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BLACKPINK 'BOOMBAYAH' MV Tops 800 Million Views! 'Record-Breaking'

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BLACKPINK 'BOOMBAYAH' MV Tops 800 Million Views! 'Record-Breaking'

[YG Entertainment] BLACKPINK continues to make K-Pop history with 'BOOMBAYAH'. They are the first and only K-Pop group to have two music videos with over 800 million views, making history once again.  On February 24 at approximately 9:04 a.m. KST, BLACKPINK’s music video for 'BOOMBAYAH' surpassed 800 million views on YouTube—making it the first K-pop debut music video in history to achieve the feat. With 'DDU-DU DDU-DU', BLACKPINK became the only K-pop group with a music video with more than 1 billion YouTube views. In addition, 'KILL THIS LOVE' and 'As If It's Your Last' have surpassed 700 million views and...

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BLACKPINK to Release Collectibles and Toys with Jazwares

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BLACKPINK to Release Collectibles and Toys with Jazwares

[License Global] At New York Toy Fair, toy company Jazwares is unveiling a first look at a new line of collectibles and toys inspired by YG Entertainment’s K-pop group Blackpink.  The line includes fashion dolls, mini surprise collectible dolls with accessories, plush, role-play and Domez collectibles. “In just a few short years, Blackpink has established themselves as one of the hottest rising female groups in the music industry and we are thrilled to work together with the girls to bring a line of collectible products into the homes of fans around the globe,” says Laura Zebersky, chief commercial officer, Jazwares. ...

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iKON Returns Anew With 'Dive': Watch the Music Video

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iKON Returns Anew With 'Dive': Watch the Music Video

[Billboard = Tamar Herman] South Korean boy band iKON returned Thursday (Feb. 6) with their new EP i DECIDE, fronted by the single “Dive.” The album is their first release since last year’s "I'm Okay" in January and is also their first music as a six-member act following a tumultuous 2019. Tying into the single's theme, the accompanying music video released for "Dive" shows the members of iKON performing the song as they face various dangerous situations, ranging from being target practice for arrows to performing choreography in the middle of flames. According to YG Entertainment, the theme of i DECIDE reflects “iKON’s will and passion to...

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BIGBANG Coachella → Billboard "K-Pop Legends Return"

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BIGBANG Coachella → Billboard "K-Pop Legends Return"

[스타뉴스 = 한해선 기자] Announcement of BIGBANG (G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung) making a comeback at Coachella was followed by a few of the world's biggest press, like US Billboard and UK Metro. On January 2nd, the 'Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival' (or Coachella), one of America's largest music festivals, revealed its 2020 lineup. BIGBANG was bolded on the lineup poster along with Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, Frank Ocean, Calvin Harris, and more. Major news outlets were quick to address BIGBANG's return when Coachella revealed its lineup. Following the release of the lineup, Billboard released 'Coachella 2020 Lineup: 10 Immediate Reactions' and stated that BIGBANG "is not just an...

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BLACKPINK "Kill This Love" Is the Top Song of 2019

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BLACKPINK "Kill This Love" Is the Top Song of 2019

[Paper Magazine = Erica Russell] With a fanbase and impact as large and as international in scale as BLACKPINK's, it's easy to forget the K-pop foursome made their debut a little more than three years ago. SQUARE ONE  their first singles album released in 2016, only contained two tracks, but they were heavy-hitters: the melodic drum 'n' bass hit "Whistle," which topped the Korean charts, and the razor-sharp dance banger "Boombayah," which earned the group their first Billboard World Digital Songs chart No. 1. The release was a promise of sensational things to come, like the band's history-making 2019 Coachella set, during which they became the first K-pop girl...

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