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[Today’s K-pop] Twice tops iTunes chart in 41 regions with pre-release

By Hwang You-mee

Published : Feb. 5, 2024 - 18:11

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Twice landed atop iTunes' top songs chart in 41 regions with single “I Got You,” according to label JYP Entertainment on Monday.

It is a new record for the nine-member act, which is set to bring out its 13th EP, “With YOU-th,” on Feb. 23. “I Got You” is an English-language single that was dropped in advance to the full release.

It is the group’s third song in English, after “The Feels” and “Moonlight Sunrise.” “The Feels” from 2021 was its first entry on Billboard’s Hot 100, debuting at No. 83. “Moonlight Sunrise” from last year ranked No. 84 on the chart.

The nine members unveiled the new song in advance at their concert in Mexico City held over the weekend for a sold-out audience. The two-day concert is part of their fifth international tour, which will bring them to Sao Paulo this week and Las Vegas next month.


NewJeans hits 600m Spotify streams with ‘OMG’

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NewJeans surpassed 600 million streams on Spotify with “OMG” as of Friday, said agency Ador on Monday.

It is the group’s first single to hit the milestone on the platform.

“OMG” is the titular track from the group's single album that was released in January last year. It swept all major music charts at home, along with pre-release “Ditto,” and stayed on Billboard’s Hot 100 for six weeks in a row, peaking at No. 74. The lead single has been staying on its Global excl. the US chart for the 56th week.

The quintet has generated more than 3.6 billion plays on Spotify so far.

Separately, Hyein will be featured on the upcoming album from IU, said the songstress’s agency, Edam Entertainment, on the same day. She, along with Roller Coaster vocalist Joe Wonson, collaborated on a B-side track named “Shh….”


Super Junior’s Ryeowook to hold solo concert

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Ryeowook of Super Junior is planning to host a solo concert in Seoul March 15-17, announced label SM Entertainment on Monday.

It is the first time in over eight years since he held one in Korea, and the veteran performer is expected to fully demonstrate his vocal abilities, which have matured over time.

He, along with his bandmates, returned from Japan last week after meeting their fans in Saitama for a special concert dubbed “Blue World.” The two-day live show drew about 50,000 of them in total who, donned up in blue, welcomed them back after about 21 months for a standalone gig.

In the meantime, Super Junior will kick off its Asia tour, “Super Show Spin-Off: Halftime,” in July in Seoul.


P1Harmony rolls out 1st LP

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Boy band P1Harmony held a media showcase in Seoul Monday to bring out first studio album “Killin’ It.”

“We have wondered so many times when we would be able to drop a full album ever since our debut,” said Keeho, admitting that he is happy and anxious at the same time after three years.

“We have been looking for what best fits us and we cannot wait to share this album, as we believe it contains many of our strengths,” he added.

The six members have discussed a lot even before their debut and have agreed that they all want to excel in performance, said Jiung. Their forte, he mused, is their perfect harmony, and he is proud that they have managed to express each member’s character without losing coherence.

The LP consists of 10 tracks including the titular track.