[Today's K-pop] Pentagon tops iTunes chart in 30 regions

the latest tech news, global tech news daily, tech news today, startups, usa tech, asia tech, china tech, eu tech, global tech, in-depth electronics reviews, 24h tech news, 24h tech news, top mobile apps, tech news daily, gaming hardware, big tech news, useful technology tips, expert interviews, reporting on the business of technology, venture capital funding, programing language

[Today's K-pop] Pentagon tops iTunes chart in 30 regions
(Credit: Cube Entertainment)Pentagon’s new EP swept the charts at home and abroad, topping the iTunes top albums chart in 30 regions as well as a series of music charts in Korea.

The band’s 12th EP “In:vite U” came out on Monday, approximately 10 months since the previous album “Love or Take.”

the latest tech news, global tech news daily, tech news today, startups, usa tech, asia tech, china tech, eu tech, global tech, in-depth electronics reviews, 24h tech news, 24h tech news, top mobile apps, tech news daily, gaming hardware, big tech news, useful technology tips, expert interviews, reporting on the business of technology, venture capital funding, programing language

Title track “Feelin’ Like” landed atop the iTunes top songs chart in 11 regions and the accompanying music video surpassed 10 million views on YouTube on Wednesday, only 33 hours since the release. Jinho, Kino and Wooseok participated in writing the lyrics for the catchy tune that mixes pop and R&B.

Hui is currently serving his military duty, while the oldest member Jinho has returned after completing his.

Global Tech News Daily

Cravity to return next month: report

[Today's K-pop] Pentagon tops iTunes chart in 30 regions
(Credit: Starship Entertainment)Boy band Cravity will come out with a new album in mid-February, according to a local media report Wednesday.

Citing multiple sources from the music scene, the report said the band is working on an album set for the return next month.

Global Tech News Daily

The nine-member act debuted in 2020 and put out its first full album, “The Awakening: Written in the Stars,” in August last year. The LP sold over 100,000 copies and was among the top 10 on iTunes charts in several regions, a feat for a rookie band. It also held an in-person concert in November, performing in front of its fans for the first time.

aeyeon will be back on Valentine’s Day

[Today's K-pop] Pentagon tops iTunes chart in 30 regions
(Credit: SM Entertainment)Taeyeon of Girls’ Generation will release her third solo studio album on Feb. 14, label SM Entertainment announced Wednesday. 

It will be two years and three months since her second LP “Purpose” and the new album, titled “INVU,” will consist of 13 tracks that span across different genres. 

She gave a taste of the upcoming album, releasing “Can’t Control Myself” in advance on Jan. 17.

The singer is the first to strike out on her own from the veteran idol group, having released a series of hit solo works since 2015. Among artists that debuted after 2011, Taeyeon was the top-selling female solo musician with over 1.05 million albums sold, according to a recent survey on album sales in the past decade.

Vogue picks Jeon Somi as up-and-coming fashionista

[Today's K-pop] Pentagon tops iTunes chart in 30 regions
(Credit: L’Oreal Paris)
Jeon Somi was named one of 12 stylish celebrities by Vogue. 

In a recently published article, the US magazine included her in an article titled “Meet the 12 Style Stars Set to Make 2022 Exciting.”

Dropping her solo debut album “XOXO,” the former member of I.O.I “returned with a brand new look, platinum blonde hair, and an edgy wardrobe filled with pieces from bands like Loewe, Maison Margiela, and Helmut Lang.”

The article went on to describe her as someone who is not afraid to have fun with fashion, “trying out everything from a Louis Vuitton cocktail dress with exaggerated proportions” to a glittering piece from Isabel Marant.

Separately, she was chosen as a spokesperson for the hair product line of L’Oreal Paris.

In October, she dropped her first full-length album two years after going solo. Her solo single “Dumb Dumb” from three months earlier was a major hit.

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

News Related

OTHER NEWS

6 facts about Lee Yoo-mi, star of Netflix's All of Us Are Dead: she's pals with her Squid Game co-star Jung Ho-yeon and K-pop idol Hani, and has been compared to Sulli

Despite not appearing for very long in Squid Game, fans of the show found it hard to forget the sweet smile of Lee Yoo-mi, or player 240 aka Ji-yeong, the ... Read more »

[Today's K-pop] NCT launches music project led by Mark

(Credit: SM Entertainment)NCT will kick-start “NCT Lab,” a project to release a series of new songs written by its members, the group’s label SM Entertainment announced Friday. Songs by the ... Read more »

(LEAD) Brave Girls' Yuna tests positive for COVID-19

(ATTN: UPDATES with comedian Cho Sae-ho’s case in last two paras) SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Yonhap) — Yuna of K-pop girl group Brave Girls tested positive for the coronavirus, her agency ... Read more »

BTS nominated for three iHeartRadio Music Awards

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Yonhap) — K-pop superband BTS has been nominated for three prizes at this year’s iHeartRadio Music Awards, one of the American music industry’s awards. The septet was ... Read more »

