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[Today’s K-pop] Twice to release 3rd LP in November

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

Twice will come out with its third studio album, “Formula of Love: O+T=<3,” Nov. 12, announced label JYP Entertainment on Friday.

In the poster, the nine band members sit in rows of three at tables filled with lab equipment. Chemical symbols and formulas peek out from underneath the picture along with “You + Me -> Love.”

The release, along with the news of an upcoming tour, was hinted at in the video for “The Feels,” the band’s first English-language single, which came out Oct. 1. The single topped iTunes top songs chart in 35 regions and was performed for the first time on NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

It has been about five months since its 10th EP, “Taste of Love.” The album ranked No. 6 on the Billboard 200, a record for an EP by a female K-pop band.

NCT127 to drop repack of 3rd LP later this month  

(Credit: SM Entertainment)
(Credit: SM Entertainment)

NCT127 will roll out a repackage of its third full album, “Sticker,” Oct. 25.

The repack, titled “Favorite,” will consist of 14 tracks. In addition to the 11 from the original LP there will be a title track as well as “Love on the Floor” and “Pilot.”

The third LP hit No. 3 on the Billboard 200, the highest spot for a K-pop act so far this year. It also topped a number of international charts and sold over 2 million copies in its first week. With “Sticker,” the nine-member group scooped up nine trophies from television music chart shows in South Korea.

Meanwhile, on Friday the bandmates will chat with their fans in a livestream as they wrap up the travel show, which they are shooting in Gyeonggi Province. They also will host the Korean spinoff of “Saturday Night Live,” which starts airing this Saturday.

Blackpink’s Rose tops 100m streams on Spotify with solo song

(Credit: YG Entertainment)
(Credit: YG Entertainment)

Rose of Blackpink garnered 100 million plays on Spotify with her solo song “Gone,” announced label YG Entertainment on Friday.

The song reached the milestone the previous day, about seven months since it was released. It is the second track from her solo debut album, “R,” to achieve the feat.

The accompanying video topped 10 million views on YouTube within half a day of its release and became the most viewed video within 24 hours on the platform at the time. By July it had amassed 100 million views.

“Gone” became Blackpink’s 18th song with over 100 million streams on the music platform, and will soon be joined by Lisa’s solo song “LaLisa.”

Meanwhile, the band’s management firm is under fire after reportedly turning down an invitation from Bulgari to attend an event in Paris for Lisa. The idol is the brand ambassador for the Italian jeweler as well as Celine. Lisa is in Paris, as are the rest of the bandmates. Jennie, Rose and Jisoo have all attended fashion shows, fans pointed out, saying it was hard to justify missing the event on COVID-19 concerns.

Oneus to host standalone concert next month

(Credit: RBW Entertainment)
(Credit: RBW Entertainment)

Oneus will hold a live standalone concert in November, about a year since its last, announced agency RBW Entertainment with a poster.

Revealing the title, “Oneus Theatre: Blood Moon,” the dark red poster shows a moon partially covered with clouds and a flower drawn in big brushstrokes.

It also seems to be linked with its special project, “Oneus Theatre,” introduced in July. In the project, the boy band puts on performances that incorporate concepts from movies including “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Dead Poets Society.”

The live event will be held in Seoul for two days, and the second day’s performance will be broadcast live.

Next month, the band will also release a new album.

“The band’s storytelling will reach the peak with the album,” said the agency earlier this week.

By Hwang You-mee

Korea Herald daum