Drop” Remix [171125]”