Brave Girls' Yuna tests positive for COVID-19

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Yonhap) — Yuna of K-pop girl group Brave Girls tested positive for the coronavirus, her agency said Friday, as the virus continues to hit the local music ... Read more »

Meet All of Us Are Dead's Park Solomon: breakout star of Netflix's zombie K-drama, taught by Song Joong-ki's acting coach, and up next in Disney+'s Third Person Revenge

After its huge success with Korean content in 2021, Netflix is ramping up to deliver more K-goodies this year. First up is the much-anticipated zombie outbreak series All of Us ... Read more »

BTS wins eight prizes at 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards

K-pop boy band BTS delivers an acceptance speech via a video message after winning retail album of this year at the 11th Gaon Chart Music Awards held on Thursday. (Screen ... Read more »

[Today's K-pop] NCT Dream will be back in March

(Credit: SM Entertainment)   NCT Dream is gearing for its return in March, according to its label SM Entertainment Thursday. The company said that the band is working on a new album, ... Read more »

Disgraced K-pop star Seungri admits guilt, sees jail term halved on appeal for his part in Burning Sun prostitution and embezzlement scandal

An appeal court in South Korea has halved the prison sentence of former pop star Seungri after he acknowledged he was guilty of crimes including facilitating prostitution and embezzlement, to ... Read more »

(LEAD) Third The Boyz member, Two Kep1er members test positive for COVID-19

(ATTN: UPDATES with positive test results of two Kep1er members in headline, last three paras; ADDS photo) SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Yonhap) — Hyunjae of The Boyz has tested positive for ... Read more »

Bang Si-hyuk, Scooter Braun, Lenzo Yoon on Billboard's 2022 Power List

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Yonhap) — Bang Si-hyuk, founder and chairman of the powerhouse K-pop entertainment company Hybe, has been included on the Billboard’s annual list of the most influential figures ... Read more »

More than 10 K-pop stars test positive for COVID-19 in one week

Donghan of K-pop act WEi / Courtesy of OUI Entertainment By Dong Sun-hwa The K-pop scene is on high alert after more than 10 singers have tested positive for COVID-19 ... Read more »

Third The Boyz member tests positive for COVID-19

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Yonhap) — Hyunjae of The Boyz has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the third member of the K-pop boy group to have contracted the virus after Eric ... Read more »

As South Korean dramas and films ride wave of international success, how long will China remain off-limits?

When the 2013 Korean drama series My Love From the Star raked in 150 billion Korean won in China, the untapped potential of the Chinese market beguiled and enticed South ... Read more »

How Song Ji-a's career crumbled in days: the Single's Inferno star was cut off by friends, edited out of variety shows and she deleted all her Instagram posts following fake luxury fashion furore

Even if you haven’t watched Single’s Inferno, Netflix’s hit dating reality show, you’ve most likely heard of its breakout star, Song Ji-a. The influencer, who already had a relatively large ... Read more »

K-drama review: All of Us Are Dead – Netflix's high-octane zombie action-drama has a troubling moral core

2/5 stars After debuting in the South Korean market three years ago with period horror-drama Kingdom, streaming giant Netflix has circled back to zombies with its latest tentpole series All ... Read more »

Super Junior's Eunhyuk, Eric of The Boyz and 3 iKon members among wave of K-pop stars testing positive for Covid-19 amid surge in South Korea

Several K-pop stars have tested positive this week for the Omicron Covid-19 variant amid South Korea’s recent wave of cases. The country reported a record high of 8,571 daily cases ... Read more »

(LEAD) 1 more member of The Boyz tests positive for COVID-19

(ATTN: UPDATES with singer Hyolyn’s positive test result in paras 5-6) SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Yonhap) — Younghoon of K-pop boy group The Boyz tested positive for the coronavirus Wednesday after ... Read more »

10 K-pop stars with bizarre breakout stories: BTS' V accompanied a friend to the audition, Got7's BamBam was inspired by his Rain-loving mum, and NCT's Taeyong only joined because he got free food

Being a K-pop star is the dream of many youngsters with visions of global fame – just think of the wealth it brings, the luxury homes and the fancy destinations ... Read more »

1 more member of The Boyz tests positive for COVID-19

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Yonhap) — Younghoon of K-pop boy group The Boyz tested positive for the coronavirus Wednesday after Eric of the same band was infected, their agency said. Younghoon ... Read more »

Enhyphen's new album debuts at No. 14 on Billboard 200

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Yonhap) — South Korean boy group Enhypen’s latest album, “Dimension: Answer,” has ranked 14th on the Billboard 200 main albums chart. “Dimension: Answer,” a repackaged version of ... Read more »

'Kill This Love' becomes second BLACKPINK video to top 1.5 billion YouTube views

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Yonhap) — The music video for K-pop girl group BLACKPINK’s “Kill This Love” has exceeded 1.5 billion views on YouTube, its management agency said Wednesday. The video ... Read more »

