K-pop News: The 11th EP from Twice places third on the Billboard 200

K-pop News: According to label JYP Entertainment on Monday, the 11th EP “Between 1&2” twice reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200.

This equals the record set by the third studio album “Formula of Love: O+T=3,” released in November of the previous year.

The nonet entered the charts for the first time in June 2020 with its ninth EP, “More & More,” and has since placed five albums there in total, a record for a K-pop girl group. I’m Nayeon, Nayeon’s debut EP from June, debuted at No. 7 on the chart as well.

(Credit: JYP Entertainment)
(Credit: JYP Entertainment)

After selling 1 million copies in pre-orders, the EP, which was published on August 26, is also set to become the group’s first million-selling album. Twice will become the third K-pop girl group to accomplish this after

K-Pop News: Blackpink has a record-breaking 80 million YouTube subscribers

K-Pop News: Blackpink has a record-breaking 80 million YouTube subscribers (Credit: YG Entertainment)
(Credit: YG Entertainment)

The number of subscribers to Blackpink’s YouTube account topped 80 million on Monday, according to the label YG Entertainment.

It emphasized that this is a world record for artists. Since pushing Justin Bieber out of the top spot in September of last year, the trio has had the most subscribers among musicians globally.

The music video for “Ddu-du Ddu-du,” which has received over 1.9 billion views, led the quartet’s videos on the platform with a total of 26 billion views.

On September 16, it will release “Born Pink,” its second full-length album. The pre-release from the album, “Pink Venom,” debuted at the top of Spotify’s Global Top 50 upon release and peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 last week. The single’s music video garnered 100 million views on YouTube in just 29 hours and, as of Monday, has more over 100 million Spotify streams.

K-pop News: To celebrate its 13th debut anniversary, Highlight will host a fan concert

K-pop News: To celebrate its 13th debut anniversary, Highlight will host a fan concert (Credit: Around Us)
(Credit: Around Us)

Next month, Highlight will hold performances in Seoul to honor its 13th anniversary with its supporters.

On October 15–16, the quartet will host fan concerts with a sports day theme. The band made it clear that it wanted the public to take part in a range of games.

Its single concert, “Intro,” took place just five months ago. Daydream, the group’s debut studio album, was released in March.

The bandmates made their public debuts in 2009 as part of the six-person team Beast, and once their contracts with Cube Entertainment expired, they reformed as Highlight.

Separately, the leader Yoon Dujun will make an appearance in the “Honest Candidate” sequel, which will debut on September 28. His first acting role since being released from the military was in the drama “Never Give Up,” which ended in June.

K-pop News: Cravity will release their fourth EP later this month

K-pop News: Cravity will release their fourth EP later this month (Credit: Starship Entertainment)
(Credit: Starship Entertainment)

On September 27, boy band Cravity will release their fourth EP, titled “New Wave,” according to agency Starship Entertainment on Monday.

Its second full-length album, “Part 2. Liberty: In Our Cosmos,” was released six months ago. Its most recent release was the band’s debut English-language song, the digital single “Boogie Woogie,” which was released last month.

The nine-person ensemble, which performed in six US locations up until last week, was chosen as one of the rookie bands for KCON, one of the biggest K-pop festivals. During the tour, “Boogie Woogie” was first played by it.

It entered the line-up for The Star Nextage in Japan in August, with up-and-coming performers from Korea and Japan.

In April 2020, Cravity made its debut with the EP “Season 1. Hideout: Remember Who We Are.”

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