K-pop News: Blackpink’s “Pink Venom” debuted at No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100

K-pop News: The song “Pink Venom” by Blackpink peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 on Monday in the US.

Although the group’s collaboration with Selena Gomez, “Ice Cream,” peaked at No. 13 on the chart in 2020, this is the highest position for a K-pop female act. At No. 33, Blackpink’s “How You Like That” held the previous record.

The pre-release for the quartet’s upcoming Born Pink, their second studio album, is called “Pink Venom.” Born Pink will be released on September 16. Additionally, it came in first on the Billboard Global 200 and the Billboard Global excl. The US.

K-pop News: Blackpink's "Pink Venom" debuted at No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100
(Credit: YG Entertainment)
(Credit: YG Entertainment)

The band’s in-game concert for Battle Ground Mobile won Best Metaverse Performance at the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards last week. With her solo effort “LaLisa” in September of last year, Lisa took home the best K-pop award.

K-pop News: Former NU’EST Baekho will release a solo album

K-pop News: Former NU'EST Baekho will release a solo album
(Credit: Pledis Entertainment)
(Credit: Pledis Entertainment)

According to a source in the local media on Tuesday, Baekho, previously of NU’EST, will make his solo musical debut next month.

Following the story, Pledis Entertainment confirmed the information.

He has been composing and producing songs for the band, including the multi-genre main tracks “Bet Bet,” “Love Me,” “I’m In Trouble,” and “Inside Out.” He was also the lead vocalist of the five-piece band that split up in March of this year, ending its ten-year run. Pledis Entertainment has extended the contracts of Baekho and Minhyun.

Since the group split up, the performer has been busy making appearances in a variety of shows and musicals, including “Altar Boyz” and “Equal.” He personally greeted supporters for the first time last month during a three-day fan meet in Seoul. It was timed to coincide with his birthday.

K-pop News: Kep1er will conduct its inaugural fan event in October

K-pop News: Kep1er will conduct its inaugural fan event in October
(Credit: Wake One/Swing Entertainment)
(Credit: Wake One/Swing Entertainment)

According to Wake One/Swing Entertainment, which made the announcement on Tuesday, Kep1er will host its first fan meet event on October 10.

The Kep1ernat event will also be streamed live for the nonet’s fans all around the world.

The international group released their debut EP, “First Impact,” in January after coming together through the “Girls Planet 999: The Girls Saga” audition program. A record for a K-pop girl group, the EP sold 200,000 copies in its first week of release. The lead single, “Wa Da Da,” generated 100 million streams on Billboard Japan, making it the third K-pop act after BTS and Twice to accomplish this achievement.

The group’s single “Fly-Up” will have its official debut in Japan on September 7. The following weekend will see its debut across the nation.
K-pop News: YeoJin of Loona passes out during the show in Mexico

K-pop News: YeoJin of Loona passes out during the show in Mexico
(Credit: Block Berry Creative)
(Credit: Block Berry Creative)
YeoJin of Loona passed out on stage during the band’s performance in Mexico City but later recovered, according to the advertising agency Block Berry Creative on Tuesday.

According to the organization, she had demonstrated respiratory issues while dancing, presumably as a result of the venue’s high altitude. Her condition was treated right away by the on-site medical team, and she has since stabilized, it continued.

Since August 1, the 12-person group has been hosting Loona The World, its first overseas tour. It visited 14 different North American cities, with Mexico City serving as the final stop on the continent’s portion of the tour. It will travel to Europe starting next month, and on September 28 it will release the second song, “Luminous,” in Japan.

Chuu declined to join the tour because of scheduling difficulties.

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