Kyuhyun colors frosty weather with last chapter of ‘Love Story'

Kyuhyun poses during an online press conference Tuesday. (Label SJ)Kyuhyun of boy band Super Junior bid farewell to the first month of the year by becoming the latest to hop ... Read more »

[Today's K-pop] Treasure announces album title, member tests positive for COVID-19

(Credit: YG Entertainment)   The title of Treasure’s upcoming first EP is “Jikjin,” announced label YG Entertainment on Tuesday. No other details for the song have been given out yet but according ... Read more »

GFriend's Yuju launches her solo career with album Rec., and the Korean singer is ready to be the star of her own show

Choi Yu-na, a former member of K-pop girl group GFriend who goes by her stage name Yuju, has debuted as a solo artist with the release of her album, Rec. ... Read more »

How much did Park Shin-hye's 4 wedding dresses cost? The K-drama queen married Choi Tae-joon in looks by Oscar de la Renta and Monique Lhuillier during an OTT ceremony

Sit up and take notice, Hallyu fans – a new power couple has just tied the knot! South Korean actors Park Shin-hye, 31, and Choi Tae-joon, 30, got married in ... Read more »

Kyuhyun tells 'Love Story' with his voice

By Dong Sun-hwa Kyuhyun of K-pop act Super Junior poses during an online media event, Tuesday. Courtesy of Label SJ Kyuhyun of K-pop act Super Junior said he has never ... Read more »

1 more iKON member, TREASURE's Yoshi test positive for COVID-19

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Yonhap) — Koo Junhoe and Yoshi, members of K-pop boy groups iKON and TREASURE, respectively, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, their management agency said, as the ... Read more »

[Herald Interview] Nature says it has more to show before going down

Cover image of Nature’s special single “Rica Rica” (n.CH Entertainment) It is not easy for anyone to voice their deepest fears, and in the case of a K-pop idol group, ... Read more »

[Today's K-pop] Pentagon's new EP will pull you right in

(Credit: Cube Entertainment)Pentagon held a media showcase Monday to mark the release of its 12th EP “In:Vite U.” The nine-member band is returning with new music about 10 months since ... Read more »

(LEAD) The Boyz's Eric tests positive for coronavirus

(ATTN: UPDATES throughout with The Boyz’s Eric testing COVID-19 positive) SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Yonhap) — Eric, a member of the popular K-pop boy group The Boyz, tested positive for the ... Read more »

KOCCA to hold online immersive concert with 'Show Me the Money 10' contestants

The Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) joined hands with Mnet’s hip-hop survival show, “Show Me the Money 10,” to hold an immersive concert. Courtesy of KOCCA By Lee Gyu-lee The ... Read more »

NCT 127 wins grand prize at 31st Seoul Music Awards

K-pop boy band NCT 127 poses for a photo after winning its first-ever grand prize at the 31st Seoul Music Awards held at Seoul’s Gocheok Sky Dome, Sunday. (NCT 127’s ... Read more »

[Herald Interview] After one-year hiatus, Grizzly found cheat code to music

Singer-songwriter Grizzly (EGO Group)Music is a vessel for singer-songwriter Grizzly to convey his thoughts, creeds and the moments he has captured in life. And after a one-year hiatus from music, ... Read more »

WINNER's Lee Seung-hoon tests positive for coronavirus

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Yonhap) — Lee Seung-hoon, a member of K-pop boy group WINNER, tested positive for the new coronavirus Monday, the group’s agency said. “WINNER’s Lee Seung-hoon was confirmed ... Read more »

3 members of iKON test positive for COVID-19

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Yonhap) — Three members of K-pop boy band iKON have tested positive for the coronavirus, their agency said Sunday. Kim Jin-hwan, Song Yun-heong and Kim Dong-hyuk were ... Read more »

Inside Big Bang's Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin's new luxury home – K-pop celebrities BTS, G-Dragon and Blackpink also live in the upscale Hannam neighbourhood dubbed the ‘Beverly Hills of Seoul'

It isn’t just blowout Korean celebrity weddings that arouse fans’ attention. When a male K-star who is dating splurges on a piece of residential property, his followers see it as ... Read more »

Hellbound star Yoo Ah-in set for another Netflix Original series – K-drama casting latest

The eternal fight against injustice will be the theme for many upcoming K-dramas if the latest casting announcements are anything to go by, with top stars lining up to play ... Read more »

More K-pop singers take center stage in musicals

By Dong Sun-hwa Lovelyz’s Kei / Courtesy of Palmtree Island A growing number of K-pop stars are broadening their horizons by moving into musicals as well. Kei, a member of ... Read more »

VIXX's Ravi to release new album 'Love&Fight,' Feb. 8

By Dong Sun-hwa The teaser for Ravi’s upcoming album, “Love&Fight” / Courtesy of GROOVL1N Ravi of K-pop boy group VIXX is poised to drop his second full-length album, “Love&Fight,” on ... Read more »