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 ”
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 ”
Billboard has now released its charts for the week ending in June 30. On the Hot 100 chart, BTS’s “Fake Love” has come in No. 65, rising from its No. 71 position last week. The song first entered the chart at No. 10, and has spent five weeks on the chart in total.
The group’s latest album “Love Yourself: Tear” is now at No. 27 on the Billboard 200 in its fifth week. Meanwhile, “Love Yourself: Her” is at No. 130. Continue reading “[News] BTS’s “Fake Love” Rises On Hot 100 Chart And More In Its 5th Week ”
With many wondering about the secret to BTS’s remarkable success worldwide, several Korean music industry insiders have shared their thoughts on working with the group and what makes them unique.
In a new feature by media outlet Herald Business, various industry sources revealed their own individual perspectives on BTS. Singer-songwriter Yoon Guitar, who co-composed the lyrics for BTS’s song “Love Maze” (featured on their latest album “Love Yourself: Tear“), said that he was also fascinated by the group’s skyrocketing popularity.
Describing his experience working on “Love Maze,” Yoon Guitar recalled, “I paid careful attention to fans’ responses. I even searched online to see which BTS lyrics fans liked. I was happy to see that their fans were actively discussing music. Of course the group’s visual elements and the members’ vocal abilities, dance skills, and looks are important, but I was impressed most of all by how the fans engaged with their music—they analyzed the members’ songs and music videos, and they even listened to songs [by other artists] that the members recommended.”
He went on, “I think the fans’ attitude [towards BTS’s music] was made possible by the members’ participation. The BTS members tell their fans through Naver V Live broadcasts which of their lyrics they like, and they communicate with them to tell them which parts they wrote. They especially share information like this on Twitter. BTS also posts cover videos [of other artists’ songs] and recommends music they like, and they express their personal circumstances through music released in a variety of ways, such as SoundCloud or mixtapes.”
Yoon Guitar added, “I don’t think the members do these kinds of things because their agency tells them to. And this kind of behavior is more typical of indie musicians. Watching all of this, I thought, ‘Wow, BTS communicates so much with their fans even though they’re famous,’ and I was forced to self-reflect.”
June, an artist under Planetarium Records who co-composed several of BTS’s songs, including “Not Today,” “Awake,” and “Lost,” reported being impressed by the group’s dedication to music. “When I was working with BTS, I was extremely surprised by the fact that all of the members made working on music their top priority,” he said. “While watching them, I saw that they had so many things to do within a given amount of time, and they put those things aside in order to pour their all into making music. They would somehow manage to find the time to make it to the studio, and right after working on music, they would rush off to the next gig on their schedule.” Continue reading “[News] Industry Reps Share Thoughts On What Sets BTS Apart ”
On June 12, Park Hyung Sik shared photos with a coffee truck that V sent him. He wrote “I’ll leave out a specific explanation.. #NextTimeHyungsWillSendYouOneTogether #ThankYouTaehyung #ILoveYouTaeTae.” Continue reading “[News] BTS’s V Is Next To Send Park Hyung Sik Support ”