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[Today’s K-pop] Blackpink’s “How You Like That” video tops 1b views

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

Blackpink now has five music videos with over 1 billion views each.

The music video of “How You Like That” had garnered 1 billion views on YouTube as of Friday, according to label YG Entertainment -- about 505 days since its release.

It follows the videos for “Ddu-du Ddu-du,” “Kill This Love,” “Boombayah” and “As If It’s Your Last.”

The song is from the band’s first studio album, “The Album,” and not only swept charts at home but also topped iTunes songs charts in 64 regions and ranked No. 2 on Spotify’s global top 50 chart. It was YouTube’s Global Top Summer Song and won Song of the Summer at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Meanwhile, the dance performance video of “How You Like That” logged more than 900 million views on the platform Sunday.

Seventeen sells 10m albums so far

(Credit: Pledis Entertainment)
(Credit: Pledis Entertainment)

Seventeen has sold more than 10 million copies of its albums since its debut, agency Pledis Entertainment announced Friday.

Its ninth and most recent EP, “Attacca” from October, sold 1.99 million units alone, becoming its fifth consecutive million-selling album. The others were its third studio album, “An Ode”; its seventh EP, “Heng:garae”; the special album “;[Semicolon]”; and the band’s eighth EP, “Your Choice.”

The 13-member act debuted in May 2015 and its debut EP, “17 Carats,” sold 110,000 copies.

Each of the two albums the band released this year racked up over 1 million sales in the first week, and Seventeen is the only act in South Korea to have two million-sellers in a row in 2021, noted its management company.

Meanwhile, Seventeen will host an online concert Nov. 14 and 21 titled “Power of Love,” and will drop the Japanese song “Ainochikara” next month.

Kang Daniel to greet fans in person

(Credit: Universe)
(Credit: Universe)

Kang Daniel will hold an in-person autograph session for fans on Nov. 27, fandom platform Universe said Friday.

A total of 50 fans, selected through a lucky draw, will participate in the event, named “Code Name Danity” after the singer’s official fandom community. 

Also on Friday, the musician uploaded a teaser trailer for a collaborative work with Chancellor about Cyworld, a Korean social network service that was hugely popular in the early 2000s and was recently revived.

The two teamed up for a remake of “Fly” from Epik High’s third full album, “Swan Songs” from 2005. This was part of a project in which contemporary musicians sing rearranged versions of top-100 hits as background music for the social network.

Separately, Kang will star in “Rookies,” the first Korean streaming TV series on Disney+, which is set to start airing in the first half of 2022. He will play a rookie police officer who is smart and has a strong sense of justice.

ONF to be back next month with 6th EP

(Credit: WM Entertainment)
(Credit: WM Entertainment)

Boy band ONF will put out its sixth EP, “Goosebumps,” Dec. 3, agency WM Entertainment announced Friday.

The black-and-white teaser trailer starts with a glitch and shows the title of both the main track and the EP, ending with a mysterious message: “I’ll save you from the nightmare.”

In August, the band ranked No. 2 on Billboard’s world digital song sales chart with “Popping,” the title track from its summer seasonal album.

The EP will be the last music before all the band’s Korean members simultaneously report for military duty at the end of December.

The band also is planning to host its first stand-alone concert Dec. 9-12 in Seoul. Tickets for all four days sold out in a minute, according to the company. The concerts will be broadcast live as well.

By Hwang You-mee
(glamazon@heraldcorp.com)

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