BTS releases first concept teaser poster of upcoming single ‘Butter’

A few days after unveiling the comeback schedulle for the upcoming English single "Butter", BTS has unveiled the first concept teaser poster of the song. The poster, released on May 1 (May 2, midnight KST), includes seven retro-themed photos. Each one shows a different set of objects, such as yellow balloons with smiley emoji, a…

BTS tops Oricon’s daily digital singles chart with “Film Out”

BTS's emotional and melancholic song “Film Out” continues to break records. On April 2nd (KST), the group released their new single “Film Out” co-composed and produced by Jungkook, which will be included in the upcoming Japanese compilation album “BTS, The Best” (to be released on June 16). “Film Out” debuted at No. 1 on Japan's…

BTS becomes 1st Korean artist in history to receive BRIT Awards nomination

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) announced on March 31st the list of nominees for this year’s BRIT Awards, and the South-Korean group BTS got their first-ever nomination. For the upcoming 2021 BRIT Awards, BTS is nominated for Best International Group, becoming the first Korean artist ever to get a nomination in this event. The BRIT…

BTS’s “Dynamite” rises on Billboard’s Hot 100 – a record-breaking 31st week on the chart

Last week "Dynamite" reentered the Top 40 of Billboard’s Hot 100, and this week the song showed another rise on the rankings by climbing up to No. 26 on the chart (for the week ending on April 3rd). The hit song continues to extend its own record for the longest-charting song on the Hot 100…

BTS’s “Dynamite” becomes fastest Korean group MV to reach 950 million views

On March 24, the group's “Dynamite” music video surpassed 950 million views on YouTube. The music video for "Dynamite" (released on August 21 2020) became the fastest music video by a Korean group to achieve this number, giving BTS another record. "Dynamite" is also the group's third music video to reach 950 million views, following…

Kakao M and Spotify renew licensing agreement

On March 1st, many K-pop releases were removed from Spotify as the global licensing agreement between both Spotify and Kakao M had expired. However, on March 11, Spotify and Kakao Entertainment (previously known as Kakao M) announced in an official statement that “Both companies have completed discussions about the renewal of their global licensing contract." The…

BTS’ “You Never Walk Alone” becomes their 8th album to be certified silver in the UK

On February 19, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) confirmed that the 2017 album “You Never Walk Alone” by BTS has received the official silver BRIT certification. This is BTS’s eighth album to be certified silver in the United Kingdom, following The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever," "Love Yourself: Answer," "Map of the Soul:…

BTS producer Pdogg named Composer and Lyricist with highest royalties earnings in 2020 + “Boy With Luv” named Most-Streamed song

On February 18, the Korea Music Copyright Association (KOMKA) revealed that Big Hit Entertainment's producer Pdogg (who has worked with BTS in many songs over the years) was considered the Composer and Lyricist with the highest earnings from royalties in the popular music category in 2020. It was also the third consecutive year for Pdogg…

IU shares 1st teaser photo for 5th full album

On February 18, the singer IU shared a sneak peek for her next album by revealing a beautiful black and white teaser image. The new concept picture is getting fans to be even more excited about the new release. The picture was shared along with the sentence “IU 5th Album Teaser ‘BYLAC.'” IU recently released…

BTS “MTV Unplugged” performance to air February 23

The south korean group BTS will showcase their hits and more on “MTV Unplugged." The acoustic series presents artists showcasing their songs through unplugged sets, and this special edition will focus on BTS's most recent album “BE" and on the group's greatest hits and songs. It has been said that the performance will give fans…