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[Today’s K-pop] Ive drops 1st English-language single

By Hwang You-mee

Published : Jan. 18, 2024 - 18:09

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Ive will put out its first English-language single, “All Night,” on Friday, according to an announcement by agency Starship Entertainment on Thursday.

A teaser trailer for the music video was uploaded on the day set against an office scattered with document papers and confetti. The six members, dressed up for a girls’ night out, can be seen having a blast at the office with American singer and rapper Saweetie. Saweetie was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2022 as Best New Artist, as was her Doja Cat collaboration “Best Friend” for Best Rap Song.

The retro single is a remake of the song from Swedish duo Icona Pop from 2013.

Separately, the group’s music video for “I Am,” which fronted its first studio album “I’ve Ive,” surpassed 200 million views on YouTube last week. It is the six-member act’s fourth video to achieve the feat.


BTS’ Jungkook adds another record from Canada

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Jungkook of BTS earned certifications from Music Canada with his solo music and became the first Asian solo singer to have three “gold single” songs from a single album in the country, according to an organization formerly named the Canadian Recording Industry Association.

The single “Seven” went double platinum, while “3D” and “Standing Next To You” were certified for gold. All three songs are included in his first solo album “Golden.”

“Seven” debuted atop Billboard’s Hot 100 and was chosen as one of the best songs of 2023 by a series of major publications including The New York Times, The LA Times and Rolling Stone magazine.

Meanwhile, the album and the focus track “Standing Next To You” both extended their stay on Billboard 200 and Hot 100, respectively, to 10th week in a row, ranking No. 43 and No. 76.


Blackpink’s Jennie renews record on Billboard chart

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Jennie of Blackpink climbed up to No. 61 on Billboard’s Hot 100, breaking her own record as a solo K-pop female act, according to label YG Entertainment on Tuesday.

She did so with “One of the Girls,” a collaboration with The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp for the original soundtrack of the HBO drama “The Idol” they all starred in. The single made the main songs chart at No. 100 upon release before making its way to carols and reentered at No. 69 last week.

Only the members of Blackpink made the chart as soloists: Rose’s “On The Ground” was No. 70 and Lisa’s “Lalisa” and “Money” ranked No. 84 and No. 90, respectively.

Meanwhile, the idol gave fans a peek at her office through a video of herself marking her birthday. She recently set up her own company with her mother to oversee her career.


P1Harmony to release 1st LP

(Credit: FNC Entertainment) (Credit: FNC Entertainment)

P1Harmony will bring out its first studio album on Feb. 5, said agency FNC Entertainment on Thursday.

The news for LP “Killin’ It” with a poster giving out plans for the release and glimpses of the band members albeit in the fashion of an X-ray. All tracks from the album along with the music video for the titular track will be unveiled on Feb. 5 and the physical album will be out two days later in Korea, and another two days in the US. The performance video for the main track will follow on Feb. 12.

Last week, the six members wrapped up its year-long world tour “P1oneer” in Germany. It began in Seoul in January last year and brought them to 39 cities, and performed “Fall In Love Again,” a digital single from November last year, live for the first time during the European leg of the tour.